An ambient hip-hop track that reflects on the pain of existence and solace found in moonlight, the video for “Moonchild” is a vibrant, reflective vaporwave scenescape that reflects the song’s lyrics.
In the video, glowing lyrics — such as “You say you wanna die but live it much harder/ You say you wanna let go but put on another weight/ Thinking of not thinking at all is still a thinking, you know” — flash across a CGI scene full of glitching lights, pixelation and bright graphics, offering a sense of provocative solace, with a figure of RM visible at some points. The titular moon is shown in the last moments, rising into the sky while reflecting purple light in what appears to be an allusion to the representative color of BTS’ ARMY fandom.
The “Moonchild” video follows videos for “Forever Rain” and “Seoul” that were released earlier in the week. It precedes BTS’ newly announced collaboration with Steve Aoki. The new song “Waste It on Me” will be released Thursday.
Watch the video for RM’s “Moonchild” here: