K-Pop is a vast genre and industry of music that may be intimidating to some. But here is a simple guide on how to get started in K-Pop.
If you don’t know where to start, start with a playlist. There are thousands out there and many with different focuses and themes. Spotify has its own playlists, such as K-Pop Rising, Radar Korea, and more. And I have a fair few myself you can check out, like my overall K-Pop playlist, K-Pop in English, and more.
Find a Group You Like
I got deeper into K-Pop because I got into BTS and explored all of their music, which then led to finding other groups and down the rabbit hole I went. Having a particular group you enjoy is a gateway to more music.
Watch Variety Shows
If you want to know more about a group, like their personalities, variety shows are a good way to do that. Variety shows are like game shows, where groups compete in different games and generally just try a bunch of fun stuff. They are really entertaining honestly. And many groups have made their own variety shows even, like Run BTS and Finding SKZ.
YouTube is The Best Resource
From fan-made compilations to color-coded translated lyric videos to group guides to the official group content, YouTube has abundant videos that are useful. I always look for color-coded translated lyric videos to learn the lyrics and song meaning. And group guides, both helpful and meme-ful, are good ways to get the basic about a group.
What group got you into K-Pop? Let me know with a comment below.