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[Song & MV Review] BTS - 'Save Me'

By eric_r_wirsing   Wednesday, May 25, 2016   95,759   22,794   87
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BTS -- "SAVE ME"


Tracklist:
1. Save Me




BTS has dropped the final part of their newest MV trilogy. The song is titled "Save Me," and together with the other two it tells a story.
 
Getting to the song first, I'm a particular fan of the instrumentation in the song. I like some of the little touches I hear in there, and that's a good thing. It's a pretty good mid-tempo tune, and the vocals are sweeping and soothing. A bit repetitive during the chorus, but not bad overall.



The MV trio fits together like this: it's another coming of age tale -- "Young Forever" is when they are young, "Fire" is the independence of youth, and "Save Me" is the realization that you can't do it alone. I'm taking my cues from the lyrics to come up with this. At least, that's my take on it.

Of course, it can be taken another way (as with all interpretations). "Young Forever" sees them footloose and fancy free until they manage to accidentally set themselves on "Fire," which is why they're at the beach in "Save Me," having doused themselves in the ocean. Why do they need to be 'saved' then? Undertow.



MV REVIEW


In the MV "Save Me," the Bangtan Boys dance on the beach. If this sounds like a simplistic analysis, it's not. Yes, I could describe what Rap Monster and j-hope and the rest are doing scene by scene, but I won't.

The MV was shot  on a rainy or cloudy day on the beach. They could have picked a sunnier day to do this, but they did not. Everything appears grey and bleak and washed out, casting a pall over the mood. Suffice it to say that they dance really really well, and that's what saves it. The killer choreo that they usually display is out in full force and in your face. The dancing made it not only palatable, but enjoyable as well.

Score


MV Relevance.......8
MV Production......8
MV Concept..........8
Songwriting..........8
Composition.........9
Impression............8


OVERALL............8.3


SEE ALSO: BTS collaborate with 'Puma' for their own line of shoes in 'Puma x BTS Court Star' CF!

  1. (Bangtan Boys) BTS
  2. save me


xxlucklylu Monday, May 30, 2016

I mean the lyrics even said why is it so dark in here not why is it so sunny and bright lol ;p

hellogoodbyehell Saturday, May 28, 2016

im super serious what's genre is that?

hoseokie hellogoodbyehell Saturday, May 28, 2016

Soft-EDM, kind of Trap :)

runrunrunrun Friday, May 27, 2016

lol this song sounds like a clear rip off of jb's songs...

gimmi runrunrunrun Friday, May 27, 2016

Of course, because they're the same musical genre. -.-

hellogoodbyehell gimmi Saturday, May 28, 2016

what musical genre is that?

m1234 runrunrunrun Saturday, May 28, 2016

listen to some electro-pop/electro-R&B songs. you'll realize JB didn't create that genre. beside's, skrillex produced alot of his recent songs for him so it's not even bieber's.

FuckOffHaters gimmi Saturday, May 28, 2016

bts was originally a hiphop group... but since the members want to try different styles... so they did... and Totally slayed the other genres too XD

runrunrunrun m1234 Saturday, May 28, 2016

Unless you can tell me specific names of songs that sound like where r u now then I have every reason to believe that they copied that song. I'm sure if diplo was ever to hear this song he would have something to say.

m1234 runrunrunrun Saturday, May 28, 2016

oh wow you're going to say they copied the song? you're one of those. ok no use talking to you. those 2 sound nothing alike and save me was also produced by 3 other foreign music producers, yet you go and accuse bts of plagiarism again. doesn't matter what song I post for you bc despite the facts, the loathing hate in you will blind you. i just gave you the genres and you don't even bother looking anything bc you have no intention of educating yourself. so goodbye. haters gon hate and i'm not wasting time trying to talk to you.

hoseokie FuckOffHaters Saturday, May 28, 2016

Yep, they're really experimenting with Trap and EDM right now :D

hashtagarmy Friday, May 27, 2016

JHOPE'S PART OMFG

EJC (Banned) Thursday, May 26, 2016

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hallcinatingvip Thursday, May 26, 2016

Save me was definitely my favorite song so far <3 solid 10!

m1234 hallcinatingvip Saturday, May 28, 2016

SO GOOD. solid 10 for me too!

ShuShu_Ya Thursday, May 26, 2016

even though it sounded like justin bieber's songs i still loved save me more i think it has more feelings inside it. and btw I'm ARMY and belieber

rinceriss Thursday, May 26, 2016

A solid 10 from me! :3

Lucyfurr Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sound too much like justin bieber

m1234 Lucyfurr Thursday, May 26, 2016

so do alot of other songs in that same genre. doesn't mean they're not individually different nor appreciated.

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