Behind every season, there is always a story worth telling. And it’s impossible not to be reminded of beautiful-sounding waves, delicious desserts, and a whole lot of relaxation when the word summertime is mentioned. Here are some music videos that share a different kind of perspective on this hot time of the year.
200% by AKMU
This music video was released in the year 2014, starring the siblings Suhyun and Chanyuk. It tells the story of a schoolgirl (played by Suhyun) who secretly has a crush on her classmate. The video gives fresh summer vibes through its sweet acoustic sound and beautiful visual aesthetic, partnered by heart-fluttering interactions of the protagonist and her love interest. But don’t be fooled because you are up for a big twist near the ending. In the latter part, it’s revealed that Suhyun is just the third wheel of the romance. How? That’s something for you to find out. The flashes of geometric patterns and mathematical equations in the earlier part of the music video seem to perfectly foreshadow how love can be sometimes complicated and heartbreaking.
I Like You by Day6
A year ago, DAY6 gave their fans an early Valentine’s Day anthem that also perfectly captures the vibe of a lovely sunny morning, infused with a compelling storyline. The music video tells the story between two individuals who seem to have a special kind relationship. As the montage progresses, it’s later shown that the guy is preparing a beautiful surprise: confessing his love to the girl he truly admires. The warm voices of the members, alongside the touching tale of two individuals finding romance, will surely leave your heart-melting in love.
Come Back Home by 2NE1
Despite their haunting disbandment in 2016, 2NE1 left an impactful music video that will remain forever in K-pop’s history book. Come Back Home follows the story of four women, portrayed by the members, who seek to break the virtual world. It’s set in an eerie fusion of dystopian and futuristic setting that sheds a revolutionary light on the current status of the society in today’s age of new technology. The music video tells an ironic, timely, and relevant message about the detachment of people from the real world due to rising technology that fundamentally aims to connect individuals. This masterpiece will bless your eyes with its overflowing aesthetic treat that brings a dark touch to the summer season.
Ain’t Nobody by HA:TFELT
Love isn’t always full of warm hugs and sweet kisses. Sometimes, it can leave a taint of betrayal and lies in a person’s romantic tale. This theme is perfectly conveyed in HA:TFELT’s music video for her debut song Ain’t Nobody in 2014. The dark atmosphere and gripping storyline, accentuated by exquisite symbolism, form an underrated masterpiece you can’t ignore. From impeccable choreography to the impressive beat drop, Ain’t Nobody belongs to the list of music videos that will hit you with a wave of mixed emotions.
Travel by BOL4
You can never mention the word summer without having a vivid rundown in your mind of enjoyable beach getaways and exciting road trips. If you’re looking for a sign to book your summer vacation, BOL4’s music video for their song Travel may help you decide. Apart from the tuneful music, your eyes will feast on breathtaking sceneries exploding with nature’s vibrant hues. It will not require you to formulate mindblowing theories but the montage will give a refreshing splash of positivity. After all, that’s what we need in moments of stress and negativity, right?