On Monday, fans were gifted with RM’s seven-track Mono mixtape (stylized mono.) and the “Forever Rain” animated music video. As a follow-up, Tuesday (Oct. 23) saw the BTS leader share a lyric-focused video for “Seoul.”
Featuring cinematic shots of Seoul, South Korea, over the song’s Honne-crafted, lo-fi melody, the lyric video vividly depicts the city as RM sings about his tense relationship with the place he calls home, which he introduces as having a “harmony” that’s “familiar to me.”
References to some of the city's most prominent features, like the Han River, Cheonggyecheon stream and Seonyudo island, are featured in the wordplay-filled lyrics ("And the Han River that bears too much han") as RM depicts his torn feelings toward the South Korean capital. "I already love even your fumes and the nastiness," he says. "'It's a nice place to live if you have money,'" he quotes taxi drivers saying.