Ever wondered how some of the most cherished, tried-and-true girl group concepts from the earlier eras of K-Pop would look and sound if done by the newer groups active now? Well, in a viral post shared via a popular Korean online community, one ambitious K-Pop fan matched these four 4th generation girl groups with the most fitting concepts from their 2nd generation sunbae idols!
1. IVE → “So Hot” By WonderGirls
IVE is, without a doubt, the retro queens of 4th-Gen K-Pop.
Already having conquered the glitz-glam aesthetic, it’s not at all too difficult to imagine hearing the line from “So Hot” in IVE’s vocals.
And IVE—with their glowing confidence—would 200% swallow this “can’t-touch-this” concept whole!
2. LE SSERAFIM → “Lupin” By KARA
Describing LE SSERAFIM in one word would be easy: Fearless.
Like these hoobae members, KARA once rocked the bold and fierce concept, too. “Lupin,” when it came out, was deemed sensational…
…and who better for “sensational” than LE SSERAFIM? Right?
3. NMIXX → “I Got A Boy” By Girls’ Generation
When, in 2013, Girls’ Generation released “I Got A Boy,” K-Pop fans couldn’t get enough of the experimental rollercoaster of a song.
And speaking of “experimental,” NMIXX debuted with “O.O,” shocking K-Pop fans once again with something as exciting and unparalleled as “I Got A Boy.”
Both being trail blazers in K-Pop land during their respective eras, there is not a better 4th-Gen girl group who would best fit the iconic Girls’ Generation’s concept!
4. NewJeans → “Pinocchio” By f(x)
Could it be producer Min Hee Jin‘s magic? Girl groups f(x) and NewJeans share a lot in common—as undeniable trendsetters from their eras.
So… If not NewJeans, then who else would be able to pull off the quirky, fun girl-in-love concept from “Pinocchio (Danger)”?!
Both f(x) and NewJeans loved for their “eclectic, electropop-based sound,” this match feels like one made in heaven.