BTS’ Suga appeared on Bighit Music Record Melon station to share the instrumental songs he listens to before going to bed. Here are all eight tracks to add to your bedtime playlist. Hopefully listening to these songs will help you sleep better.
1. “Pond of Ice” – Second Moon
“Ice Pond” is a 2005 song from Second Moon’s eponymous debut studio album. If you’ve never heard of Second Moon before, they are a South Korean ethnic fusion band that blends jazz, folk, and world music; You may have heard his OSTs on dramas such as Love in the Moonlight on KBS2 and Legend of the Blue Sea on SBS.
2. “Kiss the Rain” – Yiruma
“Kiss the Rain” is a 2003 song from Yiruma’s third studio album, From the Yellow Room. Yiruma is one of South Korea’s best-known pianists, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart last year after his old albums were resurfaced during the pandemic.
3. “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” – Sakamoto Ryuichi
Suga Sakamoto is a big fan of Ryuichi, so much so that he included three of his songs in this playlist. “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” was originally an OST of the Japanese–British war film of the same name, released in 1983.
4. “Chihiro’s Waltz” – w
“The Chihiro Waltz” is one of Studio Ghibli’s beloved piano songs from Spirited Away. Originally composed by Joe Hisaishi, the song is named after Chihiro Ogino, the 10-year-old protagonist of Spirited Away. Suga’s version of the playlist is performed by Elizabeth Bright.
5. “A flower is not a flower” – Sakamoto Ryuichi
The next Sakamoto Ryuichi song to appear on Suga’s playlist is “A Flower Is Not a Flower”. This 2005 release is a worldwide popular masterpiece and has been featured on numerous television shows over the past 15 years.
6. “Rain” – Sakamoto Ryuichi
Finally, Suga’s last Sakamoto Ryuichi song is “Rain”. “Rain” was originally released in 1987 as part of the soundtrack for the Oscar Award-winning epic biographical drama film The Last Emperor.
7. “Time” – Hans Zimmer
“Time” is a 2010 piece by Hans Zimmer that was originally released as part of the soundtrack to Inception. The song is noted for uniquely mirroring the film’s narrative structure, alternating between live strings and subdued sub-bass.
8. “Romance (Memories)” – Yuhaki Kuramoto
Finally, the last song on Suga’s sleep playlist is “Romance” by Yuhaki Kuramoto. The song appeared at the end of the South Korean neo-noir action film A Bittersweet Life starring Lee Byung Hun.