All-rounder Kpop boy group ONF, who debuted in 2017, went where no group have gone before and covered Black Swan for KCON:TACT HI 5's special "REBORN" Kpop stage. The performance was warmly received by BTS fans (Army), earning ONF the nickname 킹앤오프 (King and Off) among K-Army. [Note: "ONF" is pronounced "on and off" and spelt 온앤오프 in Korean.]
내가 블랙스완콩깍지가 껴서 그런것도있는데— 꼬께 (@rmhercules) September 26, 2021
역대 bts커버무대중에 onf가 가장 맛깔져
저 어려운노래를 초고퀼로 무대해주신 점
매우 감명깊습니다 응원합니다 https://t.co/wrDlwn0eoQ
"So I have something like a blinding love for Black Swan. Out of all BTS covers in history, ONF's is the most delicious. That they gave such a high quality performance of that difficult song, I'm extremely impressed. I support them."
킹앤오프분들 블랙스완 커버한거봐— 꼬께 (@rmhercules) September 26, 2021
나 죽을거같애 민균씨 도입부부터 돌았어 pic.twitter.com/2BE4zPBHQI
"Look at King and Off's Black Swan cover. I think I'm gonna die. Minkyun [ONF member MK] is nuts starting from the intro."
우리 블랙스완커버— 꼬께 (@rmhercules) September 26, 2021
진짜는 진짜를 알아보는법이다 ㅋㅋ
"A Black Swan cover, aren't King and Off the first [to do it]? Real recognizes real lol."
"They did such a great job covering Black Swan... Rather than just watching the kids [BTS] and doing it the same way as them, they did it in their own style, so it was better. King and Off.."
Furthermore, "Black Swan" started trended on Twitter in Korea following the performance.
The next day, ONF released a dance practice video for the cover.
OP is particularly elated by her faves covering Black Swan as it is her favorite BTS song from the past four years and she has been desperate for ONF to perform contemporary dance of this style. Watch the original here.
Meanwhile, ONF's latest single, 여름 쏙 (Popping), and its accompanying summer themed album were released in August. Check out the MV and album! 🥰
Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Tweet translations by me.
Someone once told me I should start posting about ONF to get them new fans, and this seemed like a good opportunity lmao.