There has been a recent horrible tragedy that hit South Korea with the Sewol Ferry carrying 400-500 passengers, 300 of them being high school students on a field trip, sinking. 193 were bodies found and 109 still missing. It’s difficult to grasp a situation and tragedy with one you have not experienced, but being a high school student myself, my heart goes out to those being affected by such a loss. But on top of this tragedy, there are investigations for crimes committed by the captain, who left the passengers to sink with the boat as he made his own escape along with members of the crew.
The K-pop scene had been quiet for awhile due to the mourning all over South Korea. Music shows have stopped, promotions were halted, and comebacks were delayed. Fittingly, Akdong Musician had released the song, “Melted” which is the song for this week. It’s a song that tries to see the light and reason for this cold world. I give props to Akdong Musician being such a young duo but still able to sing about such a serious topic that many people nowadays do not take into consideration. Not thinking of the suffering of the world, but only their own desirable needs. I myself am a victim to such selfishness.