9 Mellow K-Pop Tracks To Unwind To During Summertime
Summertime is usually about beach days, vacation trips, and letting go of the stress that weighs on our shoulders all year long. And all of these summer components have one thing in common: relaxation. Sure, a spa day can help you loosen up just as well, but the right music can do that evenly if not better, and for no charge!
Out of the many soulful voices in the K-pop scene, here are nine mellow tracks to unwind to during the summertime. Enjoy!
1. Jay Park – “Yacht”
Whether you’re on a cruise or dreaming of going on one, this sultry yet delicate song by Jay Park serves as the perfect background music for either scenarios. Put your headphones on, close your eyes, and enjoy the soothing experience!
2. ENHYPEN – “Fever”
While the concept does not necessarily reflect summer, the melody is so haunting and fits the theme just right. ENHYPEN sings of fever that is not sun-induced, but let’s just pretend it is while vibing to this track amidst the oscillating heat wave.
3. MAMAMOO’s Hwasa – “LMM”
Ever heard of summertime blues? Either way, hopefully you never experience it and enjoy your sunny season to the max. But in case it happens, Hwasa has the perfect melancholic song to wash away that seasonal sadness while self-reflecting, which she explicitly navigates in her lyrics.
4. GOT7’s BamBam – “Slow Mo”
Have you ever had that feeling of everything turning suddenly idle? This dreamy release by BamBam sends listeners on a pensive ride with the lyrics beautifully narrating how a fated encounter can infatuate a person. This ballad can easily be a summer fling anthem!
5. A.C.E feat Grey – “Down”
This cute song carries a love confession sung in English by A.C.E. Better yet, it can be shared with a crush and perhaps start a precious love story born this summer and carried out all year and every year — Fingers crossed!
6. EVERGLOW – “Moon”
EVERGLOW catches the beauty of the moon in this enchanting song where they draw a metaphor of their mysterious beau by comparing him to the lunar satellite. The lyrics mirror how summer nights usually come with a clear sky that reveals the moon in all its phases throughout the season.
7. BTS – “For Youth”
Summer is not only about what we do, but also about who we meet. Many relationships are established during this time, especially when we’re young. Just like BTS brings homage to their fandom ARMY, this song can also mirror newly-founded friendships during the warm season.
8. SEVENTEEN – “Home”
Home is wherever one finds their comfort. It could be a different city, country, or a person. In summer, this comfort is sought out in places or activities that may not be as familiar, but they can be just as calming. Perhaps, you could find yours in this moving track.
9. BLACKPINK – “Stay”
Just like BLACKPINK begs a cherished one to stay, everyone hopes summertime lasts a bit longer, if not forever. Thankfully, three months is a fair amount of time to make the most of one’s summer and properly bid it farewell.
Which mellow K-pop track is your summer vibe? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.