It’s no mystery that for the past two years, STAYC has been killing it. With songs such as ‘Stereotype‘ and ‘RUN2U,’ STAYC is up there among the most iconic girl groups of the 4th gen. It was only a matter of time until they brought their power and energy to the Japanese scene, and it’s finally here! STAYC just debuted in Japan, and ‘POPPY’ is everything we could have wished for and so much more!
For this Japanese debut, STAYC seems to go back to a more cute concept. ‘POPPY,’ in many ways, falls under the same category as ‘ASAP’ within their discography. It is fun, bright, bubbly, and doesn’t take itself too seriously – all while being an absolute pop masterpiece. ‘POPPY’ is so fun and carefree. This song will make you smile within the first few seconds. Its chorus is unlike any other STAYC song, which makes it extra special. And yet, it feels like ‘POPPY’ has STAYC’s name written all over it. It’s so catchy and fun, all while showcasing their incredible vocals.
‘POPPY’ is everything that is right with pop music and STAYC. And it’s huge to start their journey in the Japanese market with this. ‘POPPY’ is simply pop perfection. Its quirky and bright energy is represented beautifully in the music video. Because apart from always slaying an iconic choreography, STAYC’s styling is also always on point. These girls are truly hypnotizing – whether it’s through their music or their visuals. If you liked ‘ASAP,’ there’s no way you won’t fall for this masterpiece.
And speaking about ‘ASAP,’ in addition to ‘POPPY,’ STAYC also released the Japanese version of ‘ASAP’ in the POPPY single album. Even though the song was released almost two years ago, it remains one of the most iconic songs the 4th gen has ever given us. So it made sense STAYC would debut in Japan with this song as a b-side. While we’re used to listening to the original version, this new Japanese version gives it a whole new life, and we’re here for it. ‘ASAP’ works so well with ‘POPPY’ to show STAYC’s more playful side, which we absolutely love.
STAYC really decided to debut in Japan with an absolute banger, and ‘POPPY’ is it. This is everything we love about STAYC, and it truly embodies them as a group. What an incredible way to make a Japanese debut.
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