TVXQ! – Why? Keep your Head Down
Preparing for their debut Keep your Head Down as a two-member group, DBSK launches their first formal single 왜 (Keep Your Head Down) with tight beats and stylish sync dancing.
What are they doing in Korea?
This single should be promoted internationally, doesn’t matter if it’s in Korean. After all, if Stephen Colbert can be Singing in Korea, why not DBSK and/or us?
Do you think foreign artists should worry about “crossing over” to the American market in English, or should they be promoting who they really are, instead of catering to what others want them to be?
I would LOVE for them to promote with their original material. But sadly, it's not going to happen. Because most Americans are too narrow minded to see past the language and cultural boundaries in international music.
I know about the American market xD But they could always be the next Macarena. LOL
Having said that, I think they should promote this in Europe and Latin America – Latin America has proven that they don't really need to understand lyrics for them to make songs hits. They made Tarkan's Simarik a huge HUGE hit, and no one knew what it was about.
@Amy, Plus most Kpop artists are extremely popular in South America!! Even Jrockers have been to Chile and Brazil in their tours. I agree that targeting the American Market is difficult because American’s really aren’t that open to foreign talent (must come from the whole “America for the Americans” philosophy). So why not target THE REST OF THE WORLD!! HELLO!!! We’re here!!! *points to tiny island in the Caribbean* We want you guys!! lol We would definitely listen to you in any language!! Like we care! We just love the music!!
@ROXY, think it’s because some people still think that by promoting in America, they should be able to spread here. Make it in America (the country) and you’ll get America (the continent).
Having said that… this single should totally be promoted in Latin America. AND Piggy Doll’s Trend should also. Don’t even have to send it to MTV LA, they should just go over to HTV or Ritmoson and spread from there.
If any Asian music company is up for it, you can hire me for promotions in the region x’D
@amy, Yes yes yes! Piggy Dolls are GREAT!
Maybe we should start making letters and conections and see where it takes us xD
I’m mad late with this, but the question is sort of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the overall concensus as far as the entertainment industry is concerned is that in order to give your craft any real credit, you need the backing of the American audience. However, I think an artist should ALWAYS promote who they are. If they’re going to insist on promoting in the States, I think that they need to first be okay with being themselves and Americans need to be more accepting of other cultures and allow them to express themselves as they are.
That being said, I don’t have a problem with Kpop acts singing in English. If they want to try it and take on learning a new language, I’m all for it. I wish Americans had the same state of mind; however, that’s not the case and most feel anyone coming over here needs to at least bend who they are to fit an American mould. Anyway, I’m real long-winded for having just responded to this a year late. Sorry about that :)
@Camiele, I still feel a bit miffed that American artists can sing in English, and the world just accepts it. But other than that? No… Must sing in English…
@amy, See… it’s disgusting. English isn’t even that pretty of a language, people. C’mon!