With the weather starting to warm up and the spring equinox upon us, dive into these 15 K-POP tracks perfect for the new season!
HIGH4 feat. IU | Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms
To kick off this list we have none other than one of the most iconic spring k-pop songs, Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms. This collaboration between IU and the boys of HIGH4 fits just right with the season, with relaxing drum beats and catchy acoustics lacing the track. The gentle vocals mixed with laid-back rapping later into the song creates a refreshing dynamic between IU and HIGH4, making for a sweet overall sound that you can’t help but come back to!
Park Kyung feat. Eunha | Inferiority Complex
Next up on the list we have Inferiority Complex, a collaboration between Park Kyung and GFRIEND’s Eunha. The playful vibe of this track fits well with Kyung’s conversational rapping, and easily mixes with Eunha’s bright and innocent vocals. Complimenting this track is an endearing instrumental, as Inferiority Complex is able to sit happily in that medium between upbeat and fun, as well as calm and relaxing.
Akdong Musician | 200%
Akdong Musician perfectly captures the essence of the spring season with 200%. The playful contrast between Chanhyuk and Suhyun’s vocals makes for a catchy rhythm, and the addicting chorus matched with the easygoing folk feel is fun and cheerful. 200% brings out the best in spring, and can easily put a smile on any listener’s face.
Bolbbalgan4 | Tell Me You Love Me
The toned down sound of Bolbbalgan4’s Tell Me You Love Me perfectly captures the feeling of a spring day. The youthful, bright tone of the song blends nicely with Jiyoung’s energetic vocals. Enthusiastic acoustics and bubbly piano frames the track and makes for a great addition to any playlist, especially for those looking for more relaxing songs.
Soyou & Junggigo feat. Geeks’ Lil Boi | Some
Soyou and Junggigo’s Some is effortlessely romantic, and the catchy hook chorus paired with the thumping instrumentation makes for a nice spring track. We also have Lil Boi’s rapping on this song, and it adds some diversity into the overall sound, allowing for a bit more energy without divulging away from the original tone of the song. Soyou and Junggigo’s vocals paired with the sweet theme of Some makes this track just right for the season.
FTISLAND | I’m Happy
Off of FTISLAND’s debut album Cheerful Sensibility, I’m Happy is a lighthearted track, with laid-back instrumentation that lets Hongki’s vocals take the spotlight. This song just radiates happiness, with the gently flowing verses easily blending into the heartfelt chorus. Overall, I’m Happy is a bit of a joyful throwback, but is worth the listen due to it’s good-natured, cheerful tone.
Yoona feat. 10cm | Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway
This cute collab between Yoona and 10cm for SM STATION is effortlessely sweet. The delicate vocals of both Yoona and 10cm pairs effortlessely with the bright instrumentation, and the cheerful lyrics solidifies this track altogether. Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway is charming and wholesome, as it’s a perfect fit for any spring playlist.
Flower | Expressing Affections
A more rock-oriented track, Flower’s Expressing Affections is upbeat and wholehearted. With lyrics full of love, the hook to this song is unapologetic, with lively instrumentation and energetic vocals. While this track may have been released almost 20 years ago, Expressing Affections is timeless in it’s artistry and effortlessely fulfills the requirements of a fun and charming track.
Roy Kim | Bom Bom Bom
The cheerful vibe of Roy Kim’s Bom Bom Bom is the epitome of a spring song. The sweet lyrics reminiscent of the arrival of the season is carried by lively acoustic guitar, a catchy hook, and some spiritful whistling. Roy Kim’s vocals are the focal point of this song, his impassioned singing brings a sense of comfort to the track. Bom Bom Bom has everything you need in a spring song, from the vocals, to the lyrics, and even the instrumentation!
VROMANCE | SHE
One of the more upbeat songs on this list, VROMANCE’s SHE is refreshingly addictive with vocals ready to pack a punch. The members of VROMANCE sing their hearts out on this track, and the infectiously catchy chorus is fun and striking. The liveliness of the song mixed with its sugary themes makes for an easily replayable song for your spring playlist.
Super Junior | Good Person
Super Junior’s Good Person is held together by a clear and refreshing instrumental, paired with sincere singing by the members. The verses on this track are sweet and simple, allowing the vocals to take centre stage and for the instrumentation to really stand out. With tender lyrics and pleasant vocals, Good Person overall evokes a warmhearted feeling that matches well with the spring season.
ZICO | She’s A Baby
While many may know Zico for his bold rap performances or more intense sounding songs, he lets his softer side show with She’s A Baby. Romantic lyrics complimented with light guitar strums and a soft drum beat, She’s A Baby perfectly captures the mood for a warm spring day. Paired with both vocal and rap performances, this track is just right for those looking to enjoy something more mellow, yet still full of character.
Jonghyun | Maybe Tomorrow
Off of his compilation album Story Op. 1, we have Jonghyun’s Maybe Tomorrow. Beautifully crafted, each small yet simple detail adds to the appeal of the track. The bright instrumentation pairs well with Jonghyun’s comforting vocals, and makes this track is very relaxing overall. Maybe Tomorrow can easily uplift the spirits of anyone listening, and makes for a perfect addition to any spring playlist.
LambC | Lady
LambC’s Lady is delicately sweet, with light vocals accompanied by gentle instrumentation, it’s laid-back and relaxing. The hook to this track is full of personality, with the heartfelt lyrics matching perfectly with the softer vibe of the song. Lady rightfully deserves its place on this list, as LambC is able to deliver a pleasantly sweet sound ideal for the spring season.
Busker Busker | Cherry Blossom Ending
Last, but definitely not least, we have Busker Busker’s Cherry Blossom Ending. Perfect for when the weather just starts to warm up, this track is one of Korea’s spring favourites, with it rising on the charts every cherry blossom season. This song is pure bliss, with the sweet and innocent hook carrying the verses, the cheerful instrumentation and endearing vocals makes for a song that can brighten up the mood of anyones day.