As part of the build-up to her 3rd Full-length album [4 ONLY], Solo Artist Lee Hi pre-released a track from the album. The song is titled ‘Only‘ and both the song and its music video were released on 27 August 2021.
The song is written and composed by An Shin-Ae, and arranged by Philtre.
It is about an everlasting love for your ‘only one’, that passes the test of times and stays strong. The words express how the protagonist cherishes the relationships. The concept of ‘My Only One’ is explored and put forward.
Accompanying the lyrics, there is a very heartfelt composition with R&B instrumentals to bring out the best of emotions. All of these, yet the MVP of the song is still the singer’s voice.
In the words of the agency –
“Lee Hi’s voice, reminiscent of a pair of lovers dancing the waltz, makes the love contained in each verse of the lyrics more dramatic.”
The music video has a touching storyline and some well-known names as well. Starring the video are Lee Je-hoon, Won Jin-A, Nam Myung-Ryul, and Moon Sook. They play the younger (past) and older (present) versions of our lead couple.
The interpretation we drew was that the female protagonist suffers from some type of disorder that causes problems with memory, like Alzheimer’s. Her confusing the past with the present is probably why we see the lead coupe switching between older and younger versions frequently. The fact that they are still together, depicts the notion of everlasting love, while them learning to dance probably refers to the efforts that they are still willing to put into the relationship.
The video ends very beautifully with our lead couple, both past and present versions, dancing together before the credit scene shows them together once more.
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