2020 has been a year full of difficulties, and with the COVID-19 pandemic especially, we’ve been navigating feelings of uncertainty, the loneliness of quarantine, and the strange sense that time seems to be moving both fast and slow simultaneously. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that there have been a string of K-pop releases that hit the angsty, existential vibe that has come to mark 2020: a subtle angst of waiting, wondering, and hoping. There’s something comforting about listening to these quietly angsty songs, as if the artists are understanding and soothing your emotions. So sit back and let these 14 tracks put you in your angsty feels!

1. “Can’t You See Me” — TXT

TXT shows their angsty side with the existential “Can’t You See Me,” in which they tackle the isolating feeling that those to whom they are closest no longer understand them, as if they’re not being seen. This track only resonates more strongly in a year in which it’s been more difficult to literally see people (in person) than ever. The haunting whistle in the song’s background is the icing on this tune, and its dark, thought-provoking music video is the cherry (or should we say “strawberry”) on top.