Iris (아이리스) – Love Game

Played on podcast 519, Love Game by Iris (아이리스) is a disco-funk ballad with a K-pop twist that has become my go-to, feel-good songs of 2020.

Sung almost entirely in kawaii-cute Korean, the track uses familiar musical cues – a Nile Rodgers inspired guitars and doe-eyed keys – to remove the language barrier and allowing western listeners, like me, to fill in the blanks as they bop along.