If you go to your favorite internet search engine and look up Chad Future, you get a mixed bag of results. You get the normal links to his social pages, musical projects, and articles about him. Now, if you go into certain K-Pop fan sites and mention his name, you often get very different and visceral reactions about him. The reactions tend to swing two ways: LOVE him or HATE him. Yes, there are those that are indifferent about him, but the majority of folks fall in one of those two groups.
It is common in different K-Pop fan chats and social media pages to read about the struggle that is being a K-Pop fan outside of South Korea. You see posts exclaiming happiness for finding “acceptance” and “understanding” with people who share a common love of all things K-pop, and understand the grief you get from non K-Pop fans.
Often these are the same people who are quick to turn around and knock Chad Future. Why, you ask? Because he is a white, non-Korean who loves K-Pop, and makes K-Pop. How is that fair? Seriously, these fans talk about love, understanding, and acceptance yet act like spoiled, two-faced, insolent individuals. Then they admit they have never actually watched a Chad Future music video, they hate him “just because” of whatever asinine reason they pop off with.
So below is a sampling for what I think are 3 of his best K-Pop fan covers. I wanted to give them the fairest chance, so I made a playlist and played the songs and just listened to them, not watching the videos . I will be honest, I was not expecting much as I loved the originals, and I could not think that ANYONE could make them better or cover them and still do them justice. But once I watched them, I discovered I was wrong, and I hope and it is my wish that you give the guy a chance and check out the music videos below. So, in no particular order, here they are:
“Error” Featuring Golden (Originally done by VIXX)
“Overdose” Featuring FutureLove (Originally done by EXO)
“One Shot” Featuring Drew Ryan Scott & Jeremy Thurbur
I like how the original feel of the songs is still there, and the lyrics yes are in English, but it is not one of those direct translations where some of the wording is a bit strange. But if you still just can’t get on board, that’s fine. Just think twice before you go knocking someone for doing what they love to do. To be fair, Chad can stop doing his remixes and covers when the rest of you stop posting your own covers singing and dancing to your favorite K-Pop tunes. Oh and the artwork, cosplay, all of it. In short, if you can do it and not expect to get hated for it, shouldn’t Chad Future expect the same love and respect you covet and desire?
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Source: Chad Future Official YouTube
Edited by: Laura Dees
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