Note: This article reflects my personal opinion and not necessarily those of kpopeurope.eu! And your own opion could be different from the article!
The „Underdogs of K-Pop“, who do I mean with this phrase? Probably every one of you likes at least one group were you think: „Why aren’t they successful?”, „Why are they so underrated”? etc. To honor these groups and solo artist, I am starting this „Underdogs of K-Pop“ series. I changed the name to “Underrated!”.
Who knows maybe you will like the group or solo artist after hearing about them.
This time I am writing about LEDApple and the article will be different from the first one.
But first of all I have a request for all of you, most of you know that we had an interview with LEDApple and they have talked about a possible concert in Europe. The German LEDA’s did a video project and we also want to contribute our idea. We – kpopeurope.eu – are still in contact with Starkim Entertainment and they think positively about a concert or even a small tour in Europe. In order to help them with the decision you only have to vote in our poll! If you want you can tell us about your favourite country for a concert in the comment section below.
Okay let’s start with the real article now.
Despite having been around for nearly three years now, I only came across LEDapple when they released their new single “어쩌다 마주친 ” (Someone Met By Chance) at the end of 2011. I was not that interested in them at the time – even though I liked the song – but they have finally piqued my interest in 2012.
LEDApple had a lot of former members but I don’t know most of them so the article is about their current line up.
For those of you who do not know LEDApple at all, their members are leader & guitarist Youngjun, main vocalist Hanbyul (who actually studied dentistry), drummer Hyoseok, bassist Kwangyeon and maknae & rapper Kyumin. If you want to get to know the members I would recommend watching “LEDA Day” and “30 Days all LEDApple“.
The difference between LEDApple and normal idols is that they are not a idol group, they are a band. That is probably one of the reasons why they are underrated. In Korea it is really hard to be successful as a band, even well-known bands like CNBLUE or F.T. Island are more successful in Japan than in Korea and it is even easier to succeed in Europe and America.
According to LEDApple, “Time Is Up” is the best song to introduce their music to new fans. On their official Youtube channel every music video has roughly the same amount of views, but on LOEN Entertainment’s channel “Time Is Up” is their only song with over a million views.
They also do not limit themselve to only one genre. Their song “Run To You” absolutely screams summer. The song is really catchy and the dance is also cute and easy to follow along. Member Kyumin also gets a decent amount of singing lines.
Nowadays they impress their fans with various covers for their “Music Note” series. (The money even goes to a organisation that protect children’s rights) With their covers they are able to show everyone their musical variety and their true talent.
Sadly, I can not show you every cover but I will add my favourite cover of them by yet. There are still a few covers left so it can still change.
Hopefully I have piqued your interest for LEDApple, they are amazing and you should really check them out.
Don’t forget to vote if you want to see them live in Europe!
Who do you think is an „Underdog“ and whom should I write about in my next article?
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