The past week saw some debuts and comebacks after a long gap! BTOB 4U debuted as a unit, the new girl group STAYC debuted with two singles has captured hearts of many fans! We saw some underrated gems like GB9, Kim Jehwan, LUCY. Taemin set the stage on fire with his ‘IDEA’. There was a selection of sad, yet beautiful ballads such as Farewell Poem by Kim Na Young, Bye by Kyung Jehwan.

Here is our list of the song released in the past week!

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

 

  • RAVI – “Leaf” (feat.10CM)

This song by RAVI is about a person who is in the last stages of his life. The lyrics compare the person to an autumn leaf that has completed its life cycle but is still graceful and holds the promise of a new life. 10cm’s ballad vocals with RAVI’s raps beautifully encompass the feeling of life complete with love and a message to be true to yourself.

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

 

  • Ha SungWoon – “Forbidden Island” from ‘Mirage’

In this song, SungWoon sings about visiting an island where he is alone with his loved one. The goth-inspired MV coupled with a groovy R&B melody is an instant mood booster. Ha Sung Woon’s vocals add

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Spotify

 

  • Taemin – “Idea” from ‘Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 2’

This song or the artist needs no introduction. Taemin is rightfully called the ‘Idol’s Idol’ for enthralling concepts and captivating lyrics. His latest track ‘Idea’ is no less. Just listen to the song once and ‘my my my Idea’ will be stuck in your head. This track makes use of electro-synth and R&B beats which will make you groove instantly!

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • GFriend – “Mago” from ‘回:Walpurgis Night’

GFriend is back with yet another bling music video. The disco track gives a sneak peek into the rest of the album. The strong vocals coupled with guitar riffs are pleasing to the ears.

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

 

  • XIA (Kim Jun Su) – “Pit A Pat”

XIA wanted to send a positive message to his listeners through his songs. He is Peter Pan who is looking for a paradise. ‘Pit A Pat’ is a house dance genre song with rhythmic beats. The music video is no less than a visual treat with fantastic elements suiting to the theme of ‘Peter Pan’.

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Spotify

 

  • CLASSY – “I KNOW BUT”

CLASSY, or Kim Min Kyung debuts as a solo artist with “I Know But” – a lo-fi track with trippy music. Her vocals blend seamlessly with the music, rendering a dull yet catchy melody.

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

 

  • LEEWOO – “We Broke up Anyway” SONAMOO’s High.D

LEEWOO and High.D sing about a broken relationship and the lingering feelings, in this ballad. The drums, piano and violin highlight the sadness in the lyrics. The singing moves from soft to high notes, capturing the essence of the song.

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

 

  • Ha Hyun Sang – “3108”

‘3108’ is an electronic track that speaks about the regret of losing a loved one. The music video is a visual treat. One this is for sure, the line ‘Let me catch the light’ will be stuck with you long after you listen to it. Time is elemental in our lives. Specific words at a specific can make or break a relationship. This song questions the ‘if’.

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Spotify

 

  • Jamie – “Apollo 11”

The title and the song use ‘Apollo 11’ as a metaphor. Apollo 11 is the first spacecraft that landed humans on the moon. Referring to this remarkable achievement, Jamie tells her ambition of achieving something remarkable. The synth-electro beats coupled with ‘space’ theme render an ‘extra-terrestrial’ charm to the song.

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Spotify

 

  • Jae Jung Parc – “When I’m With You”

“When I’m With You” tells the feeling of joy when you are with your loved one. Jae Jung Parc’s deep vocals beautifully express the cozy and lively emotion in the lyrics. The music is peppy and light, which is perfect for a café date 😉

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iTunes

 

  • E’LAST – “Tears of Chaos” from ‘AWAKE’

E’LAST is back with a power-packed comeback album. The music video features a medieval theme featuring a stellar choreography that matches the fast-paced rhythm of the song. The music drop followed by the chorus is an added charm to the song.

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

 

  • NATTY – “Teddy Bear”

The dream-like song featuring NATTY’s cute visual and lovely vocals is a perfect track for a party. This electronic dance genre song is bound to get your feet tapping every time you listen to it!

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

 

  • JUKJAE – “Shining, My 2006”

In this soft melody ballad, JUKJAE reminisces about the past time, the year 2006 specifically when everything around him was pleasant and happy. If not 2006, listening to this track will definitely make you nostalgic about a specific time in your life as well.  

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

 

  • LUCY – “Snooze”

LUCY are one of the promising rookies of 2020. “Snooze” is a track about finding your childhood back even after you’ve grown up. The lyrics, punctuated with orchestral music are bound to transport you back to your carefree childhood days! This band will be on your go-to playlists within no time!

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

 

  • STAYC – “So Bad” from ‘Star To A Young Culture’ (Debut)

STAYC short for “Star To A Young Culture” debuted with two singles. With powerful vocals, this rookie group has the charms of Red Velvet and Twice. “So Bad” is an upbeat track which is a sure earworm.

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

 

  • MAX CHANGMIN – “ALL THAT LOVE”

“All That Love” is a track about the love you have left for a loved one, even after a breakup. The ‘tap-tap-tap’ music is slow, coupled with minimal musical instruments. Changmin’s expressive vocals shine in this song.

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Spotify

 

  • LØREN – ‘EMPTY TRASH’

With a mix of English and Korean lyrics, this debut track is definitely the trippiest song on this list. The lyrics stem from the aftermath of a bad relationship. Heavy guitar, coupled with trippy electro beats renders a trance-like feeling to the song.

 

  • APRIL – “Falling in Love” (Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol OST)

APRIL’s OST is a romantic number from the drama. It expresses the feelings of falling in love and what happens when one does fall in love. The soft number is perfect for people who are in love and want to express their emotions to their loved ones. 😉

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

 

  • Rainbow Note – “Button”

Rainbow Note’s songs always give a retro vibe. Their latest track ‘Button’ is no different. Punctuated with a saxophone, this track is a perfect match for the 80s or 90s themed party.

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

 

  • Kim Na Young – “Farewell Poem”

“Farewell Poem” is like a parting letter to your loved one. Kim Na Young’s neo-noir vocals blend perfectly with the music which renders a strong nostalgic vibe to the song.

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

 

  • GB9 – “If I Knew”

The duo is back with yet another soulful single “If I Knew”. Gilgu and Bonggu of GB9 sing the song accompanied by mellow, sad music which heightens the emotions in the lyrics.

 

  • GREE – “Look”

GREE is back with a pop song about love at first sight. The music video features different people singing to the lyrics. The track falls in the R&B genre because of its groovy music and catchy guitar riffs.

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

 

  • AKMU – “HAPPENING”

The musical siblings are back with their mesmerising vocals and fantastic music. The lyrics narrate the story of the lingering attachment with a person, how we keep looking for the same thing over and over again in our memories. The R&B music binds the lyrics together to create a catchy song.

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

 

  • BTOB 4U – “Show Your Love”

BTOB 4U features in this Latin-music inspired song. They sing about showing your love to spread love in the world because nothing else matters than love. This subunit of BTOB has made a promising debut with “Show Your  Love”!

 

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

 

  • Nam Seung Min – “Twist King”

Another retro, peppy track this song gives a flashback to the era before the internet. The music video is a fun treat to watch. Nam Seung Min sings with the finesse of the singers from the 80s. Add this song to your party playlist to get your feet tapping!

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

 

  • COCO – “Be Quiet”

The youngest artists on this list, COCO are definitely one of the artists to look out for. With ‘Be Quiet’ they have once again proved their mettle. The strong, upbeat rhythm coupled with equally powerful lyrics are perfect for a karaoke song battle!  

Listen and download this song on:’

Spotify

 

  • Kyung Jehwan – “bye”

This song has the simplest music video of all tracks listed here. The music video features a human caricature in the middle, which undergoes a cycle of mud being flung on it and washed off. The song is about a love relationship gone wrong.

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Spotify

 

  • Lee Juck – “Stoning” ft. Kim Jin Pyo

“stoning” is a powerful track about team spirit, about togetherness by Lee Juck. The music video is two toned, with animated characters – adding to the unusual charm of the song. The lyrics are inspirational and powerful.

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

 

  • Wendy (Red Velvet) – “Two Words” (Start Up OST)

This romantic number by Wendy is about the initial stages of love, the eventual growth of a relationship. With simple lyrics, and examples of natural elements, the feeling of love is beautifully expressed in this ballad.

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Spotify

 

  • Lee Seung Gi – “The Ordinary Man”

Lee Seung Gi is back after a long break. This ballad track is accentuated with a mellow piano and rising violin tunes. One can say that this track is a sneak peek into his next comeback album which is coming out in December.

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Spotify

 

  • SANDEUL – “Lonesome Diary” (Start Up OST)

SANDEUL and Ballads are always a brilliant combination. This sad track from Start-Up is like a diary entry about the innermost feelings. Here, Sandeul’s vocals highlight the emotion of worry, of uncertainty about the future.

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Spotify

 

  • Kyoung Seo – “Shiny Star”

This bright, lively track by Kyoung Seo is a cute song about a high school crush and the sweet first love. The summery visuals in the music video compliment the soulful lyrics. This song is the remake of the yesteryear hit song of the same name by Yang Jeong Seung.

 

  • 5tion – “You Killed Me and left”

5tion (pronounced as Ocean), sings a soulful ballad which is different from their previous tracks. The movie-like music video captures the emotion in the lyrics. The lyrics narrate the feelings of a hurtful breakup.

 

  • Jeong Yu Jin – “The Day After”

The former member of “The Ark”, Jeong Yu Jin is back with a soulful ballad. Accompanied with a mellow piano tune and minimal instruments, this music highlights the emotions in the lyrics. Yu Jin’s high notes in the song are a notable feature.

 

  • Elaine – “I’ll Comfort You” (Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol OST)

Elaine lends her soothing vocals in this romantic number. Her voice compliments the lively melody in this track. The R&B vibe to this song makes it a perfect listen during a road trip or as a slow dance number.

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  • Shin SeungHoon – “Don’t Touch Me” (Digital Single)

NOIR’s Shin Seung Hoon has debuted as a solo artist with this digital single. “Don’t Touch ME” is about finding your lost self again. His vocals shine in this trippy track.

Listen and download this song on:

Spotify

 

 

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, choose your favourite and let us know in the comments!

Written by

Nandini Iyengar

An aspiring translator and a writer!