In 2003 Lee Hyori wrote a song about seducing a man while his girlfriend had walked off. She claimed that her powers allowed her to do it in just 10 minutes, stealing his heart away just like that. Now, it is unknown just what kind of things she did to make this happen so quickly, perhaps by giving him a handy, but she did include a strange lyric about those 10 minutes becoming like a year. It would seem that time manipulation magic was involved, and as we will see, there is evidence that this magic has been wielded and is now flying out of control. Hyori would not remain the top sexy icon in kpop, and later Hyuna came onto the scene, Hyori speaking well of her. Could she have passed on the dark arts?
In 2009 4 Minute debuted. They made it clear that they named their group after the goal of winning you over in 4 minutes. Surely a new standard, but they did say it was only a goal. However, in 2011 they came out with the album 4 Minutes Left, and they made it clear that they had a handle on their sorcery. Aside from the intro track to the album which makes it pretty clear, the "4 Minutes Left" mantra continues at the start of the song Mirror Mirror. In it they express some frustration that they aren't being looked at, being certain that once your eyes fall upon them you'll be enraptured. The fact they use an analogy from a witch queen in a fairytale makes it clear we're dealing with time magic.
In 2015 NC.A wrote a song called Cinderella Time where she wants to be with her boyfriend longer before curfew hits. She includes some strange lyrics that make reference to the passing of time being strange and wanting it to stop. Of course, being a nugu who looks 5 years younger than she is, she is not strong in seduction time magic. It comes to her awareness, but it is senseless to her and ultimately she lacks any command over it and resorts to despairing. Red Velvet also wrote a song about time acceleration, but they were just using it alone in bed to discard reality. Perhaps then these powers are related to any desire, not just seduction? Do they have to do with localized dimensional shifts?
AOA have proven themselves masters of seduction, and in their most recent album they made some astonishing claims. They have a song that says they actually only need 10 seconds to take you. Holy shit! How could this be possible? I feel like my theory about pockets or bubbles of time shift may be correct. In this song they mention needing physical contact, whereas 4 Minute mentioned looking at them. AOA also says they'll just take 10 seconds so that no one will notice. I think this means that while 4 Minute tries to take control of the room, AOA only takes their target, allowing their work to be more concentrated. While this disappearance would be suspicious, they figure if they only disappear for 10 seconds people will just figure they moved to a different part of the room for a moment.
Truly fascinating. On the surface it would appear that things are rapidly accelerating, but it may be that techniques are becoming more refined. However, when dealing with magic one can never be too sure. Keep an eye out for more time seduction songs for further revelations of power and its application. Perhaps someday we will see a seduction with nothing more than the wink of an eye.