There’s no denying that “IDOL” is a huge departure from BTS‘s previous work, both musically and visually, that pushes BTS in a refreshing new direction, but some fans have found clues that link the “IDOL” MV with BTS’s previous ones.
“IDOL” is more vibrant, eccentric, and seemingly disjointed than BTS’s older MVs like “I NEED U”, the music video that launched a thousand fan theories.
Its closest relative could be “DNA”, which also pushed BTS’s boundaries with its sound and colourful flare.
Even so, Twitter user taehyungsrarity believes that the “IDOL” MV is recreating scenes to continue BTS’s ongoing (neverending?) storylines.
She has combed through BTS’s MV collection and made some intriguing connections.
This sunrise table scene from “IDOL” could be recreating the sunset table scene from…
…”Blood, Sweat & Tears”.
This glass box could be an ode to the glass box in…
These arches could be referencing the one from…
This massive dance formation might be tied to the one in…
This energetic party scene may be connected to…
The airplane scene in “IDOL” is likely a nod to J-Hope’s solo release…
And, at the end of “IDOL”, BTS sits in chairs, facing the camera, like they did in…
…”Just One Day”.
These are just some of the many “clues” ARMYs have stumbled on while watching the video.
the sign above is '囍', also know as '双喜' (shuang xi) which is literally translated to double happiness. i guess this specific architecture may represent true happiness for them? idk man interpret it however, i'm quite done with all the theories 😭 #AnswerIsHere pic.twitter.com/VLwuYRZhWa
— 猫 (@meovvtan) August 24, 2018
Some ARMYs, on the other hand, are 200% done with theories. They believe that “IDOL” is meant to be a stand-alone MV with a strong emphasis on self-love and freedom of expression.
enough with the theories, the new idol mv with nicki just shows bts being bts
— 보고싶다 (@bogosheepda) September 6, 2018
IF YALL SERIOUSLY THINK BTS GIVES A F*CK BOUT WHAT ANYONE THINKS AFTER WATCHING IDOL MV THEN YOU SERIOUSLY NEED TO REWATCH IT BC HONEY YOU MISSED THE POINT
THEY DESIGNED THE WHOLE SONG AND MV FOR THAT REASON LMAO
GOD I STAN UNBOTHERED TALENTED SUCCESSFUL LEGENDS #ANSWERISHERE
— lea (@seokjinbit) August 24, 2018
What do you think?