On August 30, the unit BTOB 4U officially released their album ‘4U: OUTSIDE’ with the title track ‘Outsider.’
Here are several things you need to know about BTOB 4U new track ‘Outsider’ MV
1. Outsider MV is inspired by several movies
As we can see from the individual MV teaser, each BTOB member takes a movie to be put in the ‘Outsider’ MV.
Started by Changsub, the MV represents our daily life. However, in the MV, Changsub finally makes his way to success, just like ‘Gatsby.’
“I wanted to show the ordinary person being crushed under the weight of everyday life. Later, I succeed by my own efforts and become like Gatsby.”Changsub
Meanwhile, Peniel tributes this MV to the movie ‘James Bond.’
And Minhyuk takes ‘Sin City’ for his part.
“I wanted to showcase the lonely, dark, and powerful images through the lyrics.”Minhyuk
Different from others, Eunkwang chooses something unordinary. He becomes a zombie, like in ‘Warm Bodies.’
“I was in a zombie movie. I was made up like the zombies in ‘Warm Bodies.’ It’s been a while since I was made up like that and it was really fun. I was a zombie who falls in love.”Eunkwang
2. Changsub is the scene-stealer
Although everyone in BTOB 4U works hard and nails the performance in the ‘Outsider’ MV, they think that Changsub is the real scene-stealer. Eunkwang said, “I think that he started it off well.”
“The rest of us had segments that aren’t really relatable to everyday life, but Changsub played a part that everyone could relate to.”Minhyuk
3. Changsub portrays the reality
Responding to the compliment, Changsub said,
“There’s a reason that this scene turned out so well. It was at the very end of the timetable. We started filming in the morning and it wasn’t until we finished filming all the group scenes that I filmed this scene at the end at dawn. I wondered if the director had set it up like that so I could realistically portray what it was like to be beaten down by life, but it was just a set issue. It was really tiring.”Changsub
4. Using green screen ain’t easy
To duplicate the setting of ‘Sin City,’ Minhyuk needs to work hard with his imagination.
“My filming was mostly green screen. I had to imagine what would show up behind me. I haven’t had a lot of experience with this, so it wasn’t easy. I just acted with the movie that I was paying homage to in my mind.”Minhyuk
5. Outsider is chosen for some reasons
According to the leader, Eunkwang, ‘Outsider’ is chosen as the title track because it ‘is something that represents a new challenge for BTOB.’
“It was a challenge for us performance-wise and genre-wise, but we were also able to showcase the image that we previously showed in ‘Kingdom: Legendary War.'”Eunkwang
Peniel also said,
“‘Outsider’ was the one where we could visualize the performance. We also held an internal vote within the company.”Peniel
6. Wise message from BTOB ‘Outsider’
Many Kpop fans think about ‘outsider’ in a literal meaning. However, BTOB wants to convey a deeper meaning of it.
“It’s not about the usual meaning of ‘outsider,’ but rather that you want to break outside the routine patterns of everyday life and become stronger. It’s a ‘healing song.'”Changsub
Moreover, Eunkwang added that BTOB wants to tell all their fans that everyone is special and precious with the ‘Outsider’ MV.
“I think it’s like a pearl. Pearls are extremely special. Of all the things in the ocean, how special is it that there’s a gemstone like a pearl? I think that everyone is a special person like a pearl.”Eunkwang
7. ‘Kingdom’ plays a big part
“We made new attempts with it, and we feel the title song ‘Outsider’ well-represents what we had learned from ‘Kingdom.'”Eunkwang
8. Plan for BTOB 10th Anniversary
March next year, BTOB is turning ten. About their 10th anniversary plan, Minhyuk revealed, “We’re all working hard now, and Hyunsik and Yook Sungjae will be back soon. We’re all doing the best we can from wherever we are.”
Eunkwang added, “I really want to show BTOB as a full group again at a tenth-anniversary concert next year.”
Furthermore, Changsub said, “I really want to see our fans in person again when COVID-19 is over. I dream of this every day nowadays.”
Check out BTOB 4U ‘Outsider’ MV here:
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