Awash in Americana – K-pop music videos by BTS, Sunmi and Somi evoke teen film classics and tropes, and there’s more to come from Twice

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Awash in Americana – K-pop music videos by BTS, Sunmi and Somi evoke teen film classics and tropes, and there’s more to come from Twice

Taylor Swift may be Miss Americana, but she’s not the only pop star evoking nostalgia with a twist: K-pop acts including BTS, Twice, Somi and Sunmi have evoked classic American films in their recent releases. It’s part of the “high teen” trend popular in South Korea, high teen being a portmanteau phrase that blends high school and teenage.Nostalgia is enjoying a surge in popularity, and many South Korean record releases have leaned into what’s been dubbed “newtro”, or new takes on older sounds…

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