Thursday, May 23, 2013
[News] 2PM-MBLAQ-Shinhwa All Line Up with 'Sexy,' Why?
As the end of May nears and the temperature begins to creep up, clothes are starting to come off. Especially in K-pop, clothes are coming off fast.
Jay Park, who released "Welcome" back in April. was the first to welcome the approaching summer with his R-rated music video. Appearing shirtless and displaying his toned upper body, Jay Park got in his groove with actress Oh Cho Hee as controversy regarding the problem of adult content in K-pop mounted.
Interestingly, the baton of 'sexy' was relayed onto 2PM, Jay Park's former teammates. Coming back after a 3-year hiatus, 2PM is not holding anything back as they showed off their chiseled abs and bulky chests in their album covers.
VIXX, who debuted last year, released a seminude album cover on May 14. Immediately following their bold act was 7-men idol group, 100%, with another string of seminude photos.
The longest-lived idol group, Shinhwa, did not give an inch when it came to doing 'sexy.' Though they did not show any six-packs or bulging biceps, Shinhwa declared that they will show how sexy thirty-something year olds can be.
MBLAQ, set to come back early June, will be heading in the 'sexy' territory with emphasis on sensuality.
All in all, the recent trend of male artists toward 'sexy' seems to stem from the need to stand out from a crowd of similar groups that sing about the same things. The struggle to be unique will continue as competition keeps getting tougher and tougher.