I didn’t know BTS was releasing a Japanese single until I saw many ARMY setting goals for the music video release online. After doing more research, I found out that this is a song that Jungkook produced with Japanese artists as a soundtrack for a Japanese movie.
I don’t like or dislike the song. The song itself is very mellow, and there wasn’t anything that stood out to me. Though, the vibe is very fitting for a soundtrack. As I listened to the song, I thought it would be perfect for an ending theme. And, lo’ and behold, after doing my research, this is the ending theme for the movie.
But is it just me, or do Jin’s vocals sound like they went through some heavy vocal processing? I’m not sure if they also applied vocal processing to everyone, but Jin’s voice especially doesn’t sound raw to me. There’s a similar effect in J-Hope’s vocals as well.
However, I enjoyed watching the music video. The cinematography is amazing. While I don’t keep up with the storyline for BTS’s music videos, this seems to be a continuation of that. As always, it’s beautifully shot, and the members look like they just descended from heaven. Every shot could be wallpaper.
It seems like there’s a lot of foreshadowing and symbolism in this, a staple of BTS’s music videos now. But I don’t have the energy to go and dig into it.
I’m listening to Film Out as I’m writing this, and parts of the song have already grown on me. But it may take a while for me to truly like the song.
This is not related to the music video or the song, but man I miss the old Big Hit intro already.