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Designed by: Athena Lim (19-A4)

 

Every month, The Origin* features 7-8 songs recommended by your fellow Eunoians and a personal recommendation from one of our members. Have a song to recommend? Fill in this form and your recommended song may be featured in Sick Beats! (Note: Songs are subject to review, and please recommend PG13 songs) To everyone who recommended a song, thank you for your contribution!

 

Lauv – Sad Forever

Genre: Pop

A dose of them feels, Mood Booster, Chill

(Suggested by Cheryl, 18-E5)

With its catchy lyrics and calming melody, ‘Sad Forever’ is a powerful and yet relatable pop anthem that beautifully conveys the need to recognise mental health as an ongoing journey. On that note, The Origin* would like to wish all J1s and J2s all the best for their upcoming A level examinations. 9/10. 

 

Shawn Mendes – Lost in Japan
Genre: Pop
A dose of them feels, Chill
(Suggested by Gerald Oh, 19-I4)

If we could describe this song with lyrics, it would be “can’t get you off my mind”. The sick combination of synths and acoustics makes one want to press the replay button over and over again. 7.5/10.

 

BTS – Lights
Genre: Asian Pop (KPop, JPop, CPop etc.)
A dose of them feels, Mood Booster, Chill, Inspiring lyrics
(Suggested by Anonymous)

BTS shows off their multilingual prowess in this Japanese hit. Its inspiring lyrics such as “you’re my light”, are bound to lift your spirits. 8/10.  

 

Chen – Portrait of You

Genre: Asian Pop (KPop, JPop, CPop etc.)
Helps to focus when studying, A dose of them feels
(Suggested by Christabel, 18-U5)

The soft, dream-like opening had us in the first half, the lyrics and Chen’s gentle voice are bound to move you. A dose of feels? More like a downpour of feels. 8/10.

 

Queen – I Want to Break Free

Genre: Rock
Hype you up on a sleepy day, Good for gyming
(Suggested by Gerald Oh, 19-I4)

A truly liberating piece. Once you hear it, it makes you feel as if you are the main character in a 90s sit-com, cycling through your empty neighbourhood on your yellow bicycle as your heavy textbooks and water bottle rattle in the front metal basket. Sounds even better when you are on a moving vehicle. 8.5/10.

 

Paramore – Rose-Colored Boy

Genre: Alternative, Pop
Hype you up on a sleepy day, Good for gyming
(Suggested by Anonymous)

An upbeat song with an addictive beat, but rather contrasting lyrics. The main vocalist’s voice was extremely enjoyable, and it will be hard to get this song out of your head. Listen to this song whenever you need someone to tell you, “It’s okay to be not okay.” 9/10.

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

Genre: Rock

Hype you up on a sleepy day, A dose of them feels

(Suggested by Anonymous)
Oozing with good ol’ Southern charm, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ is an unforgettable track with its country guitar riffs. Be it Alabama or anywhere else, this song has proven to withstand the test of time. 7.5/10.

 

周兴哲 – 至少我还记得

Genre: Asian Pop (KPop, JPop, CPop etc.)
A dose of them feels, Chill
(Suggested by Anonymous)
至少我还记得, or ‘At Least I Still Remember’ in English, speaks of unspoken pledges of love and bygone days. Strangely therapeutic and calming, this is a Chinese song you would not want to miss out on. 8/10. 

 

Bonus recommendation: 

Valentina Ploy – See You in Life

Genre: Pop

A surprisingly upbeat song for one dealing with romance, with lyrics discussing moving on from a relationship. Uplifting and slightly bittersweet, just like how we feel after our Promotional examinations. 8/10

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