These 2 Sparkling New Music Videos From North Korea’s Favorite Band Kim Jong Un Are Really… Something
- A state group is literally singing the praises of Kim Jong Un and his ruling party in two recently released videos.
- The musicians live in luxury, dressed in ball gowns and white suits.
- A bright red Steinway & Sons piano is one of the centerpieces on display.
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Kim Jong Un’s favorite band is back – with two new instant hits.
The North Korean dictator and his ruling party have released a pair of glitzy music videos of what has been dubbed the State Affairs Commission band that literally sings the praises of the North Korean leader and his officials.
North Korea’s State Affairs Commission aired the videos on national television Wednesday for the first time, reported NK News, an American news and analysis site specializing in North Korea.
The two music videos, “Our Mother” and “Follow His Heart”, both feature a rather heady mix of orchestral instrumentation with slow jazz and ballad style vocals.
“Our Mother” is about the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea. Two singers in ballgowns recount how, as one of North Korea’s countless children, they wish “to be with [the party] always.”
“Mother, mother, our dear mother, there is no one like you,” the singers croon, singing the praises of the “concern” and “love” the party pours out on its citizens.
“Even if I were to reincarnate 100 times, I want to be reborn and live in our Mother’s womb,” the song continues.
At some point halfway through the video, a singer is seated in front of a bright red Steinway & Sons grand piano. Then a saxophone duo bursts in, as the orchestra is seen packing up and then waving to the sea in slow motion.
“Follow His Heart” features a single singer, who gazes into the distance atop a rocky hill and walks through a forest singing about Kim.
“The only person I will follow with passionate devotion is our Marshal [Kim Jong Un],” she sings.
The group in those songs have taken center stage in North Korea, having recently performed in a 130-minute concert for Kim that aired on TV multiple times this week, NK News reported.
Propaganda videos come just a week after Kim warned of food shortage in North Koreasaying that the situation is “tense”.
Meanwhile, Kim has been crack down on international films, foreign clothing and even the use of foreign slang. Earlier this month he called K-Pop a “vicious cancer” who threatens his nation.
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