Welcome back to International Wonderland, the segment that brings you international music! The song I’ll be sharing today is “Go Crazy” by the popular Korean pop band, 2PM.
I recently discovered this band and their energy is contagious, it made me get up and dance along too. Before I begin to talk about the song, I should give some background information about them.
2PM is a K-pop group that debuted in 2008 and it is managed by JYP Entertainment, the group’s public image differs from their K-pop peers. Majority of K-pop boy bands are known for the boyish good looks, but this group is depicted as the macho-type by emphasizing their masculinity. If you ask me, being the same as other groups is boring and it is nice to stand out and be different. The current member line-up is Jun. K, Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho and Chansung. They made a comeback this year with their new single “Go Crazy” and an album that was released on September 15.
My first impression of this group was positive, I watched their live performances for this song and I was pleasantly surprised by their skills. So far when I’ve watched other K-pop stars perform they tend to rely lip syncing, not all of them but a certain percentage. The energy and charisma of 2PM was infectious and they seemed to genuinely enjoy their job. In addition, they dance and sing at the same time without lip syncing! It takes a lot of skill to do that and they made it seem effortless.
The music video for their comeback song is fun and it shows the boys having fun, dancing around and partying. The choreography is not your typical hip-hop routine, the dance is fun and silly. I’m gonna bust out those moves in the club 😉
Enjoy and partaeee too 🙂
See you soon!