Spring is here! Let’s take a brisk walk with a song that you can add to your music playlist for Spring. We’ll explore the merits of N.Flying’s Into Bloom and explain how it may be of interest to you.
On October 6, 2021, N.Flying released Into Bloom alongside the band’s first repackaged album, Turbulence. As credited, the song is written and composed by the group’s leader, Seung-hyub. Lyrically, its messages are expressed fully using only Korean words. The choice of language is appropriate as it connects with themes from the experiences of Korean youth.
Into Bloom is described at times to be like that of a mugunghwa (무궁화) — a nationally recognized symbol. Like the flower itself, the song talks about resilience by one’s own struggle — for example, after a breakup. That is, to live and learn to be “mature through [experiences and] memories“.
Into Bloom fits perfectly with Spring and I will list three reasons here for why it should be on your music playlist.
Into Bloom carries sentimental value throughout and interchanges between poetry and imagery. We can infer this knowledge from the lyrics itself. To illustrate, we’ll use the chorus.
Pulled out without thinking in my young chest of drawers
Same look even if I work in the same place
The moment when a different temperature touched
Tears were in full bloomtranslation credit: Doyun
Moreover, we read that these lyrics remain open mostly to interpretation. And since we can draw our own conclusions, we can also personalize them to our individual experiences.
I believe the song shows potential to succeed on any music chart, but especially now since it is Spring. Previously, comments have praised its “sound”. That might explain its initial popularity on MelOn’s Rising31 chart, where it peaked at #1 on the third day of release. On YouTube Music, Into Bloom now also has a higher view count than their music video for Sober.
Lastly, the song appeals to both domestic and international fans. Some fans of the group who enjoy anime suggest it may even fit as an OP.
— Ann🍵안 | REST (@MatchaLatte520) October 7, 2021
So, a Japanese version of the song could be recorded for the general audience. I think it would also be good to perform at concerts since it is relatively easy for audiences to follow along.
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Into Bloom is available on Korean music streaming platforms including Bugs, Genie, Melon and Flo. If you’re living internationally, you can also listen on music platforms including Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube Music.