MANILA — Meet Clover, an all-Filipina girl group trained by a Korean label and launched amidst the success of SB19.
Comprised of four members — Jade, Mia, L.A., and Yuni — the group released their debut single this Friday, “Kumakabog-Kabog (Pounding Heart).”
The cutesy tune about falling in love, which goes: “tumitibok-tibok ang puso kapag kasama ka/won’t you be my only one,” appears to be looking to capitalize on Filipinos’ newfound appreciation for local music inspired by other cultures such as K-pop, with SB19 leading the way.
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Clover is billed similarly as SB19, with emphasis on them being trained under KP Entertainment, a Korean label who signed a deal with Viva Records. SB19 was trained by ShowBT.
SB19 has since signed with Sony Music, a sign of how their fame rocketed since their own debut single, “Go Up,” went viral. The group has also sold out concerts in minutes, and was featured by music chart website Billboard.