Seems like no person caught this reference.
Park Jin Woo is a Korean-Canadian author, named one of many high up-and-coming writers by The Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop (ACWW) in 2020. His fictional work, Oxford Soju Club, gained the 2020 Jim Wong-Chu Emerging Writers’ Award. But some ARMYs know him higher for his insightful evaluation of BTS‘s works on his TikTok account.
A recent clip of him analyzing RM‘s mixtape mono is going viral on Twitter because of an unexpected detail he caught in one of the songs. Park explains that “Mono” is a highly autobiographical body of work, and the evidence lies in the very first song of the mixtape. The track is named “Tokyo,” and its first line says, “Wake up in Tokyo, feel like a torso, I know it’s time to go.” In the previous 4 years, followers have give you many interpretations for this line, however most of them targeted on the that means of the phrase “Feel like a torso.”
Park, nonetheless, explains that the primary few phrases, “Wake up in Tokyo,” carry extra significance right here. “Wake Up: Open Your Eyes” was the title of BTS’s first-ever tour in Japan in 2015.
In a method, that is the place all of it started. Back in 2015, when the Japan tour occurred, they weren’t very well-known, they had been fairly new. They might’ve simply disbanded, failed, like so many others. And that’s the factor about this album, much more than his different works. It’s a really private one, I really feel.
—Park Jin Woo
He additional discusses how every tune on the mixtape is an sincere reflection of feelings and emotions that RM has skilled in his personal life and are, due to this fact, uniquely his personal.
He talks about his complicated relationship together with his personal in ‘Seoul’. He talks about his inside battle in Uhgood, his fatigue and need to easily relaxation in ‘Forever Rain’.
—Park Jin Woo
The rationalization of “Tokyo” particularly made an impression on many ARMYs who had by no means thought-about that the primary line might be a direct reference than a poetic instrument.
@BTS_twt the “wake up in tokyo” reference wow mono is known as a treasure i like discovering new meanings even after some time what an excellent artist you’re joon pic.twitter.com/F4fVigGZsZ
— lau⁷ (@jvnggkuk) October 31, 2022
Why have I by no means seen ‘get up in tokyo’ deciphered this manner !?!??#@
This is what joon meant when he stated he needs to make music ppl will pay attention again and again and say “ahh this is what he meant” 🤧pic.twitter.com/p45AHKOrAb
— ♡ (@JooniesPebble) October 31, 2022
Park went on to debate how RM is usually acknowledged for his genius lyricism, however in his opinion, the honesty and the vulnerability he dares to point out in his work make him an incomparable artist. “He puts himself, his pains, his losses, his struggles all into his music, and it’s senseless to try to compare him to someone else,” he concluded.