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170614 Yoongi’s Blog Post

Agust D 믹스테잎의 마지막곡 so far away를 멤버들과 함께 하여 기분이 색다르네요.

오히려 이 버젼의 분위기가 원래 의도 했던 곡 스타일에 더 가까운 것 같습니다.

마지막까지 수정에 수정에 수정에 수정을 거듭하면서 믹스테잎을 완성시키고 공개를 했는데, 가사 검수를 정확하게 하지 못한 것을 발매되고 한참 뒤에 알게되었습니다. don’t fall away 라는 가사가 don’t far away 로 표기 되어 있었다는 걸요…이미 발표는 했고 수정하기엔 늦었고 뭐 어쩌겠습니까 하하하 그때 첫 믹스테잎이라 정신도 없고 하하 이 버젼에는 틀린 가사가 아닌 원 가사가 표기되어 있습니다. 이렇게 기회가 생겨 원 가사를 알려드릴 수 있어 다행이네용 즐겁게 즐겨주세요 :)

4주년 페스타도 끝이 났네요 5주년 페스타 때 다시 찾아 뵙겠습니다.

4주년 축하해요 아미 :)

-슈가

The feeling of doing so far away, the last song of the Agust D mixtape, with the members is quite different.

If anything, the mood of this version is closer to the style that I planned for the song.

Until the end, I repeated revision after revision after revision after revision to complete and release the mixtape, but I didn’t realize until a while after the mixtape was released that I didn’t completely check over the lyrics (for this song). The lyrics “don’t fall away” became written as “don’t far away”…I already released (the mixtape) and it was to late to revise, so well what could I do? hahaha. At that time, it was my first mixtape, so it was a bit chaotic, haha. In this version, rather than the wrong lyrics, it was written with original lyrics. It’s a relief that I was able to let you guys know of the original lyrics through this kind of opportunity. Please enjoyably enjoy (this song) :)

The 4th year anniversary festa has ended as well. I’ll come to find you all again during the 5th year anniversary festa.

Congratulations on our 4th year anniversary, ARMY :)

-SUGA

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underappreciated things about seventeen

s.coups: his voice (I will never shut up about his voice bc his breath control is just A++++)

jeonghan: dancingskillsdancingskillsdanci-

joshua: same as jeonghan actually bc he’s improved a lot since their debut pls recognise his efforts

jun: his talent?? won multiple awards in national competitions for martial arts, art and drumming? has an arsenal of awards for his acting?????

hoshi: how he leads the performance unit with such discipline yet also knows how to take care of his members so well and bring out the best in each of them

wonwoo: his dedication and work ethic (according to the other rappers he has multiple notebooks completely filled with rap lyrics he’s written)

woozi: his legendary 2 rap lines in fronting and in the wally mixtape with vernon and scoops yES

dokyeom: how he puts so much pressure on himself as a main vocalist but is still always cheery and energetic (like when he cried when the judge only praised seungkwan and not him)

mingyu: his sense of humour like whY DOES NO ONE TALK ABOUT HOW FUNNY HE IS

minghao: his endless talent in singing and rapping and dancing and b-boying and martial arts chinaline is just a doraemon’s pocket of talent really

seungkwan: how he’s so willing to make fun of himself just to make others laugh (he turns every insult he gets into a joke he’s just so easygoing)

vernon: the amount of passion he has for rap (you can just tell how much he loves rapping and how he pours all of his emotions into his lyrics)

dino: everything. just everything.

i just.. . can’t get over sign of the times. there is so much feeling in it - hope, desperation, strength, vulnerability, pain, love, bravery - and all of it is so palpable, i feel like i can taste it in the air while the song’s playing. he pulls you in at the very first note and tangles you into his soul with every note after that. the energy in his voice just. it washes over you, wave after wave, like an ocean of electricity and emotion. 

a long post about the message of the blurryface era

all the blurryface music videos (and heathens) seem to be pretty different from the rest but all of them have the same theme, which is that connection with friends is the best way to cope, and no one is really alone.

heathens/heavydirtysoul - these two music videos parallel each other closely as i talked about in my last post. both start with tyler in a dark and unfamiliar place. he is sad and withdrawn. then, he sees josh. josh is drumming furiously and doesn’t notice tyler. 

in both music videos tyler is represented by dark motifs (rooms, clothes, etc.) while josh’s motifs are glowing and bright. heathens - he’s drumming on a glowing box, which eventually becomes the stage on which he and tyler play. heavydirtysoul - his drums spark flames with every hit; they grow larger and eventually consume tyler as well. 

both videos reach a climax in which tyler and josh interact with each other for the first time. the light (heathens) and flame (hds) grows to a blinding maximum and the two are rocking out together. josh is no longer ignoring tyler. tyler is no longer withdrawn; he is interacting with josh and for the moment his anxiety is gone. it’s a release but it’s not a painful one. he is coping. 

and then in the end everything is back to normal - no yellow suit, no light, no flames. tyler is still there alone. blurryface is as present as ever. and the implication is that he has imagined josh. this is why josh didn’t notice tyler both times. he was merely an attempt for tyler to find someone to relate to. a cathartic figment of imagination. an imagination of light that tyler hasn’t found yet. 

and what these songs mean in relation to the videos is clear. “all my friends are heathens” - there are so many people here going through the same thing as me, and while the general public considers us freaks, we are all here together and ready to stay that way. “can you save my heavydirtysoul” - implies desperately trying to find a way out of the situation. imagining salvation so fervently that it manifests as almost reality. salvation, here, is josh and the flames. 

lane boy - this one is kind of similar to heathens and heavydirtysoul in that it starts with tyler, alone and contemplating, in the dark. but this time he’s worried about what he has done to become successful, and whether it’s good enough, and whether fame will change him and limit him. all these worries are new to the band, because they’re at the beginning of their rise to fame at this point. and in the video the dark road in the woods symbolizes that they’re in the dark and they’re being careful. stay low they say. 

and then they’re playing on a stage, and everything is forgotten, and they REFUSE to stay low. if you notice in the video the moment tyler sees josh on stage, that is the moment he breaks his silence and starts to dance. to me this video represents that even though not everyone in the crowd might like what the band is doing, and even though there are critics behind that stage and out in that world, being able to play in front of thousands, together, tyler and josh, is worth it. at the end of this video is the realization that having each other means much more than success. 

stressed out - i think this video illustrates the point the most obviously, but it does a great job handling the dichotomy between wanting to grow up and not wanting to grow up. obviously tyler and josh would rather hang out with each other, with no responsibilities, and make music without having to worry about how it is going to be received. and part of the music video is the deliberate denial of reality, and the fantasy of regressing into teenagerhood. but the last part? that’s the acknowledgement that they’re not always going to be kids and life will not be easy. tyler is walking down the street, alone, and without the backpack and the tricycle. this is a sign he’s maturing. and blurryface, he’s there too. i think that entire scene is representative of coming of age.

ride/fairly local - like heathens and heavydirtysoul, i think there’s strong evidence these videos parallel each other. both take place in an isolated location and make use of very polarized (no pun intended) environments. ride - the daytime and the nighttime. fairly local - the icy house and the red hallway. 

so in ride, i think it’s really important that the verses and the bridge take place at night. this is where tyler is doing all his worrying. he doesn’t know what his place in life is and what his relationship to others is. who would you live for, who would you die for, would you ever kill? he’s overanalyzing. he’s in the dark, both literally and metaphorically, about everything. and he doesn’t know where he stands with anyone. he can’t see. he’s wearing dark glasses at night. josh is nowhere to be seen. and then the chorus is where he lets up. he acknowledges that there is a lot to worry about and a lot to analyze over, but he can still enjoy his life. even though he’s hurling through the unfamiliar course of life he can still take the time to look at the things that he loves. and the light comes on, and he can look at the beauty that’s around him, and he can see that there are people and things that mean a lot to him even though he’s questioning it all. 

and then we have fairly local, where the majority of the video takes place in an icy house. the whole video seems very disconnected from the rest of the world. it’s freezing and desolate, both tyler and josh seem to ignore each other, and their demeanor is cold and apathetic. they’re trying very hard to remain unemotional, closed off, unable to see the damage they do to themselves and others. but that denial of their own feelings - that’s where blurryface manifests. he’s what’s causing their isolation, he’s there in the red hallway, changing into something darker and darker as tyler and josh continue to distance themselves.

and a thing i like about fairly local is that the quiet and desolate atmosphere of the video completely contradicts the lyrics of the song. “im fairly local, ive been around, ive seen the streets, youre walking down.” “the few, the proud, and the emotional.” he’s talking about the fanbase, and josh, and jenna, and everyone he’s been able to connect with. and the sense of group mentality and empathy are completely antithetical to the cold, quiet video that they represent breaking out of that atmosphere. 

tear in my heart - this one is an oddball. all the music videos from this era have the common thread of using human connection as a symbol of coping with blurryface. most videos choose to represent that with the relationship between tyler and josh, but this video uses tyler and jenna instead. i think the content of the video is pretty straightforward, and a lot of people have dived into this theory, but the scene in which jenna beats up tyler is important. a common interpretation is that this scene actually represents jenna beating up blurryface. blurryface doesn’t give up without a fight, of course. wrestling with such a character, such a deeply rooted part of your thoughts, is going to cause some distress. there is pain involved in battling your own mind, but the pain is a sign that you are able to fight, that you’re doing it. sometimes you gotta bleed to know that you’re alive and have a soul. but it takes someone to come around and show you how. jenna and tyler’s love for each other is what gives tyler the power to challenge blurryface, but he won’t be able to do that without some pain involved. 

and now i think i understand why blurryface is the name of this strange part of everyone’s brain. the literal opposite of the word blurryface is of course clear face. as in being able to see people’s faces clearly. blurryface is the opposite of seeing people for who they truly are. blurryface is the opposite of joining people who are fighting the same battles as you and really connecting with them. the opposite of blurryface is friendship and truth, and we must always find comfort in the fact that we are not alone. there are always people out there for you. and that’s how you defeat a demon. 

From the snippet that we heard, Liam’s single sounded like his ascent to manhood, touting him as a moody roustabout lover-man in something of Drake’s lineage, complete with street lyrical touches, (while writing a picture appears of him with the Canadian don, though its not specified whether he’s working or partying with his hero)
—  Rollacoaster talking about Liam’s single