a person who follows the latest trends and fashions.
Is this you?
The term is mostly used when describing a music trend or fashion trend. To become the Ultimate Hipster, you are ahead of everyone so that you can say “I listened to them before they became huge“, “Thats so last week” and others.
Well, the next big thing has already made its mark with the release of.. Gangnam Style. Yes, the next big thing is K Pop (Korean Pop). Those catchy bars, outrageous outfits and visually stunning music videos are just a breath of fresh air from the normal Western format.
Psy – Gangnam Style (2012)
We might not be able to understand what they say and they may not be able to pronounce some English words well but their whole concept is entertaining enough for Westerners to really love it. At the moment, we only have a handful of well known K Pop songs and there doesn’t seem to be any songs in 2014 to break that barrier again but one can only hope!
Fine Bros. – Youtubers React to.. K Pop! (2013)
Fashion wise, the videos speak for themselves. Vibrant colours and always on spot for what’s in, these videos just seem to be so lavish in the wardrobe department. Of course, I’m generalising here but one can realise that the industry follows the same concept.
So go on. Go to Youtube and watch some random K pop songs you hipster.
Here are some to start you off with.
G Dragon – Crooked (2013)
Hyuna (from 4minute Girl Group) – Ice Cream (2013)
SNSD (also known as Girls Generation) – I Got A Boy (2013)
I’m pretty sure that you’ll find some songs that are to your liking. K Pop may not hit the west again the same way Gangnam Style did, so you can be a hipster for a little while longer.
Not every K Pop song is all bubbly and cute. There are also ballads, some that tackle everyday struggles and issues.