Who’s excited about the teaser of “Man in front of the Mirror”? I tweeted the mp3 rip and iPhone ringtone but didn’t get much response as I expected. Maybe everybody’s busy watching fancams and saving pics. I haven’t watched fancams yet … I’m hooked to the teaser and all sorts of random thoughts pop up in my head.
moreof sweet light
moreof hot night
And listen, guys, look in the mirror
We have to slow down, because we have enough time
Look in the mirror, and love or laugh yourself
I can’t be sure of the last line … anybody has a different idea?
The twenty-something second teaser isn’t enough for me to decide the overall feel of the song. Past experience tells me I can be very wrong. The only thing I can be sure of: it’s something quite different from their previous releases.
As this is from their last indie album, I assume they have an important message to tell. The title of the song “Man in front of the Mirror” has got me thinking already. When does one usually looks into the mirror? When one’s grooming oneself, or admiring oneself. But … do you look into the mirror when you feel at a loss? Don’t you find it interesting? We aren’t usually aware of what exactly we look like while people around us can if they care to look. Unless we’re in front of a mirror. A well-made mirror’s reflection is accurate and true. But how we judge the image we see in the mirror is another thing.
These words “… look in the mirror … We have to slow down, because we have enough time …” totally got me. Are these Yonghwa’s words? If yes, this boy just wows me again.
The boys have achieved so much in these two years! It’s like they have taken an elixir that enables them to move rapidly through time (H. G. Well’s The New Accelerator). I was looking at their old Oricon blog pics the other day and found all of them have grown so old. Old, not in the bad sense. But somehow my heart aches, for they’re actually still so young. That’s especially true for Yonghwa. I always say he’s grown 10 years in these 2 years.
But can they really slow down? The packed schedule. Major debut in Japan in October. It’s good to be young. They can recover instantly even if they fall ill, or are knocked down by failures. I tend to worry but I can only cheer for them and wish them well.
I have talked too much. So I won’t have so much to say when the album is out?