When people think of pop idols, they think of a blissful life. It is hard to imagine otherwise when these stars are beloved by many and so financially successful. Reality, however, is that these idols are insecure like everyone else. To address this topic, a South Korean band known as Big Bang, wrote about their personal insecurities in their confessionary song “Loser.” Behind the strong façade, many struggle with loneliness, suicide, anger, guilt, helplessness, and self-hatred. Despite the song’s dark conclusion, the message is hopeful: we are not alone but united together by our sufferings.
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