Crayon Pop set to get spinoff

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Crayon Pop set to get spinoff

K-pop girl group Crayon Pop, whose hit song “Bar Bar Bar” (2013) went viral last year, will return to the music scene next month through a subgroup, local media said yesterday.

Details have not been unveiled, but the group’s agency, Chrome Entertainment, announced yesterday that the spinoff will “have a different charm and color” from Crayon Pop, a group of five members who stand out in the domestic music industry for having a sporty, cute look.

As for the group’s first full-length album, previously forecasted to kick off early next month, the agency said it would be postponed.

“It’s the girls’ first full-length album, so we’re really putting our utmost efforts into making the best of it,” an insider from the agency was quoted by local media as saying.

The insider added that the company thought the scheduled album needed a vast overhaul in terms of deciding the group’s image or how they would portray themselves on stage and in the media.

Crayon Pop was a far cry from their fellow female idol groups when they soared to stardom with “Bar Bar Bar” last year, as they ditched the industry’s obsession over sex appeal. When performing on stage, the girls wore helmets and tracksuits while jumping up and down.

They were considered a call to society that more skin doesn’t necessarily entail more fame.

By Lee Sung-eun
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