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zelo // b.a.p

a request that’s (slightly) nsfw? not like my usual stuff but I hope it’s okay anyway!! let me know if you want more like this one! :-)

In case you missed issues B.A.P WAKE ME UP MV has touched on pt 2 cuz im trash and have been wheezing/crying the whole day fight me

Insecurities + Low Self Esteem/self-worth: shown through the girl with makeup around her and she soon tries to apply lipstick, only ending up smashing the mirror.
Murder/Shootings: The man waving his arms around as if conducting a musical piece until lights spark at his fingertips (like gunshots being fired) and then people dead surround him.
Anxiety/Depression/Mental Illness: The man in the bathroom, coiled up by the bathtub as he looks at his surroundings afraid of something, only to submerge himself into the water in his bathtub.
Illness in General/Suicidal thoughts or attempts: The girl who drinks down those pills as well as some other type of liquid can represent either illness in a physical aspect or portrays the attempt to suicide.
Eating Disorders/Hallucinations: The scene with the woman chopping veggies can allude to two different interpretations. Hallucinations as she almost eats a worm or it is the symbolic representation to express eating disorder.
Societal/Political Issues: The probably most iconic scene where the man is holding up a sign “Emotion Revolution”. This is representative of public demonstrations we see on the news today to fight for equal rights and social justice. The people passing by as if its nothing represent those who are unaware of the issues that surround them.
Revolution is starting to be achieved when these people who went through their own respective life problems come together to help ‘spread the awareness’. I guess you can say they, “wake up” into new ‘selves’, represented through celebration towards the end of the MV.

This isn’t even it. The MV is very diverse in nationality and they haven’t placed labels/stereotypical roles on these people according to the colour of their skin or where they came from. Each and every person was given a role that any human being would go through in their life because every human being is a human being despite race, colour, place of birth, gender, etc.

Not only did B.A.P create a song concerning social justice but they went even deeper this time. They went into mental illness, problems that we have as individuals at a personal level rather than just ‘society’ as a group. They looked into people in their variety and represented it through WAKE ME UP MV.

B.A.P aren’t just ‘kpop idols’. You probably thought I’d say “they don’t fit in the kpop category anymore.” No. This is something far bigger than just the music industry.

The signs as amazing K-Pop songs/videos to check out~

Aries: a song with a great line distribution

Taurus: a music video that touches on social and political issues

Gemini: a music video that that has actors of different ethnic backgrounds

Cancer: a song with a killer beat with even deadlier visuals

Leo: a music video with hot guys in it that sing and rap real fuckin good

Virgo: the greatest song of 2017

Libra: a music video with a plot that will leave you #shook #shaken and #shaking

Scorpio: a fantastic video by a group with a flawless rap line

Sagittarius: an amazing instrumental with beautiful vocals and hard-hitting raps layered above it

Capricorn: a song by a group that can do every genre and do it well

Aquarius: a perfect song that is sung by a perfect vocal line

Pisces: stan talent

B.A.P Members in a Nutshell

yongguk: tough-looking guy w/ a deep-ass voice that loves social commentary and tigger

himchan: visuals yet somehow always meme-quality

daehyun: always screaming. so loud. why is he so loud.

youngjae: shady bitch

jongup: shady bitch #2 and real-life cheeto

zelo: looks tough but is actually a precious tall child that probably cries at instagram dog videos

overall: giant nerds who are super talented and deserve love