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.



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7 Responses

  1. Julili says:

    Can I just add how much I detest the name Piggy Dolls? So unflattering….

    • amy says:

      @Julili, that’s the thing. If they wanted to stick with Piggy Dolls… it’s a clash of concepts. It’s one thing to make the weight-loss gradual, which in itself is more healthy, but 20kg is a lot to lose in such a period.

      To be honest, it’s sad that their second album is shadowed by this issue, because the song is quite good (though a bit too cute for my taste).

      • Julili says:

        @amy, What annoys me the most is that they on television complained that their label wanted them to lose weight….. and then they do! Like shit!

        It’s a bit cute but not much, I like all the growling and the slight reggae beat.

  2. ghost says:

    This is pointless… they should have just re-launched the group with another name. They sound good, though.

  3. Roxanne says:

    SERIOUSLY?! More like “Skinny Dolls” now >_> Damn you Asia and your aversion to BBWs!! They need to change their name now at least.

    Still they’re very much a powerful vocal talent. I hope to see them soar!!

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