I’m happy in some aspects that VPOP is moving away from KPOP inspirered music, but at the same time the current music trend now is making me less interested in it.
In 2015-17, the music was more catchier and we can say it followed themes from KPOP and western pop, so the music was easier for international fans and viet kieus to like. It has moved away from those themes, and are basicially more ballads fusion with pop and EDM.
Let me show you what I mean:
Love Me Too - Đông Nhi | Official MV 4K – 03:06
— ĐÔNG NHI
Even the ballads were different and more poppish:
These are just some examples, but people will get the general idea.
The only ones that are still doing that sound I’m talking about are very very few and Son Tung M-TP is one of them.