One of the first things we notice when becoming K-pop fans is the influence of western pop. Musically, K-pop blends a whole host of genres otherwise unheard of in the east. These influences give K-pop an international edge allowing it to cater to a lot more fans than their Japanese and Chinese counterparts. This fusion usually comes in a musical and visual form.
Hip-hop sounds and visuals are hugely prevalent in the last few years as K-pop senses the U.S. market opening ever so slightly. Where it is not so obvious, however, is in performance. That's where Pledis Entertainment's new boys Seventeen come in, they've got something new to show us all.