I’m back! So much has been happening in this new world of K-Pop for me and I love every second of it. I’ve also been learning more and more about my ultimate bias group, Monsta X, making me more excited about this upcoming concert. But with all of the good things, there are still some negative things that are happening, so I am going to talk about all of that.
The New Single & Music Video for “Who Do U Love” Featuring French Montana!
So, Monsta X recently signed to Epic Records for their English- speaking releases outside of Korea, making this their first single after that deal. They’ve been teasing it for a little bit and officially released the music video on Friday (6/21 at 8:30 am). It premiered on their YouTube channel and there was a live group chat for it. I hopped on at 8 am when the chat went live and was there for the countdown.
I was looking forward to seeing Joohoney the most since he sang the first verse. Keep in mind that he is categorized as the “main rapper” but his singing/ harmonizing/ melodic (and dancing) abilities are insane! All of the boys are multi-talented and even though there aren’t any I.M. vocals on this track, they still sounded so good together. And I really like French Montana’s verse more than I thought that I would.
So, some Australian radio personalities/ shows who were SUPPOSED to be Promoting Monsta X’s new single “Who Do U Love?”. They insisted on comparing them to BTS and spelling their name wrong (MONSTER X instead of MONSTA X). The radio host also said that French Montana only did the feature for the money. It’s bad enough when you compare artists because of their race but you disrespect their brand (their name).
Another, more recent situation, is that the boys have been getting a lot more U.S. promotion, which is great. The only problem, though, is that whoever is promoting them cannot tell them apart. The fans have had to correct them many times. Starship, their record label, has yet to comment about this.
All of that aside, their World Tour has been doing great overseas so far. They will also be releasing an album in Japan very soon. The boys have even been doing some individual projects including Hyungwon collaborating with a fellow K-Pop artist for a Pepsi promotion (see video below). There is just so much more to come for them, and I couldn’t be happier.
In the meantime, I am literally counting down the days until the day that I get to see them live for the first time on July 27th. I will be driving 3-4 hours to get there, possibly on my own. I don’t know if I’m going with someone, what I’m wearing, or even where I’ll be staying for the night(s). All I know is that I have tickets and I have my light-stick!
Speaking of light-stick, check out my new Youtube video where I open up my light-stick and talk about my experience buying tickets, etc…