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G-Friend Are Grateful For Girls' Generation Comparisons With 'Glass Bead' Despite The Controversy

By Robert Kuang | February 02, 2015 01:21 PM EST

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While some girl groups would find comparisons to Girls' Generation daunting, new K-pop group G-Friend is grateful for it.

During a recent interview, G-Friend reportedly addressed the allegations regarding their concept for the single "Glass Bead" being similar to Girls' Generation's debut for "Into the New World."

"When we first heard the guide for the song 'Glass Bead,' we felt the 90's girl group vibe rather than that of a Girls' Generation song," said G-Friend member Sowon according to allkpop.  

"We think that showing the image of girls who are young but overflowing with health and vigor is something we can only do at this age. We wanted to show our energetic and playful side in school, so we tried our best, but it appears to have come off similarly [to Girls' Generation]. Anyway, we are of course grateful that people thought of Girls' Generation when they saw us.  We think it also makes us feel more responsible to work harder."

During the interview, G-Friend's Yerin revealed that the members do not own cellphones or computers, so the impact of their debut hasn't been felt by the group yet.

"We don't have a cell phone or laptop, so we don't go on the Internet much," said Yerin.

"Once in a while, we go on a company computer to look at music sites, and we wondered if the G-Friend that would rank [on the music site] was really us. Everything is still very fascinating."

This is not the first time one group has been accused to "copying" another.

On Dec. 31, Sistar performed on the annual year-end music program "MBC Gayo Daejun." During this performance, observers noticed similarities between the stage outfits of Sistar's backup dancers to that of 2NE1.

Similarly, Swedish boy band The Fooo Conspiracy was accused of plagiarizing the choreography to EXO's "Growl" earlier last month.

Tagged :  g-friend, Girls Generation

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