The Post-Disbandment Sadness is real. If you have veteran status as a K-pop fan, you have seen the rise and untimely fall of many talented influential artists, groups, and duos. As a newbie, you have likely heard of these artists but have never really listened to them, and are wondering what the hype is all about.
From rising industry vets, like SHINee, GOT7, and Red Velvet, to stand-out rookies like Stray Kids, Dreamcatcher, and (G)I-DLE–too many groups to name released bops that continue to crowd my go-to playlist to this day.
Whether it’s the casual clothes, the shenanigans, or the one-take format, K-pop dance practice videos are a guilty pleasure—tied for first with Choco Pies, that is!