Hey, look, it’s another androgynous band that was reported all over the Western media but remains anonymous in China. Unlike MissTer, their first song and MV looks really hot and quite sharp. Their styling and outfit are kind of how I wish M.I.C. would dress, although their dancing doesn’t seem to be as good. They’ve even went for the gender-neutral pronouns! They’ll be called 少年 (youth), and will be a 少年团 (youth band) rather than boyband or girlband.
You can read about them via CNN, Quartz, Mashable. See their first MV below. See the English translations here. I call the pink-haired one.
Wow I had good taste even back then. My pick is still Lu Keran.
Also FYI the member who asked the NYT reporter to guess her sexual orientation got married to a woman last year and apparently is now a Liu Yuxin stan.
Does anyone else think it’s a bit weird that these girls got so much (Western) media coverage? The whole androgynous, tomboy concept is hardly unique in China.
Ah, well. I’m still trying to figure out why G.E.M. keeps getting called the “Taylor Swift of China”…
Yeah, I just read about them on NYT, who did a member-by-member profile and sent their own photographer to photograph them. What is this crazy Western media skills.
Typical. Angelababy is China’s Kim Kardashian, Gong Li is China’s Meryl Streep, Nirvana in Fire is China’s Count of Monte Christo, ad nauseum.