Track: Chau Chau | Artist: Deli Spice | Album: Deli Spice

If you’ve watched any sort of Korean television show in the past ten years, chances are you’re familiar with this 1997 track in some form or another.

Deli Spice is a pioneer of modern Korean indie rock, bringing light to this genre at a time when the commercialization of mainstream, produced K-Pop was fully underway. Chau Chau is one of those songs that are perfect for brightening those dreary morning commutes (in fact, I listened to it this morning on the train), or, depending on your circumstance, for cheering you up at the end of a long, stressful day.

It’s not a particularly deep song — the lyrics are two sentences, repeated over and over:

I keep hearing your voice

No matter how much I try to block it

(Which is basically me when it comes to my neighbors.)

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