Young South Korean artists are reviving the ‘city pop’ genre. Recently, 21-year-old Baek Ye-rin released Before I Know It, which was originally performed by singer-songwriter Jang Pil-soon in 1989.

Retro genre: South Korean artists relive 1970s and ’80s happier sounds in ‘city pop’ revival

  • Amid the K-pop boom, young South Korean artists are revisiting songs from the late 20th century
  • City pop is a funky urban sound from Japan, and is enjoying a revival in Seoul and on YouTube
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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Young South Korean artists are reviving the ‘city pop’ genre. Recently, 21-year-old Baek Ye-rin released Before I Know It, which was originally performed by singer-songwriter Jang Pil-soon in 1989.
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