1300 facetiously make a foray into the K-Pop world with <3
The Korean-Australian Rap collective dropped a surprise 5-track project just in time for Valentine’s Day
It’s February and the connotation that the month has with love is something we cannot run from, for better or for worse. To commemorate Valentine’s Day, the Korean-Australian Rap collective 1300 released a surprise five-track tape titled <3.
If there’s anything we’ve learned from the quintet, it’s that we can never predict what they have up their sleeves. Known for their left-field approach, 1300 switches it up even more on <3. The project is dubbed as their debut as a K-pop band by themselves, as they sheepishly wrote on an Instagram post: “We are going to solidify the BTS of Burwood title for real.” Burwood is the suburb the group is from in Sydney.
The five tracks featured on <3, namely ‘Drunk in Luv’, ‘LAVA GIRL’, ‘brb’, ‘NASA’, and ‘SUPER CD’ are all spruced up with elements of Pop, Hyperpop, and R&B. It’s a fun and feel-good listen, as the group intended for listeners to feel less lonely during this celebration of love.
A visualizer for ‘Drunk in Luv’ accompanied the project’s release, and features a nostalgic in-game wedding ceremony taking place in the world of Maple Story, a popular video game.
Check out the visualizer for ‘Drunk in Luv’ or stream the entire project below.