Answering to society’s standards can be so exhausting, especially because it takes away from one’s individuality and sorts people into boxes that simply do not fit their personality. It rather pulls them further away from their true selves.
Now, who doesn’t love a hype playlist that gives you a major self-esteem uplift throughout the day? Korean artists surely love to sing about unapologetically being themselves, and we’re lucky to have them share their positive music with us. Here is a mix of old and new hits that will give you all the boost you need to (humbly) boast about yourself.
5. 2NE1 – “Crush”
The quartet may not have invented the girl crush concept, but they sure knew how to keep it going! These fiery ladies embraced their identity in this track as they represent realness and don’t care about what others may think or say about them. Their main focus is to keep 2NE1’s legacy going and to welcome the love they receive in the process.
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As unfortunate as they are, breakups happen sometimes. They’re usually easier to handle when it’s an amicable separation, but it can get unpleasant if things go south.
If you ever, God forbid, find yourself in a similar situation, the following K-pop songs will hopefully give you the comfort you need when going through such tough times.
8. 2NE1 – “Go Away”
2NE1 sung of heartbreak as much as they did of love, and this melodramatic song and MV are living proof. These fine ladies movingly share how it hurts enough when you find out that you were cheated on, but the pain only gets worse when you catch them red-handed and unapologetic about it. With this in mind, the badass group admits that what’s done is done and all you need to do right now is look after yourself. Granted, you’ll walk away and let go of love and sadness for the sake of your peace of mind.
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While love songs are dime a dozen in the K-pop world, many of the top female acts have also regularly taken down the status quo of perceptions of what it means to be a female pop star.
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 this Sunday (March 8), take a listen and watch the music videos for some of these South Korean pop acts serving up fiery hits as they question what it means to be a female, both as public figures and private women, in the 21st century.
2NE1’s “I am the Best”
Had enough with: Submissiveness
Context: 2NE1 was a dominant act in K-pop throughout the majority of its career, and regularly released empowering hits. like “I am the Best,” where they proudly proclaimed their power and reveled in what it meant to be a top act.
Also check out: 2NE1’s “Try to Copy Me,” CL’s “Baddest Female”
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2020 promises to be the year Minzy takes over!
Looks like we’ll be seeing Minzy more often in the Philippines!
2NE1 former lead dancer Gong Min-ji, more popularly known as Minzy, was spotted recently in Manila for what seems like a film and music recording project.
We reported yesterday that former 2NE1 member Minzy is in the country to record new music. Apparently, that’s not the only thing she’ll be doing here!