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Watch: SM’s New Project Girl Group GOT the beat Unveils Stage Video For “Step Back”

SM Entertainment’s new project girl group GOT the beat made their thrilling stage debut at SMTOWN LIVE 2022: SMCU EXPRESS @ KWANGYA on January 1.

GOT the beat is the first unit in SM Entertainment’s Girls on Top (GOT) project, where female SM Entertainment artists join forces in different sub-units. It is similar to SuperM in that artists from different groups come together in a project group, but unlike SuperM, there will be a rotational lineup.

GOT the beat consists of BoA, Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon and Taeyeon, Red Velvet’s Seulgi and Wendy, and aespa’s Karina and Winter.

On January 1 at 1 p.m. KST, a stellar lineup of SM artists performed at the online concert SMTOWN LIVE 2022: SMCU EXPRESS @ KWANGYA, which was broadcast live for free on YouTube and Beyond LIVE. GOT the beat performed together for the first time at the concert with their new song “Step Back.”

The video of GOT the beat’s “Step Back” performance was later uploaded to their YouTube channel.

SM Entertainment’s project girl group GOT the beat has debuted with “Step Back” and netizens shared their reactions online.

On January 1st, GOT the beat, the first unit from the label’s Girls on Top project, performed their debut stage at ‘SMTOWN LIVE 202: SMCU EXPRESS’. Shortly after the reveal, many netizens gathered to a popular online community to share their reactions.

The majority of netizens shared their disappointments with the song saying the lyrics basically saying ‘step back from my man’ are abysmally old-fashioned and the beats aren’t impressive either.

Then, many netizens started to spin their disappointments into humor, writing comments such as:
“So, the lyrics are basically portraying misunderstandings between unnies and me, right? I was trying to seduce GOT the beat unnies but then they thought I was coming for their men, hence the step back silly girl part.”
“I bet the unnies are starting to be interested in me too making a whole song about me. Poison? Thrilling.”
“Now I understand why so many people love enemies to lovers trope.”
“Silly Silly… Are you here…? /Yes/ Silly Silly… Is there someone you want to poison…?/ Yes”
“Socrates drank poison too. Let’s go silly girlies.”
“Now that I think about it, the lyrics are telling a story of a girl- who has a boyfriend- in denial being tempted by the silly girl.”
“Unnies are only talking about me. I’m not hating on it.”

SM Entertainment’s newest powerhouse girl group, GOT the beat, made their debut performance on Saturday, January 1, during the “2021 Winter SMTOWN: SMCU EXPRESS @ KWANGYA” digital concert.

“Step Back” sees the members of GOT the beat showcasing their impressive vocal range and dance skills. The music video has garnered nearly four million views within 18 hours of its release.

GOT the beat, composed of BoA, Girls’ Generation members Taeyeon and Hyoyeon, Red Velvet’s Seulgi and Wendy, and aespa’s Karina and Winter, is the first unit in SM Entertainment’s Girls On Top (GOT) project.

The GOT project will reportedly feature several female artists from SM Entertainment in various sub-units. The concept is similar to SuperM, the male supergroup introduced in 2019 by the agency. But unlike SuperM, the GOT project will have a rotational lineup.

Prior to their first performance, SM Entertainment also released a practice video of GOT the beat. Fans were delighted to see the unit members, who hail from different K-pop generations and are of different ages, bonding and having fun while preparing for their performance.

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