What is the theory behind BTS Spring Day

Nirvana

One or the other may have noticed that there are several allusions to the famous band in the story.

Perhaps the most obvious are the shirts that simply show the band logo, but these weren't chosen at random.

(Nothing is random at BTS anyway xD)

So, aside from the shirts V and Rapmonster wear in the music videos, as well as the others in the concept photos, there are a few more characters.

Let's take the brilliant intro that Suga wrote and produced - NEVERMIND.

The intro that introduces the second part of the HYYH series. Yes, it's an autobiographical song, but the title still seems to mean more.

The word "Nevermind" appears again and again. Sometimes it's on Jimin's sweater (YNWA concept photos), sometimes on the white wall behind Jin or V, sometimes on the phone booth, which is part of Rapmonster's story. NEVERMIND is the title of Nirvana's world-famous album, which features a baby in a pool.

There are 13 songs on the album.

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit
2. In Bloom
3. Come As You Are
4. Breed
5. Lithium
6. Polly
7. Territorial pissings
8. Drain You
9th Lounge Act
10. Stay away
11. On A Plain
12. Something In The Way
13. Endless, Nameless

In my opinion, the references and parallels to the story alone are quite striking.

"Teen Spirit" and "Youth" are pretty much the same thing, namely youth, and that's one of the most important BTS concepts. Even their Japanese album is called Youth, I'll come to that too.

"In Bloom" is also a slogan that can be found on Jin's sweater, for example. And it is well known that it is about blossoms and one's own "blossoming".

Stay Away also fits the story, let's take Suga as an example, as you can see in both Run and Highlight Reel, he has clear problems letting others approach him.

Endless, Nameless would probably describe Jin's situation again. His situation is "endless", he or all of them are in a cycle; you can see certain scenes repeat themselves over and over again. Nameless because he "hasn't made a name for himself" (in the STORY) if you know what I mean. Which the lyrics of his song Awake fit to.

Maybe I can never fly, maybe I can never touch the sky.

Which brings us back to grand pianos that can also be found on Nirvana's albums.


The background shown here is also a bit similar to that in Spring Day, the cracks in the floor can be seen in the Japanese version of Blood Sweat and Tears.

The next allusion is probably the clearest: In Suga's room in the Highlight Reel you can see a framed, labeled picture leaning against the wall. This picture is about the "Suicide Note", the suicide letter from Kurt Kobain, the singer of Nirvana.

Jimin's white glasses in Run are exactly the same as Kurt Kobain's.

Actually, the entire story resembles the life story of Kurt Kobain - it is about the violence of life, youth, fear, addiction, depression and suicide.

She seems to be clearly inspired by Nirvana's songs and themes. Just look at a few lines from NEVERMIND:

Weather changes moods

Spring is here again

And he likes to shoot his gun

Tender age in bloom

Rather be dead than cool

Less is more, love is blind

Blow it out, keep it in

So as you can see, the lyrics of the song go pretty well with the scenes in the BTS story. There was also a collaboration by Kurt Kobain called BATHTUB IS REAL. Which Jimin in the bathtub would be a clear reference to.

Kurt Kobain also loved spraying, for which he was arrested several times.

Kobain's mother was also in a relationship in which she was abused and beaten, which he witnessed several times. The allusions to suicide are also obvious, if you take Jhope with his pills here.

Kobain had a failed suicide attempt; he had taken pills and had collapsed and been taken to the hospital, where he was in a coma.

The anniversary of Kurt Kobain's death is April 4th, the day BTS announced their comeback. In I Need U, Suga lights his room. You can read the line in Kobain's suicide note

It is better to burn out than to fade away.