So, the video for “Hormone War” came out this morning and…yeah. I just…yeah.
nugu ttaemune? BTS ttaemune! I just HAD to make this my Song of the Week!
And, it’s BTS. You know they have to be my Noona Killers of the Week! Gee, boys, two posts in one because of you!
If you didn’t see yesterday’s concept pictures for the video, you can see them here. If you did see them, then you know what this video had in store for us.
Oh Holy Everything Righteous and Good!
I can’t even! There is no way to recover from BTS going beyond the naughty schoolboys of “Boy in Luv” to becoming the delinquents of “Hormone War.” They are just everything I need them to be in this MV!
BTS rests soundly in the Noona Killer category of idol groups. They’ve always had stock in that category, but with this MV they are really claiming it. Aggressively and firmly.
And I’m quite okay with that.
The song is a total jam too. It’s off their 1st Album Dark & Wild, and it’s one of my favorites on that whole CD. Oh my gawd. Get that CD if you haven’t already!
In “Hormone War” BTS playfully sings about how crazy they become when they see girls, because of their hormones, and I just say…yes! I feel you! You boys make noonas crazy! Don’t you understand?!
And the way they reuse the phrase “nugu ttaemune” from “Cypher Pt. 2” is beyond brilliant. In the original song, they use “Because of who? Because of RapMon” (or Suga, or J-Hope) to aggressively announce their power over music and other “rappers.”
In “Hormone War” they turn it around. The “Because of who?” becomes girls and hormones, and their aggressiveness turns to helplessness. They had power over music, but now they are ultimately powerless over women. I love it.
The video itself is just beautiful. Everything about the MV is lush and gorgeously shot. The colors are muted, except for the pops of red (bless you, Jimin, in those pants).
The styling is old-fashioned, like something out of the late 50’s or early 60’s. The vintage car and bikes, the school campus setting, the suspenders and high-water pants–it all screams classic.
Especially V and his delinquent-chic look: leather jacket and lollipop. That’s such a classic combo.
The style of the MV just meshes so well with what I’ve always thought of Bangtan. To me, they are a throwback to the 50’s doo-wop sound. Their harmonies, complete with V’s baritone and Jimin’s falsetto, are legendary now. Just like a vintage car.
And the boys! Aagh! The maknae line is showcased in this video, and I have to think this was intentional. Jungkook, Jimin and V are the absolute noona killers of this group because they are so young, adorable, and flirtatious.
It doesn’t surprise me that the girl in the MV chooses V at the end, since he’s the youngest, legal one. They are playing up that noona killer role to the hilt!
So, what do you think of the video? Is it everything you wanted and more? Did you swoon over RapMon and Jin like I did? Did you pause at Suga and his super cute faces? Did you squeal at J-Hope’s “ladies first” line, like I always do when I hear the song?
Let me know in the comments below that I wasn’t the only one squeeing over these ridiculous, irresistible boys!