WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS: The K-Pop Ulan Playlist (2018 Edition)

It’s official – bed weather is here! It’s the season of difficulty in getting up in the morning to go to work or school, and the season of struggling to get a ride and stay dry. (Yup, we know exactly how it feels.)

But not all is bad during the rainy season as it is perfect weather for a warm cup of coffee (or tea), soup, and congee. Top it up with beautiful music from our playlist and you wouldn’t hate being stuck in the rain like you used to.

Heize – You, Clouds, Rain (feat. Shin Yong Jae)

Singer, rapper and songwriter Heize captivated audiences all over South Korea with this R&B and bossa nova blended track, which made her win the Digital Bonsang at the 32nd Golden Disk Awards. Awards aside, we think that everything is perfect for the rainy weather – from the music to the music video.

Soyou and Baekhyun – Rain

There is always something about the rain that makes us emo. The delicate vocals of Soyou and EXO’s Baekhyun, together with the song’s sad lyrics, makes us think of the moments of ‘what was’ or the ‘what if’s’.

BEAST – On Rainy Days

In spite of its release in 2011 and change of members, this song is a classic every rainy season.

Wanna One (Lean on Me) – Forever and a Day

Wanna One just came back with a special album showcasing the boys’ different musical colors through units. The unit, Lean on Me, is composed of members Yoon Ji Sung, Ha Sung Woon and Hwang Min Hyun. We have already featured the producer of this song in last year’s list – it is none other than, NELL.

Accompanied with NELL’s usual emotional music, the lyrics was inspired by the members’ thoughts of memories of their bond even after Wanna One’s disbandment.

We can’t wait to hear this live in their Manila stop of their world tour!

I.O.I. – Downpour

It definitely wouldn’t be a rainy weather playlist without I.O.I’s Downpour. Full of sincerity, this emotional ballad makes us want our tears to be mixed into the rain. We miss these girls so much, and we hope to see them in a mini reunion.

KNK – Rain

Not all rainy day songs need to be ballads. KNK’s Rain is a sad dance track backed with a saxophone and a Spanish guitar. Everything about the song and the video is on point, and we wouldn’t mind being in the rain with them.

G-Dragon – Untitled, 2014

We are definitely missing G-Dragon’s presence in the music industry. While we wait for him to finish his military service, let’s enjoy his music shall we?

BTS – The Truth Untold (feat. Steve Aoki)

At first glance, you would think it is dance track because of international DJ Steve Aoki. However, it turns out to be a heart-wrenching ballad by the vocal line of BTS. The lyrics tell of a person’s struggle to reveal his or her true self to the one he or she loves, and we could pretty much relate in some way.

EXO – Universe

Speaking of a warm cup of coffee, we couldn’t just miss out EXO’s Universe. You could almost smell the coffee beans through the music video. Go ahead, grab a cup, and enjoy the warmth of EXO’s vocals with this song.

IU – Ending Scene

IU’s voice always has its way of tugging people’s heartstrings, that’s why she continues to be one of South Korea’s most loved soloists. The song is perfect to listen to on senti rainy days.

What K-Pop songs do you listen to during rainy days? Make sure to share it in the comments!