The holiday of love is here, and suddenly (almost) the entire world is in a lovey-dovey mood. Chocolates, roses, gifts, and secret admirers… Valentine’s Day sure has a little bit of everything to warm one’s heart. Yet we can’t speak of holidays without a merry tune! That’s where love songs make their entrance: mellow, fluffy, and emotional. Talk about setting the mood!
The following tracks are some of the sweetest K-pop releases with a dash of edginess – as it happens to be the signature move of many idol soloists and groups. This being said, let’s get into the Valentine’s Day spirit with this year’s playlist!
1. IU – “Blueming”
If there is an idol who always knows how to make our hearts flutter, it’s IU. In this single, she walks us through the prologue to every potential relationship when two people are excitingly getting to know each other. Maybe this plot could apply to you this year?
2. iKON – “My Type”
You know that feeling you get when you finally cross paths with your ideal type? iKON seems to know a thing or two about it as they describe their “Wonder Woman.” Cute and playful, the lyrics are set to cheer you up in a heartbeat.
3. BLACKPINK – “Whistle”
A whistle here and a whisper there, BLACKPINK sure knows how to spread love in their area. This sound is the perfect combination of edgy and sweet, where the quartet freely speaks about how their feelings evolve when their crushes become their love interests.
4. Zico – “I Am You, You Are Me”
Zico never ceases to amaze with his music. In this laidback track, he successfully manages to portray the soulmate concept both visually and lyrically, leaving his audience both fascinated and touched with the dreamy representation.
5. SEVENTEEN – “Love Letter”
Are we really celebrating Valentine’s Day if we don’t talk about love letters? SEVENTEEN does it for us in this soft rendition where they nervously confess their feelings by writing down their thoughts in the form of a love letter.
6. CL – “5STAR”
CL takes us through a journey portraying the many aspects of a relationship, including the ups and downs. This is to say that love is not always sunshine and roses, but it is about being there for one another through hardships.
7. BTS – “Trivia: Love”
Love can be confusing sometimes. In this groovy beat, RM raises the question and proceeds to give his own take on love by pulling the famous “person/love” Korean wordplay. In other words: if you find THE person, you’ll find love.
8. EXO-SC – “Closer To You”
This song is the perfect background music for a candle light date. Sehun and Chanyeol make hearts melt with their charismatic aura and poetic delivery, where they shower their significant others with compliments and do not shy away from expressing their love wholeheartedly.
9. TWICE – “What Is Love?”
For some, Valentine’s Day comes as a time of reflection. Everyone dreams to live a love story similar to what they see on TV or read in fairy tales, but how accurate is this comparison? TWICE is asking all the right questions about love and we can only share their sentiment.
Which K-pop song is your Valentine’s Day melody this year? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.
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