- A state group literally sings the praises of Kim Jong Un and his ruling party in two recently released videos.
- The musicians live in luxury, dressed in ball gowns and white suits.
- A bright red Steinway & Sons piano is one of the centerpieces on display.
Kim Jong Un’s Favorite Band is back with two new instant hits.
The North Korean dictator and his ruling party released a pair of glitzy video clips of what has been dubbed the State Affairs Commission group that literally sing the praises of the North Korean leader and his officials.
The North Korea State Affairs Commission aired the videos on national television on Wednesday for the first time, reported NK News, a Seoul-based news and analysis site specializing in North Korea.
The two music videos, “Our Mother” and “Follow His Heart”, both feature a rather intoxicating mix of orchestral instrumentation with slow jazz and ballad style vocals.
“Our mother” talks about the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea. Two singers in ball gowns share how, as one of North Korea’s countless children, they wish to “be with [the party] forever.”
“Mother, mother, our dear mother, there is no one like you”, sing the singers, singing the praises of the “concern” and “love” that the holiday rains on its citizens.
âEven if I had to reincarnate 100 times, I want to be reborn and live in our Mother’s womb,â the song continues.
At one point halfway through the video, a singer is seated in front of a bright red Steinway & Sons grand piano. Then a saxophone duo burst in, as the orchestral group is seen packing their bags and then waving to the sea in slow motion.
“Follow His Heart” features a single singer, who gazes into the distance atop a rocky coastline and walks through a forest singing about Kim.
“The only person I will follow with passionate devotion is our Marshal [Kim Jong Un],” she sings.
The band in these songs has taken the limelight in North Korea, having recently performed in a 130-minute concert for Kim that aired on television several times this week, NK News reported.
The propaganda videos come just a week after Kim warned of a food shortage in North Korea, saying the situation was “tense.”
Meanwhile, Kim cracked down on international films, foreign clothing, and even the use of foreign slang. Earlier this month, he called K-Pop the “vicious cancer” that threatens his nation.
By the way, in case you were wondering, here’s what North Korea’s most popular former band looked like: