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Fans Express Frustration About How Short K-Pop Songs Have Become Nowadays.

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Fans Express Frustration About How Short K-Pop Songs Have Become Nowadays. | Kextro
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You might have overheard discussions or concerns about how people’s attention spans seem to be growing shorter as a result of social media fads like TikTok and YouTube clips. Online media consumption is likely changing as a result of the increased frequency with which we are inundated with an excessive amount of news, information, entertainment, and other genres of media in a short length of time.

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The TikTok-ification of media appears to be having an effect on the music business as well, going along with a tendency that has reportedly gotten increasingly widespread in the K-Pop sector. Songs under three minutes in length used to be rare and hard to get in the past, but it sometimes appears like the opposite has happened and songs are getting shorter.

Fans Express Frustration About How Short K-Pop Songs Have Become Nowadays. | Kextro
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In recent instances, “Super Shy” by NewJeans and “Barbie Dreams” by FIFTY FIFTY both have runtimes of just 2:34 and 2:29 respectively. Even TXT‘s newest joint effort with the Jonas Brothers, “Do It Like That,” only lasts two minutes and twenty-five seconds. ENHYPEN‘s most recent title track, “Bite Me,” ends prematurely at the 2:39 mark.

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Shorter songs also make it simpler for K-Pop fans to access the newest music from their favorite performers, which is another hot-button issue that has recently emerged.

However, not everyone appreciates the trend of shorter tunes. Some contend that a song under three minutes in length sometimes lacks the time to develop to a good conclusion or comes out as hurried. Recently, the subject was debated on a Reddit thread that now has more than 1.2k upvotes and 200 comments.

The majority of the most popular comments on the post appear to concur with the author, lamenting the fact that this practice is spreading among K-Pop musicians.

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Because of TikTok and streaming culture, fans fear that musicians are under pressure to cut songs short, which might make it more difficult for lengthier songs to succeed.

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There is some optimism that finding new songs that are between three and four minutes long won’t become absolutely unusual as there are still a lot of K-Pop musicians that don’t seem to be following this trend (at least, not yet). How do you feel about this tendency, though, given that short songs appear to be more prevalent now than they formerly did?

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