SHINee finally came back on May 28 with the first part of their sixth studio album, The Story of Light EP.1 together with a music video of its title track, “Good Evening.”
The Story of Light Ep.1 contains five beautiful songs including title song, “Good Evening”, “All Day All Night”, “Undercover, “Jump”, and ‘You & I”. The album then ranked No. 1 on the iTunes Top Albums charts in 30 countries!
샤이니 정규 6집 첫 번째 앨범 ‘The Story of Light’ EP1.
?아이튠즈 종합 앨범 차트 전 세계 30개 지역 1위
?신나라레코드, 핫트랙스, 교보문고 등 국내 음반차트 일간 1위#SHINeeisBACK #SHINee_TheStoryofLight #샤이니_데리러가 ? https://t.co/enVTDuVL9o ? pic.twitter.com/U6G4a8euW5
— SHINee (@SHINee) May 29, 2018
This album marks the group’s first comeback since 1 of 1 in 2016. It’s also SHINee’s first comeback as a quartet following the passing of their main vocalist, Jonghyun on December 18, 2017.
The Story of Light is part of SHINee’s 10th anniversary celebrations since last week. They will release two more EPs on June 11 and 25, 2018.
Their latest title track, “Good Evening” was written and arranged by The Fliptones with SHINee’s Key and Minho‘s contributions on the rap making.
As to the song’s music video, let’s check out this interesting interpretation by a fan named, Emman Abaigar.
There are so many references in this MV, I feel I can write a thesis and everything but for now, I’ll only point out a couple of things:
I) That fox is a main character from Jjong’s favorite book, “The Little Prince”. The “bad” cgi on the fox is intentional and alludes to The Little Prince book animations.
II) In several cultures the fox bears a symbolic assosiation to the afterlife. In Celtic folklore
“The ancient Celts considered the Fox an expert on the layout of the forest and held this particular animal in high esteem for it’s wisdom. They also relied upon the Fox with his intuitive sense of direction to be their guide on the path to the spirit world”
Keep in mind that we did see the boys run through a forest.
III) There is an 5th empty chair in the beginning. Also at the part where they are at the well, there are 5 trees behind them and there is also a 5th person as a shadow inside it. The point when they are looking inside the well itself is also a scene from “The Little Prince” book animations and I am a crying mess again.
IV) The pearl aqua blue lighting throughout the MV and the pearl aqua “stage” the dance on is a shoutout to SHAWOL (pearl aqua blue is the fandom’s official color).
V) The song’s lyrics are very heartwarming and touching and, imho, the are for both Jonghyun and SHAWOL.
VI) I also think that the reference to 112 Cupid is more than an hommage. It’s more of a message for all the negative things they’ve been hearing this whole time since that day. I won’t elaborate further on this, fans know what I’m talking about. Esp the part of the lyrics of 112 Cupid that go:
“Girl if I told you I love you
That doesn’t mean that I don’t care, oooh
And when I tell you I need you
Don’t you think that I’ll never be there, ooooh
Baby I’m so tired of the way you turn my words into
Deception and lies
Don’t misunderstand me when I try to speak my mind
I’m only saying what’s in my heart”
There are so many layers to this song & MV, I could write so much more but I’ll stop here. I hope what I did write made sense, If not, forgive me; my mind and heart are racing, I’m too shook right now.
5HINee’s back everyone!!!
A comment from another fan, Rhealene Coloma went on with her interpretation below:
“I think the cameras represent the media always monitoring their every move. Taemin standing on the piano represents his passion being an artist and key breaking the piano somehow symoolizes at some point he was so mentally exhausted in the music industry that he blamed music.”
What do you think, Shawols?