8 Comforting K-Pop Songs To Listen To When You're Feeling Down

Good music can be great encouragement for listeners sometimes, and K-pop is an amazing vessel to bring some emotional healing when you are feeling down. Many idols incorporate various styles to bring superior songs that are perfect to listen to at the right time. Take a listen to these songs that are great at comforting when the need arises.

Jamie – “Try”

This ballad with R&B elements has the ability to capture listeners everywhere. If you are having a bad day, you can listen to this song during a long commute to work or a road trip. “Try” is all about finding encouragement in everyday life despite hardships, and it expresses the desire the ignore negativity and be the best version of yourself. Jamie’s song is a good source of comfort and motivation.

SF9 – “Shine Together”

“Shine Together” is a comforting ballad that has a good dose of the pop genre. This song is perfect for days when you feel alone and need a comforting hug from a loved one. The lyrics in this single are dedicated to Fantasy, SF9’s fandom. It expresses their love, gratitude, and wish to be a source of comfort for their fans. This song is so soothing that it will remind you of a warm hug.


This sentimental track mixes GOT7’s signature R&B and pop vibes to create the perfect comfort song. “ENCORE” describes the promise GOT7 made in their youth and their hope to continue to sing for Ahgases, GOT7’s fans, in the future. They request fans to stay by their side. “ENCORE” is the best single to listen to when you feel heartbroken and need something to uplift you. GOT7’s heartfelt promise to fans is so comforting for sad days.

SHINee’s Taemin  – “Think Of You”

Relying on someone is the key meaning to upbeat pop song “Think Of You.” The track expresses the desire for someone to completely rely on their loved one for encouragement and unconditional love. It talks about being a source of comfort when life gets too difficult. The comforting lyrics were written by Taemin, and it’s a good track to help lift your spirits. You’ll want to turn to this track after a long tiring day or week. “Think Of You” can easily become your go-to comfort song!

BLACKPINK – “You Never Know”

The ultimate comfort song arrives in this motivational ballad single, which contains small doses of BLACKPINK’s R&B and hip hop signature sound mixed in. The message behind “You Never Know” is all about not judging others and treating everyone with respect. Because everyone’s story is unique to them, it motivates listeners to pursue their dreams despite their past. It’s good to share this song with your best friends during your next hangout. Empower and comfort each other with this non-judgmental track!

BTS – “Life Goes On”

“Life Goes On” is a great song to play during your morning workout routine. The track can comfort and energize you for a new day! It’s a good mix of hip hop, alternative, and synthesizer pop and was released during the pandemic, with the lyrics expressing that life will turn back to normal after a depressing season. The song gives hope that tomorrow will be much brighter. Nothing is more comforting than encouragement!

STAYC – “Teddy Bear”

“Teddy Bear” is about living life at your own speed. This comforting song expresses the need to forget about the mainstream rules about being perfect or cool and instead love yourself. “Teddy Bear” brings listeners hope and comfort, as self-love is the best message of comfort! The pop punk single is just delightful and is the kind of song to play at a party to start a new trend! Your guests will feel completely comfortable with who they are after listening to the message behind this single.

BIGBANG’s Taeyang – “Seed”

Taeyang gives nostalgic comfort in the form of a piano ballad. “Seed” is all about looking back at the sentimental past and acknowledging the longing to move forward. It’s about a new beginning and the birth of new things. Also, “Seed” touches on wanting to stay by someone’s side. Comfort can come in understanding that there is hope for a bright future. This song is also great as background music during your reading time.

Which one of these K-pop songs is your go-to track for comfort? Is there a specific group or solo artist you love the most? 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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