An eight-member girl group from Korea that debuted in 2020 under XX Entertainment and WKS ENE. Their name is an acronym for Born To Be Passion. Today we’ll talk to the girls about their latest single, “Flamingo,” and learn a bit more about each member.
TS: What was the inspiration behind “Flamingo.”
BOTOPASS: Flamingo has a very unusual color. Flamingo’s color may not be the most beautiful color in the world. However, it’s still precious and beautiful. We each have different charms. They might not be the most attractive ones. However, they’re still charming. We want a world that recognizes various charms rather than insisting on absolute beauty. The more you’re honest with your personality and charm, the more true love you’ll be able to have.
TS: How would you describe your music to somebody who’s never heard it before?
BOTOPASS: Flamingo is a reggaeton genre song with a Latin feel, and it has a message that we want to love with our own color. Flamingo is yourself who has your own special and different charm.
TS: Who are your musical influences?
Mihee: Ariana Grande! She’s my all-time role model.
Harin: Billie Eilish. I cannot forget the moment I heard her song for the first time. Her unique voice and lyrics were very charming, and I began to search for more of her songs. I came to fall in love with her. Her music shows how much a singer’s expression can reach. Her music is deep and diverse.
Ahyoon: BLACKPINK! I love their songs and performances.
What’s on your playlist right now?
Mihee: Ariana Grande – pov, Doja cat – Like that, Masego – mystery lady
Harin: Bebe Rexha – I’m a mess, Daya – safe, Crush – OHIO
Seoyoon: Audrey Mika – just friends, ANYA – sweet spot, PRETTYMUCH – teacher
Ria: Little Mix – No More Sad Songs, Selena Gomez – Lose You To Love me
Ahyoon: Ariana Grande – Best Mistake (Feat. Big Sean), Blackpink – stay
TS: What’s your Goal for 2021?
BOTOPASS: We appreciate your love for our debut song, Flamingo. We aim to satisfy our fans’ expectations and make them happier through our come back performance.
TS: Where did the name (BOTOPASS) come from
Each of our members has a lot of energy and passion. We want to encourage people’s passion and be the first team that comes to mind when you think of ‘passion.’ Our name is short for ‘Born to be Passion.’
TS: If you could collaborate with any musical artist, who would it be?
Mihee: If I could choose, I’ll choose Ariana Grande. I sincerely hope so.
Harin: If I can collaborate with foreign singers, I would like to collaborate with my favorite singers Bebe Rexha, Daya, and Billie Eilish, to make special and mysterious music.
Jiwon: It’s a mixed Korean group, ‘KARD.’ I think a combination of KARD, a mixed group, and BOTOPASS, a girl group but with neutral charms, can create a great synergy!
TS: What’s next for BOTOPASS?
BOTOPASS: We want to present great songs and performances that fans will be happy with. We’re working hard for a successful comeback and praying we may get closer to our fans when the corona problem is solved. Of course, we love to go on an American tour with our songs.