If you haven’t cried yet, you will now…
BTS’ Jin has officially released his highly anticipated solo single “The Astronaut” featuring British band Coldplay, along with a music video.
The MV is cinematic and full of symbolism, easter eggs, cameos, and other things you might not have noticed the first time watching because of all the tears we cried. So check out 10+ details from the MV below.
There are several uses of Braille in MV and they all symbolize the ARMY.
the black boxes in the cross word puzzle spell FOR ARMY in braille ! https://t.co/jxy6DKW37O— 소라 ⁷ そら 🏳️🌈 (@tteokminnie) October 28, 2022
⠁⠗⠍⠽— Sari Setiogi Griberg (@setiogi) October 28, 2022
“I love you”
The timing when @BTS_twt #Jin showed his tattoo in Braille on his neck “⠁⠗⠍⠽[ARMY]” in #TheAstronaut MV is timed exactly when the lyrics says “I love you”
😭😭😭#BTS #Seokjin pic.twitter.com/xWaHOqIJZv
guys..,,,… his neck tattoo says ARMY in braille pic.twitter.com/1EfpExOmI7— adiba 👩🏽🚀🚀 (@780613) October 28, 2022
2. Coldplay merch
Not only did Coldplay write the song, but Chris Martin and his son provided backing vocals. Jin is also a huge Coldplay fan, so it was a cute nod to the band to have Coldplay merchandise, including posters and vinyl, in Jin’s room.
POSTERS OF COLDPLAY AND A HIGHER POWER VINYL— 🪐 Ciany ∞ ✨ (@C_ian_y) October 28, 2022
THE POSTER OF MY UNIVERSE MV
AND A PHOTO OF AN EARLY COLDPLAY ERA (i think X&Y) pic.twitter.com/ImV2su1sXo
I THINK THIS COULD BE A POSTER OF COLDPLAY IN THE VIVA LA VIDA ERA— 🪐 Ciany ∞ ✨ (@C_ian_y) October 28, 2022
DON’T ASK ME HOW I KNOW IT, I JUST KNOW IT 😂 pic.twitter.com/cSu0RXsJl0
And one of the posters is for the BTS x Coldplay collaboration “My Universe”, so that means all seven BTS members are technically in the MV too!
They always have the members with them… ALWAYS 😭 pic.twitter.com/iQgyfBVqVX— 💙 ᴮᴱ바다⁷ 💐 (SLOW) 💙 (@eternalhyyh) October 28, 2022
3. Jin’s guitar gifted to him by Chris Martin
In addition, there was a guitar in the room that Chris Martin had given Jin when the bands met in New York.
4. Chris Martin’s cameo
Chris Martin even appeared as a reporter on TV.
5. References to Coldplay’s universe
There are several easter eggs for Coldplay’s own Music of the Spheres universe.
I KNOW THIS IS THE SOLAR SYSTEM— 🪐 Ciany ∞ ✨ (@C_ian_y) October 28, 2022
BUT IT DO HAS A SIMILARITY TO THE SPHERES pic.twitter.com/fzoUu3Zq8W
6. The Earth and Moon
Previously, in his “Moon” solo, Jin referred to ARMYs as “Earth” because he is their moon. There are more details involved.
“The Planet is coming back soon, once more to the moon.” 😭 pic.twitter.com/vhEGLymz7Y— ◡̈ (@taebokkiii) October 28, 2022
7. Parallels to Coldplay music videos
Several shots in “The Astronaut” MV parallel shots from Coldplay’s iconic music videos.
8. The Astronaut
While we think of Jin as the “astronaut” of the song, there is an astronaut in the MV and we can’t help but think of BTS leader RM for obvious reasons.
Still, cameraman Hyungwoo Nam was actually a man in a suit!
It may also be a reference to “Permission to Dance”.
TWO ASTRONAUTS LOOKING AT EACH OTHER pic.twitter.com/mQQsncwiRd— 🪐 Ciany ∞ ✨ (@C_ian_y) October 28, 2022
9. The child’s artwork
Several children’s drawings appear in Jin’s room. They were drawn by a real kid and he was none other than the son of director MV Lumpens.
10. Baby Jin
One of the children’s drawings looks a lot like the iconic childhood photo of Jin in a suit.
who else teared up pic.twitter.com/eas41jw5D6— joce 👩🏼🚀 (@jeonvntold) October 28, 2022
The real reason we’ll never let go of “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life” or “Hwa Yang Yeon Hwa” (HYYH) is because BTS won’t.
The Astronaut x Hyyh parallel ✨ pic.twitter.com/lhnyUHUr1O— ◡̈ (@taebokkiii) October 28, 2022
Jin driving off in the truck at the end is referring to one of all seven truck members in HYYH.