Boys Republic
Because I’m such a hardcore girl group stan and don’t exactly update this blog full-time any longer, I often miss out on sharing my boy band faves with everyone. I think y’all know by now that I’m ride or die for TVXQ and B.A.P, and that I love me some VIXX, INFINITE, BIGBANG, and SHINee, but it’s been a while since I introduced my new faves to anyone.

Well, there’s a bunch, like NU’EST, Royal Pirates, and C-Clown, but my fave new boy band right now has to be Boys Republic. They first won me over with their debut single, “Party Rock,” which is so ridiculously generic that I don’t know how it manages to be as amazing as it is, but it does. Then they almost lost me with their dance-rock follow up, “You Are Special,” but it turned out to be a grower, plus it came with an epic b-side called “L.I.U” that may or may not cause me to become sexually aroused upon listening.

However, it wasn’t until last week, with the release of the group’s new single, “Video Game,” that I became a full Boys Republic stan.

Produced by Park Geun-tae, whose impressive discography includes the likes of Baek Ji Young, Ivy, and Jay Park, “Video Game” marries 8-bit arcade synths with ratchet hip-hop beats best suited for making it clap in a Detroit strip club. It’d be a total VIXX knock off if it wasn’t so damn hood underneath the glossy exterior. Lyrics rife with gaming references (“Your heart is like a maze,” “You can’t block me“) are the cherry on top.

Also, if you need another reason to stan for Boys Republic, just check out that outrageously suggestive photo of the group’s maknae at the top of the post. He’s 19 now, but was 18 at the time it was taken. I would like this photo to start a new trend of male idols doing slutty concepts in the same style of Girl’s Day, SISTAR, and After School. What I wouldn’t give to see a bunch of LEGAL K-pop boys shaking dat ass to AOA’s “Miniskirt” or something. There’s way too many beastly masculine male idols around — I want some dirty power bottoms that meet Gaysian stereotypes.

Anyway, here’s “Video Game.”

And here’s some other Boys Republic classics for all you fresh stans that I’ve converted.