Forget Fall with These 2019 Summer Hits!
It’s fall! The trees are beginning to lose their leaves, temperatures are plummeting worldwide, and the tropical house trend is finally over. For us though, the season of ballads and soft guitar solos can wait. With that being said, here’s a small selection of summer songs to keep the beach vibes going!
FROMIS_9 - “FUN”
How did they manage to avoid copyright lawsuits from every angle? We have no clue, but we’re not complaining! fromis_9 really delivered with cute brand mimics, with “Funta” and “Funsik” being two of the adorable shots they chose for the music video. There’s also “Fromi Sweat,” which is surprisingly water… but we won’t talk about that. The song itself is a bouncy, high-energy bop that brings with it an insatiable urge to dance or sing along! It really is fun, as advertised.
GFRIEND - “FEVER”
This one is included for anyone that yearns for tropical pop’s epic return to K-Pop, as GFRIEND brought a unique mix to the table with “Fever.” With warm tones throughout the video and a consistent tone, this track is one to play when relaxing on the patio or studying with a nice cup of hot chocolate. As much as the tropical genre was massively overproduced, it offers a break from the beat-heavy pop or emotional ballads that K-Pop is used to seeing by providing a middle ground, which “Fever” clearly emulates! If you’re looking for a relaxed track that walks the tightrope between magical mystery and warm sunsets, this is the song for you.
ITZY - “ICY”
No summer playlist would be complete without ITZY’s first comeback after the success of their debut, so here’s “ICY!” With a name like that, chills and anticipation are what anyone would expect—in its place, however, came self-confidence and charisma! The music video mostly shows the members of ITZY in public places wearing whatever they please, flaunting their gorgeous outfits with prowess and pride. For their first comeback, the song itself is pretty catchy, with every member being given a chance to show off their charm. ITZY is icy, yet on fire, and they’re here to let you know.
OH MY GIRL - “BUNGEE (FALL IN LOVE)”
When we said beach vibes, we weren’t expecting this. Chock full of similes and smiles, Oh My Girl honed in on what it means to have a successful summer with “Bungee!” Pops of color in every shot, a cute yet bouncy chorus, and somehow a fierce rapper still manages to make her mark? WM Entertainment were right to name this song “Bungee (Fall in Love)” because we’re falling in love with it and can’t stop hitting repeat. It’s everything to be expected from a cute summer comeback, yet so much more! The beats aren’t as high-energy as “Fun,” but they’re enough to make anyone grin while peace-signing along to the chorus.
Weki Meki - “TIKI-TAKA (99%)”
Weki Meki is only 99% sure of their love, but we can tell you that this song is 100% worth listening to! The best way to describe the instrumental would be tropical pop meets synth, but the music video takes tropical to a whole new level. The entire song takes place in a caravan park, from the pool scenes where every member is having fun to the indoor party that dominates the last quarter of the music video. What’s important, though, is that in almost every shot you can find one of the girls smiling or just having fun, which is really what summer should be about! Despite being a love song, it’s really easy to get lost in this track, which perfectly demonstrates that you don’t need a lover to have some summer fun!