Music January 18, 2021
We all have those days—waking up early in the morning on a weekday feeling sluggish and unmotivated. It’s not every day that you feel your best and that’s totally okay. We get you. Oftentimes, all you need is a little boost of energy to get your gears running.
What better way to start the day than to pop in some tunes on your phone or watch music videos? Our recommendation? K-Pop. They’re widely known for their fun, upbeat, and catchy melodies and bright, colorful, and creative song videos. And, of course, it’s not a K-Pop music video without the artists’ badass and insanely complicated dance moves synchronized to every beat or bass drop.
For optimal enjoyment and experience, we suggest cranking up the volume and adjusting your Youtube video quality to 1080p. It’s a huge step-up and will make it feel like your favorite K-Pop artists are jumping right out of your screens. Just a fair warning: You’ll probably be humming these tunes non-stop for the rest of the week.
Without further ado, here are five music videos to help start your day right and give you that extra dose of inspiration during the day.
Fierce, bold, and unapologetic—that’s what BLACKPINK’s “How You Like That” music video is all about. If you greatly enjoyed the K-Pop girl group’s former hit track “Kill This Love,” you’re also going to love this song. The electro beat in the background goes superbly well with the lyrics. The iconic “Now, look at you, look at me” line conveys the deep satisfaction felt by each member of the group as they let go of the toxic person in their lives and regain full control of themselves. Safe to say that this explosive track is BLACKPINK’s equivalent of the famous expression “Boy, bye!”
With over 21 million likes on Youtube, BTS’ hot and first all-English track “Dynamite” is the quickest way to brighten your day. The song and music video have got all the spunk and groovy feeling enough to energize that long commute to work. The K-Pop sensation will teach you all the right moves to “light up” a gloomy morning “like dynamite.” The timing of the song couldn’t be more perfect as this was made especially to rekindle hope and positivity in everyone during the pandemic. The pastel color-themed music video will remind you that there’s still a lot to look forward to despite these dark times.
Have you ever experienced wanting to go through with something even though you know it’s not good for you? TWICE explores the blurry line between good and evil in their retro-inspired music video “I Can’t Stop Me.” This track is comparably darker than the band’s older songs and deals with the struggle of choosing to do the right thing as one is being pulled deeper into the shadows. Although the lyrics take on a serious tone, the track’s disco-esque vibe and catchy tune will definitely make you feel like you can conquer the world (or your work tasks) and that there’s nothing that can stop you now.
EVERGLOW’s “Dun Dun” just might be the very epitome of what being a true badass or boss is like. We stan everything about this music video—from the group’s daring and fearless costumes, their edgy attitude, to the way they execute their ferocious dance steps. The most notable part of the song is that moment just before the first chorus when the girls quietly sing “You are so done” as though preparing you for a more explosive and violent surprise. And they don’t disappoint! EVERGLOW proceeds to shout all the words to the chorus and transitions to a rap part that will blow your mind. The song overall represents the thoughts of an empowered and confident individual.
The first few seconds of NCT 127’s “Kick It” track features a rock and roll electric guitar intro that immediately sets the mood for the whole video. The band members are seen dancing inside a Chinese temple in a hip-hop fashion combined with some cool martial arts moves. References to Bruce Lee, his famous film Enter the Dragon, and even Samuel Jackson are made in the lyrics, which add to the whole feel of the song and the video. In addition to the temple interiors, another piece of traditional Chinese architecture makes an appearance in the music video in the form of a Chinese archway. The stunning visuals and the boy band’s charismatic appeal will inspire you to “kick swing” all of the negative energy and channel in your more vicious and fearless side for the long week ahead.
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