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Hello, 안녕하세요, I’m back with issue 03 of ‘The Attic Playlist’! My name is Jiwon, and ‘The Attic Playlist’ is a series I have designed to introduce songs by musicians who are less popular to foreign listeners yet definitely worthy of recognition. In each issue, I will introduce five songs by different musicians. For every song, I will provide the full lyrics in Korean. Then, I will pick out a few lines from the lyrics that capture the mood of the song and provide a translation of them, so non-Korean speakers can also enjoy the meaning of them.
‘The Attic Playlist’ will be published once every two weeks.
This week’s theme
March 6th is called 경칩(Kyung-Chip) in Korea. It is the day animals wake up from their hibernation. In other words, it is the first official day of spring. When I think about Spring, I think about the warmth in the air and flying flower petals. Lovers, after the long days of winter, finally enjoy the outside, walking in the nice weather. Love between other relationships like friends and family also is seen on the streets of spring, but I think songs about lovers best represent the titillation of spring breeze.
This week’s playlist
1. 40(Forty) – 봄을 노래하다(Singing Spring)
2. 검정치마(Black Skirt) – Antifreeze
3. 슈가볼(Sugarbowl) – 질투(Jealousy)
4. 서영은(Seo Young-Eun) – Nighty Night
5. 모던쥬스(Modern Juice) – 사랑을 시작해도 되겠습니까(May I Begin Love)
I hope you have enjoyed the playlist, and feel free to comment below if you have any questions or concerns about my translation. I would also appreciate words of encouragement! All the Korean lyrics are from Naver Music, and all the videos are from Youtube.