Remember early Kara days? Of course you don't. You're all bunch of new kids who learned about kpop when you saw the Gee MV a year late, so I'll tell you about how things were with Kara. They were from a smaller agency and their MVs were pretty low budget and they gave an amateur vibe... but somehow they were incredibly charming. They didn't suck like other groups sucked, but somehow the way they sucked was fun and made you want more. They also had some totally sweet jams with a different flavor from the other stuff you'd hear.
Well there is a new group that is reminding me of those times with Kara. They are called Crayon Pop and they haven't debuted yet but they released a cheap, fun MV with a totally kickass song. We have seen some incredibly talented debuts this year with SPICA and Ailee, but in the end they were kind of boring after the initial surprise of hearing someone legit singing in kpop. However, I think these girls have the magic touch that makes me like kpop. If they can bring that to the stage, they are my pick for rookie group of the year.
Unfortunately the sound isn't properly balanced in this video. Turn the left side down to 70% and it should be good. Alternatively, the behind the scenes video for this on their channel has the correct balance. I think they are cute enough but the more important thing is that it doesn't feel like they're acting such as with groups like Dal Shabet. Yeah, they are doing aegyo shit, but it doesn't feel all business. The choreo is simplistic but fun and makes you want to try it and they're cute doing it. I don't care if they're #1 or not but I hope they can at least survive at a reasonable popularity like Girl's Day has managed.