The K-pop star will need to tone done the provocative choreography for South Korean TV
K-pop diva Sunmi -- a former member of K-pop trailblazers Wonder Girls -- returns to the scene with a sexy new single and video for "Full Moon."
A rhythmic pop track produced by hit producer Brave Brothers, "Full Moon" blends elements heard in the producer's past hits, namely After School's "First Love," which was very similar to Sistar19's "Gone Not Around Any Longer." Nevertheless, Sunmi's track differs by having a more-pronounced jazz feel with a funky bass accompaniment along with a sharper hip-hop flavor, courtesy of featured rapper Lena -- who is said to be a K-pop trainee under Sunmi's label JYP Entertainment.
But the 21-year-old certainly makes a statement in her cinematic new video. Sunmi plays a young vampire keeping a love interest prisoner in her room, with scenes that play out like a romantic horror film. The vamp shows her sexy side, with provacative choreography featuring bold leg spreads, draping herself on top of a couch and some slow-motion twerking.
Reports have already hit that the singer will need to revise the dance moves for TV broadcasts, so fans will need to head to YouTube to enjoy Sunmi's classier take on Miley Cyrus' signature dance move.
In August, Sunmi made her debut as a solo artist with the tango-disco hybrid "24 Hours." The song was a big hit on the K-Pop Hot 100, peaking at No. 3 and perhaps proving that the fans gained during her Wonder Girl days had stayed loyal.
Like "Full Moon," the track showcases Sunmi's seductive solo star ways via her breathy vocal approach and flexible dance skills.
Those who remember the Wonder Girls' start in America may recognize Sunmi. An original member from the group's 2007 debut, Sunmi helped the K-pop girl group chart on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 2009 with "Nobody," which peaked at No. 76. She withdrew to focus on education while the group was planning its English-language album and was replaced by current member Lim.
Go back in time with one of Wonder Girls' U.S. television performances on the "Wendy Williams Show."