8 K-Pop Songs That Encourage You To Live In The Moment

K-pop is powerful – song messages can make you fall in love, feel empowered, and even encouraged to live in the moment. Many idols have songs that celebrate self-care and slowing down on hectic days. When you live in the moment, the fast-paced world looks more beautiful through the eyes of K-pop. Here are some of the best songs about enjoying the present.

IU (featuring BIGBANG’s G-Dragon) – “Palette”

IU has mixed pop, ballad, and touch of hip hop for her “Palette” single, which also features G-Dragon. The song talks about a person embracing their current age, and it outlines IU’s unique interests in her twenties. Loving yourself is the best version of self-care and living in the moment, and IU’s track is a perfect one to turn up and listen to during your time of self-care.

EXO – “Power”

This EDM single has good elements of dance and pop, and the catchy chorus will keep you hooked. The message behind “Power” is about people becoming more powerful as a team. It hints at living your dreams and taking a chance on them right now. “Power” is a commanding song that is sure to encourage you during your morning routine. Don’t be shy to play it before your morning commute!


This song uses disco-synths and intense trendy beats to express its meaning of living in the moment. The message of “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” encourages someone’s crush to take a chance on their relationship right now, and it even compares romantic feelings and excitement to the bright moonlight and rising sun. TWICE’s track is an ideal one to play during dates with your significant other. You’ll fall in love with “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE”!

GOT7 – “You Are”

Contemporary pop is the best way to describe this masterpiece. It arrives like a breath of fresh air! “You Are” is all about someone gazing at the sky on hard days and wishing it would light their way. The song hints that a beautiful day alone can be a gift. Despite the weather conditions, “You Are” encourages listeners to enjoy the beauty of nature and be captivated by it. Rainy days would be ideal to listen to this song and live in the moment.

Stray Kids – “My Pace”

Not comparing yourself to others and taking your time is the core message in “My Pace.” The song also stresses the idea of living life on your own terms and being in the moment. “My Pace” is categorized as a dance single, and it has irresistible rock genre vibes. You can listen to this music jewel to distract you from the hectic planning for the future, and this one is especially great for vacation days.

cignature – “AURORA”

A great dose of pop and dance shine in this upbeat track! The bright and fast-paced song is sure to bring a smile to your face. “AURORA” is all about enjoying an ethereal moment that you hope will last forever. The song compares a dream experience to a spectacular aurora. Nothing says living in the moment like living out your dreams. This song deserves to be on your daily go-to playlist.

SHINee’s Taemin – “Advice”

This R&B song has an undeniable trap beat, and the strong piano and choir arrangement is very apparent as well. “Advice” describes someone’s desire to ignore negative gossip and listen to their own guidance in life. It encourages listeners to only allow positivity into their lives. This single is an energy booster to enjoy on days when you are feeling sad. You can enjoy living in the moment when you surround yourself with positive thoughts.

Red Velvet – “Feel My Rhythm”

Pop and dance genres unite in this promising song that pays homage to classic music. It combines the retro vibe with a strong trap beat. “Feel My Rhythm” invites listeners to live in the moment through its message of the freedom you feel during an imaginary journey. Your imagination is free to run wild as you listen to the sweet sounds of “Feel My Rhythm” during a weekend or a lazy vacation day.

Hey Soompiers, what songs do you adore that make you feel like you’re living in the moment? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

KMoody is a Soompi writer who is a longtime Korean drama fan. Her favorite dramas include “Boys Over Flowers,” “Dream High,” and “Love Alarm”! For more information about her personal and professional writing journey, follow her on Instagram at BTSCelebs.

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