Throwback Thursday: “Fall” in Love
As warm summer days fade into the chilly days of autumn, we all look for that extra bit of warmth. Whether it be your favorite sweater, a cup of hot cocoa, or the arms of another, there’s something to be said about the cozy feelings that come along with the fall seasons. There’s simply no better season to fall in love.
“Interview” - Eric Nam
2016’s “Interview” comes off Eric Nam’s sophomore release of the same name. The lyrics sing of those first new feelings of love while getting to know someone. Eric has always had a mature, classy style about him, and “Interview” showcases this concept at its finest: the smooth guitar paired with his crooning voice asking, “What’s your name girl,” is enough to make anyone swoon. Not to mention the music video, which is more of a lyric video, is witty beyond measure.
“Serendipity” - BTS
BTS’s 2017 song “Serendipity” is sung by the group’s lead vocalist, Jimin, and is about a love so beautiful that it can only be star-crossed. The song not only served as the intro track for the group’s first installment of their Love Yourself series Love Yourself 承 'Her,' but also marked the first time a member from the vocal line provided the intro for an album. One of the most distinct voices in today’s industry, Jimin’s light tenor vocals flawlessly illustrate the feeling of falling in love. Pair that with the music video’s breathtaking cinematography, and “Serendipity” is guaranteed to make you feel just a little lighter after one watch.
“I’m in Love” - SECRET
Where “Serendipity” demonstrates the softer side of love, SECRET’s 2014 hit “I’m in Love” showcases the louder, overwhelming feelings that come with falling in love. The song served as the title for the group’s late summer comeback with their fifth mini-album, Secret Summer. “I’m in Love” marked the group’s return to a powerful girl crush concept; likewise, the song itself is saucy, with just the smallest hint of Big Band and Latin flavor.
“fall (어떻게 지내)” - Crush
In the middle of fall 2016, Crush gifted fans with his song, “fall.” Different from the other songs on this list, “fall” isn’t a song about falling in love at all; instead, it’s a forlorned heartbreak anthem. For a season where days start to grow shorter and nights start to turn a little colder, this R&B piano slow jam has Crush lamenting that he “doesn’t want to fall in love” anymore. By the end of the song, however, he changes his tune, with the hopeful last line of “I wanna fall in love.”