I love BTS and their news M/V didn’t disappoint me. Given their photo shoot, the mv has a lot of bright colours throughout the video even with its sad content. I watched the video first without subtitles to get the feeling of the M/V. Even without knowing what the boys are singing about you can tell it’s going to be a sad song. With Kookie staring out of the window and V leaning onto train tracks, the slow melody invokes sadness.
After listening to the music video again with the subtitles I realised that they were talking about the sadness of missing one’s friends when you’ve grown apart. As Suga’s lyric stats, sometimes you can tell who’s changed that makes the relationship drift apart. However, the song makes a promise that they will get back together no matter how long they are apart.
Now change friends, which the imagery suggests, and introduce the idea of a girl. The lyrics work just as well if not better. The lyrics about hold each other’s hands and wanting to be together works perfectly for a difficult relationship. If you take out the word friend that Rapmon says than this could be a love song.
It always amazes me how much BTS grow in such a short period of time. I am so happy that there are these 7 hard working individuals in my generation. I can’t see how they continue to grow in the future.
Also, my little secret is I would love to sit down with Rapmon and talk about books. He seems like a really chill book lover. Only in my dreams sadly.
Edit: I just watched the video again for the 3rd time and who else feels like the visuals of the lean heavily towards suicide. We see a group of close-knit friends suddenly pulled apart with only their memories tieing together. We have V on the active train tracks at the beginning of the video with the sound of a train. We have Jin with a pair of shoes by the ocean like someone would do then they committed suicide. We have those same shoes with laces tied together hung over a tree branch at the end of the line of the train. In some places, this signals the death of someone and is normally the shoes of someone who’s passed. This can either represent Jin or V. If you link it to Blood Sweat and Tears, Jin met with a fallen angel and his perception of the world began to crack. But, then again, V is a fallen angel and his sin could have been committing suicide. I know I’m thinking about this far too much. But this is my life.