With Ok-pop on a arise a universe over, it’s no startle that artists from all genres are speeding to combine with bands like BTS and BLACKPINK.
However London-based rope PREP had been process brazen of a curve.
The four-piece, done adult of Llywelyn Ap Myrddin, Tom Havelock, Guillaume Jambel and Dan Radclyffe, have detected a residence for his or her indie-infused despondency sound in Asia, and this has led to a partnership with Monsta X star Shownu.
Shownu teamed adult with PREP and Korean indie rope Se So Neon’s So!YoON! for Don’t Look Again, a sharp and soulful balance with all-English lyrics.
Talking to Metro.co.uk, Dan tangible that a collab got here alongside ‘very organically’, saying: ‘It had come to a care that Shownu had been recommending a song to his on-line supporters around live-streams, and we had simply began to listen to about him around a promoter-friend CJ who works delicately with him and Monsta X. A few of a rope met with him in London and a seeds of a partnership had been sown.’
Whereas PREP and Monsta X had been supporters of one another, their sounds are really totally opposite – however that simply done for a additional fascinating file, with Shownu displaying off a code new aspect to himself.
Dan stated: ‘It’s extravagantly totally opposite to be trustworthy! Monsta X are all concerning a bangers. However that’s because we suspicion a Shownu partnership could be so fascinating. His supporters are used to listening to him indeed attack these high-energy Monsta X tracks, so this was a pleasing odds for him to try his palm during a immature ballad. We design he crushed it.’
Regardless of being essentially formed in London, PREP have detected success in Asia, with a rope set to play in Seoul on 10 November, however perplexing to find celebrity in Korea wasn’t a singular plan.
‘Our sound has aligned with a trend for easy downtempo song in Korea (and opposite components of Asia) so we’re starting to occupy some sincerely mainstream areas over there. We couldn’t be happier. Regardless of being an unprejudiced act we’ve during all times directed to make cocktail music.
‘I feel Korean supporters commend a good vocal, that we positively work really burdensome on and put to a forefront of a music. In further they adore soulful chords and hip-hop manufacturing.
‘They’ve upheld us given we launched a initial word of music, one thing that we’ll always remember. We’re headed on a marketplace successive week for a largest ever title present.’
And with their fingers on a heart kick of a many renouned acts in Ok-music, Dan and his bandmates aren’t dumbfounded by a blast of Ok-pop within a western world.
He stated: ‘It’s no startle actually. A few of it’s intensely artistic cocktail music, really totally opposite to what we get popping out of London or LA. Streaming has done for an some-more and some-more approved low-pitched atmosphere, and song is channel worldwide bounds like by no means progressing than.’
Don’t Look Again is out now.