Sure, it's not exactly March right now. Yet for a lot of people, it was still Winter during April (Myself included). It may be getting warmer, but I still think it's Spring personally. I didn't write this post as early as I had wanted to, so it's better late than never! There are so many great Spring themed songs in K-Pop, and a lot of them were released this year. These are songs that I picked out that best suited Spring for 2013, and reflected the kind of weather we have had. It reflects the past couple months, along with early May. So here is my K-Pop Mix for Spring this year!
Intro. Welcome to Our Dream by Infinite & Spring by 2AM
Although these aren't full length songs I still wanted to include them. Both of them suit the season, and make great, simple, introductions.
Welcome to Our Dream has a certain elegance to it, with the Ballroom Dance flair. I think of a beautifully decorated room and Women dressed in peach and pastel gowns. (Not to mention their dashing partners!)
Spring by 2AM is a bit slower and mellow. It reminds me of the time when flowers and grass begin to burst out of the snow, and the warm sunlight begins to melt away the ice. It's the beginning of Spring, and a great beginning to this playlist.
While the first batch of songs for this Mix were from artists who have been around for a bit, this song is by a Rookie. While it has the same atmosphere as the other songs, the style is different. There should be a familiar sound to the music. This new artist is under the same label as Infinite, so the '80s throwback, electronic influence is also in her song.The song is titled correctly, because it really is a delight to listen to! It changes things up a bit while still keeping with the theme we've got going.
9. Need to Talk by Vanilla Acoustic
If you've never heard of Vanilla Acoustic, they are really worth listening to! From the name you can probably guess that they make simple acoustic music. (Side note: I personally like the alternate translation of "The Chatting is Necessary") I just recently heard their music, and I enjoyed it from the first listen. This one is good for when things are calming down, and the sun is setting. The way the Guitar is strummed is really interesting and instantly draws you in. The Male-Femal Duet dynamic reminds me a little of Clazziquai Project or Urban Zakapa, who are two of my favorite groups. Co-Ed groups like this are great because their voices contrast each other, and the lyrics can have more meaning when sang by two people. There's something familiar or friendly about their music that just makes you comfortable. I may have discovered this song recently, but I still think it's a must have!
10. SILLY by Daybreak
Yes, I already mentioned them, but that song is more of a feature with Sunny Hill. And despite if I already used a song from an artist, I'm just picking the ones I thought were best. Since Spring is the season when "love is in the air", cute songs like this are just right. I love the type of scatting in the song, and the phrase, "My silly love messages for you". It's just an overall feel-good song! For some reason it makes me think of slow bike rides, if that makes any sense. I thought this was a nice, airy, and uplifting song to end things with.
I think music for Springtime should feel bright and warm, but at the same time gentle and soothing. I think of slightly overcast weather, occasional storms, and a nice breeze. Again, I think of it more in terms of morning and noon than evening, not sure why. So most of these songs sound a bit similar in ways, but each have their own take on something for the season. These are my picks for Spring. I didn't just list them either, I really did listen to each of these songs during Spring. (And still am!)
See you next time you jump down the Rabbit hole,