Happyface Entertainment was on the verge of disbanding its new girl group, Minx. Minx was like scores of other Korean girl groups of the time doing a cutesy bubblegum pop – and that was the problem, even though they had great vocals, there was nothing that made them more noticeable than other groups. But someone came up with an idea – they added two more members & changed the concept from cute girl pop to horror & rock. This new band was called “Dreamcatcher” & its seven members each represent a nightmare.
Dreamcatcher is one of my favorite groups. They have a sound that is unique to K-Pop, one that has more of a rock vibe to it. Their songs & videos tell interesting stories, but it is their B-sides where their versatility really shines where you will find songs with jazz, R&B & other genres. Like a lot of groups, they also do songs in Japanese & have been featured in anime & video games.
For this sample, I’ve chosen a song from their Nightmare series, a song from their Dystopia series, and one of my favorite B-sides.