After two enigmatic teasers, Bangtan Sonyeondan, also known as BTS have released the amazing and haunting music video for the lead single “Fake Love” from their new Korean album Love Yourself: Tear that was also released today.
The song is an emo hip-hop trap track that includes a grunge rock guitar sound in the chorus. The lyrics centre on finding out that a love once thought to be fated was actually all a lie. The director of the video is YongSeok Choi, the same director of other BTS videos like Blood Sweat & Tears.
The video for “Fake Love” is BTS at their most creative and is rife with imagery and clean choreography. Vocalist Jungkook takes center stage throughout much of the song, running in an Inception-like hallway where floorboards disappear, exploring a waterfall on his own, and eventually returning to the masked figure seen in teaser clips for “Fake Love”. It looks like no expense was spared in the video, especially in the special effects.
BTS will be performing their new single at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20 and will have their own special comeback show set for May 24 on Korean TV.
Watch the music video below: