G-Dragon Criticizes K-pop For Lack Of Musical Variety
Tuesday 29 Jan, 2013 - 02:52am UTC
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It's no secret that K-pop is a very formulaic industry. Simply look at SM Entertainment
's biggest boy band, Super Junior
, and you'll see they've been promoting the same basic song year after year since 2009. Big Bang
, an idol who also produces music, has taken issue with the recycling of K-pop industry.
During a press conference held for Big Bang's world tour stop in Seoul, G-Dragon was not shy when he began expressing his criticism of the South Korea's music industry.
"I think Korean music, for the most part, has been limited in scope to just one genre. When I produce music, I try not to simply make music that appeals to the masses
," he stated.
Korean music has a tendency of focusing on electropop or R'n'B ballads, with certain trends catching on and becoming popular with a sudden influx of music mimicking that sound. G-Dragon steers clear of being sucked into those trends, making a conscience effort to expand his musical horizons by listening to a wide range of musical genres and styles.
"Instead of just listening to K-pop, I listen to a variety of music from many genres. I wish we could go back to a time when we made music with memories
," he said.
G-Dragon was also critical of the way music is discarded like stale bread. Songs that are popular one minute are too quickly forgotten as listeners move on and demand new music to enjoy.
"In other countries, as long as the songs are good, an album can have a positive response 2, 3, even 6 months after it is released
," he said.
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