Well it seems that Trouble Maker is making headlines all over.
With their comeback just days old, Hyuna and Hyunseung have managed to catch the eye of the writers at Billboard. The article is definitely a positive one with comments like “‘Now’ is sure to shake up the K-Pop Hot 100“. But they also talk about how different “Now” is from the regular Kpop MV.
Any Kpop fan who was around for Trouble Maker’s debut know that the duo like to shake things up and this time around it’s no different. With Hyuna and Hyunseung both acting with “very un-idol-like behavior” according to Billboard, it’s no wonder that South Korea slapped a 19+ rating on the MV.
The most interesting aspect of the article was the writers take on the inspiration for the concept for the MV for “Now”. Calling it a “modern-day, badass Bonnie and Clyde storyline” and comparing it to something that pop fans would expect from artists like Lana Del Rey or Rihanna.
Trouble Maker’s fans are all probably aware by now that there is some controversy surrounding the concept for the duo’s newest MV. With most news sites reporting that the opinion online is that the video is a plagiarized version of Rihanna’s “We Found Love“. So for the Billboard writer to not comment on something that apparently is so blatant I think that the situation is getting blown slightly out of proportion.
All in all, the writers seem like they are impressed with what Hyuna and Hyunseung have done in this “concentrated effort to get Western attention“. And that in the end it is a “well-calculated step to help garner more attention for Hyuna to break into the Western mainstream” as well as to let Hyunseung “reap the benefits, putting him and Beast in a better position for pop penetration“.
You can check out the full article yourself here on Billboard’s website.
Article by: Angelspatience
Edited by: Ashleigh
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