Girl group XG talk new single ‘Shooting Star’: “I want people to remember us as ‘Xtraordinary’”
G are trying to blaze a trail of their own. Formed by Jurin, Chisa, Hinata, Harvey, Juria, Maya and Cocona, the septet are almost a year into forging their own path as a “global” girl group that disregards the boundaries of language and nationality. Having trained for years under the label XGALX and with Japanese entertainment giants Avex on board as distributors, the up-and-coming act perform in three languages – English, Japanese and Korean – whether they’re delivering infectious hip-hop and dance-heavy singles or silky smooth vocal covers on YouTube.
You may have seen rappers Jurin, Harvey, Maya and Cocona on your TikTok feed. Their ‘GALZ XYPHER’ performance, in which the four idols (all aged between 16 and 20) impressed with spitfire trilingual raps over J.I.D. and Rosalía instrumentals, went viral on the platform. The video has since garnered over 12million views on their channel and spawned countless other reaction videos across social media platforms. Among these are reactions from massive Asian stars like Thai rapper MILLI, who was left speechless, and GOT7’s Jackson Wang, who confidently declared “XG is the future”.
Today (January 25), XG unveil their first release of 2023, dual singles ‘Shooting Star’ and ‘Left Right’. Watch the video for ‘Shooting Star’ below and read on for NME’s interview with XG about their head-turning cypher performance, becoming a truly ‘global’ group and more.
Cick Here For the original article @NME.com