Tagged: music

Kpop – Oh How I Love Thee

After seeing Crystal’s kpop list, I decided to make my own to get ready for my trip to Seoul!  I’ve been a kpop fan since my freshman year of college and let’s just say, I can get pretty hardcore when it comes to fangirling.  Just ask Mark.  He witnessed me at a kpop concert and he was… amazed.

If you’re interested in an introduction to kpop, here are few songs from my favorite artists that I love.  I tried to find songs from groups I don’t fangirl over, but I ended up with this list.  If you’re not interested in an introduction to kpop, then you may click the ‘x’ on your tab.

Taeyang – Wedding Dress
This is also my top favorite music video.  It’s just so heartbreaking.  I cried when I read the translation for this song.


2NE1 – I’m the Best
2NE1 is my favorite girl group.  I love how their style and songs are unlike any girl group out there.  I always listen to this song before I have to do something out of my comfort zone to give me confidence (my JET interview, speeches, etc.).  This is such a fierce song.

2NE1 – Ugly
Okay, 2NE1 gets another song on my list because, well I love them and I love this song.  The first time I ever heard this song, I cried.  It was basically what I was feeling at the time.  I think I’m ugly and nobody wants to love me… I’m all alone.  I’m always all alone.  This was before I met Mark and I was lacking confidence in myself.  However, this song has a simple, but powerful underlying message, to be yourself.


CN Blue – Intuition
I love CN Blue.  I’d list all their songs if I could.  The end.


MBLAQ  – Cry
This is definitely near the top on my list of favorite kpop songs.  I love how much emotion they put into singing this song, that I can feel how heartbreaking it is.  Not to mention, they’re dancing in the rain…


Yesung – Waiting for You
Yesung is one of my favorite Korean idols and I just love this song and his voice.


I hope you enjoyed this little introduction to kpop.  If you ever have any questions or want any recommendations, just ask!  I’ll try to be as unbiased as I can, but I can’t guarantee it…  I really can’t believe that I’m leaving in two days!  I’m so excited!

Chvrches – Night Sky

Tune in Tuesday! So Chvrches came out with a new album called The Bones of What You Believe and the song I picked from there is called “Night Sky.” I love this song, it reminds me of an image of when you are looking through the moon roof of a car, and the driver just drives super fast through a dark L.A night! The colors start to swirl and merge with each other and you just lose your train of thought but instead is overcome by a calming and care-free vision. I hope you like this song! Enjoy!

Mark

Volcano Choir – Byegone


From their newest album Repave, Volcano Choir’s “Byegone” was a song I picked for today’s musical tunes. After college, being at home, I’ve been doing a lot of self assessment, a lot of thinking about who I am and what my purpose in life is. Thinking about ways I can improve myself, thinking about the man I want to be in the future, and the little changes I can make in my everyday life. I guess this music made me think more deeply into what I want to become. There’s a line that keeps repeating “Set Sail” and that rings so magnificently in my ear. It makes me think about love, travel, my character as a person. I hope you enjoy this, because I know I did.

Mark