BTS -- "SAVE ME"
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.
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.