Enjoyable truth, pricey readers, April is Nationwide Stress Month. Whereas plainly we presently have the stress half down, I determine it’s my duty as a Hallyu author that will help you relieve a few of that stress. What higher option to do it than with some tunes? In any case, music is scientifically confirmed to assist with stress, elevate your temper and even enhance your immune system!
Now, we’re taking a break from the standard playlist and providing you with an inventory of full albums that may assist you de-stress. I picked albums which might be calming and fairly chill with out being loaded with unhappy ballads. Simply because one thing is gradual doesn’t make it calming.
01 MBLAQ — Horny Beat
MBLAQ, regardless of being identified for his or her membership songs, is a very nice band for slower tracks. I like a superb dance observe as a lot as the following woman. However I really favor their chiller facet. Even with “Smokey Woman” on right here, this can be a nice album to simply run within the background as you’re attempting to chill out. The whole album is even on my sleep playlist. It’s that soothing.
02 Crush — From Midnight To Sundown
Oh, this album. Image this for me. The solar is setting on a summer season’s day that miraculously isn’t insufferably scorching. A delicate breeze blows as you sip your drink. Not an insect or fear to hassle you. You might be relaxed as evening falls. That feeling is this whole album. “From Midnight to Dawn” is that breezy, calm feeling seeping into your physique. There are some songs which might be simply so ethereal, it gave me chills once I first heard it.
03 Major — Major and the Messengers
Actually, any Major album is a good one for de-stressing. However this has been personally field-tested! I actually wrote my first guide whereas listening to this album in 2013. 30 grueling days of plotting, writing and world-building with this enjoyable and chill album serving to me. I did a Speedy Evaluate of this a couple of weeks in the past. I completely adore it. If you must do a fast dance occasion, you have got hits like “See Via” or “Love,’ but it surely’s additionally excellent music for an evening of self-care.
04 Jonghyun — Base
That is one other that’s on my Sleep playlist. It’s uncommon for me to like a whole album, however this was an instantaneous basic for me. From the assured and charming begin with “Deja Boo” to the gradual, seductive “Lovely Tonight” (or “Fortune Cookie,” relying on the bodily or digital format) this album simply lulls you into calm. I’ve had nights the place I simply couldn’t sleep, so I replayed this. I haven’t gotten bored with it. “Love Belt” remains to be certainly one of my favourite songs of Jonghyun‘s, and I nonetheless clutch my coronary heart throughout “Monodrama.”
05 Jus2 — Focus
Expensive JYP Leisure and Got7‘s JB and Yugyeom, please do one other Jus2 album. I perceive the Got7 members have their very own musical objectives, each collectively and individually. With that stated, I’d like one other Jus2 album.
This darkish home/electro R&B/trip-hop album is ideal if you happen to’d like one thing a bit extra trendy. Don’t get me unsuitable, I like the entire albums I listed right here. However “Focus” is an outlier in each this listing and the present Okay-pop scene. This collaboration makes for an album that’s trendy with out chasing traits and chill with out ever being boring. Refreshing with out being alienating. This EP does rather a lot inside six songs and consistently surprises me.
Hopefully, these albums will assist decrease your stress. I do know that we’re all in scary occasions proper now. However I need to allow you to all know that you just’re not alone. We’ll get by way of this. Keep secure and keep in mind that self-care is necessary.