Dream Girls – Weak

After the launch of boiband MISSTER, there’s a brand new girly girl group in Taiwan.

In all honesty, I have no idea who is behind the group. According to official descriptions, it’s Kingston and Dorian… but all I get when I look for that is computer RAM results. According to YesAsia, the publisher is Decca Records — which in turn leads me to a British record label that had a branch in Taiwan, but later changed its name.

But here we are, talking about brand new trio Dream Girls and their first single called Weak (軟弱).

There is a very distinct feel about this girl group, formed by Tia Li (李毓芬), Emily Song (宋米秦) — who is Korean — and Puff Kuo (郭雪芙), that is very different to what we’ve come to expect from regular girl groups, disregarding their country of origin. They are usually happy, cute — even homegrown trio S.H.E. had a generally upbeat vibe. But Dream Girls have that mellow energy that’s been invading the Taiwanese pop scene for a few years now.

In the video — styled with a pale and kind of cold color palette, plus a very clean look — the girls suffer stylishly with a song that’s anything but weak, composed by Taiwanese singer songwriter Yuan Wei-Ren (袁惟仁), who’s composed song for the likes of Faye Wong.

Despite all this, the official release says Dream Girls is being launched as an Otaku Goddess group — whatever that means.

Their first EP will be released on April 8th.

PS: What is it about Asian idols and their English names? Puff? Really?

amy

YAM Magazine editor, web designer, and part-time blogger. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

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  1. August 11, 2014

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