Bro recently released his debut single, “That Kind of Guy,” which has stirred up some controversy from the public. However, the song is gaining popularity at the same time.
“That Kind of Guy” reached #1 on music charts for Soribada and Bugs Music as of 10AM KST on March 24. It also ranked #3 on Mnet, #5 on Naver and #11 on Melon.
The subject of the matter is in the lyrics. For example, “A guy who may not be handsome but has a broad chest for you to lean on and rest / That kind of guy would be crazy to date someone like you / You have a conscience / If guys who aren’t that great keep coming to you, that means you’re not that great either.”
Also, “A kind of guy who takes you to the ocean when you want to get away / A guy who is tall and while he may not be an heir, a guy who is at least 180cm and makes 60k a year / No matter what nonsense you say, a kind of guy who smiles brightly and stays cool / If I could be that kind of a guy, if I’m the kind of guy who you can fall for at first sight / Are you high? I would be crazy to date you / I want to enjoy life too / If you want a prince, then go to Saudi / But the catch is, they practice polygamy.”
Finally, “Even if you put airbags in your breasts and caterpillars under your eyes, there is one truth that can’t be hidden / You have an offensive face.”
These lyrics were criticized to be putting down women and sexist.
The music video to “That Kind of Guy” was also a hot topic, as it portrays the lyrics as if it was part of a Kakao Talk conversation.
Even if you don’t say anything
The kind of guy who knows how you feel and comforts you
When it’s so hard that you get exhausted
The kind of guy who is always on your side
Even when you just gave it one glance
A guy who gives it to you as a present
Even though he’s not good-looking
A guy who with a broad chest tha you can lean on and rest
That kind of guy would be crazy to date you
Don’t you have a conscience?
If guys who aren’t so great keep coming to you
That just means you aren’t so great either
When you want to get away
The kind of guy who takes you to the ocean
Though he’s not tall and a wealthy heir
A guy who is at least 180cm and makes 60k a year
No matter what kind of nonsense you say
A guy who smiles brightly and passes over it
If I were to be that kind of guy
A guy who you can fall for at first sight
Are you high? I’d be crazy to date you
I would want to enjoy my life
If you want a prince, go to Saudi
Although the catch is, they practice polygamy
Even if you put airbags in your breasts
Even if you grow caterpillars under your eyes
There is one truth that cannot be hidden
Your face is offensive
Did you just get shot? I’d be crazy to date you
You have a conscience, don’t you?
If guys who aren’t so great keep coming to you
It’s not that you’re unlucky, it’s not that you haven’t waited enough
It’s just that you’re a bad catch
Article: Bro "Ilbe singer? I do receive inspiration for my music from there" [Interview]
Source: OSEN via Nate + Naver
1. [+1,421, -377] The fact that anyone considers Ilbe as just a humor site is foolish.
2. [+1,079, -307] Noise marketing. So desperate to get out there that they'll do anything to do it.
3. [+339, -63] Using gimmicks like this, he will obviously disappear in time. Just leave him alone.
4. [+261, -22] He's just following the trends. Nothing amazing about it for critics to pick apart.
5. [+200, -24] Our music industry has become a joke. The digital charts follow the trends of teens and twenties. Nothing good or bad about it... it's all just internet trends.
Female group Veloce releases 'That Kind of Girl' to counter Bro’s 'That Kind of Guy'
While rookie male artist Bro‘s debut single “That Kind of Guy” is soaring in popularity due to its direct lyrics, female vocal group Veloce is receiving attention for releasing a counter song called “That Kind of Girl.“
Part of “That Kind of Girl”s lyrics read, “A girl who is voluptuous even without plastic surgery, a girl who has airbags for you / That kind of girl would be crazy to date you / Don’t you have a conscience? / If you want Kim Tae Hee, go to Ukraine / But the catch is, they’re at civil war / No matter how nice of a car you have / No matter how much you wrap yourself in designer brands / There is one truth that can’t be hidden / You have a car but you don’t even have a house.”
“That Kind of Girl” parodies on “That Kind of Guy,” by using the same kind of Kakao Talk conversation format in the music video. The song counters “That Kind of Guy,” which caused a controversy for its negative lyrics that criticized women.
However, the release of “That Kind of Girl” put “That Kind of Guy” in even more of a spotlight, making the song become the #1 trending song in many music charts.
Veloce debuted last year. They are a three member group with Voice Korea's Kim Chae Rin, Shin Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Jin.
sources: soompi (1) (2), popgasa, DanalEntertainment, krazy sound, netizenbuzz, nate, naver
apparently the song went viral and he's #1 on melon rn