K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Lady

Track: Lady | Artist: Yubin | Album: City Woman
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After Wonder Girls’ dissolution last year, distraught fans wondered if they would ever see the members again. It turns out they had little to fear; the majority of the girls went on to have their own solo careers, including Yubin, who just returned with Lady.


Lady’s aesthetic feels very much 80s, which — if you knew anything about Wonder Girls’ own discography — doesn’t come as much surprise. In fact, the track strongly reminds me of some of the very first K-Pop divas that performed in Korea back then:

This, by the way, is Kim Wan Sun performing Pierrot Laughs At Us, one of Korea’s greatest hits of all time.

I was never a big Wonder Girls fan; back in their heyday, they had a (somewhat manufactured) rivalry with Girls’ Generation, for whom I was an unashamed überfan. This meant that I didn’t listen to Wonder Girls on principle. Fandoms are silly.

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I was all over WonSoKa. I think I have the most Kara paraphernalia but I have an expensive SNSD photobook somewhere in my room.

But the Wonder Girls were, to date, the only Korean group I’ve ever seen live, thanks to their Jonas Brothers tour. My “Nobody” EP is signed by them, and I remember being so happy meeting them. So the Wonder Girls have a special place in my heart.

As for this song, I pretty much love it. It’s been a while since I could just let a song play on “repeat one”; I think the last one was “Bboom Bboom” by Momoland....

I wish it was charting better though.