The Fourth Generation of K-Pop: The Next Level

Chhavi Sharma, Surat, Gujarat: Roughly starting from 2018, the K-pop industry saw the emergence of the fourth generation of K-Pop. Being influenced by their seniors, the fourth generation artists have not disappointed either. Instead, they have left no stone unturned to prove themselves in terms of singing, choreography and concepts. Groups like Ateez, Stray Kids, TXT, Treasure, ENHYPEN, CRAVITY, and The Boyz have already climbed their way up to become one of the top boy groups of this generation. ITZY, Loona, (G)I-DLE, and Everglow are some of the top girl groups dominating this generation along with Aespa and Weeekly.

K-Interview: DRIPPIN with Sakshma Srivastav

Shruti Mishra (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh), Kaamaakshi Bhat (Zirakpur, Punjab), Khushi Vaid (New Delhi) and Nikhat Parveen (New Delhi): DRIPPIN is a 7 members group under Woollim Entertainment. They were earlier known as W PROJECT 4 and Woolim Rookies. They recently released their first single album “Free Pass” on 29 June, 2021 and have gained 600K views on its official MV on Youtube. The Fans were surprised when famous host Ms. Sakshma Srivastav posted on her social media about an interview with Drippin. The interview was broadcasted on Mirror Now and Zoom on 24 July, 2021 2:30 PM IST and is also available on Zoom’s Youtube channel. 

Japanese Music by Korean Artists: An Important Part of Hallyu Wave

Mehak Sharma, New Delhi: Music is not restricted to languages or boundaries. Over the past few years, K-Pop has grown remarkably by not only capturing the Asian markets, but has also established its recognition in the West as well. K-Pop has never restricted itself to the Korean language either since many K-Pop groups release multiple versions of their songs in different languages as well, such as in Chinese, Japanese, and English. Looking deeper into this, Japanese releases have by far captured significant spotlight being one of the biggest music markets in the world, accompanied by an interesting Korean-Japanese history.

K-Song Review: TXT’s We Lost the Summer

Isha Singh, New Delhi: ““We sing what our generation feels”- TXT. Tomorrow X Together pronounced as Tomorrow by Together or TXT is a fourth-generation K-pop group; with members Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Huening Kai; that focuses on uniting together to make a better tomorrow. On October 26, 2020, this Gen-Z group released their third mini-album titled, Minisode 1: Blue Hour, which consists of 5 songs comprising different genres like Indie-Rock, Disco, R&B, etc., and depicts different stories in each song.