February 19, 2019
“Butterfly” (Hangul: 버터플라이) is the second and title track from the repackage album by [X X] LOONA. It formed the basis of LOONA’s first comeback as full group, following their debut with “ Hi High”.
The titled track “Butterfly” incorporates smoothness and dynamics delicately with new beats and drops never seen in K-pop before. Melodies mix with electronic music to evolve Hi High into a butterfly.
Music Video Edit
The title track ‘Butterfly’ contains LOOΠΔ’s irreplaceable unique concepts. Mixing softness with dynamics, the track takes LOOΠΔ to another level with new beats and drops never heard in K-pop before, along with electronic sounds and melody.
Shot in Iceland, Paris, and Hong Kong, the teasers of
[X X] started on first of January to unravel the stories behind the universe of LOOΠΔ. Under the slogan of ‘For All LOOΠΔs Around the World,’ it spread worldwide, to all LOOΠΔs of the world.
LOOΠΔ causes a Butterfly effect through music for the listeners to gain courage, find oneself, and raise one’s voice. Anyone under influence, is another LOOΠΔ.
LOOΠΔ’s visual director
DIGIPEDI toured around 5 countries from 5 continents for LOOΠΔ’s Butterfly effects to capture the freedom and courage of girl worldwide in the music video of ‘Butterfly.’
타이틀 곡 ‘Butterfly’는 부드러움과 다이내믹함이 절묘하게 섞인 곡이다. 지금까지 K-POP에서 한 번도 들어본 적 없는 새로운 비트와 드랍, 일렉트로닉과 멜로디가 섞이며 Hi High는 나비가 된다.
Music Video Edit
타이틀 곡 ‘Butterfly’는 어떤 소녀 그룹도 대체할 수 없는 이달의 소녀만의 컨셉을 음악에 담았다. 부드러움과 다이내믹을 절묘하게 섞고, K-Pop에서 한번도 들어본 적 없는 새로운 비트와 드랍, 일렉트로닉 사운드와 멜로디를 통해 이달의 소녀를 한 단계 레벨 업 시킨다.
특히 1월 1일부터 시작된 [X X] 티징은 아이슬란드와 파리, 홍콩의 로케이션을 통해 이달의 소녀 세계관 이야기를 풀어냈으며, 이는 ‘For All LOOΠΔs Around the World’라는 슬로건으로 세상의 모든 이달의 소녀들을 위한 메세지로 확장되어 갔다.
이달의 소녀가 나비효과가 되어 이달의 소녀의 음악을 통해 용기를 얻고, 자아를 찾고, 스스로 일어서는 목소리를 낸다면 ‘너 역시도 이달의 소녀’라는 의미를 담았다.
이달의 소녀의 비주얼 디렉터인
디지페디는 이달의 소녀의 나비효과를 위해 대륙별 5개국을 돌며 전세계 소녀들의 용기와 자유를 타이틀 곡 ‘Butterfly’뮤직비디오에 담아냈다.
속삭여 줄래 넌 날 깨우는 Dejavu Now, is it you now? 피어날 듯해 날개 달린 신기루 How? Is it true now? 날 감싸 안아주는 Wind 새로 깨어나는 느낌 나를 채워가는 눈빛 (You) 어쩌면 꿈인 것 같아 이 순간 Dreams, Dreams may come true 넌 마치 Fly like a Butterfly 날 멀리 데려갈 Wings Wings 이대로 Fly like a Butterfly 귓가엔 바람 소리 Wing Wing Wing Fly like a Butterfly Fly like a Butterfly 난 닿을 듯해 I better be around you Fly like a Butterfly Fly like a Butterfly I better be around you 아찔해져 가 내 주위 모든 것이 Blue Now, with you you now 접힌 종이 달 그 사이를 맴돌 듯 I better be around you [ 최]/[ 원] 시작은 작은 날개짓 이제 내 맘의 Hurricane Been been there never been been there 세계가 점점 작아져 가 데려가줘 Way too far 새로워져 이 순간 Dreams, Dreams may come true 넌 마치 Fly like a Butterfly 날 멀리 데려갈 Wings Wings 이대로 Fly like a Butterfly 귓가엔 바람 소리 Wing Wing Wing 이대로 (Fly like a Butterfly) 난 닿을 듯해 I better be around you Fly like a Butterfly 저 끝까지 Fly like a Butterfly 더 멀리까지 Fly like a Butterfly 저 끝까지 Fly like a Butterfly I better be around you 구름 위의 싱크로나이즈 새로운 이 느낌 Bling, bling, shine like a starlight 숨이 멎을 듯한 Time 점점 완벽해져 가 Let me fly right now 넌 마치 Fly like a Butterfly (Fly~ Butterfly) 더 높이 날아가줘 Wings Wings (날아가 Wings) 이대로 Fly like a Butterfly (Butterfly) 스치는 바람 소리 Wing Wing Wing (바람 소리) I better be around you Fly like a Butterfly 저 끝까지 날 멀리 데려갈 Wings Wings (세계 끝까지) (Around you) 더 멀리까지 이대로 Fly like a Butterfly 귓가엔 바람 소리 (끝까지) 난 닿을 듯해 I better be around you
soksagyeo jullae neon nal kkaeuneun Dejavu Now, is it you now? pieonal deuthae nalgae dallin singiru How? Is it true now? nal gamssa anajuneun Wind saero kkaeeonaneun neukkim nareul chaewoganeun nunbit (You) eojjeomyeon kkumin geot gata i sungan Dreams, Dreams may come true neon machi Fly like a Butterfly nal meolli deryeogal Wings Wings idaero Fly like a Butterfly gwitgaen baram sori Wing Wing Wing Fly like a Butterfly Fly like a Butterfly nan daheul deuthae I better be around you Fly like a Butterfly Fly like a Butterfly I better be around you ajjilhaejyeo ga nae juwi modeun geosi Blue Now, with you you now jeopin jongi dal geu saireul maemdol deut I better be around you [ CY]/[ GW] sijageun jageun nalgaejit ije nae mamui Hurricane Been been there never been been there segyega jeomjeom jagajyeo ga deryeogajweo Way too far saerowojyeo i sungan Dreams, Dreams may come true neon machi Fly like a Butterfly nal meolli deryeogal Wings Wings idaero Fly like a Butterfly gwitgaen baram sori Wing Wing Wing idaero (Fly like a Butterfly) nan daheul deuthae I better be around you Fly like a Butterfly jeo kkeutkkaji Fly like a Butterfly deo meollilkkaji Fly like a Butterfly jeo kkeutkkaji Fly like a Butterfly I better be around you gureum wiui singkeuronaijeu saeroun i neukkim Bling, bling, shine like a starlight sumi meojeul deuthan Time jeomjeom wanbyeokhaejyeo ga Let me fly right now neon machi Fly like a Butterfly (Fly~ Butterfly) deo nopi naragajwo Wings Wings (naraga Wings) idaero Fly like a Butterfly (Butterfly) seuchineun baram sori Wing Wing Wing (baram sori) I better be around you Fly like a Butterfly jeo kkeutkkaji nal meolli deryeogal Wings Wings (segye kkeutkkaji) (Around you) deo meollilkkaji idaero Fly like a Butterfly gwitgaen baram sori (kkeutkkaji) nan daheul deuthae I better be around you
Will you whisper to me? You’re the deja vu that wakes me up Now, is it you now? I can feel it coming, a mirage with wings How? Is it true now? It surrounds me, holding me, wind Feels like I’m being born again Gaze that fills me up (You) Might be a dream This moment dreams, dreams, may come true You just fly like a butterfly Taking me far away, wings wings Just like this, fly like a butterfly Sounds of winds blowing around my ears Wing, wing, wing Fly like a butterfly Fly like a butterfly I feel like I could reach it I better be around you Fly like a butterfly Fly like a butterfly I better be around you It gets dizzy, everything around me is blue Now, with you you now A folded paper moon like I’m wandering in-between I better be around you [ CY]/[ GW] It starts with a small flap Now, inside my heart, a hurricane Been been there, never been been there The world gets smaller and smaller Take me there, way too far becomes new This moment dreams, dreams may come true You just fly like a butterfly Taking me far away wings wings Just like this, fly like a butterfly Sounds of winds blowing around my ears, Wing, wing, wing Just like this (Fly like a butterfly) I feel like I could reach it I better be around you Fly like a butterfly till the end of that road Fly like a butterfly even further Fly like a butterfly till the end of that road Fly like a butterfly I better be around you On top of the clouds, synchronize This new feeling Bling, bling, shine like a starlight Breath-taking time It becomes perfect Let me fly right now You just fly like a butterfly (Fly~ butterfly) Please fly higher, wings wings (Fly higher, wings) Just like this, fly like a butterfly (Butterfly) Sounds of grazing winds, wing (Sounds of winds) I better be around you Fly like a butterfly till the end of that road Taking me far away, Wings wings (To the end of the world) (Around you) Even further Just like this, fly like a butterfly Sounds of winds blowing around my ears (To the end) I feel like I could reach it I better be around you
Behind the Scenes Edit
Promotional videos on Youtube - Dance Videos Edit
LOONA - Butterfly Choreography with a twist
LOONA - Butterfly Live Fancams @ Music Shows & Festivals Edit
Vocals Directed by: G-High
Background Vocals by: Jeon Jae Hee
Piano Performed by: G-High
Protools Operating by: G-High, Kang Seon Yeong @ MonoTree Studio
Digital Editing by: G-High @ G-highway Studio
Recorded by: G-High, Kang Seon Yeong @ MonoTree Studio
Mixed by: Joey Maclaren @ Relic Studio
MV 이달의 소녀 (LOONA) "Butterfly"
Teaser 이달의 소녀 (LOONA) "Butterfly"
이달의 소녀 (LOONA) "Butterfly" Dance Practice Video
“Butterfly” Music Video Credits
Chief Director: Wonmo Seong
Directors: Wonmo Seong, Seokho Moon
Producer: Moonyoung Lee
Assistant Directors: Soyoung Koo, Hyesu Lee
Director of Photography: Eumko
Edited by: Seokho Moon
Digital Intermediate by: Seokho Moon
Line Producer: Chris Ellis
Production Assistant: Clement Lepoix
STB ONE Operator: Adiren Gonthier
First Camera Assistant: Raphael Aprikian
Second Camera Assistant: Laure Boyer
Chef Electro: Nicola Dufay
Casting Director: Inès Chtouki
Casting Assistant: James Dean Fischer
Cast: Eloïse Labarbe-Lafon, Léa Liric, Inès Chtouki
Manager to Léa: Jayson-Chrys Lauzis
Tattoo Artist: Juan David Mendoza
SHENZHEN / HONG KONG
Producer: 肖峰 / Xiao Feng
Assistant Producer: 李思佳 / Li Si Jia
Production Managers: 温煜强 / Lance, 谭晗冰 / Hebe
Casting Director: 王晶 / Jay
HK Location Manager: Kengi Kwong
HK Production Assistants: Carmen Chan, Jeffy Lam
Movi Operator: 叶智斌 / Ye Zhi Bing
First Camera Assistant: 黄积新 / Huang Ji Xin
Second Camera Assistant: 陈灵 / Chen Ling
Gaffer: 侯小华 / Hou Xiao Hua
Best Boy: 凡亮亮 / Fan Liang Liang
Cast: 周家恩 / Zhou Jia En, 梦非 / Meng Fei, 陈彤彤 / Chen Tong Tong, 林雁 / Abby
Extras: 丁柠 黄馨元 李柯 陈美玲 陈橙 漫漫 瑶瑶 王海英 张怡凡 方丽婷 柳涛涛 戴文烨 詹晓容 陈粱⽟馨 陈雪丽 许芝怡 梦梦 胡恩妮 简婷婷 张怡凡 何琳 邝芷瑜 章晓雯 邵洋 陈瑶瑶 杨墨艺 王东霖 黄懿颖 林佳佳 方丽婷 谭佳颖 肖静怡 罗瑶 贺芳芳 张莹 陈⾬ 李瑞娟 张⾬馨 戴文烨 易晴 廖可纯, 何棂丽
Local Production: Angler Production
Producer: Christopher Lee
Casting Director: John R. Arce
Cast: Larsen Thompson, Cheyann Washington, Sydney Bourne, Anisa Stoffel, Natalie Renelle Munoz, Elaine Chang
Fixer: Adee Arnar Stefansson
Local Producer: Jonny Hauksson
Production Assistants: Gudjon Hauksson, Ingólfur Kr Guðmundsson
Camera Assistant: Maggi Bjarnason
Focus Puller: Duckjung Kim
Second Camera Assistants: Youngwoo Lee, Sion Kim
Third Camera Assistant: Sunglim Ki
Technocrane: Service Vision Korea, Taehyun Choi, Yonggeun Hwang, Jisoo Woo, Hakseo Kim, Junhwan An
Gaffer: Yoon Seungnam @ VIT Lighting
Lighting Team: Hyuk Park, Seongil Lee, Mincheol Kim, Hanwook Choi, Jihyun Choi
Production Design: MU:E
Art Directors: Jinsil Park, Bona Kim
First Assistant Art Team: Hyunseoung Lee
Second Assistant Art Team: Yemin Ahn
Executive Producer: John Yi
Creative Director: Jaden Jeong
Music Producer: Jaden Jeong
A&R: Ryu Jiin, Kim HyunHo @BlockBerryCreative
Lyrics by: G-High (MonoTree), Jaden Jeong
Composed by: G-High (MonoTree)
Arranged by: G-High (MonoTree)
Recorded by: G-High, Kang Sun Young @ MonoTree Studio
Mixed by: Joey Maclaren @ Relic Studio
Mastering Engineer: Kwon NamWoo @821 Sound Mastering
Project Supervisor: Park SeJin
Management Director: Yoon InRo
Management: Lee GeunMook, Han Duho, Lee Junwon, Park BeomJo, Park HyoJeong
Accounting: Noh YeonJin, Jang HyeKyoung
Chief Actor Officer: Kim JinSoo
Chief Communication Officer: Nam AnWoo
Communication: Park Bora, Park SoYeon, Bang Bomi, Kim SeongYeong, Wang HaRim, Kim DoYun
Cooperation: Yun DoYeon
Styling Director: Kim Min @BlockBerryAtelier
Hair Director: Cho ChunIl
Make-up Director: Jang YuJin
Performance Director: Faryoung Kim
Choreographer: HG Hyungyu Kim, Faryoung Kim (Add: Team Bornblack Bo Park)
Performance Training: HG Hyungyu Kim, Meriel J, Faryoung Kim, CDL
To celebrate its release, Orbits trended “#LOONA_BUTTERFLY” to #1 Worldwide on Twitter.
[ENG SUB] MonoTree’s discussion about “Butterfly” (YouTube):
Part 1 - concept and lyrics of the song
Part 2 - more technical aspect; music production and recording
MonoTree’s discussion about “Butterfly“ Edit
Hi High and Butterfly – topics + connection:
Hwang Hyun: “These two songs [“Hi High” and “Butterfly”] are completely different in style. […] But strangely, it feels like they’re connected.”
G-High: “It does! I was talking about this with Jaden Jeong. ‘Stories about soaring.’ Maybe that’s the topic that the two have in common.”
At the end of the “Hi High” MV, HeeJin flies into the air without wings. This scene left a big impact on Hwang Hyun (“Hi High”’s producer). To him, it felt like the members were still like caterpillars in “Hi High”.
“For Butterfly, on stage or in the performance too, they don’t have wings, but it feels like they do, in a way. It’s more sophisticated? Butterfly?”
Composer G-High’s process:
G-High thought about the concept/image of the song before the lyrics.
When he wrote the lyrics, G-High started with the chorus lyrics first.
“For the English lyrics, I just make lyrics with fake English. Lyrics of just English-sounding gibberish. When I’m writing the lyrics for the first demo, I don’t look at anything else. I just have the nuances. I start the lyrics in English, only really focusing on the nuances of pronunciation and rhythm. But the rest, like meaning or grammar, I don’t care at all. […] But I’ve heard that my English lyrics are the most ridiculous.”
“[…] And in the chorus, just a single thing. It has to fit with the song, ‘Fly like a butterfly’. Those are lyrics straight from the demo. Later, after that, Jaden Jeong says, ‘let’s write lyrics with this concept’; or something, giving me the ideas. So I write based on the ideas he gives.”
↑ loonatheworld “
LOOΠΔ will fly up higher!LOOΠΔ’s upcoming album [X X] will be released as 4 different versions and it's now available for pre-order😍” Instagram. 2019.02.11 ↑ loonatheworld “
이달의 소녀 (LOONA) ‘Butterfly’” video description. Facebook. 2019.02.19
Korean lyrics: Naver music
English translation: “Butterfly” MV official English captions