The K-Pop group is causing a stir with its latest video, « Social Path ».
K-POP is shattering all records. South Korea’s new boy band Stray Kids is establishing a firm foothold in the music industry, reaching beyond Asian borders to export themselves around the world. But who are they, and what’s their story? We answer you in this article.
Who are the Stray Kids?
The group Stray Kids literally « wandering children », and often referred to as SKZ, debuted in 2017 with Korean label JYP Entertainment. Originally, the group consisted of 9 members : Bang Chan (Australian nationality), Lee Know, Changbin, Hyujin, Han, Felix (Australian nationality), Seungmin, Woojin and I.N. The group was formed from a reality show with the same name that aired on TV channel » Mnet « . The show was a survival show in which the JYP label had selected the future members of the group. As a result, they made their K-Pop debut in January 2017 with the EP » Mixtape « . At the end of March 2018, the story gets really serious with the release of the project » MV Distict 9 « In October 2019, the label announces the departure of Woojin for personal reasons. The group thus became composed of just 8 members. The group has over 2 million monthly listens on Spotify and a discography of 4 albums, 11 Ep’s and one reissue.
In addition, some members of the group make their mark with rap verses (Bang Chan, Changbin and Han), while others like Seungmin and I.N stand out for their ethereal vocals. Meanwhile, Lee Know, Hyunjin and Felix are renowned for their dancing skills.
Stray Kids: a band that excels live
Indeed, Stray Kids is a band that is particularly fond of the Live part of music. During their young career, the group has already completed 4 world tours, in addition to several festivals, concerts and showcases. It has to be said that the group’s live performances are extraordinary, and that’s precisely what has contributed to their worldwide fame.
Kingdom of war
In fact Kingdom of war is a K-Pop competition broadcast on TV channel Mnet and it was the group Stray Kids who were the winners of the 2021 edition.
Stray Kids teams up with Lisa for Social Path
This 29 August 2023, Stray Kids unveiled their latest music video entitled » Social Path « featuring Japanese artist Lisa. Social Path feels like a nod to Stray Kids’ early days, placing rock influences at the forefront and anchoring its appeal with more sung melodies than the band have embraced in recent years. It’s a quite simple track, and it’s rather refreshing. Overall, Social Path will get your blood pumping. Its mix of pulsating guitars and percussion generates a strong energy that remains consistent throughout.
« Stay » the Stray Kids fandom
Like every artist, the group Stray Kids has its own fan club » Fandom »which they have christened » Stay « . Stray Kids fans are therefore called » Stay » !. As a reminder, this fandom was created in 2018.
Stray Kids accuse label of preventing their Lives
Indeed, Bang Chan, the group’s frontman, has been known to host Lives with fans via his » Chan’s Room « series since 2019. But recently, he indicated that he would no longer be able to continue doing his Lives, as the label has forbidden him « Actually, I want to do it, but the company says no « .