[SUM:Thing] A Hidden Gem That You Can Identify With When You Have a Lot on Your Mind
"Stray Kids's 'TMT'"
2020-05-12 02:14 (KST)
2020-05-12 02:14 (KST)
We are living in the heyday of K-Pop, and countless songs come out just within a day. But sadly, not all songs get to see the light. We created this segment called 'SUM:Thing' to introduce the 'masterpieces' that are 'worth listening to' so that they don't go unnoticed or stay forgotten.
The tenth song we would like to introduce is by Stray Kids, debuted on March 25th, 2018, from JYP Entertainment.
[SUM:Thing] 1st Special Album 'Clé 2 : Yellow Wood' (released on June 19th, 2019) B-side track 'TMT'
Before we introduce the song, we would like to introduce Stray Kids as a group. Stray Kids has a producing team called 3RACHA (Bang Chan, Changbin, and Han) within the group, and it's a self-produced group which members write the song and the lyrics of most of the songs in the albums.
'TMT,' the song of the day, is also written by 3RACHA, and the overall lyrics are about the anxiety toward a dream. The chorus where it sings, 'I have a lot of thoughts, whether I should go or not Yah,' realistically expresses the wavering mind of a youth.
However, the reason why this song is winning sympathy from a lot of the youths who are looking for a dream can be found from the official explanation of the song, 'a hip-hop genre track that expresses the anxious mind about the iminent hardship even after poising oneself for failure.' Befitting the self-producing group, Stray Kids wrote their own story in a song. Thus, the song written with a wide breadth of emotions is bound to bring sympathy among the listeners.
Also, the word '별' (pronounced 'Byul') used in this song has multiple meanings. It could be a 'Byul' that means a number of thoughts, and it could also mean a shining 'star.' Therefore, the message to the youth in this song means even more.
We strongly recommend this song for a night when you have a lot of your mind while you are pursuing your dreams. The 'many thoughts' that Stray Kids are sending as a 'star' who thought of becoming a star would console your mind.
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