There’s a K-Pop song for every mood, emotion, and every single vibe. Fall reminds us of falling leaves, cozy hoodies, and the bittersweet feeling between the end of summer and the beginning of winter. These K-Pop songs capture that feeling perfectly! Here are eleven songs you need to add to your K-Pop fall playlist!
‘Autumn Leaves’ by BTS
Let’s start with a pretty obvious choice. How could we possibly make a list of K-Pop fall songs without ‘Autumn Leaves’ by BTS? Out of The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt.2, this SUGA-produced track embodies the season perfectly. BTS‘ early sound fits a lot in this season with songs like ‘Coffee’ or ‘Let Me Know’ due to their cozy vibe. But the metaphors tying a dying love with dead leaves falling makes ‘Autumn Leaves’ the perfect song for the season.
‘Kingdom Come’ by Red Velvet
‘Kingdom Come’ is one of our favorite b-sides in Red Velvet‘s discography, and this is the perfect season to remember why. No one delivers such a vocally strong R&B track quite like Red Velvet. The melodies are just perfection, and the vibes are immaculate. ‘Kingdom Come’ is a love song that still feels dark and mysterious. Perfect for the fall vibe!
‘When you love someone’ by DAY6
There are some songs that make you want to drink your favorite hot drink in the comfort of your home, and ‘When you love someone’ by DAY6 is exactly that type of song. This is one of their softest songs, with lyrics about preferring to hurt rather than seeing the person you love hurt. Accompanied by an addictive melody and beautiful vocals, ‘When you love someone’ feels like a warm hug on a cold day.
‘ZzZz’ by Purple Kiss
Purple Kiss knows a thing or two about the fall and the Halloween season. ‘Zombie’ still owns our Halloween playlists. But most importantly, out of that same mini-album, we have one of our favorite b-sides: ‘ZzZz.’ This song is more for when you feel lost and lonely in everyday life. And the beginning of fall can definitely feel like that. With an R&B-inspired vibe and heartbreaking yet relatable lyrics, ‘ZzZz’ embodies the sadder side of fall. And it makes us feel less alone.
‘Hate That…’ by Key, featuring Taeyeon
Key and Taeyeon came together to deliver one of the best duets in the industry, and we’re not letting anyone forget about it. With lyrics about resentment after a breakup, ‘Hate That…’ mixes a soft guitar with a strong beat, making this song nail the bittersweet feeling we love so much. It’s the perfect song to revisit during the fall.
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‘Falling Leaves Are Beautiful’ by HEIZE
Yes, we do love the metaphor of dead leaves in music, so of course, HEIZE’s ‘Falling Leaves Are Beautiful’ is a must in our fall K-Pop playlist. The song embodies the feelings of longing with both its lyrics and the beautiful melodies. HEIZE‘s vocals fit perfectly the song and make the song unforgettable. This one is simply a must for the season.
‘Ghosting’ by TOMORROW X TOGETHER
The energy of ‘Ghosting’ is also perfect for the fall season. TXT manages to mix truly heartbreaking lyrics about losing someone with inspiring melodies. This song never fails to make us feel emotional, but the pop-feel in the song adds a bittersweet feeling to it. It gives you the strength to move and let go. ‘Ghosting’ is pop perfection for the fall.
‘COOL (Your rainbow)’ by NMIXX
No words could describe the absolute perfection and musical genius that is ‘Cool (Your Rainbow)’ by NMIXX. The melodies that include classical elements fit their vocals beautifully. It’s full of hope and love. And while there’s a gloomy side to the fall, there is also a beauty to it. ‘Cool (Your Rainbow)’ will remind you of that.
‘Journey’ by WOODZ
‘Journey’ by Woodz is all about overcoming adversities and embracing the pain. The way the song simply explodes in the chorus as he sings about the hardships he has had to overcome never fails to hit. Chills. Every single time. ‘Journey’ is for the people who love themselves some emotional pop-rock during the fall and need a bit of hope.
‘Wind Flower’ by MAMAMOO
If you like looking at the bright side of things, ‘Wind Flower’ by Mamamoo is for you. It’s an uplifting pop song about overcoming a break-up and knowing you’re better off. ‘Wind Flower’ makes us smile every single time. It’s the empowering, addictive, and fun song we all need during fall. While the flower may die, it will bloom again, and that’s what matters.
‘Hoodie Season’ by Stray Kids
Of course, we couldn’t miss the fall K-pop song by excellence. It’s literally called ‘Hoodie Season.’ It was made to be listened to over and over during the fall. Originally a 3RACHA track, ‘Hoodie Season’ (also known as ‘Mixtape#5’) is a fun yet laid-back song that never fails to brighten our day. And it’s a truly unique gem in Stray Kids‘ discography. It’s all about blocking the outside world and knowing that everything will be alright. (And it’s never a bad day to ‘boogie boogie, dance groovy, groovy.)
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