BTS Theory – The Most Beautiful Moment In Life = the Evolution of youth (+ Pt. 2 Concept photos)
BTS made it clear that The Most Beautiful Moment In Life represents Youth.
first intro song of the album (titled blooming youth), deals with the
worries of a young boy, anxious about his future. In the music video/
animation, we see what it seems like to be a high school student (We can
deduce that from the classroom set in the beginning, and the boy’s
uniform) playing basketball.
« Instead of the ball, I throw my future »
« The horoscope that others paint
Disqualified from the criteria of success »
A commun scenario of a teenager worried about his future and having disagreements with what society tells him to be like.
« The dribble that quickens, a heart that becomes happier
I think this moment will be eternity »
is the beginning of adulthood when you start realizing that life is
harder than you thought, and you suddenly feel like you caught the peter
pan syndrom. The boy doesn’t want to grow up. And he escapes his
responsabilites, he escapes real life by playing basketball. He’s
running away (from his problems).
« But the night which came from the sunset
If it comes again then this reality becomes a bit worn away
If I come to my senses again I become more terrified »
also goes with the storyline they created with the I Need U MV. It
could definitely symbolize what the members felt when V died. Or maybe
what just JIN felt, when all of the members died, except him.
« Others have ran ahead of me but
Why am I still here »
I think the intro sums up the feel and the meaning of the album quite well.
a confuse young person going through ups and downs, going through tough
moments, having to make tough decisions and feeling abandonned and
alone. Hopeless. Wondering why life is the way it is. What’s his purpose
The Most Beautiful Moment In Life pt.1 is also about showing the beauty of innocence. Youth is also about not worrying, having fun with your friends and playing like children. But in parallel, we have those tough moments and serious problems. (The I Need U MV is a great example that illustrates this opposition)
The different types of songs in the album also express that diversity : I Need U, Hold Me Tight/ Dope, Fun boys/ Rain etc …
This is why I think pt.1 symbolize the beginning of youth (blooming youth) were you feel lost and confuse. You’re not a child, not an adult yet. Life doesn’t seem to go your way. But we still have that innocence left in ourselves.
Love Is Not Over, the outro.
It could possibly be a hint that it isn’t over. Meaning the fact that we saw them dying in the first part doesn’t mean it’s over.
They didn’t actually die ? They’ll go back in time ? It was all a dream ?
Which leads us to Pt. 2!
Indeed, with an intro like Nevermind (from suga again), it surely feels like a come back from the dead. No it isn’t over, we’re not gonna let this bring us down. It has this feeling, like they’re gonna fight for their lives.
Nevermind, we’re not going to give up.
Never mind about the troubles.
« I don’t give a shit, I don’t give a fuck »
A confuse and lost Suga, asking « why ? » became confident and determined. He will not let people walk over him.
In the animation, we see a guy running again. In the beginning he’s playing basketball. Feels like we’re still in pt.1 Comeback Trailer BUT THEN he sits and sees a butterfly. This time instead of running away from his problems, he runs towards the butterfly. He runs towards hope.
The intro sets the theme for the album. And it looks like it’s a re-born.
Butterfly = symbole of hope.
the butterfly and don’t give up, keep chasing it. Keep chasing your
freedom. When you’ll catch the butterfly, you’ll be free.
When V jumped in the prologue, and the song butterfly started playing, it felt like he finally succeeded in freeing himself. He became a butterfly.
But it wasn’t the right way. There’s other ways to catch the butterfly. There is other ways to find freedom. Maybe pt.2 is about exploring those other ways.
The Most Beautiful Moment In Life Pt.2 album cover has a butterfly on it, unlike Pt.1. The colors are also different.
You may have seen this picture on twitter, and as you might have notice, when you put all of the album covers next to each other, it goes together like the pieces of a puzzle.
It looks like the butterfly in the pt.2 album cover is flying towards the sun. Again, a symbole of hope (you should never give up, it isn’t over yet)
When I first saw this image, the 4 seasons immediatly came to my mind.
If I’m not wrong :
White : winter
Pink : spring
Blue : summer
Peach : autumn
It even goes in the right order, that’s amazing.
we know winter is the first season of the year. It is cold, dark,
bitter, you feel somehow more lonely and sad this time of the year.
The color white = no colors, monotone. Life is just about living the same routine everyday.
Spring, the season that comes after winter. Flowers are starting to bloom, we’re making good and happy memories. The idea of innocence and having fun without worrying is coming back to mind. This is like an introduction of youth. The beauty of youth.
The color pink = reminds me of love. Which is the theme of most of their songs, and also a big part of youth. First loves, One-sided love, heart breaks etc...
I’ll have to listen to the album and watch the mvs to get an idea of summer and autumn. But it is definitely warmer colors. Peach(autumn) unlike spring (light pink) seems like a more mature and bold color (they have matured now?). And summer = warm-blooded ? They’re no longer afraid of anything.
concept photos came out today. Before even analysing the pictures in
detail, we can immediatly notice the contrast within the colors between the concept photos for Pt.1 and Pt.2.
The Most Beautiful Moment In Life pt.1 concept photos (white and light pink) :
The Most Beautiful Moment In Life pt.2 concept photos (blue and orange).
I’m not going to get deeper into this but I found some similarities between those photos and the I NEED U MV (I’m sure there’s more than what I just noticed for now).
Jin sitting down.
J-hope walking on/next to the road and “sleeping”.
And Jungkook is being pushed towards the road.
And by who? …Taehyung, of course. Because he’s the origine of the members deaths. The fact that Jungkook’s in the shopping cart could symbolize the fact that he’s the youngest, and has to be carried by the members.
But this could also mean that Taehyung is actually protecting him. He’s holding the cart tight, he will not let Jungkook die this time.
Taehyung is standing in a high place again. But this time there are bars in front of him. He can’t jump.
I also noticed something weird in the group picture. The crossing light is actually red. But they keep walking.
They don’t care now and they won’t let anything stop'em. They are free. Or at least they risking their lives for their freedom. And they look quite happy in the picture too.
(side note : something futile that I also observed : for the The Most Beautiful Moment In Life pt.1, the concept was wet hair. But right now, it seems like it is the opposite. They all seem to have dry hair. I don’t know if it’s something important but anyway)
The settings are different too. They moved from natural settings (fields, grass, flowers, the ocean) to a more urbain setting. This could be a big metaphor for evolution (how men went from living in the nature to building cities etc…).And that is, how I said in the beginning, the theme of The Most Beautiful Moments In Life mini-albums. The evolution, of youth.