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  • ♪ (punk rock music) ♪

  • A Lamborghini. My type of thing.

  • Call me baby

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪ - Is this another...

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪ - K-pop music video?

  • You'd think I'd know this language 'cause I'm half Asian,

  • but I actually don't. (laughs)

  • It's a music video in a different language that I don't understand.

  • Hey, girl

  • Oh, no, it's English.

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪ - Never mind.

  • ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • Whoa, that's like the Asian Bieber right there.

  • It's like Michael Jackson moves.

  • Call me baby

  • Call me baby

  • Yay! (giggles)

  • I will call you.

  • ♪ (drum solo) ♪

  • (Finebros) So now it's time for you to choose

  • your favorite member of this band.

  • My favorite? There are ten of them!

  • This is gonna be based off their name.

  • I don't like Lay already.

  • I like the name Baekhyun, but I don't like what he's wearing.

  • Chanyeol looks like a goth freak.

  • I think Xiumin or Sehun.

  • (Finebros) So why have you not really gotten into K-pop?

  • I listen to Classic Rock.

  • It's just not my style.

  • It's just not my type of music

  • and I feel like it would be better if I knew the language.

  • Nobody's ever shown me K-pop.

  • It's not something I really have been introduced to.

  • (Finebros) Why do you think these groups

  • with lots of members have not caught on here in the US?

  • I don't know.

  • I mean, I think it would work better

  • because all the fangirls, they wouldn't have to fight

  • for as many guys.

  • American people are greedy and we want to be the star of the shows.

  • American people are dumb, so they couldn't keep track

  • of ten people, so we can only keep track of the three Jonas Brothers.

  • That's too many guys! That's too much testosterone in one band.

  • I don't know, it sounds like a nightmare.

  • Girls are more set on one person from the band then they are

  • with all of them, but I feel like it's different in other countries.

  • Maybe people are like, "Oh, they're all really cute!"

  • Or, "They all have great personalities" and stuff like that,

  • but it's different here because Americans are just like,

  • "Oh, yay, Harry Styles!"

  • (Finebros) So all of this is made by record labels in Korea,

  • and they build up a lot of hype.

  • When there's a new K-pop band, they announce it

  • - before there's ever any music. - That's cool!

  • It's like Super Smash Brothers, but with people!

  • A new challenger approaches.

  • Just imagine seeing them on TV, like, "Oh my g-- No! No!"

  • And then just, "What?!"

  • The excitement you would get from it is so amazing.

  • It personalizes every fan to a certain band member.

  • Now it sounds like a corporate project almost, like Taylor Swift.

  • She's a corporate project.

  • There's nothing artistic about her.

  • (Finebros) So now there's only ten because two members

  • - recently left. - Why?

  • (Finebros) And there's controversies and stories like that throughout K-pop

  • about really intensive contracts that aren't fair,

  • but these people, at the same time, become some of the biggest stars

  • in the world.

  • What are your thoughts about that balance?

  • Well, I feel like if they knew what they were getting into,

  • then it's worth it.

  • If you can live with the restrictions, by all means, go ahead.

  • But, I mean, it is possible that things can be too strict

  • and you just can't live with it and you wanna get out of it.

  • You kinda knew what you were getting into.

  • You should have read the contract, to be completely honest.

  • You know what you're signing up for, so you can't really complain.

  • Look at what it says on the piece of paper.

  • It kinda reminds me of the star system or whatever,

  • like way back when in Hollywood.

  • They wouldn't really treat the actors or the entertainers very well,

  • but you just had to do it if you wanted to be famous

  • and you wanted to be a star.

  • (Finebros) Do you think it takes away from people's enjoyments

  • or thoughts about the band when members quit?

  • I think it would.

  • We have just suffered the loss of Zayn from One Direction.

  • I only cried for three hours.

  • I think it can hurt them, but after a while

  • they've just gotta move on. They gotta keep making music.

  • When someone leaves, it's not really the same band any more,

  • especially if they're your favorite, then that'd be really bad.

  • And then if they're suing too, you're like, "What?"

  • Your whole world's turned upside down.

  • (Finebros) What aspects about this group do you think

  • make them this popular?

  • Probably the dance and the choreography.

  • 'Cause they have ten freaking people, so there's a lot of diversity.

  • They can sing-- a lot of girls like that. (laughs)

  • And they can dance. A lot of girls like that.

  • Their vocals are on point. It's not auto-tune.

  • Their dancing's really good.

  • And you don't really see people that dance much in music videos any more.

  • I know, from experience, [inaudible].

  • The tempo, the flow of the words, it just sounds so great.

  • I mean, who doesn't love when a Spanish person rolls their R's?

  • (Finebros) Finally, how does it feel being part of the first generation

  • to have the opportunity to actually easily be able to find

  • - foreign music like this? - That's awesome!

  • We can know what's going on, what's popular across the world

  • without spending two minutes trying to look for it.

  • I've always grown up with Internet,

  • - but some people haven't. - (Finebros) Like us?

  • That's weird!

  • Life without the Internet... that sounds bizarre.

  • ♪ (upbeat theme music) ♪

♪ (punk rock music) ♪

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    張寶敏 posted on 2015/05/01
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