The K-pop idol, V has released his first single Love Me Again from his own solo album ‘Layover’ & here is what fans think of the MV!
With BTS members releasing their solo projects post their hiatus announcement, fans have been eagerly waiting for the 7th member, V to release his album Layover which was just announced this week! The news of his upcoming debut solo album also comes shortly after V has been announced as luxury brand Cartier’s global ambassador.
V’s previous solo projects include “Stigma,” “Singularity,” “Winter Bear,” “Inner Child,” and “Christmas Tree.” BTS’ entertainment label Big Hit Music announced the album and single release accompanied by a teaser video and release date. The full album will release on September 8th featuring six tracks: “Rainy Days,” “Blue,” “Love Me Again,” “Slow Dancing,” For Us,” and “Slow Dancing.”
The Tone The MV Sets
As the first single from his highly anticipated solo album, “Layover” V just premiered his first official music video for the R&B song “Love Me Again” Does the music video and song set the tone for the 5 next songs in the album? The MV itself is a flashingly simple yet vintage one with a blonde V in focus, serenading us donning fabulous sequinned pieces from Celine Men’s Fall 2022 collection, another brand for which he is an ambassador.
V’s solo project come soon post releases from his fellow BTS members: Jung Kook who released “Seven” featuring Latto — which has been an undefeatable No.1 on Billboard Hot 100. While Suga’s D-Day released in April and Jimin’s FACE in March.
R&B With Hints Of V’s Known Love For Jazz
The Love Me Again single is a smooth R&B tune with hint’s of V’s known love for Jazz. The song echoes the heartbreak and yearning of a hopeless forlorn lover who is unable to let their past lover go. Its a mile away from V’s preppy, upbeat BTS style to a more deep, soulful vibe. The song has a distinct vintage retro, lo fi vibe with black and white and blurred retro visuals. Produced by New Jeans producer, Min Hee Jin and directed by Shin Dongle.
A HeartBreak Magnet
For his fans, his warm voice gives you all the cozy feels from the inside. Also reminding many about the long lost love that one never moved on from, the one they deep down still think about but force to forget. There is much appreciation for the idol who is taking on the world without any choreography, special effects with just a microphone and a complete focus on his emotions and expressions, vocals.
Fans are terming the single as a heartbreak magnet! V’s velvety voice and his hopeless romantic feels in the single pierces through to your soul. Each time you listen to the song, its grows on you even more having a deep calming effect with his soothing voice but P.S. don’t expect it to give you any goosebumps. Love those late night drives to perk you up or get you in your feels? This song could be a great choice you could play on a loop!
Korean Vs The English Lyrics
For us, the vocals are on point, even though we might only have access to a debilitatingly embarrassing amount of Korean vocabulary, the Korean lyrics are a dream, literal music to our ears. Okay, don’t think we didn’t find out what they mean, we did take advantage of the auto translate option to get the full feels and the lyrics translation didn’t disappoint. The english lyrics though a bit repetitive were catchy but not deep enough as the Korean lyrics. Perhaps critically where the single would be a little amiss along with the visuals which might not have done full justice to V’s performance.
If by now you have had enough from us, here is Twitter verse’s take on V’s new single:
A Great Friend For A Late Night Drive Vibe!
“My kim pop ballad disco retro rnb taehyung!!! Love me again is a great friend for late night drive as his voice caresses like soft breeze”
V Can Conquer R&B, Soul, Jazz & All!
“Do you know how Taehyung with first release of LayOver showed how he can conquer R&B,Soul & Jazz genres coz all of it is intrinsically connected. My forever Musician”
Kim Taehyung Breaking Records!
“Fastest Korean male soloists to reach 4M views this year: #1. Jungkook “Seven” – 2 hours #2. Taehyung “Love me again” – 2 hours 24 min #3. Jimin “Set me free pt2″ – 4 hours”
An Old Soul Who Loves Music!
“Kim Taehyung music is different from most people but that makes him awesome. He’s an old soul that simply loves music. His being is made for this. His voice is suited for RnB and Soul although he can do all genres cause he’s one of the most versatile singers out there.”
The Heavens Graced Kim Taehyung
“The Sun has came down from heavens to grace Kim Taehyung with his rays! He is incredibly beautiful delivering this emotionally evoking piece! Taehyung is really an amazing soloist, bringing everything on the table all by himself. A truly satisfying mv for the most awesome V!”
Get Better With Each Listen
“Just like fine wine Kim Taehyung’s voice in ‘Love Me Again’ gets better with each listen. Every time you hear it, you discover fresh emotions & subtleties. His voice possesses a remarkable quality that makes the song feel brand new every time.”
A Magnetic Appeal
“love me again mv has been inspired from david bowie & velvet goldmine. kim taehyung rocks a stunning red & golden sequined outfit, embracing the retro pop vibe. his charisma combines flashy visuals with heartfelt emotions, creating a magnetic appeal”
Cry Ourselves To Bed
“Wdym it’s about the long lost love that you never moved on from, deep down you think about them but keep it in you, thinking they probably have moved on. I’ll cry myself to bed tonight, Kim Taehyung who hurt you?”
No Choreography, No Special Effects – Just A Microphone & Two Outfits & He Took Over The World
Without the need for anyone else, no choreography in the MV, no big special effects, just him, a microphone, 2 outfits but that say too much about him, Kim Taehyung took over the MV & with his voice & presence he transmitted to us all.
V can truly conquer R&B, Soul, Jazz, Rap, you name it – the most versatile singer! Ok guys, don’t hyperventilate but another song from V’s album “Layover” releases tomorrow! 2 gems in 2 days? What a treat! Want us to give you our take on that too? Let us know below.
Source: Billboard Music