So my friend Stacey tagged me a video…which was XIA Junsu‘s latest comeback, “Flower” featuring Tablo…WHICH IS PERFECTION.
Watch the music video here:
I’m not so good with symbolism, but this YouTuber seems to be:
Basically, the song is about Xia selling his soul in order to become “enlightened” and immortal. The one-eyed demon (illumanti symbolism, anyone?) bargains with Xia into “ taking his hand” and in joining the dark side which can provide him with enlightenment, bliss and free him from his pain. Look into the lyrics and you’ll understand. He takes the bargain especially enticed by the innocent looking girl the one-eyed demon has transformed into. He then melt the creepy golden head, his prize, down to make a drink. Now what we see here is called the “elixir of life” which basically should gives Xia immortality. This is the Philosopher stone, a stone many alchemists believed can transform items into gold and once melted down – becomes the elixir of life.
He consumes it, and transforms, even his eye colour change. He joins the other side, as he changes into dark clothing with a dystopian, post-apocalyptic environment backdrop. Basically he joins those, that have also sold out as he’s basically agreed to “take the hand” of the one-eyed individual, the devil. In the next scene, he “wake up” and realises how the world, before actually taking the bargain- is deceptive, seen with how the food he was going to consume is now deformed. The drink has changed him and now he can truly “SEE”. Then we see Xia in another scene having achieved “enlightenment” by attaining knowledge and immortality – He basically becomes a god- judging by the heavenly backdrop and the gold costumes.” So basically, he doesn’t die – once selling out to the devil, he achieves perfection, gains enlightenment, immortality and becomes a god. Basically he blossomed like a flower once selling out to the devil– the name of Xia’s album.
Once you read the lyrics, you notice how Tablo is basically portraying the one-eyed demon and raps about how arrogant the world Xia world he lives in. He further raps about how once he accepts his bargain, he wont suffer anymore, will be reborn and how no one can take away anything from him once he joins him. While Xia sings about how he is surrounded by darkness and wants help and to leave.
What about you? What’s your interpretation? Comment below!
Source: CJESJYJ Youtube