The K-Pop industry is usually known for its upbeat and exciting songs, partnered with an energetic and synchronized choreography. But sometimes, there are days when we aren't in the mood for fast songs given our fast-paced lives.
That's why in this article, we curated a list of acoustic K-Pop songs for you to listen to on days when you just want to relax and vibe. From BLACKPINK's Rosé to EXO's D.O, here are eight acoustic K-Pop songs to add to your playlist!
1. Taeyeon - '11:11'
Released back in November 2016, Taeyeon's "11:11" is a pop ballad song that features the calm melody of an acoustic guitar. The song isn't too fast or too slow, which makes it perfect to listen to during the autumn season when you just want to snuggle up! Lyrically, the song is about a girl who reminisces making wishes with her former lover at 11:11.
2. Ailee - 'Spring Flowers'
Released just this year as part of her "Lovin'" album, the acoustic guitar in "Spring Flowers" complements Ailee's powerful yet tender voice. Just like it's title, "Spring Flowers" pays homage to the season while comparing it to a love that is lost.
3. BLACKPINK Rosé - 'Gone'
Rosé's "Gone," which is part of her solo debut album, "R," is an indie rock romantic ballad that is accompanied by an electric guitar and is "stripped-back." "Gone" features a more raw voice of Rosé, which makes the song and its lyrics come to life. Lyrically, the song is about a girl who still has feelings for her former lover who has already moved on.
4. Youha - 'zzz'
"zzz" was written, produced, and composed by Youha. The song, which is an emotional ballad that features an acoustic guitar, was written in tribute to Youha's dog, Milky, who passed away. "zzz" is a relatable song that will surely tug the hearts of any pet owner.
5. BTS Jimin - 'Promise'
"Promise" was composed and written by Jimin, and was released on Soundcloud back in 2018, and unfortunately, wasn't released on other music platforms officially. Despite that, "Promise" is still a beautiful acoustic song to add to your playlist. The song features Jimin's relaxing vocals that is accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, and is about promising to be there through the pain.
6. EXO - 'Sing For You'
"Sing For You" is one of EXO's ballad songs that they released back in 2015. The song, which was released during the Christmas season, is described as a hushed acoustic ballad. It was written by Kenzie, a famous songwriter under SM Entertainment. Listening to the lyrics, you might end up tearing up a little.
7. IU - 'Through the Night'
IU is literally the queen of acoustic songs, but "Through the Night" is a song that should definitely be added to one's acoustic playlists. "Through the Night" is a soft folk ballad that is led by an acoustic guitar and minimal use of instruments. Lyrically, the song is about a woman who wishes for her lover to have a peaceful night.
8. EXO D.O - 'I'm Gonna Love You'
"I'm Gonna Love You" is part of D.O's solo debut album, "Empathy," released back on July 26. The song features singer and rapper, Wonstein. Although "Empathy" isn't 100 percent acoustic as it's accompanied by other instruments, the main instrument it makes use of is a guitar, which makes "I'm Gonna Love You" addictive yet perfect to relax to with a cup of coffee on a rainy day.
BONUS: Lee Hong Gi - 'Wind (Acoustic Version)'
If you loved FTIsland's "Wind," then you will like the acoustic version of the song by Lee Hong Gi, which he performed just recently on "The Playlist."
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Written by Robyn Joan