K-Pop Songs: H – Habit by SEVENTEEN

If there was one song I could listen to for the rest of my life Habit would be a strong contender. I vividly remember when I first heard this song and I’ve got to say, every time I hear it I feel the exact same way. It’s just a spectacular song!

ARTIST: SEVENTEEN

ALBUM: AI1 – EP

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AI1 released 22 May 2017 with their title track Don’t Wanna Cry. Although I do love this song a lot, once hearing their album I was totally floored by Habit.

For those of you who do know SEVENTEEN, you’ll just have to bare with me for a little bit.

SEVENTEEN, containing thirteen members, has three different sub-units: Hiphop Unit (S. Coups, Wonwoo, Minguy and Vernon), Vocal Unit (Jeonghan, Joshua, Woozy, DK and Seungkwan) and Performance Unit (Jun, Hoshi, The8 and Dino). Habit was performed by their Vocal Unit.

At first listen, I didn’t know this was a unit song. I was too busy drying my tears from how emotional this song made me. When I found out it was a vocal unit production I fell in love with it even more. I’ve never really rated SEVENTEEN as a vocal group – I much preferred them performance-wise – but Habit has really allowed me to see how amazing they are.

Although they do have nice voices individually I much prefer them singing altogether or in the background. When Seungkwan first kicks off the chorus with the rest of the vocal unit supporting him with harmonies in the background you can’t not get goosebumps. The whole song is just riddled with emotion and vulnerability. Like I mentioned in my B – Broken Heart by Monsta X segment, I have had some similar experience with this song as well.

Habit talks about falling out of love with someone but not being able to forget about that person, as if thinking of that person has become habitual to you. I have definitely been in this position before and tried to deal with a almost four year relationship falling apart. There’s nothing quite like trying to get your own life back together after such a heartbreak. Maybe that’s why this song struck a chord with me, even before finding out what the translation was.

When I think of you
Laughing somewhere
I feel like I’m losing
I feel like an idiot

I rather wish that you were having a rougher time
I want you to think of me
Because it’s hard
I want to be okay too

I feel my lips dry
The lips that used to call you so much
I realized then, like a habitual saying
That I desperately looked for you as I called for you
I want to embrace you like I did then
And tell you that I want to smile

When I close my eyes and count one and two
Before I know it, I’m asleep and
I look for you in my dream unknowingly
I think it’s a lie that I want to forget you

No
Maybe it’s become a habit instead
I think I want to forget
Your name that I’m calling again even now

I’d be more than happy to talk about my heartbreak if need be but I feel like a lot of the songs on this A-Z list do the job for me enough. In case you can’t tell, I love me a slow and sad song. Don’t get me wrong, I do love a banger but I feel like the slower songs resonate with me a lot more. I’m the kind of person who enjoys these kinds of songs and enjoys a good cry and Habit ticked all the boxes for me.

Although there’s no MV for this song – low key extremely thankful for this as I’d be a downright mess – but I’ve included a translated video down below so please check it out, I’m sure you’ll love it as well.

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