10 Inspiring Songs That Fill Us With Hope
Hope is a feeling that allows people to carry on, even when they feel they’ve hit rock bottom, for the sake of seeing their expectations and desire come to fruition. Like many feelings that have been featured in K-pop, hope is a theme that is found in multiple releases.
Here is a non-exhaustive selection of some tracks that fill us with hope.
1. MONSTA X – “Stand Up”
MONSTA X beautifully spreads hope by mirroring the state of a storm clearing up to that of achieving happiness after a long and arduous battle with pain.
2. Stray Kids – “Mixtape #2”
Hope is vividly embodied in the lyrics for “Mixtape #2.” Stray Kids recalls the many hardships they went through since their trainee days and how they were able to overcome them by always looking on the bright side.
3. GOT7 – “Hard Carry”
Sometimes, hope comes in the form of a fiery boost like this one with GOT7. The members are determined not to lose their spirit and keep fighting. The fire that fuels them and helps them carry themselves and each other is simply passion.
4. Jeong Sewoon – “In The Dark”
Jeong Sewoon embraces the darkness of the night only to emerge from it with a more woke mindset. No matter the circumstances, he is determined to hold his head up and confidently shine through the gloom.
5. GFRIEND – “Hope”
GFRIEND’s aura alone is a beam of hope that shines brightly through all of their music. “Hope” is exactly what you need to listen to when you are tired and need a little nudge to get back on your feet and glow even brighter!
6. ATEEZ – “Sunrise”
What can I say? Sunshine and rainbows are the official representatives of hope. ATEEZ sends a handful of encouraging words through their song to help people pursue their dreams until they are fulfilled.
7. BTS – “Life Goes On”
Sometimes, hope resurfaces just when you think there is no way to get any. During this pandemic, BTS observes the current situation at hand and reminds its listeners that today’s stillness of the world will eventually be resolved tomorrow.
8. Epik High – “Eternal Sunshine”
More sunshine coming your way! Perhaps the best way to give someone hope is by showing them that you went through the same struggles and that you either made it or still are coming to terms with it. Nothing beats that sense of solidarity!
9. TWICE – “Breakthrough”
TWICE has a hopeful message to spread via “Breakthrough”: there is a whole world that is waiting for you to draw your own path and become a better version of yourself. The key? Not giving up.
10. SMTOWN – “Hope”
This soulful track originally performed by H.O.T. has become a label anthem covered by SM Entertainment’s current artists. The lyrics talk of garnering courage and keeping an open mind in order to channel hope for a more optimistic future.
Which hopeful song is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.