On September 24th, Secret‘s Jieun released the full music video for her comeback song “Don’t Look At Me“. Like in the teaser, the singer is seen looking frightened and sad as she’s chained and dragged throughout the video. She is then auctioned off to a crowd who’s waving hundred dollar bills around. She’s pulled off the stage to stand among the people bidding on her. The whole music video has a dark mood, which fits nicely with the lyrics of the song.
From the lyrics, the song seems to discuss about a love between two people who are struggling to be together because others are judging them. This ties into what was said earlier about the song dealing with homosexuality, age gap and interracial relationships.
Here are some of the lyrics:
“In a world of thorns, bloom like a flower”, this could mean that even in a world of hatred, we can overcome and be together.
“They say things, they try to stop us”, people are saying things about the relationship and try to stop it.
“Don’t look at me like that, with those eyes. All we did was love. Stop cursing us, we are as you see, just a little different”, possibly meaning they’re telling people to stop cursing and saying bad things about them because their relationship isn’t one consideried to be normal.
So much symbolism going on and usually K-Pop videos and the lyrics of the song don’t match very well, but these go together perfectly. It is quite a dark concept and topic for a song, but it’s good that Jieun is addressing such an important and taboo issue. What are your thoughts and opinions of her song and music video? Did you like it? Do you think more artists should break the norm and sing about these kind of things? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: 1TheK’s Official YouTube Channel
Edited by: Karolina Goebel
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