It’s been so long since I wrote up one of these reviews! I almost forgot how I did them!
For those of you wondering: Yes, this is the same actress from BTS’s “Boy in Luv” a.k.a. the Ilhoon look-alike. 😛
I already knew Leo as a singer before listening to this, but this is the first time I have heard LYn sing and her voice is beautiful! Together, LYn and Leo sound amazing together. My favorite parts of the song are the moments when they sing at the same time, and I wish we could have heard more of those. The song itself isn’t particularly special in my opinion, but these two have strong enough voices to make it sound beautiful.
Video – Story
This story definitely will take you by surprise. Leo is a dress-maker, and he lives with his lover, Soo Hyun. Throughout the video we see them together, in love, but Leo seems to be holding back in the relationship. At one point he accidentally loses control and pushes her to the ground, and through more flashbacks and images, we get the idea that Leo has some sort of mental disorder. One day, Soo Hyun is nowhere to be found and Leo goes crazy thinking that she left him, flashing back to memories of a past girlfriend who left him. When he does find her, in his twisted mind, he decides to kill her and preserve her heart, so that she can never leave him.
The story is scary, heart-breaking, and full of twists. I love how unique it is. As a psychology student, I was super excited to see a video involving a mental disorder. Even though it is twisted, the ending is a bit poetic. Because of past trauma, the only way that Leo can feel safe in his relationship is if he can physically hold Soo Hyun’s heart in his hand and never let it go.
Video – Cinematography
One of the reasons why the story of this video is so enthralling is the use of flashbacks. In the beginning, the relationship between Leo and Soo Hyun looks completely normal. However, as different scenes are revealed of Leo’s life, we see just how far from “normal” he is.
The colors reflect the tone of each scene perfectly and are great in setting the mood. I love the presence of the pills in the video, making it clear that there is actually something wrong with Leo and the story isn’t meant to be figurative. It is a bit unclear however if the pills are helping or hurting him.
Interestingly, even though Leo is revealed to be a murderer in the end, I found myself sympathizing with him. Because of the scenes that the editors chose to put in and the way that Leo is portrayed, we do actually feel sorry for him and want nothing more than for him to find true love in the end. I just love the way they reveal the twist in the end, with the image of him kissing the jar with her heart and him admiring her lifeless body wearing his dress.
This is definitely a style I would love to see Leo wearing again. He looks so sharp in all of his outfits and makes a very handsome dress designer. Both he and Soo Hyun have a simple, yet nice wardrobe in this video that looks very natural in this particular story. I am not personally fan of some of Go Soo Hyun’s dresses, but overall, the wardrobe is done very nicely.
Overall, this video was just unexpected. When I saw it in my subscription box, I wasn’t planning on mentioning it on this blog, but once I saw that story, I had to write a review. Ballads are not my thing, but the video as a whole made this one pretty enthralling.
Overall Final Score: 4.5/5
Starlight moment: I’m so happy to see a video featuring Leo! He is so often absent on camera, and it was nice to see him shine for once. Now I’m just waiting for them to give him a drama deal.
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What did you think of the video? Do you have another interpretation of the story?
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