Lord Jesus, help me. *throws hands in the air*
I haven’t been feeling the best but I came back to say a few words ’bout President Kim Namjoon’s comeback trailer, Persona.
It’s dope as fuck.
Everything about it screams him embracing pieces of himself so that he no longer has to put up a front. The song is a remix of Intro: Skool Luv Affair, Genius from RMixtape and prolly more that I’m not aware of, so it’s dripping in hip-hop (it ain’t dead y’all! (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و). He shows who he is as himself, an idol and a leader, and in true President Kim Namjoon fashion, shows nothing gets passed him! (i.e. “But Namjoon,” and visual nods to ARMY affectionately calling him President by also nodding to the UN speech he gave! JFC!).
I also love how honest he is. He admits he didn’t understand what message he should put forth as an artist when he was younger, so he imitated what he thought was right. He admits that he’s always changing and he has his faults. But, this life, this pursuit of “Who am I?” doesn’t have a clear answer. There’s beauty in striving to become better people by constantly learning who we are, how to adapt. There’s also hope and/or aspiration in his lyrics:
“So I’m askin’ once again yeah
Who the hell am I?
Tell me all your names baby
Do you wanna die?
Oh do you wanna go?
Do you wanna fly?
Where’s your soul? where’s your dream?
Do you think you’re alive?”
Tell me all your names, baby?! I’ve been dying for him to drop another “baby,” my way but he also threw in a reference to his UN speech! *cries* He’s killing me! ˚‧º·(˚ ˃̣̣̥᷄⌓˂̣̣̥᷅ )‧º·˚
And can we get an AMEN for all the Carl Jung thrown about the video backgrounds, visuals, and lyrics?! We stan some smart ass Kings! They feeding us everything PLUS knowledge. *claps*
The consistency in his message of love and knowing who you are, from Love Yourself lyrics to concert ments, is amazing. I effing love it and him.
Ya’ll. I said it before and I’ll say it again, I would’ve loved this encouragement as a kid but I still love that I can appreciate the depth more as an adult.
President Kim Namjoon is everything.