K-Pop-Rock Group Dreamcatcher Discusses Performing in the US, Choreography & More: Watch
In early 2017, a new girl group started to make a slow but steady impact among international K-pop watchers. Dreamcatcher, with their intensely stylized pop-rock vibes and haunting music videos, drew a lot of attention, and their album Prequel peaked on the World Albums chart at No. 5 last August. Since then, they've toured a bit internationally, and earlier this year they attended KCON 2018 LA. While in town, the members sat down with Billboard and discussed their music and career.
In May, the group returned with Escape the ERA, the final album of their Nightmare series. It was fronted by “You And I,” a single that incorporated scarves and canework into its choreography. "It was our first time incorporating objects into our choreography," explains Sua. "At first, it was very difficult to control so we practiced very hard and, as difficult as it was to master, the resulting effect on stage is very beautiful and eye-catching so we're very proud."
The girl group's style has leaned heavily towards a dramatic pop-rock style more typically associated with anime than K-pop, and garnered a sizable fanbase because of their distinct sound. But in the future, they may change things up, according to Siyeon: "We'd also like to continue with rock but combine it with other genres."
The same week they attended KCON 2018 LA, Dreamcatcher hosted their first-ever fan-meet in the States and met their local fans. "We wanted to come to L.A. and it was our first time meeting fans in the US," says Jiu. "We were surprised to find how supportive and passionate they were."
Watch the rest of the interview with Dreamcatcher in the video above.