Blackswan is without doubt one of the hottest Ok-pop teams on the earth. It’s the solely all-women-led Ok-pop group that has no Korean members.
It isn’t uncommon for Ok-pop teams to incorporate overseas members, sometimes from different Asian nations. Blackpink, which is taken into account to be Ok-pop’s largest lady group, has a member from Thailand.
Making its official debut in 2020, Blackswan is already well-known for its overseas members Fatou, the primary Senegalese-Belgian Ok-pop singer, and Brazilian-Japanese Leia. The opposite members are Younger-Heun and Judy, plus Hyeme, who left the group on the finish of 2020.
Blackswan additionally has a member from India. Her title is Shreya. The 18-year-old hails from Odisha’s Rourkela and was chosen because the fifth member of the band in Could final 12 months.
Shreya, who goes by her stage title Sriya, was chosen by a programme organised by DR Music to find and practice budding singers from around the globe.
Shreya has been dancing since she was in kindergarten however began coaching critically at 12. She studied Odissi, an Indian classical dance that originated within the temples of Odisha, and has been studying freestyle, hip-hop, and modern dance to develop into a flexible dancer.
She additionally trains her vocal expertise with a Hindustani classical instructor and learns Western songs from tutorial movies on-line.
“I devoted most hours to work on my vocals and increase my vocal vary,” she had earlier stated in an interview.
Because the Ok-pop style continues to increase its attain internationally, Blackswan has develop into a part of a rising dialog concerning the definition of Ok-pop – and whether or not they fall inside it.
One commenter prompt that they need to be outlined as Ok-pop as a result of “they’re affiliated with a Korean leisure firm, debuted in South Korea, and sing in Korean”.
Different Koreans, nevertheless, don’t suppose the identical. “With out [them actually being] Korean, they’re only a pop group.”
Blackswan, nevertheless, don’t appear to concentrate to such feedback. They are saying they establish as a Ok-pop group and sing in Korean.