New Year 2023: IVE

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New Year 2023: IVE

Dominating 2022’s various year-end awards, IVE have emerged as one of K-pop’s hottest groups. They’ve scored a string of hits, from “LOVE DIVE” to “After LIKE”, and were even at the origin of the “You know what my strength is?” meme. Armed with impressive music, performances and visuals, IVE tick all the boxes for K-pop success. So, what does “transcendence” mean for the girls as they gear up for another busy year following their massively successful debut? Here’s a playlist of tracks handpicked and freely interpreted by IVE’s six members. Check out the songs that give them strength as each strives to overcome her own challenges and obstacles. Yujin: Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” Little Mix, “Strip (feat. Sharaya J)” IU, “Lullaby” Kwon Jin Ah, “Fly Away” “These are songs that let me transcend [to find] my strength, when I’m anxious or need comfort.” Gaeul: Park Bom. “You and I” Ariana Grande, “no tears left to cry” Katie Sky, “Monsters” IVE, “LOVE DIVE” “These songs help me transcend my boundaries.” Rei: ADORA, “MAKE U DANCE (feat. EUNHA)” Ellie Goulding, Diplo, Red Velvet, “Close To Me (Red Velvet Remix)” NIKI, “Every Summertime” Madison Beer, “Reckless” “Here are songs that inspire me with ideas when I’m trying to create new things. They let me express myself by brushing away my worries.” Wonyoung: Latto, “Big Energy” Ariana Grande, “7 rings” Meghan Trainor, “Me Too” IU, “Blueming” “These songs give me the energy boost I need to break past my boundaries.” Liz: IVE, “ROYAL” 2NE1, “Come Back Home” Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang” Shawn Mendes, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” “These are songs of transcendent enjoyment, for when I’m having a blast.” Leeseo: BoA, “Only One” Ariana Grande, “Last Christmas” The Cast of High School Musical, “We’re All In This Together” Kwon Jin Ah, “You Already Have” “These songs have melodies that transcend my imagination.”

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