As my time at Kotaku—and as the curator of this column—comes to an end, it only seems appropriate to end with a fitting song from my favorite girl group of all time.
Goodbye is a jazzy, upbeat, and energetic piece that belies a pretty heartbreaking set of lyrics. Just read the first stanza:
I know where this script will go
Just like a mediocre drama
What you’re going to say to me today,
I can immediately tell
It’s a boring story that’s so entirely predictable
The rest of the song dwells on more heartbreak, nostalgia, and bitterness, which is a perfect encapsulation of my feelings as I leave Kotaku (not really).
I had two goals when I started this (theoretically) daily series: to share some of my favorite K-Pop with a wider audience, but more importantly, to delve into some of the lesser-known, outside-the-music-box artists and songs that I felt deserved just as much consideration as its Twice/BTS/Girls’ Generation brethren. It’s been fun sharing these with you, and I hope I was able to expand your musical horizons a little bit.