Learn More About K-Pop Songs With ‘Bed Squeaking’ Sounds
As one of the K-Pop fans, surely you have a very good hearing in analyzing every instrument or sound in every K-Pop song that you have listened to or has become your favorite. K-Pop is a special music genre and also has a unique arrangement from each producer. In this article, we are going to explore some K-Pop songs from girl groups or boy groups that have unique instruments such as bed squeaking sounds.
Maybe some of you are familiar with this instrument. Bed squeaking sound also turns out not only to exist in a few songs, but almost all of these instruments are found in K-Pop songs from well-known groups. Are you curious about the hidden instrument? Of course you are, so let’s look at K-Pop songs with bed squeaking sounds that you might not have noticed!
“Between Us” by LABOUM
“Between Us” is a song from LABOUM which was released in 2018. This song tells about someone who likes the existence of his lover or the person she likes if they are around. The feelings they have makes them nervous if the person they love is not there. “Between Us” also describes the feeling of awkwardness when two people as a couple are together and it makes them very excited.
“Between Us” also has a very mature concept. This was explained by LABOUM’s members when they held a showcase for this comeback. One member of LABOUM, Haein, said that she hoped people would see their adult charm too through songs like “Between Us.” The lyrics of this song are also about how someone’s condition can change drastically if they are together with the person they love.
“Overcome” by NU’EST
“Overcome” is a song from NU’EST that was released in 2016. This song tells about the knight who serves a queen. The main highlight in this song is the part of Minhyun who chants the mantra mahakenda peupeldomun, which is a mantra often mentioned in children’s storybooks in South Korea. Beside that, the era of releasing this song also became an iconic era for Ren who was performing at the time with a hair extension!
NU’EST members performed mysteriously in the “Overcome” music video and told about a queen that members wanted to look after. Not only presenting a story, the group that consists of JR and his members also shows dance movements that are quite amazing. Meanwhile, NU’EST itself seemed to show a different side to their mini-album with the single “Overcome.” They appear more mature both in sound, concept, and appearance.
“The 7th Sense” by NCT U
“The 7th Sense” is one of the songs popularized by NCT U, a boy group under SM Entertainment. This song was released in 2016 and received a lot of praise from fans because of its unique concept and production. Not only that, the chill trap genre music certainly can make fans more lulled by the voices of the members of NCT U. Editing a camera that is very artistic and cool also can not be separated from the 3-minute video.
“The 7th Sense” is also described as a song with a hip-hop groove and heavy bass sound. Through this song, listeners are introduced to the ‘seventh sense’ and a video clip that features the performance and dancing abilities of this group. In this era, NCT U presented their first member formation, such as Jaehyun, Mark, Ten, Taeyong, and Doyoung with their talents that excelled in dancing.
“Baby Don’t Like It” by NCT 127
NCT 127 made a comeback in early 2017 with the mini-album titled Limitless. Beside “Limitless” as the title track, there was also another song “Baby Don’t Like It.” More than a month after its release, the song itself was suddenly in the spotlight. Netter argues, there are parts of the lyrics that are allegedly talking about something sexual.
Especially in the lyric section that was sung by Mark and Taeyong, such as: “I like it when we get closer, When it gets risky only when you hold my hand, it feels like I have started. When I’m with you danger seems like a good thing. Whether it’s the wrong or right answer, you decide for me girl.” Some fans may not think that the lyrics are sexual. However, many regretted (if it was really sexual) that the song was composed by Mark and Taeyong because one of them was underage. Maybe also with the background instrument with bed squeaking sounds, it also makes it clear that “Baby Don’t Like It” has a sensual element in it.
“Sign” by GOT7
“Sign” is a song popularized by GOT7, one of the boy groups under JYP Entertainment. This song was released in 2017 and tells a story about someone who is waiting for his girlfriend to return to him by giving him a few signs because he still loves her. “Sign” is a song that describes someone whose nature changes and he does not think that time has passed quickly when they are together, but his feelings are still the same as before.
Although “Sign” by GOT7 does not have a music video, this song is a sidetrack of GOT7’s 6th EP Flight Log: Arrival which is loved by fans. This song has a very deep meaning from the lyrics and was sung live by the members in a special video. In the special video, it appears JB, Youngjae, and Bambam are singing the song wearing suits that make their appearance very handsome.
“Prism” by SHINee
In 2016, “Prism” was released as one of the songs popularized by SHINee. Previously it was also known that Jonghyun was a member who had a big role as the writer of this song. SHINee’s Minho revealed when they held their concert at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Seoul, South Korea. “This is the single that is loved by the five of us. We worked hard for this, from practicing choreography to recording,” said SHINee’s Minho.
“Prism” also has the meaning of a song that tells of a feeling of love that cannot be understood by someone through words, expressions, or signs. Like red to violet, someone’s expression is like describing a certain meaning like colors in a rainbow. It illuminates the empty heart of a person and he feels a hidden feeling because the existence of the person he loves continues to illuminate his heart.
“Tempo” by EXO
EXO released the song “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” or also known more briefly as “Tempo.” This song was released in 2018 and was inspired by an energetic hip-hop song with a stomping drum rhythm. In a comeback with “Tempo,” fans can also see Lay’s appearance after 2 years of being away and beginning to participate again in this new era. Not only that, but “Tempo” also set a record in the pre-order of their album which reached 1.1 million copies. The amount brought EXO the title ‘Quintuple Million Sellers’.
Pre-order of the album beat its own record on the previous album because the increase reached 90% from the previous album. “Tempo,” released in Korean and Chinese, is a hip-hop dance track with an energetic drum and bass sound. The “Tempo” music video is also equipped with a music video featuring nine personnel as bikers wearing leather jackets, colorful T-shirts, and ripped jeans. Not only that, but their album also managed to rank first on the charts of the United World Chart and Xiami Music. In fact, EXO also dominated the iTunes album charts in 47 countries.