South Korean heartthrob Go Tae-seob, better known as Holland (고태섭), is back with a brand new openly-gay music video.
Many fans have dubbed the 23-year-old singer as “the first gay K-pop idol”. He recently debuted his first song for 2019, titled “Nar_C”, taken from self-titled EP.
Although the track has an uptempo beat, the music video has a sad narrative, depicting a devastating gay breakup. “There was a boy who fell in love. The boy’s name was Holland, and the boy he loved was Jaeseok,” the singer previously shared on his Instagram story.
The “Nar_C” visual follows 2 young lovers who lived together for 2 years. Because their personalities were at odds, it would often lead to disputes. The relationship becomes so toxic that Jaeseok eventually walks out, leaving Holland crying on his own.
Holland’s debut video “Neverland”, which also had a strong LGBT theme, ranked up 1 million views in less than a day. It has since garnered 11 million views. Besides the 2 aforementioned songs, Holland’s mini album also features another new track called “Up”.
When it comes to K-pop music, Holland stands out like a shinning beacon for having the courage to be completely authentic to his sexuality and artistry. In case you didn’t know, the talented star isn’t backed by any major agency. His EP was crowdfunded and it raised $40,000 in the first 24 hours.
Here are some of the heartwarming responses for Holland’s “Nar_C” music video:
The question still remains: are Holland and Jaeseok dating in real life?