I am obsessed with FLOW. Again.
Let me share one of the ways. Let’s go by the moods.
First, want a song that will totally wake you up at work?
Mood: A Screw Loose
I think I’ll LOL at this forever. It’s like a Japanese “Lonely Island.” They’re like “we’re Japanese and have no bulk” and go to a “program”… where they get
bodysuits buff and fake tans.
I think Keigo (red shirt) wins at hilariousness with his man-boobs. I think he’s originally the scrawniest, and he’s the most awkward one… it’s SO great.
As someone that admits and owns to her own insanity, seeing others also being my kind of insane brings me into a whole new level of OMGBESTHSIFHERIGHOEAKJFKLHTAGIOWEHGL
Mood: Sentimental aka Better than a Korean Drama
There are so many things I love about this song and video. In terms of the song and its lyrics, even though it could fit into the sentimental/emotional song genre, it is full of energy and a careful optimism. The lyrics could apply to many situations well beyond the video. It’s a perfect song for friends, teachers, when moving, graduating. Or even other kinds of departures. And it also has lines that concern unfinished business, and I take them to mean, “I’ll take this last chance to do what I want to…” which is the meaning that the video capitalizes on.
As for why the video is BETTER THAN A KOREAN DRAMA… in this case I see less as more. Sure, dramas and videos are different, but most dramas use big events to create the conflict – you know, cancer, incest, from rags to riches, revenge, etc. etc. And in Korea their music videos do too. If a Korean video had these lyrics, someone would have a tumor, or if they decided to have a photographer he would end up giving his eyes to the girl he liked who lost them in the music video or something… you know, hypothetically.
But this is a simple story, about taking the last days before departing school and friends and making the most of them… and it’s sparse enough that you can fill in the blanks/create your own story if you want, but the former is the basic premise…