by REERA YOO
It’s the end of the first week of October, which means fall is now in full swing. Here are six non-mainstream Korean songs that will help you get in the mood for the cozy season of autumn.
1. Verbal Jint ft. Eddy Kim – “I Smell Autumn”
This smooth R&B, hip-hop track by Verbal Jint is a perfect fit for the fall season, hence the song’s name. Eddy Kim’s soft vocals give the song a pleasant, laid-back vibe and compliment Jint’s soothing rap.
2. Soyu and Urban Zakapa – “The Space Between”
Already garnering attention on music charts, Urban Zakapa and SISTAR’s Soyu’s collaborative song has a sweet melody with a crisp beat that gives off the warm and breezy feeling of early fall.
3. Yoon Gun – “Meet in Autumn”
“Meet in Autumn” tells the story of a man who falls in love with a woman in Haeundae Beach and asks her to meet him again at the same location in the fall. Accompanied by piano and guitar, Yoon Gun’s soothing voice carries the love story in a beautiful manner.
4. Younha – “Wasted”
Younha has come a long way since her peppy “Password 486″ days. “Wasted” is an emotionally-charged break-up song that showcases Younha’s clear melancholy vocals. The music video depicts the heart-wrenching lyrics with barren sets and shots of rose petals’ colors fading that are reminiscent of the changing colors of autumn leaves.
5. Clazziquai Project – “Still I’m By Your Side”
Celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, Clazziquai Project brought back their signature funk and smooth vocals in their song “Still I’m By Your Side.” The music video follows the story of two different lovers going about their everyday routines after an argument with their respective significant others. The lovers’ perspectives are shown split screen and in separate filters, one warm and the other cold.
6. Mellouspoon – “Shall We Dance”
With its romantic, vintage sound and comfortable waltz rhythm, Mellouspoon’s song “Shall We Dance” tells the story of love and inevitable parting, reflecting the bittersweet and fleeting ambience of autumn.
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