Not quite an adult, but a child no longer, coming of age can be a confusing and sometimes painful period of time. But it can also be oddly beautiful at times. It’s also comforting to know that you aren’t alone! Check out these songs that’ll help you through the struggles and joys of growing up.
“Goodbye 20” – Lim Kim
We’ve all had high hopes for certain periods of our life, whether that be for high school, college, or landing that perfect job. But sometimes life just doesn’t go the way we want it to. In this song, Lim Kim talks about all the amazing things she thought she would experience when she turned 20, only for life to just be the way it’s always been.
“Being An Adult” – Kim Na Young
Do you still remember those days when only the sky was the limit? The magic of the world tends to fade away as we grow older, and things that seemed so important when we were young seem trivial in comparison to the troubles of adulthood. This song is a quiet reflection of becoming an adult.
“Young Forever” – BTS
Nothing lasts forever, and that becomes even more apparent as you grow older. But even as you grow older and things change, never forget that inner youth within yourself, the one that thought that anything was possible.
“Palette” – IU
A song about coming to terms with yourself, it’s also a reminder that even if you haven’t figured everything out yet, it’s going to be alright.
“Melted” – Akdong Musician
The key to this song is that the word for “ice” sounds very similar to the word for “adult” in Korean. It’s a quiet observation by two youths, who themselves are on the cusp of adulthood, trying to paint and understand this bleak world of adults.
“To My Youth” – Bolbbalgan4
Who hasn’t felt this way at some point in their lives as a teenager? A confusing and sometimes painful period, it’s comforting to know that this too will pass, and time is the best medicine.
“Intern” and “Coming of Age” – OKDAL
These two songs say, hey, it’s okay if you’re a little lost or uncertain. After all, that’s what youth is about.
Hey Soompiers! Which song resonated with you the most? Let us know in the comments below!
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