Like I said a month ago, we're not in the Big 3 era anymore; it's all about the Big 1 (Hybe).
I dont think HYBE has that much of grip on the Public. Not every HYBE group is successful (im comparing to YG prime time where every act is performing digitally well including bigbang, 2ne1, Winner, Ikon, Epik high, akmu, lee hi, psy, blackpink and the respective solos). HYBE has bonedo fromis_9 which are doing so so.
my take is that the public is no longer auto consuming anything released by the big3. Gone are the days that big 3 was dominating the kpop industry. Evidence is that not only YG is not doing well, JYP and SM are not doing well also. The debut of their rookies had some kind of hype but it didnt guaranteed them success
Take aespa for example. Black mamba didnt do well. It was the song Next Level that brought aespa to fame, not hype / SM stans. RIIZE is really an outlier in recent years for SM cause historically, most SM groups didnt resonnat with public until few release later.
Same with JYP, nmixx flopped despite all the previous JYP GGs became huge within first 2 release.
So, really no ground to believe Baemon will do well just because they come from Big 3. Long gone are the days of Big 3
I believe some of the accused idols just mentioned the anime and didnt even recommend them. So i think those idols should not be under any circumstance be faulted. Some of them didnt even like the anime to begin with.
The witchhunting is too much
I actually liked the first three songs because they've actually had "same color" for me
it's like when you look at STAYC and think about ASAP, RUN2U, Poppy
that you know, ahhh this is so STAYC like song
it was the same then for me, it was ITZY's vibe that I liked very much
Agree wholeheartedly. Not shy was that song that out them out radar and Mafia totall killed their momentum
I think fans would be very satisfied with a RAK, it would be their first I believe. This comeback is already very successful in my eyes, a RAK isn’t needed but cherry on top. I’m proud either way.
It is amazing how LE SSERAFIM has released so many hits but yet they always got blocked from #1, RAK and PAK. The most iconic one being Unforgiven reached melon top 100 #1 (like finally after I AM dominance) but blocked from daily #1 by aespa's Spicy.
Charting is all about timing after all. hope their next comeback they have a better timing.
or maybe, Teddy's so-called sound is also influenced by YG style?
When Teddy collab with other non-YG idols, his songs are more interesting for example Sunmi's Gashina & Heroine. Also more interesting when he worked with Psy. I think YG might have a certain arrangement / composition he envisioned for groups under YG. For example, the infamous party-ish last chorus,it is for engagement with audience towards end of stage. So you'll see the repetitive structure over and over again.
Teddy didnt work on Batter Up but yet, the same structure is there
To me, Batter Up also sounds more like Treasure song. In case you never listen to Treasure, you can have a few listen of their first few comeback. Batter Up is totally in the same vibe.
It is more youthful + the last chorus is so much like Treasure songs
(I prefer Teddy involvement honestly, at least with him, we usually get some sick beats)
Really no point though. perfect night at best can acheive RAK but PAK is blocked by Drama. Since YT weekly #1 is Drama, drama has higher chance of PAK than Perfect nigbt
Well, Fancy is arguibly Twice's most internationally popular songs, even got certified in US, meanwhile KTL is one of the least liked BP songs, so make that argument if you want.
KTL is the least liked? It might be in korea, but it is definitely not internationally.
It was the most streamed BP song on spotify before HYLT surpassed it. KTL MV is also the most viewed BP MV trailing closely behind DDDD. It is currently getting more views than DDDD on daily, it is a matter of time to surpass it. The only reason why KTL didnt do as well on Kcharts was beause of burning sun scandal. The GP was kinda turned off by YG as a company + BP had to stay low in korea during that year. They only did a week of promo (super minimal) and then flew off to the west for promo. KTL was meant for Coachella anyway.
If you dont know anything please refrain from saying like they are facts. And before you argue that you were talking about korea charting, NO, since you brought in all the US receipts for Twice, it is only fair if we compare overall / internationally. KTL >>>>> fancy + feel special. 2009 was Blackpink's year
trust me, y'all gonna now start asking Teddy to produce for Baemon instead.
Maybe your opinion is right but there is one question in my mind esp in bugs cases. if we comparing lesserafim with IVE in Korea, like comparing EMB 314 super tucano with F 22 raptor. based on fandom and public favoritism. than why F22 raptor can't hold their position against EMB 314 that day,?
Could it be a case whereby effort are concentrated? IVE was #1 on all charts including youtube. There are more turf to be defended. Mind you that during that same period of time, PN was outside of top 20 on all charts excluding Bugs which was firmly at #1.
It screams concentrated/targeted fandom streaming for me
Winter doesn't use instagram much
They did a Q&A for a show last time
While both karina and winter said that they use more kakao
Winter is the least active member most of her story is just to promote aespa comeback and promo
Karina isn't popular thanks to her visual like most people
A lot of people actually stan karina because she's really good at interacting with fans a lot of her post on bubble and fancall were trending on theqoo for how she treat fans
She's also very well rounded so a lot of people actually like that a visual isn't just a visual and that she could actually dance, sing, rap, write lyric, be a good performer etc...
And also lot of people like her personality because she's very flirty with fans and other members
And she's also very relatable because of the big otaku so a lot of people recognize themself into her and feel more close to her because they have similar interest
And that's why she's getting so much love people like this difference between her visual and the person she really is
She's often praise for her beauty so people expect her to act classy and cute to protect her princess image
And when you know avout her she's the kind of girl who's enjoy watching anime and drama, who's ready to book a cinema for herself just to watch an anime at the cinema
And consider that her favorite character in a manga is a guy who always have a runy noise, and lost balance when he's normal
This contrast gets her a lot of fan
Add to that, i think Winter doesnt have a big fanbase but she has many casual interest. Seeing how many of her fancam went viral during each of the era (starting from Savage)
Winter this cold vibe which is polarising. Some may like this kind of vibe while others may find she is like robot / emotionless on stage. But in actual fact, she is introvert and she is only comfortable around her members. Karina's personality is more appealing
It is better to have more comebacks than to have one studio album and do nothing for the rest of the year.
I would always rather take 6 singles and one mini album, than one studio album and call it the day. Regular content will always win in my books >>>>>
Having said that, SM is quite terrible with prerelease promo and just like what you said, they prefer the strategy of releasing more albums for physical sales revenue.