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11 K-Pop Songs to Listen to if You Need Comfort in this Unprecedented Time

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The pandemic brought us something unique giving us a roller coaster of emotions in this chaotic situation. There is a lot of uncertainty, a lot of fear going on.

With all the lockdowns and social distancing we have to follow, we cannot afford to find comfort in human touch through hugs or even a shoulder to rely on when things seem to be overwhelming.

In the absence of human comfort, there are these KPOP songs to comfort us. They have a special way of crafting words that resonates with what you are feeling. It can remind you that it is totally okay to feel what you are feeling and you’ll get through it.

If you are going through it or you just need a pause in your everyday life, put on your headphones and listen as these songs embrace you.

1. Breathe by Lee Hi

Lee Hi tells us that these days on repeat still full of pressure. To all the things that make us feel difficult to ourselves, it is okay to take time and let yourself breathe.

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"Take a deep breath
Until both sides of your heart get numb
Until it hurts a little
Let out your breath even more
Until you feel
Like there's nothing left inside.”

2. Sea by BTS

It depicts the struggles BTS went through to achieve their success while also thinking about the struggles that lie ahead as well as the hard times or “winds” that blew BTS off course.-(From genius.com)
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“Where there is hope, there is always hardship.”

3. You Never Know by Black Pink

"You Never Know" is the 8th track from BLACKPINK’s debut studio album THE ALBUM.

The track stands out with the singing power of BLACKPINK. The emotional lyrics and melody harmonize with the minimalist arrangement to convey the message of the song even deeper.

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"But you'll never know unless you walk in my shoes. You'll never know, my tangled strings.”

4. Palette by IU

"Palette” is the title track from her newly released fourth Korean album and is an autobiographical reflection of the songstress growing into herself as a 20-something with a nine-year career under her belt. (From billboard.com)
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"Past twenty, not yet thirty, in between, right there
When I'm not a kid or an adult, when I’m just me
I shine the brightest
So don’t get scared when the darkness comes
Because it's so beautiful, because flowers bloom
You are a child that will always be loved.”

5. Zombie by Day 6


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The song describes the bleakness and monotony of human existence. The dull routine one must endure on the daily compares living (or lack thereof) to the meaningless being of a zombie’. (From genius.com)

"I feel like I became a zombie
Not alive, but I'm still walkin'
When the sunrise is upon me
I'll be waiting for the day to pass by, oh why?
I became a zombie
And there's nothing that can cure me
So tomorrow I know I'll be just the same
You'll see me wishin' to stop and close my eyes."

6. Want To Be Me by Jessi

"I Want To Be Me" (나이고 싶어) is the second digital single by Jessi. It was released on April 25, 2015. (From kpopfandom.com)

It is a song that seeks help when someone hits rock bottom. It wishes for the listeners to have a helping hand for everyone who once had experience being in the deep ocean.

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"I wanna be myself
I wanna run
I need your love and help
I can overcome if we’re together baby
Just let me free.”

7. That's Okay by D.O. of EXO

Do Kyungsoo known as D.O. from EXO tells us that it is totally okay to feel uncertain and it will pass.
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"So don't hide yourself, will you show me you?
Be comfortable with the way you are
That's right, it's okay to be okay.”

8. Climax (Team B)

Team B prepares it as their final song in the WIN: Who is Next? competition. The song tells us to give our best leaving no regrets.
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"God asks me
"Won't you regret?"
I reply without hesitation
"Why should I regret?"
After this stage, maybe it will be success
If not, it will be elimination
I bet my all, there is no next time.”
A beautiful comfort telling us that it is totally okay to take breaks.
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"Is your shoulder heavy?
It's not easy to put down a heavy weight
Someone told me if you feel that you're dream is becoming further away
Take a break.”

10. Better Days by SuperM

"Better Days” is an all-English language song that draws inspiration from the '90s R&B boy band sound. The song is a vocal-heavy track performed on a grand production featuring an organ and tambourine much like a gospel song.
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"I know that it feels like (Feel likes) the world is falling down
And you can't make it through
There's gon' be better days, better days, better days.”

11. Life Goes On by BTS

The lyrics offer comfort in a time when the world faces a pandemic. The story behind the song begins from BTS declaring that “even in the face of this new normality, our life goes on and imparts a message of healing to fans and to the world.”(From Genius.com)
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"Like an echo in the forest
The day will come back around
As if nothing happened
Yeah, life goes on."

Right now, there are people who are on the same page as you. Always remember that things will be better. Tomorrow is a new chance. 

Be sure to share this little playlist to make others feel better, too.


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