Kpop Friday: Akdong Musician’s “Last Goodbye”

One of my goals for Kpop Friday has been to showcase as many different artists as possible. So far as I remember, I’ve only repeated Nell (though I have done a couple solo songs for artists whose groups have already been featured), but I heard Akdong Musician’s new release and decided it was too good to let it pass by without a post.

Unlike the brilliantly colored and joyfully exuberant “How People Move,” “Last Goodbye” is a more contemplative song that’s tinged with regret over a failed relationship. It’s about closure, too, and the chorus captures how the good parts of the romance still linger:

Please don’t remember me
As someone hateful
I still don’t really know
I still can’t erase the traces of you
It’s so precious (x)

AKMU’s beautiful harmonies are wonderful, particularly in the chorus, and their heartfelt performance is a great way to close out the week. Please excuse me while I put this one on repeat.


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Kpop Friday: Akdong Musician’s “How People Move”

Sometimes you just need cute and colorful, and this song from Akdong Musician (AKMU) really hits the spot. The first time I listened to/watch it, I was delighted by basically everything: the upbeat nature of the song, how much fun the performers looked like they were having, the vocals, the harmonies, the toys coming to life, the “Relativity”-inspired staircases, and the bold, bright colors.

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I didn’t expect to love the song even more when I looked up the lyrics–but I did. This song is literally a joyful tribute to how bodies move:

It’s cool to see how people move
How their arms and legs go back and forth
How their rib bones show when they take a deep breath
And when they exhale, how people in front frown and pinch their noses
It’s amazing, amazing, amazing
Shall we dance? Dance!

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They’re just so excited about it! And I can’t help but be excited about it, too. If you need a pick-me-up this Friday, you can’t go wrong with this one.

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