Hey you guys so I completely let this slip by me while working last week but if you have already checked out my Music This Week card for last week you saw a couple of new faces and some old faces mixed in together.
Among the new faces is a girl group that debuted with their retro song and look, Johnny GoGo by G-reyish. The group consists of four members: Yeso, Yena, Shinyoung, and Hyunseo. The group debuted the beginning of this month or the end of this month (I'm not quite sure where) and their retro 70/80's style is reminding a lot of neitzens including myself of T-ara's past concepts. A lot of neitzens are angry that they are copying T-ara and have started to show the new girl group hate. G-reyish has since spoken up about this and stated here:
“It’s an honor to be compared to T-ara, but our concept was drawn from the motif of ‘Saturday Night Fever.'”
Here is their music video below
What do you guys think? Do you like the song? I know I do. The song and music video both have a familiar feel to me especially with all the T-ara reference but I was also reminded of Wonder Girls "Tell Me" from the chorus. Who else is feeling a bit nostalgic and loving the return to basic/original Kpop music?
And I know most of you aren't really fans of T-ara but do you think this is copying? Do you think they are copying anyone at all?
As a side note or reminder, it is interesting that T-ara is going to disband while this new girl group debuts in a style similar to one they have used in the past. I think that is the major reason why they are even being compared right now. Is this just a case of bad timing for the G-reyish or would neitzens have just done this any way? Personally I think they would get hate eventually and there are only so many new ideas people can have. I mean honestly high-waisted jeans are back in style again....
So leave your comments down below.