For a lot of people, whenever we’re going through rough times and just need to relax and rewind, music is the ultimate therapy for every overwhelming situation.
Depending on whether you like to play a soothing ballad with pensive lyrics to calm your nerves or rather jam to an upbeat tune with a catchy chorus to relieve tension, the picks we’re delivering today fit every mood.
Here are nine Korean songs that are simply perfect for getting rid of stress!
1. Stray Kids – “Mixtape #3”
If you’re looking for a boost to get you through either your studies in general or exam season specifically, this one right here is your go-to anthem. With its relatable lyrics, you’re set to bounce back with a motivated and determined mindset.
2. BTOB – “I’m Okay”
When your work environment is becoming too much to handle and keeps weighing you down, it’s time for you to take a breather. Whether it’s a desk job or physical labor, pat yourself on the shoulder for working diligently through it. You got this!
3. OKDAL – “Intern”
This laid-back melody is exactly what you need on your comfort playlist when you’re hitting a slump. No matter how hard things get, remember that your well-being matters most, so make sure it always comes first!
4. IU feat. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon – “Palette”
Just like everything else in life, growing up can be an anxiety-ridden process. Just remind yourself that as you mature, your life choices are bound to constantly evolve, and that it is something to proudly embrace. After all, you are responsible for your own actions, so allow yourself to discover and live life to the fullest!
5. Highlight – “Plz Don’t Be Sad”
This is the best track to help you turn that frown of yours upside down! No matter how agonizing your sorrows get, know that you have the ability to brush them all off your shoulder. So turn the volume up and wear your brightest smile because it’ll be all right!
6. TWICE – “Dance The Night Away”
There are days where we simply want to break free from our daily burdens by jamming to something diverting. Well, nothing gets us immersed in a wave of good vibes like a TWICE song does, so make sure you join in on the fun!
7. Epik High feat. Park Bom – “Up”
When you reach a low point in life and it feels like you’ve hit rock bottom, there is only one way left and that is up. This being said, get back on your feet and rise to the challenge, because only you can banish the restlessness and make room for improvement, so carry on!
8. MAMAMOO’s Moonbyul – “In My Room”
Sometimes, the most effective way to deal with stress is to zone out and work on it from within. Solitude is not always a bad thing, as it can grant us a certain clarity that we may not be able to reach when we’re busy being part of the outer world.
9. BTS – “So What”
So what if something doesn’t work out the way you planned? Nothing can stand in the way of your serenity unless you allow it to, and this song right here is your hymn to give you just the right amount of encouragement you need.
Which song helps you to de-stress? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.
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