The latest from North Korea is that Kim Jong Un has taken a wife, although no one’s sure exactly when, and, oh hey, maybe they had a daughter like two years ago, and… well, as William Goldman once famously said of Hollywood, “nobody knows anything.”
The woman in question was first reported to be a North Korean pop star named Hyon Song-wol, frontwoman for the Bochonbo Electronic Music Band, who had a hit a few years back with a song called “Excellent Horse-Like Lady” (“Girl From the North Country” was taken).
It’s since been confirmed that it was actually a singer named Ri Sol Ju, seen here performing “Footsteps of Soldiers,” a song whose title is the only thing about it that sounds like Black Flag. Of course, as NPR’s Two-Way blog points out, it’s entirely possible that Hyon Song-wol and Ri Sol-ju are the same person, and the voice on “Excellent Horse-Like Lady” does sound a little like the woman singing “Footsteps of Soldiers.”
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