Stellar‘s “Vibrato” just debuted on the Gaon chart, and the results aren’t pretty.
The nu-disco vaginanthem scraped in at No. 97, which is better than “Mask” and “Fool” but still a flop no matter how you spin on it.
On the bright side, the “Vibrato” era is getting Stellar the most publicity they’ve had since “Marionette.” “Vibrato” debuted at No. 2 on the Gaon social chart, just behind INFINITE’s terrible new single, and also topped YouTube’s K-pop MV chart for the week.
Stellar’s also just landed their own episode of MBC’s Human Documentary, due to air August 8. It’s basically a reality show where Stellar will continue to push their current angle of being poor sweet girls forced to go sexy for success, so their ep will focus on their ‘real’ personalities and feature interviews with their family members.
Other female idols to appear on the show include Kahi, Girl’s Day, trainees from MBK and JYP, and Tiny-G’s Dohee.
If you’ve been paying any attention to the various netizen websites lately (NB, PC, KPKF) then you’ll have seen how the public’s comments towards Stellar have geared towards supporting the group out of pity rather than blindly bashing them for their controversial sexy concept.
Stellar’s been riding this sentiment as of late, giving a handful of tell-all interviews about their struggles, including one epic fucking interview that was recently translated and posted on AllKPop (another similar one with TenAsia has yet to be translated).
I’m not sure how much of these interviews are honest and how much is just savvy media play from Stellar’s agency, but I’m obsessed with Stellar’s no filter approach and living for every word that comes from their lips.
Anyway, you can check out the most recent “Vibrato” performance below. Can they please change their outfits to something raunchier? They literally look conservative compared to some of the recent girl group comebacks, like AOA and SISTAR! They should at least be pushing it as far as Hyosung did, who probably had the most overall erotic comeback of the summer.