Now, I’ll never on my life claim to be fluent in Korean. Heck, I was blown away when I discovered my subbed anime experiences typically include incredibly informal Japanese. However, I am fluent in the universal language of “is this a bop or nah?” That’s why people trust me to write about their stuff, regardless the language.
With that said, Korean artist Haru Kid’s latest, “Mart Invader,” is a bop. The details of the track, from what I can gather, are as follows. The local one-stop store (think Target) appears like a tourist destination of sorts. This fact allows the song to quickly evolve into a bit of people watching, where Haru consistently says he’s not there to shop shop, but to just see what’s what in the store.
What makes this one infectious is its bassline–and the high, but smooth, energy that Haru Kid delivers his lines with. I want to hear more–and learn more Korean so I don’t have to depend on a bunch of translation sites. If you’re looking for a tasty jam that transcends language barriers, check it out below and remember to support dope music in all its forms.