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We wish you a happy new year!

Travel back in the past, with this week’s list of comebacks and new releases! We saw an epic end to a tumultous 2020 with tracks filled with hope, tracks that make you dance, and the tracks that make you nostalgic. We got an epic collaboration between Rain and JYP, we also witnessed a highly anticipated and one of a kind music video from the KNOWING Bros duo Kim Hee Chul and Min Kyung Hoon. SMTOWN Concert gave us hope for a better new year with their track ‘HOPE.’ 

Please note: some songs are not yet available on Spotify or iTunes India.

 

Albums/Mini Albums:

  • IM SE JUN – The love we had

A song that will make you reminiscence your past and fidn old photographs that held love, ‘The Love We Had’ is a nostalgic ballad punctuated with high rising instrumentals. 

 

 

Singles:

  • RAIN X JYP – 나로 바꾸자 (Switch to Me)

An epic collaboration between RAIN and JYP, a 90s inspired pop track – what else could you ask for an year end song? A perfect party track with New Jack Swing dance theme, ‘Switch To Me’ sports a comfortable melody that will remind you of the 90s when pop tracks were on a rise. 

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • ASTRO – We Still (Be With U)

A soft, comforting melody, clubbed with a video call-like interface music video, ASTRO gives hope and love to the listeners with this track. 2020 has been hard for all of us, and with this track ASTRO gives us just the hope we need to begin 2021 with a hopeful and positive note. 

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • SMTOWN – Hope (SMTOWN Live Culture Humanity Concert)

As the tradition of every SMTOWN concert, fans were greeted with a song from all the SM aritsts. This time, addressing the hard times of 2020, SMTOWN released a peppy, joyous track ‘HOPE’ to give hope and spread happiness all around the world.

 

  • GroovyRoom x Hoody- Follow The Light

GroovyRoom are back with another lo-fi track for their project ‘FIND YOUR LIGHT’. This time HOODY lends her soothing vocals to the optimistic lyrics. The song gives hope to the listeners that they can find thier ‘light’ despite the difficult circumstances. 

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • WILLOW – Let’s Just Sing

A peppy upbeat track, ‘Let’s Just Sing’ is a song that will make you pack your bags and go out on the trip you have been postponing. It will make you get up and groove. 

 

  • Park Pil Kyu – 스며든다 (Pervade)

Park Pil Kyu’s soft vocals, punctuated with mild guitar riffs and mellow instruments, ‘Pervade’ is a beautiful ballad. 

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • Lee Ze – We don’t love anymore

A ballad with numbing feeling of loss and nostalgia, Lee Ze’s soft vocals ellivate the song. ‘We Don’t Love Anymore’ tells the story of a love that is lost, a love that is no longer present.

 

  • Rolling Quartz – Blaze

An all girl K-Rock band Rolling Quartz has made a blazing debut with their single ‘BLAZE’. Even before their debut, Rolling Quartz have made quite an impact. A combination of powerful vocals, strong guitar riffs and the staccato beats makes this song a must listen for the lovers of rock genre!

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • Woody – Just stay at home

‘Just Stay at Home’ put together everyone’s feelings for 2020. Since all of us had to stay indoors and find ways to entertain ourselves at home, it did get a little frustrating later. Woody smartly captures this essence in his song, and at the same time gives us a hopeful message that it will all be better tomorrow.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • I. C.E – OH MY GOD

If you’re looking for a strong comeback, look no further. I.C.E. have delivered a strong choreography and powerful musical treat with their track ‘Oh My God’. 

 

  • Coogie, GRAY – POW

A trippy hip hop track, ‘POW’ is a stellar collaboration between Coogie and GRAY. The song is an instant earworm!

Click, click, boom pow!

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • Dalsooobin – Eyes Like Snow

Title that is apt for cold winters, ‘Eyes Like Snow’ is a perfect addition to your winter playlist. A soft ballad which is high on emotions and meaningful lyrics, Dalsooobin delivers a heartfelt number.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • Lee MinHyuk – Play

A song dedicated to the love that is no longer together, ‘PLAY’ is a ballad that is high on emotions, and the feeling of letting go.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • Song I Han – I will be your Shining Star

‘I Will be You Shining Star’ is a beautiful ballad that features Song I Han’s powerful vocals. The mellow soft music accentuates the lyrics. Song I Han’s vibrato adds to the feel of the song. 

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • Seo Gi – Go Back

A funky, peppy track that speaks about going back to simpler, happy times, Seo Gi’s cheerful vocals add to the happy feel of the song. 

 

K-Indie/K-HipHop/K-RnB:

  • Sweaters – Laundry

Featuring an unusual title, ‘LAUNDRY’ is a rock track with eccentric lyrics. Using the metaphors of laundry, SWEATERS narrate the story of one smell or one activity bring backs the memories of the past. 

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • Kyong Ji – Cry of Freedom (ft. Lee Hee Ju)

‘Cry of Freedom’ is a tribute song for martry Yu Gwan Su, a 17 year old school girl who defied the colonial rule over Korea. This song is clubbed with modern instruments and traditional singing style. With pansori-like singing, the song is powerful and reminiscent of the past. 

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • Illuminate – Complex

A fast paced trap beat song, ‘COMPLEX’ speaks about the inferiorty they feel when they see others shine bright. But they will used this inferiory complex to work hard and shine brighter. They deliver a message to not feel low, and use all your strenght to bounce back. 

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • Fliegen – We Are

‘We Are’ is a cheery RnB track that speaks about a heartfelt love story. Fliegen’s rich vocals and the joyous instruments make this track a must have on your roadtrip playlist!

P.S.‘Fliegen’ is a German word, which means ‘to fly’.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

OST:

  • WJSN Seola (WJSN) – At the End of the Day (Growing Season Web Drama OST)

A song about one’s internal stuggles with the obstacles in life, this track is a heartfelt number that wraps the storyline of the webdrama. 

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • Timoteo (HOTSHOT) – Because of You (Mr. Boss OST)

HOTSHOT’s Timoteo lends his vocals to this soft ballad featured in the high school action movie ‘Mr.Boss’.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • Solar (Mamamoo) – Blue Bird (Run On OST)

Playing on the myth of a blue bird that brings peace and removes negativity from life, ‘Blue Bird’ from the drama ‘Run On’ is a pleasant and hopeful track about new beginnings. Solar’s soulful vocals bring out the best emotions from the lyrics. 

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

SPECIAL MENTION:

  • Kim Hee Chul X Min Kyung Hoon – Hanryang (ft. BIBI)

 I know, the track was released on Dec 26th, but it needs to be on the list because of the multiple artist collab! This track iss directed by Shindong of Super Junior with a special appearance by ATEEZ. Speaking about living one’s life on one’s own terms, this song is a hiphop rap track based on traditional Korean instruments. The music video is designed to give us a glimpse of the past. 

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify     

iTunes

 

 

Which song is your favourite pick? Tell us in the comments!

Written by

Nandini Iyengar

An aspiring translator and a writer!