It’s fair to say that K-pop has a reputation for being theatrical, high-octane, and just a touch bombastic. That’s why we love it! But dig a bit beneath the surface and you’ll find a whole range of genres, moods, and styles in Korean music. That’s also why we love it.
This playlist is an ode to all the chill, mellow gems that K-pop and K-indie alike offer. This particular vibe is also a fit for my current moment, as I wrap up an exhausting yet fulfilling school semester, fully ready to collapse like a potato for all of the December-January break. Whether you are aggressively leaning into rest like me, or just want to take a breath in the middle of a long day, I hope the songs on this playlist will give you a bit of rest and relaxation.