News: Hyon Song-wol
Listen to 'Excellent Horse-Like Lady', a track from Kim Jong-un's pop star girlfriend
Propaganda sure isn’t what it used to be. Hyon Song-wol is a pop star and reported current squeeze of Kim Jong-un, the communist leader of North Korea who came to power after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, in 2011. She’s certainly patriotic, if this video depicting happy-go-lucky factory workers is anything to go by. But the title, ‘Excellent Horse-Like Lady’, gives us pause for thought: isn’t this just a tame retread of ‘My Lovely Horse’, Fathers Ted Crilly and Dougal McGuire’s failed Eurovision entry from the late-’90s?