Korea was a cute market for T-ara to play in for a while, but it was just too small (both physically and mentally) to handle a group of T-ara’s magnitude. They’ve won every award, topped every chart and beauty ranking, hosted every show, acted in every movie and drama, and suffered through every scandal imaginable. There’s nothing left for them to do in their home country, which is now ruled by slutty girl groups and YG try-hards. Leaving T-ara in Korea would be the musical of equivalent of confining Marco Polo to Kentucky, or limiting Jennifer Lopez to just one field of the entertainment industry.
T-ara’s also already conquered Japan, to the point that they killed the entire hallyu wave over there, so they’ve now set their sights on slaying each and every one of the 1.35 billion people in China.
The girls have dusted off the anti-hater brigade T-ara N4 (now with Qrisus Qrist in place of Ahroooooom) to give Soyeon and Boram some free time to get more plastic surgery, and teamed up with the AMA-winning Chinese duo the Chopstick Brothers for a bilingual remake of their recent hit, “Little Apple.”
“Little Apple,” for those that don’t know, is a novelty song that became a viral hit in China this year (think the Chinese ‘Gangnam Style’). Like most novelty songs, snobs consider it to be low-brow trash with no artistic value whatsoever, so who better than T-ara to turn this ditty into a masterpiece with their signature brand of never-been-done-before EDM and two-dollar dubstep beats.
The result is basically a T-ara remix of a really good Orange Caramel song. Of course, because it’s T-ara it’ll be written off by the ignorant and uncultured (why you hatin’!?) as generic garbage, whereas if it was Orange Caramel people would be praising its sense of fun, cute lyrics, and catchy oriental chorus.
Sigh, the double standards when it comes to Slay-ara.
Haters will also say that the music video rips-off Crayon Pop, but it’s actually just a continuation of the goofy “Countryside Life” concept, which was directly inspired by PSY (it shared the same director as “Gangnam Style”). So yeah, this is T-ara doing PSY and T-ara N4, not T-ara doing Crayon Pop.
Now that we’ve got all that out of the way, please go forth in praise and worship of T-ara’s latest blessing, “Little Apple.”