My first article about K-POP was nine years ago and, since then, things have evolved considerably. K-POP has exploded from its Asiatic market base to take over the music industry worldwide. For instance, in 2018 the group BTS successfully crossed-over to the Western world to become one of the best-selling musical groups in the world. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), BTS represented the second best-selling artists worldwide in terms of physical, digital, and streaming platforms, coming in second only to Drake. In December 2018, Billboard reported that BTS ranked #8 in their year-end Top Artist Chart and #2 in the Duo/Group ranking, second only to Imagine Dragons. Another confirmation of the group’s “acceptance” into the Western market: BTS will be the musical guests on Saturday Night Live on April 13th alongside Emma Stone.
BTS was formed by Big Hit Entertainment in 2013. Six years later, Big Hit announced the creation of a second K-POP group: Tomorrow X Together – also known as TXT. Consisting of five boys aged between 16 and 19 years old, the group is described as “BTS’ little brother”. Although the group just emerged from the laboratories of Big Hit, it only took days to reached the top of the K-POP world. Why? Connections. To who? The Crown.
Straight to the Top
On March 5th 2019, TXT was introduced to the public in a media showcase organized by Big Hit. The following day, Spotify chose TXT as the “Early Noise” feature of 2019 – an initiative to identify the next big thing in music. A statement released by Spotify stated:
“Early Noise is the culmination of Spotify’s commitment to unearthing rising stars and we are very excited to play a part in TXT’s rise to the K-Pop stratosphere. Through the Early Noise initiatives, we believe that Spotify can develop a global audience for TXT and connect this young talented group with fans from all over the world”.
When the world’s largest streaming service has got your back, you’re doing good. There’s lots of YouTube love as well. At the time of writing these words, the group’s first video Crown amassed over 35 million views in less than ten days. These numbers directly rival those of top Western mainstream artists.
It’s been less than a week since their debut, and rookie K-pop group Tomorrow X Together are already making waves. Their first mini album The Dream Chapter: STAR dropped on Monday (March 4), and it didn’t take long for the Korean boy band to clinch the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Top Albums chart, dominate worldwide Twitter trends, and sign a U.S. distribution deal with Republic Records. Not to mention, the music video for their debut single “Crown” racked up over 14 million views in its first 24 hours.
– MTV News, Your Guide to Tomorrow X Together, the K-Pop Rookies All Over Your Timeline
Considering the fact that TXT is a brand new group, does it mean that it’ll be bringing a fresh, new, innovative energy to the music world? Of course not. For instance, take a look at this pic found on Twitter.
Here’s another promo pic.
During the media showcase, the group was asked about the song creation process. Beomgyu’s answer is short, yet perfectly sums up the group’s reality.
“Unfortunately, we were not able to participate directly with the lyrics.”
– Billboard, Inside Tomorrow X Together’s Debut Showcase in Seoul
The video Crown sums up another reality of the group: They are owned by the occult elite, which keeps forcing its agenda and symbolism on popular culture – especially towards young people. Here’s a look at it.
The Korean title of the song essentially translates to The Day Horns Grew Out of My Head. Wow, that sounds kind of satanic. But is it, though? Yes, it is.
This is the “official” explanation of the song.
One day, a boy wakes up to find horns sprouting from his head, and these horns made him feel confused and alone, so he isolated himself, afraid of what people would say — until he met a boy with wings and he didn’t feel so alone anymore; and by connecting with another person, the boy starts to see his horns as a crown.
However, through occult symbolism, the video adds another layer to the song which takes on a deeper meaning.
The background and the group’s attire focus on the elite’s trademark colors: Black, white and red. These colors and the dualistic checkerboard pattern are extremely important in occult rituals.
This powerful combination is also used in Monarch mind control.
The lyrics of the first verse describes something an MK slave would say:
You, who’s staring at me blankly in the mirror
Is not me (YA, YA, YA)
Dizzy headaches and
Something on my head
Wanna run away, wanna disappear
Far away (YA, YA, YA)
(Save me) Who am I?
I don’t know who I am oh
Then, they realize that horns are growing on their heads.
My body must have gone mad
There’s a horn coming out of my head
What do I do? I don’t know how to stop it
Oh, I’m the only bad thing in this world
(Save me, maybe I have turned into a monster
Got no one but you)
In the second verse, the boy meets a guy with wings.
Why is the world treating me like this?
Got a horn on me all of a sudden
Would there be a light? Even for the devils?
And then your wings were spread in front of my eyes
In the chorus on the song, the singers embrace the fact that they have horns on their heads.
There’s a horn rising up on my head
But I love it
You become my crown
The sensation of going pit-a-pat
My heart is mayhem
But I love it
(We have finally become perfect)
[The two of us, us, us]
The symbol associated with evil and black magic (horns) has turned into a symbol of power (crown). The union between the horned person and the winged person has made them “perfect”. This alludes the occult concept of the union of opposites. The refrain of the song further exemplifies this concept:
Tell me please
I’m the only one who completes your half
This moment, my name is called
Did you know that there’s a mythical figure that has horns, wings and that represents the union of opposites? Its name is Baphomet.
In occult symbolism, Baphomet represents the esoteric forces at work while practicing magic.
“The practice of magic – either white or black – depends upon the ability of the adept to control the universal life force – that which Eliphas Levi calls the great magical agent or the astral light. By the manipulation of this fluidic essence the phenomena of transcendentalism are produced. The famous hermaphroditic Goat of Mendes was a composite creature formulated to symbolize this astral light. It is identical with Baphomet the mystic pantheos of those disciples of ceremonial magic, the Templars, who probably obtained it from the Arabians.”
– Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages
Appropriately enough, the song Crown contains several references to magic. During the hook, the group sings:
Stop the loneliness, abracadabra
Stop the suffering, abracadabra
To most, abracadabra is a silly incantation used in stage magic tricks. However, in occult circles, this phrase is believed to be imbued with actual magical power. Its origins are ancient and mysterious.
Scholars who support the Hebrew etymology say that abracadabra is a corruption of the Hebrew, ebrah k’dabri, meaning “I will create as I speak,” ie that the act of speech will magically create new realities. If this is indeed the derivation, then it would chime with the kabbalistic notion that the words and letters of the Hebrew alphabet have the power to create.
– abracadabra, Jewish Chronicles
The bridge of the song contains another reference to magic.
Your existence changes my world like magic
I’m not in pain anymore
(I got crown on my head)
In the video, the concept of magic is represented by the pentagram – which is also found on the forehead of Baphomet.
With a few simple (yet powerful) words and symbols, the video describes the occult process of the union of opposites to create magic. Considering the fact that the members of TXT did not write any of their song’s lyrics, this profound meaning comes from their puppetmasters. Does the video provide proof of such a claim?
Did you enjoy the video? If so, you can also buy a Baphomet-inspired shirt.
Only days after being introduced to the public in a media event orchestrated by its mother company Big Hit, TXT was launched into the “K-POP stratosphere” (as Spotify puts it). The video Crown is the group’s introduction to the world, a manifesto summing up the beliefs of those who own them.
While this video featuring innocent-faced adolescent boys has a cutesy vibe that is meant to appeal to children and teenagers, its symbolic message is quite dark and profound: It describes the forced exposure of the boys to the dark, evil side of spirituality (horns on the head), an experience that is described as painful in the song’s lyrics. When exposed to “the light”, the group ends up embracing the horns – referring to it as a “crown”.
In some ways, Crown is the group’s “initiation” into the occult elite’s industry. Indeed, to make it big, artists need to “grow horns on their heads” and embrace the deformity forced on them. Furthermore, they must be used to normalize the occult elite’s beliefs and symbolism to the youth in videos that use cute visual techniques to communicate powerful messages.
The main one: Confusing horns on your head for a crown.
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