Piggy Dolls – This Girl I Know
We have talked about the Piggy Dolls before. I remember Jenna being happy that a Korean girl group dared to be not skinny. I was blown away by the vocals but not completely sold by the name or the style.
The idea was a good one — three slightly overweight girls that were supposed to blow away the Korean audience with their voices rather than their looks (because Korea is such a shallow country, but that is a topic for another day). Sadly, the concept doesn’t seem to have worked. Sales for their first mini-album were very low.
So the girls are back with a new album. But they have shed over 60kg combined for their comeback. Yeah…
In all fairness, they still sound amazing. The new song is really quirky, check for yourselves:
Here is where I could go on a huge rant about the whole thing. But I think it’s quite obvious what went down here — some pressure from the label, the girls are forced to shed a lot of weight in a short amount of time: skinny = more sales?
It’s a tad frustrating and sad. Too bad their label couldn’t stick with the concept they started off with. Where was the faith? The willingness to break boundaries and prejudice? Now they seem hypocritical and petty, but that’s the power of money, I guess.