Last year was chock full of incredible debuts from new groups across the entire industry, and we’re sure many of you tuned in to see your favorite trainees finally debut or to freshen up your stan list and add a new group. However, one group truly hit the ground running: Purple Kiss. The seven-member girl group, whose members consist of Park Jieun, Na Goeun, Dosie, Ireh, Yuki, Chaein, and Swan, debuted under RBW Entertainment on March 15th, 2021. Yes, the same RBW that’s home to MAMAMOO, Oneus, Onewe, and Vromance. If there’s one thing about RBW groups, it’s that each one is immensely talented. Purple Kiss is no different. We at The Honey Pop are officially here with six reasons to help you stan Purple Kiss ahead of their comeback memeM, which drops on March 29th. Let’s get started!
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1. Jack Of All Trades
One thing that sets Purple Kiss apart from their peers is that they’re a well-balanced and well-rounded group. Every member is a fantastic dancer and vocalist, and many of them can dabble in some rapping. Additionally, the group has used their own choreography for their releases, such as ‘Cast Pearls Before Swine,’ which they created when they were trainees.
Only a handful of other groups/idols can also say they contribute to the choreography of their songs, such as Hoshi from SEVENTEEN or soloist Chungha, so this is a remarkable feat for Purple Kiss to achieve already. Moreover, some of the members get to participate in writing and composing some of their songs too, which brings us to our next point!
2. Contributions To Their Music
As mentioned before, quite a few Purple Kiss members have already contributed to writing and composing some of their songs. Japanese-born main rapper, Yuki, writes all of her raps in Korean, despite it not being her first language. Vocalist and dancer Chaein also has some writing credits under her belt, having written and composed the song ‘So WhY’ alongside member Yuki. She also has credits for pre-debut release ‘Can We Talk Again,’ ‘Skip Skip’ and ‘Period’ from Into Violet, and ‘2am’ from Hide & Seek. Other tracks with member credits include ‘Ponzona,’ ‘Skip Skip,’ ‘Period,’ and ‘2am.’ In an interview with NME, they discussed their involvement in their music. Member Na Goeun said:
When we first debuted, we actually didn’t know that we would end up being so deeply involved in composing and writing our own songs. We’re really happy to have the chance to get so involved in our albums.
Their upcoming mini-album, memeM, sees more Purple Kiss members on their song credits, and we can’t wait to hear what they have in store for us.
3. Nailing Boy Group Covers
It’s always fun to see our favorite groups perform covers of other groups’ songs, right? We get to see more of their range and skill set when covering a song that isn’t theirs. Purple Kiss has a wide catalog of covers uploaded on their Youtube channel, many being from their pre-debut days. However, if you watch their boy group covers, such as ‘Dynamite’ or ‘Danger’ by BTS you’d see how they do such an incredible job performing them. Wait… there’s more. They’ve performed ATEEZ’s ‘Inception,’ THE BOYZ’s ‘The Stealer,’ and NCT U’s ‘Baby Don’t Stop,’ to name a few. However, their most notable performance has to be EXO-K’s ‘Overdose,’ which currently has 1.5 million views on YouTube.
If you browse through their Instagram, TikTok, or watch their VLives, you might see more covers of boy group songs (many by Ireh). Purple Kiss excels at bringing the same energy that boy groups do for their songs, a skill that many boy group fans themselves have noticed across social media, and it has gotten the girls a lot of praise. All the more reason to keep an eye out for Purple Kiss and stan them.
4. Vocals On Point
Like their predecessors, Purple Kiss boasts strong, unique vocals. Alongside dance covers, you’ll find plenty of vocal covers on their YouTube channel, each one showing off the members’ vocal range. You can also listen to their two mini-albums: Into Violet and Hide & Seek to check their vocal prowess on their original songs. Either way, you can always count on Purple Kiss to serve stellar vocals every time without fail. Don’t believe us? Watch their live band cover of SEVENTEEN’s ‘Adore U’ right here. It’s fine, we’ll wait 😌.
Stage presence is one of the key components to putting on an incredible performance; it keeps the audience’s eyes on the idols. Purple Kiss can confidently say they have stage presence nailed down. If you watch their performances for ‘Ponzona’ and then ‘Zombie’ (two songs that have a different concept from one another), you’ll see that Purple Kiss can capture the essence of both songs effortlessly. Every member brings their A-game to the stage and it shows! They set the mood and make sure to include the audience in the story they tell on stage, which makes it difficult to tear your eyes away from them. Undoubtedly, the stage is Purple Kiss’ home.
6. Banger After Banger
To close out, we have to mention their music itself. They’re still rookies, so their discography is still quite small, but that doesn’t mean it’s not amazing! Purple Kiss’ talent is evident within their music, and already they’ve shown us they’re a force to be reckoned with. They’ve dipped into a couple of different genres of music in just two mini albums, and we’re sure they will explore new genres and sounds in memeM. Their vocals, in conjunction with Yuki’s flawless rap verses and the melodies themselves, create a beautiful symphony that’s literally music to our ears. We hope you enjoy their discography as much as we do.
So now that you have these six reasons to stan Purple Kiss, we hope you follow through! We know you probably have a lot of groups on your stan list already, but you might want to make room for Purple Kiss; we promise you won’t regret it.
If you still need one more reason to stan, we recommend tuning into their aforementioned comeback, memeM, which releases on March 29th at 6 PM KST. You seriously don’t want to miss it, especially if you’re planning on becoming a fan. With that said, come fangirl with us about memeM now or on March 29th on our Twitter, @TheHoneyPop, Instagram, and/or Facebook. See you then!
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