Wow, what an emotional ride that was, sheesh. But that weren’t just blank feels.. There were some intense, complicated ideas there.
G-Dragon was, as usual, the Lonely Man. In a vibe that was highly reminiscent of the Crooked MV, he wandered about looking dazed, and numb. Eventually, the emptiness of his heart bled out into the emptiness of the streets. And then, he was truly alone.
Taeyang was truly fascinating. He seemed to be the man who clutched to an impossible ideal–i.e. that of never sinning. He has isolated himself in order to avoid sin, but sin finds him anyway. And then he either metaphorically fell into sin, or he committed because he had broken his ideal.
Seungri was the typical, jealous boyfriend. Nothing too unusual there, but he pulled it off very well. There was some lovely subtle camera work with his parts, and an almost frightening calm in his demeanor, even when violent.
And then the truly heartbreaking ones: TOP and Daesung. I can’t decide which was worse. Daesung was the boy who wanted to be strong for his girl. She gave him a neckerchief, which, echoing the medieval tradition of a lady giving her knight a ribbon, seemed to imply to him that he had to be stronger for her, and worthy of her love. But he wasn’t strong enough. He was violently beaten, and the neckerchief flung on his face in a cruel mockery.
And then TOP. The icy man in a cold, sterile world. And he’s finally accepted someone into it– a girl. But her touch repels him. Perhaps she is unclean, perhaps she does not fit his world. But either way, he becomes mad at her, and kills her. And now, he is the one who is unclean. Covered in her blood, he staggers down the street as his world comes crashing around him.
They are all Losers in the literal sense of the word; they have become lost.