MV 이달의 소녀 현진 (LOONA HyunJin) "다녀가요 (Around You)"

Official Description[edit | edit source]

The world of rookie girlgroup Girls of the Month expands with Hyunjin.

A single by Hyunjin, the second member of rookie girlgroup Girls of the Month. A month ago, the rookie girlgroup that took its first step with the reveal of first member Heejin and colorful pop piece "ViViD" now reveals its second member, Hyunjin.

Hyunjin's single contains "Around You", a teenage ballad track by production team MonoTree, and "I'll Be There", a charming candy-funk track by Artronic Waves which also produced Exo's "Tender Love", as dual title tracks.

As evidenced by having produced 24 singles befitting the 12 members even before debut in order to ensure musical quality, Loona are slowly drawing up a musical "big picture".

"Around You" is a teenage ballad track that has not been heard in some time, which paints the emotions of a beautiful crush that an adolescent girl might have upon a piano melody. The video accompanying "Around You", entirely filmed in Tokyo, include an 8-minute film version which is reminiscent of a Japanese romance film as well as a music video version.

Dual-title track "I'll Be There" is the first song that brings Hyunjin and Heejin together, a candy-funk track notable for the fresh charm that pops off from the very first line. This track was also filmed entirely in Harajuku, Tokyo, and presents music and video that suggests an overall direction for Loona, a girlgroup that can already give off a fully packed vibe with just two members.

Loona is receiving attention as a large-scale project that debuts a new girl and a single every month over 1 year and 6 months. Even beyond the volume of having 12 members, songs and music videos that introduce each member's character will be revealed, and other devices to experience background lore that expands with each new member will be prepared.

The first member Heejin has already successfully completed four fansigns with just her debut single, and Hyunjin will also be meeting fans through two individual fansigns and two additional fansigns with both Hyunjin and Heejin as a unit. Fans whose attendance at individual fansigns can be verified will additionally be invited to the first full-group showcase of Loona.

Revealing twelve members will take a long time of over a year, but Loona are redeeming that wait into each month's joy. [1]

Main Theory[edit | edit source]

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Hyunjin lives in the Middle Earth as a member of ODD EYE CIRCLE to help spread the primary colors. But she misses her closest friend, HeeJin. So she decides to leave the Cosmos and go to Earth but in order to do so she must enlist the help of Go Won, who will only help her if she gives up her color. HyunJin agrees and leaves for Earth.

Introduction to HyunJin[edit | edit source]

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We first meet HyunJin from the perspective of a cat. We hear You and Me Together(?) playing in the background as she sits in a room made of light and her color yellow. This symbolizes the Cosmos. When HeeJin created the three primary colors, yellow, blue, and red she put them into their own dimension of the LOONAVERSE, or the Cosmos. And hearing You and Me Together symbolizes that HyunJin misses HeeJin and wants to get back to her. But how? We know that the LOONAVERSE follows several biblical rules, including that if you sin you must fall from heaven. In this case the Cosmos being heaven. So HyunJin must sin in order to get back to HeeJin, and she can't do it alone.

The Broken Vase[edit | edit source]

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We hear the sound of something breaking from another room and HyunJin seems startled. She follows the sound to a broken vase, with thistles and water strewn across the floor. This shows us that HyunJin isn't alone, someone has arrived. And as theorized by twinfish, thistles are a symbolism of royalty, which we can associate with Go Won. We are later confirmed that this is in fact Go Won with the See Saw Cinema Theory, and that she has come a long way to meet HyunJin.

The Bracelet[edit | edit source]

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We see HyunJin slowly opening a door, to find a bracelet on the other side. By the clues we have seen previously of the thistles, we know that this is what Go Won left HyunJin. She smiles, showing us that that she's happy to have the key to let her fall from heaven and meet HeeJin on earth. It's also not a coincidence that the tag on the bracelet is bright pink, HeeJin's color.

Leaving the Cosmos[edit | edit source]

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We then see HyunJin leave her home wearing dark colored clothing, confirming that Go Won took her color in exchange for leaving the Cosmos. But now all alone, HyunJin is lost. She carries the letters with her, which are used as a symbol to show that now she's left ODD EYE CIRCLE she's trying to reach out to HeeJin.

The Barber Shop[edit | edit source]

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She enters what we can assume is a barber shop, based on the sink behind her. We also see several jars of color to the right of her. This is a very interesting detail, considering the fact that several members have had their hair dyed their representative colors (ViVi had hers dyed pink, Choerry purple, Yves burgundy, and Olivia had black). This could be the place where she had her color (yellow) removed, in order to keep up the deal with Go Won. As we see, she doesn't look too happy to be there.

The Letter[edit | edit source]

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There's then a flash of the letter HyunJin is holding, and as we see it is HeeJin's color, bright pink. This is a solid clue that HyunJin is trying to get to HeeJin specifically.

The Golden Cat[edit | edit source]

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As HyunJin leaves the barber shop, a gold-colored cat observes her from the bottom of the staircase. As she approaches, the cat walks away. As her representative animal, the cat is a symbol of HyunJin. It's also important to note that the golden color is a symbol of royalty and enlightenment, just as Go Won's hair became blonde when she accepted the members of yyxy. So this cat is two things, part of HyunJin leaving her, as well as Go Won's hold on her.

HyunJin's Transformation[edit | edit source]

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HyunJin then wears a cat head, and as theorized by twinfish, that she is thinking about the cat, as we see her staring off into the distance, or that she is enlightened. This can be confirmed by how she puts her hand under her chin, which can be seen in reference to the famous French stature, The Thinker, which in itself is a world renowned symbol of higher knowledge and knowing.

This idea of enlightenment and understanding the world "around you" is an essential idea of the LOONAVERSE. As we've seen with members of yyxy, the symbolism of a member gaining knowledge is seen as a chandelier over a member's head, a lamp, and now a bright yellow cat. It's a play of the idea of a light bulb going off over someone's head, but in it's own unique LOONAVERSE way of representing the idea.

Now that she's allowed Go Won and essentially yyxy into her yellow world, she's opened a door into theirs, where she can see further into the LOONAVERSE then she's ever seen before.

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As she sees the world through these new lens and with this new knowledge, she's gained an understanding of the möbius strip, as we can see the same scenes repeating over again, this time with HyunJin wearing the cat head. We see this throughout LOONA's music videos, with the same scenes being shown over and over again to show the looping effects of the möbius.

Gaining Knowledge of the LOONAVERSE[edit | edit source]

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At the very end of the music video we see HyunJin turning toward us and seven cats behind her, and with her included, symbolizing the first eight girls or the original members before yyxy. It's also important to note that she's once again showing her enlightenment and understanding of the world around her by turning towards the viewer and breaking the fourth wall. She's smiling knowingly, like she's aware of what she's done and what lies ahead, but she's happy where she is. Also considering how early we are into LOONA's story and how this music video was released months before the LOONAVERSE was announced or before Orbits began to theorize the story of the girls, she's showing that we have a lot in store ahead of us, beyond her and beyond the next eight members.

Side Theory: The Lyrics (twinfish, Birbfriend)[edit | edit source]

Hyunjin watches the person she loves but can't bring herself to confess to them. She ends up always leaving without confessing and as the LOONAVERSE is looped she doesn't ever get to confess to them as the day repeats.

Side Theory: Around You (Special Version)[edit | edit source]

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