Get to know OnlyOneOf, the K-pop boy group that shook stans around the world with the music video to their song libidO.
If you paid attention to K-pop in the last two weeks, you would know that there was a comeback from a boy group that got people talking all over social media. OnlyOneOf’s music video for libidO became a hot topic with its suggestive themes, sexual dance moves, and explicit nature, a rarity in the K-pop world. If this is the first time you have ever heard of the group, here are 5 things you need to know about them.
They are a 7-member group
The group is comprised of 7 members: Love, the leader and main vocalist of the group, KB, the lead rapper, vocalist, visual, and eldest member of the group, Rie, the lead vocalist and lead dancer of the group, Yoojung, the main dancer, visual, and vocalist of the group, Junji, the lead vocalist and lead dancer of the group, Mill, the main rapper and vocalist of the group, and Nine, the vocalist, and maknae of the group. All 7 members are Koreans.
They are just two years old
The group debuted on May 28, 2019, with two songs: time leap and Savanna. They were formed by RSVP and 8D Creative. Their latest release is their mini-album, Instinct, Pt.1, which was released on April 8, 2021.
There is a meaning behind the group’s name
OnlyOneOf means being the one and only to someone. This is to reflect the group’s aspirations to become the one and only to their fans. Speaking of fans, they are called lyOn, which symbolizes that they will always be there to support and protect the boys like a lion.
They make their own songs and choreography
The members have a lot of autonomy and creative freedom when it comes to their music and performances. KB and Nine are considered as the producer line because they have credits in many of their songs. Rie, meanwhile, is known to choreograph many of OnlyOneOf’s performances.
libidO means exactly what you think it means
In the description to the music video of libidO, it says that the song “shares the boy’s impulsive mind through the expressions of S. Freud. The mind’s energy “libidO” is considered as a feeling that shouldn’t be openly talked about in real life and should be concealed, so its existence is often denied. However, the more the boy tries to suppress “libidO,” the stronger it gets and the more impact it has on his subconscious behavior.” Sigmund Freud described libido as the hidden desire or wanting of the human person. Based on the video, it isn’t hard to tell what hidden desire the boys want.
libidO’s concept isn’t far off from their previous concepts
The libidO MV shocked many people because it was rare to see a K-pop group explore taboo themes. However, if you look at OnlyOneOf’s past work, you would see that they have a penchant for mature themes. In a few of their past videos, the group uses the concepts of religion and art. Some of their songs have also dealt with sexuality.
This isn’t the first time they have gone viral
The name OnlyOneOf may sound new to you, but you may have come across some of their previous viral content. You may have seen their dance covers of Savage Remix by Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé, Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa, or MALAMENTE’ by Rosalía. They have also done reworks of other K-pop songs like Dolphin by OH MY GIRL and Spring Day by BTS. You may have come across one of their TikTok videos as well.
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