K-Pop Spotlight I: Dreamcatcher

Beatrice Yeo

| October 1, 2018
(Photo: Happy Face Entertainment)

Welcome to the first edition of K-Pop spotlight, where we introduce you to hidden gems in the K-pop industry! This week, we have Dreamcatcher, a talented girl group under Happy Face Entertainment that consists of 7 members: JiU, SuA, Siyeon, Yoohyeon, Dami, Handong, and Gahyeong.

For those who don’t know, 5 of the members used to be part of the now-defunct girl group MINX. Things were not working to their favor so they had to undergo a restructuring and thus, Dreamcatcher was born! Debuting again on 13 January 2017 with 2 new members and a brand new concept, the group has released 3 EPs and 2 singles so far and has already made waves worldwide for their unique and distinctive concept.

(Photo: Happy Face Entertainment)

We know the talented septet visited our shores not too long ago but ever since HallyuPopFest, we have been repeating their songs at the office nonstop because we just can’t get enough of their powerful vocals and unique tracks.

Their songs are very peculiar, with elements of metal and rock mixed together with strong basses and fast beats. It vaguely reminds us of anime openings, taking us a different route from the usual cutesy or girl crush concepts that we often see in K-pop girl groups.

In the already saturated girl group market, Dreamcatcher offers a fresh angle to the music industry by combining their anime-esque songs with passionate dances and intriguing music videos.

Together with their horror-like mystical concept, the troupe has done an A* job of setting themselves apart from the typical girl group both visually and musically. To experience the full greatness of it all coming together, you just have to go see Dreamcatcher’s performance for yourself!

(Photo: Happy Face Entertainment)

The humble group sure knows how to keep their fans’ growing appetite satiated as well! Just recently, the group made a comeback with the song ‘What‘ and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

Though the imagery and colors give off a more modern vibe as compared to their previous releases, they have successfully delivered their signature sound and style once again, and InSomnias (their official fanclub name) just cannot get enough of it.

Some fun facts for you to jumpstart your fangirling (or fanboying) journey with Dreamcatcher!

  1. 4 of the 7 members (JiU, Siyeon, Yoohyeon, and Dami) participated in YG’s survival program ‘MIXNINE’ but had to drop out midway to focus on their Dreamcatcher schedules.
  2. The Princess of Thailand is a very big fan of Dreamcatcher and apparently, she has been liking them since their MINX days!
  3. Though they just debuted not too long ago, they’ve already performed in countries such as the US, Europe, Singapore, Latin America and more.
  4. Staying true to their concept, their debut MV ‘Chase Me’ was released on Friday the 13th! 👀

With their distinctive concept and catchy discography, Dreamcatcher definitely has the potential to grow even bigger and we hope they are able to use the hype they have garnered thus far to push them into becoming household names in Korea.

We are definitely looking forward to seeing how far and big Dreamcatcher can grow, and we can’t wait to see them on our sunny island once again!


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