Pet Sounds: Karen Wong

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.]


The first time I heard the song “Missing You”, by the Korean indie band Delispice, was about eighteen months ago, when I was an exchange student in Canada.

Interestingly, I experienced a sense of déjà vu as I listened to the song in my room, despite the fact that I knew only a little Korean, and so did not fully understand the lyrics.

Rather than justifying the feeling of déjà vu, I somehow prioritised sensibility over sense and enjoyed the song.

Feelings are not to be justified. At least, feelings are not to be justified at the moment when they creep out of nowhere like pixies. Let them flow. I think the spirituality within us is what makes our lives meaningful and wonderful.

I believe that the process of listening to music unveils our spirituality and this is how music is able to heal one’s soul. Listening to music is a stress reliever to me as it sometimes requires me to leave out all the rest but the process of ‘feeling’.

So there it went: loop button pressed, mood undisturbed, feelings lingered.

I think Delispice make great music. Listen to their Song “Missing You” here:


Karen.jpgKaren Wong Kwok Hing is a graduate of the Department of English and Department of Education (Class of 2018). [Read all entries by Karen.]


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