Written by the late Shinee member and singer-songwriter Jonghyun, LeeHi’s ‘Breathe’ is the voice of someone who guides and consoles you when your walls are closing in.
A song that was completely transformed from its funky original into a sentimental and dramatic ballad for the competition show “The Fan.”
Find out the details behind this groovy introspective track from the artist’s award-winning album.
A song embracing folk singer-songwriter Jeongmilla’s gentle voice and poet Na Tae-ju’s heartfelt words, telling the listener that they are enough just as they are.
Winner of the “Best Modern Rock Song” in the 2018 Korean Music Awards and a hit achieving months of chart success, “Tomboy” taps into the anxiety and concerns of Korea’s struggling youth.
The ultimate song to cheer yourself up when you feel let down. Sung mostly in the first person narrative, it sounds like you are patting yourself on the back and getting yourself back up on your feet through this inner voice that is both strong and consoling.
Artists like jeebanoff (지바노프) show just how wide-ranging Kpop can be, specifically the lesser known K-R&B genre.
Yi Sung-yol’s rugged voice accompanied by just a piano brings out the emotions of anxiety, loneliness, and longing for another.
Even without knowing the meaning behind the lyrics, you can feel the sense of deep dejection in the artist’s voice – from the opening line, you know this is not a song with a ‘happily ever after’ ending.
A song of heartache, originally from the 2006 Korean movie ‘Radio Star,’ that continues to live on through the years by various artists.
Park Hyo-shin lends his voice and words through ‘Dream’ to those who want to be honest with ourselves about our vulnerabilities, our hopes, and our dreams.
Written and composed by You Hee-yeol under the name ‘Toy,’ this beloved song on a person’s heartache after a breakup is simple but relatable, honest but not hurtful.
To celebrate how varied and numerous the K-hiphop scene has become, we’ve curated a list of Korean hip hop labels and information about each of them.
A timeless rainy day song by veteran group Epik High, featuring solo artist Younha.
From a dance YouTuber, Kpop boy group member to becoming a founding member of the crew DPR, a visual director and an artist.
Find out about the details behind the music and the OST album of Squid Game, which is the first score-based album from a Netflix Korea show.
A consolation to anyone who is suffering and feels like they’re suffering alone.
Any ‘Korean chill vibes’ playlist wouldn’t be complete without music from Colde.
Singer, producer, music label owner – here’s some of the artist’s big career moments and song recommendations to add to your playlist.
A song on the pattern of love and heartbreak and how a relationship you think is special is just one out of many like it.
Simple lyrics telling a very visual story, accompanied by groovy and dynamic sounds that accentuates Colde’s laid-back vocals.
Often referred to as the ‘Godmother of Jazz’ in Korea, Park Sung-yeon (박성연) is credited for paving the way for Korean jazz musicians and for the proliferation of jazz music in the country.
Read about Park Sung-yeon’s life and her incredible dedication to jazz spanning more than 40 years.
With a career spanning more than 50 years, Youn Yuh-jung has a lot more achievements to her profile than just the 2020 film ‘Minari.’
In his album’s third track Firecrackers and Stars, Kim Jin-ho uses the metaphors to describe how two types of people both shine in their own ways but are not satisfied with where they are and look towards each other in envy.
A song for those who are going through an existential crisis – feeling somewhat lost, afraid, and perhaps even confused.
In his uncomplicated and poignant way, Lee Juck’s lyrics to ‘Lies, lies, lies’ speaks from the perspective of someone that realizes they’ve been abandoned by the person they love the most.
From his humble but daring beginnings in 2013 as a self-taught beat maker to his commercial success as a producer, this article chronicles Code Kunst’s illustrious career that seems only to be just unfolding in 2020.
In this post, we go over the highlights of rock band YB’s vocalist that are a testament to his continuing discipline and hustle as the face of Korean rock music.
A soft rock song with melody and rhymes that keep repeating throughout the song, just like the feelings described in the lyrics about everyday being the same as the next when you miss a person so much.
This 2013 song by veteran South Korean band Jaurim seems to evoke a sense of poignancy about reminiscing on memories from our twenties – the sweetness of youth with a tinge of regret as an older self.
In her 2016 solo album, Kim Yoon Ah released River (강), a song written on the 2014 sinking of the Sewol Ferry that claimed over 300 lives.
An original soundtrack to 2020 Korean drama ‘Itaewon Class,’ a song for using the chip on your shoulder to boost your self-esteem and motivation.
A theme song to the main character in Korean drama Itaewon Class, reflecting on the struggles of his past but hanging on to the desire for a better future.
A 2019 single from the collaboration of local and international music talents.
Read about the fine details behind the music in Parasite that can help you appreciate and enjoy the movie on a whole new level, whether you’ve already seen it or not.
An enchanting song depicting a snowy winter spent in the warmth of a loved one.
A widely-recognized romantic song with simple but poetic lyrics by singer-songwriter Lee Juck.
Korean musician, composer, and (Okja, Parasite, Squid Game) music director who began his music career in his teens and has become recognized as a man of wide-ranging talents.
One of the beloved and emotional songs by Park Hyo Shin, representing the artist’s personal struggles in the most poetic and cathartic way.
A poetic and cathartic song from Park Hyo Shin’s collaboration with composer and music director Jung Jae Il (Parasite, Okja).