On Monday, followers have been gifted with RM’s seven-track Mono mixtape (stylized mono.) and the “Forever Rain” animated music video. As a follow-up, Tuesday (Oct. 23) noticed the BTS chief share a lyric-focused video for “Seoul.”
Featuring cinematic pictures of Seoul, South Korea, over the track’s Honne-crafted, lo-fi melody, the lyric video vividly depicts the town as RM sings about his tense relationship with the place he calls residence, which he introduces as having a “concord” that’s “acquainted to me.”
References to a number of the metropolis's most distinguished options, just like the Han River, Cheonggyecheon stream and Seonyudo island, are featured within the wordplay-filled lyrics ("And the Han River that bears an excessive amount of han") as RM depicts his torn emotions towards the South Korean capital. "I already love even your fumes and the nastiness," he says. "'It's a pleasant place to stay you probably have cash,'" he quotes taxi drivers saying.
The “Seoul” video incorporates a temporary shot of RM sitting in a automotive exterior a comfort retailer on the sting of the Han, and features a brief cellphone dialog the place he describes his plans to go away. Ostensibly referring to his departure from the place he's at that second, the dialogue comes simply after the track's bridge wherein he sings "I'm livin' you/ I'm leavin' you" on repeat, addressing the town.
The music video was directed by YongSeok Choi of Lumpens with assistant administrators Guzza, HyeJeong Park and MinJe Jeong, additionally from Lumpens. HyunWoo Nam of GDW acted because the director of images and Joonki Min of Sunshine Underground is credited with composition.
The Mono mixtape — or playlist, because the BTS member has dubbed it — was launched Monday simply because the group completed the European leg of their Love Yourself world tour. It is RM’s second solo track assortment, following 2015’s RM mixtape.
Watch the music video for “Seoul” right here: