Artists featured in the comeback guide by KPOP HIGH INDIA

As December is progressing the themes of Christmas is getting more and more evident in the comebacks. With the onset of Winter, the ballads are getting more and more emotional with soul stirring lyrics. The feeling of sadness, loneliness, and heartbreak is expressed more vividly. But there are some songs of hope and love which help you overcome that sadness and heartbreak. Winter has always been a season of love and heartbreaks, and that exactly is what we find in this week’s releases!

Just like last week, this week has that one track which stands out! Read along and find it! I’ll give a hint: It has ‘wind’ in the title!

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

 

Albums/Mini Albums:

  • 2PM Jun. K30 Minutes Might Be Too Long

Starting the list with a song about heartache and regret, Jun.K’s 30 Minutes Might Be Too Long is an upbeat RnB track. The music video is visually captivating.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • Lee Seung Gi – I will (잘할게)

Lee Seung Gi is back with an emotional ballad about heartbreak. In his 10th album, Lee Seung Gi brings back his charms, this time sprinkled with winter-y goodness.

 

  • GHOST9 – W.ALL 

GHOST9 is a rookie boy group. This track by the group showcases their vocal and dance skills perfectly. The track is a catchy hip hop and rap number peppered with powerful music.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • INFINITE Kim Sung Kyu – I’m Cold

Drizzling snow, a cold forest, and the song I’m Cold –  all of these combine to make a catchy comeback for Kim Sung Kyu. Punctuated with guitar riffs and electric music, I’m Cold will make your winter playlist just a little warmer.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • Baek Yerin – 0415 

A spooky, Gothic music video combined with synth based music makes 0415 a hauntingly beautiful track. Just under 9 minutes, the music video is a whole story in itself.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

Singles:

If you ask me to pick a track which summarizes the year 2020, I would pick this mellow acoustic number by Broccoli You Too?. 2020 expresses the feeling of helplessness and despair that we all have gone through this year because of the pandemic.

 

  • Jung Seung-hwan – Winter Again 

Winter Again  is a soothing ballad which expresses a memory with nostalgia. The cozy setting of a library and origami cranes give a holiday vibe filled with hope and good memories.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • Han Dong Geun – 10 전의 나에게 (Letter To Myself 10 Years Ago) 

This track will definitely resonate with you. A track which speaks about the things you want to say to your past self, it will make you teary eyed and maybe, just maybe tell you to go a little easy on yourself and love yourself a little more.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

British aritst Jamie Cullum has been DAVII’s source of inspiration since young age. He pays homage to Jamie Cullum with this track. This jazzy track with bass riffs and guitar overlays will make you groove instantly!

Listen and download this song/album on:

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iTunes

 

  • Kim Jong Kook – forget-me-not 

An emotional ballad about love and longing, Kim Jong Kook paints a sad yet beautiful imagery with his song Forget Me Not.

The official video is not out yet, so we have provided you with the audio links!

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • June – 10cm

10cm expresses the thoughts in one’s mind when you develop a crush on someone. This cute romantic number will give you the push to go and confess to your crush, and maybe ask them to step just 10cm closer. 😉

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • Rachel Kwag – Walking 

The only instrumental track in this list, Rachel Kwag’s Walking is like a track which you can listen to when you are walking –  in a garden, during commute or simply walking in your thoughts.

Listen and download this song/album on:

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iTunes

 

  • D.no – waste of night

A funky RnB track, waste of night by D.No literally speaks about a night which was wasted because of the unwanted memories coming back. It speaks about the memories which don’t go away even after trying several times to forget them.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

Oh MY Vintage! is a cute peppy track, that will make you go back to your closet and find your vintage belongings!

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • Dewsisters, Tgom, Kim Soya, KN-JI, Im Eun Been, Havy – Love Challenge

A festive song which captures the romance in the air! Love Challenge  is a funky track that will definitely add cheer to your festive spirit!

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • JAMIE – 5가지 Christmas 

JAMIE’s 5 Christmas Languages came just in time before Christmas. The music, the visuals and the lyrics perfectly capture the cute nuances of romance during Christmas.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • Sera – Up and Down 

This track begins with a slow jazz feel and the goes to a pop track. Up & Down  is a definitely a surprise track!

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • LOGI – Cloud (Feat. Kaya)

A funky hiphop track expresses the desire to wander away on a cloud. The fast paced life, without any breaks makes one’s life mundane.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes 

 

  • 3YE Haeun – Be there (ft. Dindin)

Be There is a cute duet number. It captures the cheerful spirit of romance and makes you want to fall in love all over again!

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • Yubin – Wave 

Yubin uses the metaphors of travel and waves to express the desire to be with the one you love. Peppered with a catchy rap, this track is a good number to feature on your travel playlist!

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • Lee Mingyu – Love U Christmas

A mellow R&B track, Love U Christmas  will make you fall in love with Christmas all over again.

Listen and download this song/album on:

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iTunes

 

  • Yezi – Raining All Night

Raining all Night  is a hip hop track that speaks about one’s inner thoughts late at night, especially when there is a lot on one’s mind.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • Youbeyou – Island

An emotional ballad which resonates with the loneliness in one’s heart, in one’s life – this song is expresses an emptiness, the lack of color in one’s life.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • JIJAE – Come Like A Wind

Come Like a Wind  is a Korean opera track. JIJAE’s deep vocals accompanied by the soft piano makes this track a must have if you love opera music!

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • SLEEPY – TYPE (Feat. Kirin)

A funky hip hop/rap track, Type will grab a spot on your playlist and make yoo bop your head to the beats. The music video reminds of the early hiphop videos when social media was in the beginning stages.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • Xydo, BUMKEY – First Snow

This mellow track is one of those you listen to in a cozy cafe or a library. First Snow will make you want to slow dance with your partner.

Listen and download this song/album on:

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iTunes

 

  • Dreamin’ – Space

This track speaks about your own space where you are free to dream and wonder. When you are with a loved one, time goes slow in that space. This electric track with heavy sine bass harmonizes beautifully with the dreamy vocals.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • DalShabet Serri – When you call me (feat. Minsun)

When You Call Me is a cheery track that speaks about the initial stages of a love relationsip.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • BORA (BGH4) – Moonlight Star

Moonlight Star is a jazzy smooth number. BORA’s soothing vocals capture the listener’s attention.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • GOT7 YoungJae – Everything For You

Everything for You  is a track about gratitude and thanks to the person who came into one’s life and spread warmth and love. YoungJae shines with his melodious vocals.

 

  • Blue Mangtto – I’m afraid

Sung by Yeo In Hye and composed by Blue Mangtto, this ballad expresses the fear in one’s mind when you have grown and have to face uncertainties.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • Joosiq – Good Night

Good Night is one of those tracks which expresses the cute nuances of a relationship. The peppy track is a great addition to the roadtrip playlists!

 

Step is a an RnB track that speaks about the steps taken back and forth and finally taking a step in the right direction.

Listen and download this song/album on:

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iTunes

 

With bare minimum instruments, this track is a hauntingly beautiful number. Lee Byoung Hyeon’s vocals are melodioius in this ballad. This song is more than just a lyrical ballad, it feels like a modern rendition of a folk song.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • Kiera – Don’t know why

Don’t Know Why  is a funky peppy track which gives a cheerful vibe. This song will be released worldwide on Christmas Eve!

 

  • Sujo비밀 (Secret)

Secret speaks about the secrets that humans have in their hearts, and some secrets are not revealed no matter how close you are to each other.

Listen and download this song/album on:

iTunes

 

  • Sonnet – Ready

Ready  is an uplifting track. Sonnet’s vocals are powerful and the high notes are notable!

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

K-Indie/K-HipHop:

  • Jimmy Brown – Everyday (ft. Sweet The Kid)

Jimmy Brown is back with a soft RnB track which is as catchy as it is romantic. Sweet The Kid sync perfectly with Jimmy’s compostion.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • YunNam Gangster – Let’s Go Camping

YunNam Gangster speaks about going to camping i.e. escaping from this frustrating reality that we face today. This hiphop tracks expresses what all of wish today – to meet out friends, eat delicious food and spend some good times with each other freely.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • Benkidish – I Just Wonder Who You Are (ft. J.Yung)

Benkindish and J.Yung sing an easy-going hip hop track. I Just Wonder Who You Are has a modernist vibe to it. The lyrics the slight curiosity we have when we see people during our regular commute and wonder who they are.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • Gram – I Miss You

This jazzy track by Gram will make you miss your loved one even more. Minimal music makes this track a soft listen.

Listen and download this song/album on:

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iTunes

 

  • Soo Yeon Lim – When Love Fades

Lim Soo Yeon’s vocals compliment the soft rock music in this track. The lyrics of this track are like the tiny mutters you mutter to yourself.

Listen and download this song/album on:

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iTunes

 

  • Choi Seok Won – Mind

A ballad which speaks about the troubles of the heart when it comes to confessing about love, this track by Choi Soek Won will resonate with you if you have ever thought “Wouldn’t it be nice if could actually say it without being afraid”.

Listen and download this song/album on:

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iTunes

 

OST:

  • FIL – Still Unchanged (Love Revolution OST)

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • Sungmin – It’s Fortunate (A Man in a Veil OST)

It’s Fortunate expresses the longing of the heart and the desire to protect the loved one. Sungmin’s voice beautifully expresses the emotion of this lyrical ballad.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • NIEL – Ignore (SWAG movie OST)

IGNORE  is a track about self-fulfillment and ignoring what taunts others throw your way. The lyrics to the track are meaningful and powerful. This track is just what you need when you want to answer back to the haters.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

  • Kassy – Dizzy (SWAG Movie OST)

This groovy RnB track will get your feet tapping the moment the song begins. This dicso track features in the upcoming Korean movie SWAG.

Listen and download this song/album on:

Spotify

 

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

Written by

Nandini Iyengar

An aspiring translator and a writer!