So the dust has sorta settled as I constantly refreshed Tryp96’s blog like no tomorrow last night and Seung Gi left us a bomb of an MV.
Personally I found the MV to be very well made. It’s a lot more personal of a story MV as it would seem that way as it’s based on Seung Gi’s past love life. It’s such a simple, cliched story, but doesn’t make it any less enthralling.
The music of Return is analyzed in my album review, but it’s very fitting. The cinematography is beautiful and it has great lighting. Apparently birch trees, which were featured very prominently in the beginning and end of the MV, symbolize renewal and purification. And in certain welsh cultures, birch trees symbolize love.
The note missing from the piano is the
E note F note (corrected thanks to threschairen). I’m not sure what the significance of that would be. But I believe since Seung Gi didn’t have the piano key when he was practicing his piano diligently, he was missing the final piece to debut. The girl was the one holding him back from completing music. But when it was time for him to debut, the girl gives him the missing piece, the emotions needed to make his music. It was the sacrifice of completing his music, to leave his love life. That’s why he returns to the past, the time of what ifs. When he comes back to reality he has the piano key in his possession, serving as a reminder of what he’s chosen, and what he’s given up.
The acting is well done too. Kid Jae Kang and random girl who I swear I’ve seen before but can’t remember where I saw her plays young Seung Gi and young girl crush. They play innocent teen emotions very well, great casting choices.
Last but not least, a great MV needs a small screencap recap with silly captions WOOT!
TO BE CONTINUED (in the next MV ‘Forest’)
Image Credits: Me (hence the lower quality :p)