Sunday, May 8, 2016

[enter-talk] GOOSEBUMPS INDUCING ANALYSIS OF WOOHYUN'S MV

First of all, you all know that Kim Sunggyu's MV was dedicated to the Sewol incident
Woohyun's MV is somehow connected to Sunggyu's MV




Sunggyu's MV starts with his closed eyes
and then he had to stop the water from pouring out from the sink
there's always water imagery springing from everywhere
you can all guess that it's an imagery that his dongsaeng died from drowning 



to preserve the memory of his dongsaeng
Sunggyu had to find a timeless place where he can store his memories
Kim Sunggyu imagines the place as he close his eyes

and he takes his dongsaeng's fish tank with him



he keeps walking


and he breaks the fish tank and released its content 



at the end, he delivered the most important thing found in the fish tank, a house
at this point you can hear him repeating "help" as if he helped his dongsaeng go back home

up until here is the content of Kontrol

next up is the explanation of Woohyun's MV
Woohyun has his eyes closed on all the teaser pictures











and here are Sunggyu's 27 album teasers





and here's control, except Kontrol, he has his eyes opened on all the other teasers

there's a lot of symbolism for closed eyes, but overall it either signifies
1. running away from reality (to cover ones eyes) t/n: Sunggyu
2. death (shut ones eyes and sleep) t/n: Woohyun

both MVs have water and eyes imagery
in Sunggyu's teaser and MV, he has his eyes closed because he wants to run away from reality and meet his dongsaeng
Sunggyu's memories/timeless place are buried into his imagination that is accessed through him covering his eyes. Because he's still alive he can snap back into reality.
You can also look at the previous song and the one that comes after Kontrol. The one before is called "alive" which means that he is living and he wants to do everything he can while he's alive. Yet, the story is about him not being able to. The song that comes after is titled "daydream" in English and "if only I was able" in Korean. The song is about things that he wasn't able to say. Ultimately like his teaser suggests, he has no choice but to face the reality so he has to live in the present.

Sunggyu cannot stop the time and time keeps moving on.
In his preview teaser, you can see him walking continuously, which signifies that he realizes that he has to flow with the time that cannot be stopped.
In the MV you can find him walking too. But amidst of all the walking he sat down/stops and he remembers his dongsaeng.

On the other hand, you have Woohyun who also has closed eyes.
Nam Woohyun is, on the other hand, stopped in time because he's always still. Even if he ran, it ended with a black out.
Meanwhile Sunggyu has to face the reality.

Here's another keyword "water"