Asia 11 July 2012 Kim Jong-un's alleged girlfriend Hyon Song-wol sings "Excellent Horse-Like Lady" North Korean leader's "mystery woman" is a formerly married pop star. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML This is a guest post from the NS's web editor, Caroline Crampton. Kim Jong-il may be gone, but fortunately for the rest of us, his talent for the unutterably bizarre appears to have been hereditary. His son, Kim Jong-un, has provided us all with a treat in the form of his alleged girlfriend's pop career. Hyon Song-wol, who has been spotted repeatedly with North Korea's supreme leader in recent weeks, seems to be the former vocalist of the Bochonbo Electronic Music Band. Here's their 2005 hit "Excellent Horse-Like Lady" for your enjoyment: The band were nothing if not loyal - other hits apparently included “Footsteps of Soldiers,” “I Love Pyongyang,” “She Is a Discharged Soldier,” and “We are Troops of the Party". It's said that Kim Jong-un first dated Hyon about ten years ago, but it is speculated that Kim Jong-il felt her to be an unsuitable partner for a future leader of a totalitarian regime, and separated them. Now with crazy-daddy out of the picture, Hyon is back on the scene, and there are rumours that they are already married and just waiting for the opportune moment to break the good news to the already-delighted-because-they-have-to-be population of North Korea. I, for one, am rooting for them to be the new Kate and Wills. If she sticks around, she might make more songs. › Labour Lords rebels: the full list Hyon Song-wol in the video for "Excellent Horse-Like Lady". Caroline Crampton is assistant editor of the New Statesman. She writes a weekly podcast column. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles "The land of Gandhi can never be racist": is India in denial about its attitude to skin colour? No, Donald Trump isn't starting World War Three in North Korea Why are Russian teenagers throwing ducks and trainers in the air?