explain junsus mv to me please pLEASEE
idg his mv but its gorgeous \o/
Yeah, look, I honestly think Junsu stayed up for a whole week playing horror games and was at some point interrupted by a the franc is up 60% text message from his Swiss bank accounts so he was like ‘what is a budget.’
But considering Tablo’s involved and with respect to the media issues they both encountered: I’m gonna bullshit like a pro and say the MV depicts the life of a celebrity.
It opens on a jagged dismal mountain range where Junsu’s golden palace sits in luxury. (Because idols, being ‘on top’, of course, have perfect, wasteful lives.) A horde of angry masked dudes (interpret them as anonymous netizens or perhaps as construction companies concealing their identities) storm the palace and toss a severed mechanical head at him, like, “Dude, you’re done.”
(But the lyrics are /lies can’t kill the truth/)
If you consider the head a metaphorical representation of Junsu’s (or Tablo’s) image—a manufactured, artificial product—the smirk Angry Leader Guy throws him is equal parts a challenge and a declaration of Junsu’s impending defeat, especially as Junsu retaliates by swagging off his throne, seemingly full of confidence.
(But the lyrics are /nobody can help me/)
And then there’s an epic apocalyptic Broadway interlude because IDEK but it gives us a glimpse of the real palace: barely standing, with no roof, in ruins—a facade.
Junsu’s frantic incoherent dance-off is eventually interrupted by a distracting little girl in white (presumably symbolic of love or hope—or his fans—maybe music? something pure he lives for), so he manages to chill out enough to melt that decapitated head down into what I hoped would be coffee but nope, it’s that gold glitter from Intoxication, only this time he’s licking it off suggestively because he also spent a week watching just porn probably.
Metaphorically, if you agree the head represents his public image, him sipping it slowly—peacefully—while the savage primitive masses rage outside, calling for his demise, is pretty thought-provoking, because ultimately, they serve him an ugly, unappetizing meal.
He sees it’s wrong, sees it’s poison, but eats it anyway (/your life, your soul, your world / they cannot kill it/) under the watchful gaze of the little girl (/I tell you it’s okay/). He then throws that vile shit up so he can rise again, only this time, he’s alone, on a dark scary horse, hidden under a heavy protective mask.
…um, my best guess is: ‘if they fuck with you—persist; reinvent, take no shit, grow.’