Amber Josephine Liu is a Taiwanese American singer. She is best known for being the kickass best part of South Korean girl group f(x), where she plies her trade as rapper and all-around cool cat.
Confession time. First time I saw f(x), I thought Amber was a guy. Part of this was due to be inundated with so much conventional pretty. Truthfully, some of it was due to the fact that dudes in K-Pop can be unapologetically pretty as well. Equally truthfully, once I figured out that Amber was actually a girl and about the most interesting thing under SM Entertainment’s uniformly safe label, I was impressed. The girl rocked a swagger that was at once sweet and sharp. In a sea of interchangeably pretty faces, Amber stood out and she stood out well. It had even less to do with her looks than her ability to seem more accessible and approachable than her peers.
It was not surprising in the least, when at Mountain View for the Google concert, the ostensible home arena of Jessica and Krystal Jung, it was not the Jung sisters that drew the loudest cheers at Google’s K-Pop concert. It was Amber, who’s suggestion that everyone get together to party after the show drew the most deafening cheer of the night because everyone wanted to party with Amber. People wanted to take pictures of Krystal and Sulli, maybe grab a signature and bow and worship before the Alter of Jung. However, everyone wanted to share a drink with Amber and that is a critical difference that explains Amber’s appeal. Add her excellent demeanor to the fact that she marginally, at least somewhat, changes the K-Pop landscape in terms of what is deemed acceptably “pretty” and you have one of the best girls in a genre.
Amber is so cool that Hell feels a slight breeze in her presence.
Amber is so talented that the universe ponders her miracles.
Amber is so attractive that traditional descriptors all work which effectively renders them all meaningless. She breaks language.
Amber is so adorable that she melts ice with a smile.