BTS‘s comeback music video for “Boy With Luv” is here, and it doesn’t disappoint! Here are 10+ small details in it that you might have missed the first time around.
1. RM’s outfit
RM wears a white suit and fedora that are similar to the outfit Gene Kelly wore in…
…Singing in the Rain.
2. J-Hope’s lampost dance
This dance move is a homage to one of the most famous scenes in Singing in the Rain.
Gene Kelly sings in the pouring rain while dancing from lampost to lampost.
3. RM’s umbrella
RM’s umbrella is also a reference to the above scene.
4. BTS’s albums in neon lights
When RM is on stage, BTS’s whole history lights up all around him. On the left, we see signs for Dark and Wild, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever, 2 Cool 4 Skool, Love Yourself: Answer, and You Never Walk Alone.
On the right, there’s Wings, MAP OF THE SOUL: Persona, Skool Luv Affair, and Love Yourself.
5. A homage to Singing in the Rain’s cinematography
This scene where RM appears on stage surrounded by neon lights is a homage…
…to this one from Singing in the Rain.
6. A possible “Blood, Sweat, & Tears” dance reference
Although it isn’t exactly the same, this “Boy With Luv” dance sequence might remind fans of this one…
…from “Blood, Sweat, & Tears”.
7. This “Anpanman” move
While rapping a line about being a hero, J-Hope strikes a pose from BTS’s superhero song, “Anpanman”.
8. This “Boy In Luv” pose
This pose at the end of “Boy With Luv” is likely a reference to…
…this one from “Boy In Luv”.
9. This ambigram
Fans have discovered that “Love”, when read upside down says…
Roses, which symbolize love and played a role in BTS’s “Boy In Luv” videos, appear several times in the MV. One is on V‘s ring…
…another is on Jungkook‘s shirt…
…and the third one is thrown by Jin.
Posters from Singing in the Rain are seen around the Persona theatre in the video.