K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Butterfly

Track: Butterfly | Artist: Loveholics | Album: Aren’t You?
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Do you need some inspiration to get off your lazy butt and do something productive? Here’s the perfect song for the occasion.

Loveholics’ history is somewhat convoluted; the band actually started off as Loveholic (singular) in 2003 but underwent a name change in 2008 after some member shuffles. Butterfly, released as a digital single in the same year, was the band’s first release after the slight rebranding.

Butterfly rose to fame in the general public for its inclusion in the soundtrack for the movie Take Off in 2009 (Korean title 국가대표). The film, which remains one of South Korea’s most well-known sports movies, revolves around the Korean ski-jump team in the lead-up to the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. It’s a heartwarming underdog tale (that takes some serious liberties with historical accuracy), and Butterfly’s general message of hope and bravery makes it the perfect accompaniment to this feel-good movie.


The girl group Weki Meki covered this song in 2018 as a Pyeongchang Winter Olympics tie-in. Take a listen:

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