BTS' comeback has kicked off with the first release from the upcoming MAP OF THE SOUL: 7.
The first song shared is Suga's solo track, "Interlude: Shadow", with a comeback trailer music video that's already hit over 9 million views.
The music video is rich in imagery, from Suga surrounded by anonymous people clothed in black holding phones pointed at him, to him trapped in a room of mirrors. Fans have naturally been drawn into analysing the video for clues into its meaning and how it relates to the group's previous work.
There's the commentary on persona - his private self vs public self:
Many have also pointed out how the lyrics reflect his inner conflict with fame:
And how the imagery of the music video itself reflects that...
There's also been parallels drawn between previous BTS releases and this track:
Then there's the deep dive into the lyrics, which can be interpreted in many different ways.
If you've somehow missed watching the comeback trailer yet, see it below.
What do you think of "Interlude: Shadow"?
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