13th September, 2016 00:00 KST. BigHit finally drops the video of JIN for BTS WINGS short film.
We all expected Jin to be next of course! He is the last standing member to have his solo short film put up as part of the WINGS series. Although originally everyone thought he would be the 4th and that it would have been the final video. But we were wrong, again.
And yes, we were expecting a song for #7 video, so Jin could serenade us with his voice and guess not everyone thought they would be bought to tears. The best surprise was (Yes, BigHit has more surprises up their sleeves) BigHit decided to broadcast BTS WINGS short film #7 AWAKE through VApp and not on their official YouTube directly which I should say is a good idea, because fans who are very passionate about BTS have the first hand to view this video, making it extra special. Though the video and seeing Kim Seokjin would have more than enough.
Click on this link BTS WINGS short film #7 AWAKE to watch the video. If you don’t have VApp app on your mobiles, you can watch in on your desktops without registering or logging in.
The video is more than 5 minutes, which is longer than most Music videos. Jin, the eldest member and one of the vocalist of BTS is the protagonist of #7 AWAKE. Not only is he the last member for WINGS short film but his video is one that had the most connection to all of the previous 6 short films of WINGS.
Namjoon narrates (we pray it isn’t the last time he does), find Jin on the dinning table set for one and the main course was an apple. Hearing noises through his earphones he takes them off. He takes the apple but instead of taking a bite, he drops it in the ground. Take his polaroid out and take photos of the Lily on the table, the black candles on the candle stand dies. He turn to his right, on the wall hung a frame and there was a word written on it.
He is alone but it didn’t seem like he is. As if someone calls out to him, he moves to a room that had a bed (which you might find it to be very similar from few of the previous MVs and short film). Sitting on the bed he holds a lighter. Puts the flower petals on the floor, 6 petals that he lights them on fire. He stared into the mirror but he when he touched the mirror it seems as if his touch was a drop of water that hit liquid surface. Next, while he lays on the bed, his whole world spins. Is it in his head? Jin opens his eyes as he see a bird pass by his window, getting closer to the window, a light shines so bright on him but what did he see?
Now, this is a part that should make you realize that the connection is far too deep from the previous short films of WINGS. Seokjin walks straight to the end of the hallway outside the bedroom to the painting where it all started. That of a Falcon bird as mentioned in the novel from where the whole concept of WINGS is based on (which was first guessed to be an eagle or a phoenix). The Door from his room had marks that looked like scratches and the walls as he walked the hallway called out to him right before the painting?
And each scene from this video connected to all 6 of the previous short films. I’ll leave you to watch the video to figure it out if you haven’t.
But this wasn’t it, beautiful sound made by the cello played along Jin’s beautiful voice singing lines that will bring you to tears (most words were in english which need no translation for many international A.R.M.Ys). Though Jin left the scene, the video didn’t end there. The camera went goes back to his room and there right at the doorway lay 6 polaroids. Each had different pictures that Jin himself took in the house of things you will notice has connection to all the 6 other members from the previous WINGS short films. Can you make a guess?
But also will there be a WINGS #8 short film?
BigHit loves giving surprises along with a strong platform for BTS to grow as an artist and showcase their talents in a whole new level. It is also a blessing to A.R.M.Ys.
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Bonus: Do you wish you were the apple ? Somehow Jin and food can never be separated.