Music is the soul’s best remedy, and nothing feeds one’s free-spirited soul the way lyrics with a strong message do. Rebelling against love, society, life, or simply against oneself: here are 12 K-pop anthems to feed your wild spirit!
1. GOT7 – “Hard Carry”
As they reflect their album title, the boys are ready to prove themselves, even if they had to be turbulent to do so.
2. MAMAMOO – “Yes I Am”
Nothing screams confidence like a woman who revolts against the usual beauty guidelines.
3. Taemin – “Danger”
In this song, Taemin is playing a dangerous game against his evil alter ego.
4. Epik High – “Born Hater”
The epic trio and their collaborators took rebellion to the next level, as each one of them claimed one of the seven deadly sins to satirically speak about their struggles and tell off the haters.
5. Heize feat. Dean & DJ Friz – “And July”
Just like all couples, this pair was not spared from undergoing a love riot that may have turned too physical.
6. MONSTA X – “Fighter”
Together, the seven members fought, survived, and escaped against all odds and teddy bears.
7. BTS – “Not Today”
What better way to challenge an unfortunate path than to literally derail? Indeed, today is not the day for the Bangtan boys to let their guard down, even if it meant rebelling against their own fate.
8. 2NE1 – “Crush”
The former OT4 strongly showcased how their rebellious image would charm girls over boys.
9. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon – “Crooked”
Kwon Jiyong is a hot mess in this one, and he has definitely gone rogue to tell us about it!
10. Jessi – “Gucci”
Full of sass, the fierce unnie is staying true to her image as she went full gangster with a pinch of class.
11. B.A.P – “Wake Me Up”
If anything, B.A.P is definitely known for their many rebellious anthems. One of their recent releases is here to open your eyes to the painful reality and how to overcome it.
12. Triple H – “365 Fresh”
As if sharing their name with a famous American pro wrestling champion wasn’t daring enough, Triple H decided to live their life to the fullest while embracing their misfit image.
Which track feeds your wild soul? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.