Retro genre: South Korean artists relive 1970s and ’80s happier sounds in ‘city pop’ revival

//Retro genre: South Korean artists relive 1970s and ’80s happier sounds in ‘city pop’ revival

Retro genre: South Korean artists relive 1970s and ’80s happier sounds in ‘city pop’ revival

By Jung Hae-myoungWhile K-pop fever continues to sweep the globe, some young South Korean artists are reviving a sound from the 1980s known as “city pop”, creating a buzz among the country’s music fans.City pop refers to a style of music that originated in Japan and was popular from the mid-1970s to the early ’90s. As its name suggests, the style has an urban atmosphere with a rhythmic, funky base that is usually expressed with minutely chopped rhythms of guitars or synthesisers.Last week, Baek…

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