To really feel the spirit of all things autumn and Halloween, NU’EST have released a music video titled “WHERE YOU AT” along with a new mini-album titled “W.here”!
“WHERE YOU AT” features many appealing (and often unnerving) visuals set in a variety of locations. The music video opens up in a church setting with a huge organ. The lights used in this set make it feel as if NU’EST are stuck in a nightmare. We also see other members walking sluggishly through places such as a derelict house and a rocky beach.
The nightmare idea is emphasised once again as the singing begins and we see NU’EST member JR lying on a bed in a dark room surrounded by candles. To me, that either screams human sacrifice ritual or vampire awakening. Either way, it was a creepy scene to open up to!
Admittedly, there are a lot of seemingly symbolic scenes in this music video, for example, the member Baekho appeared to be drowning whilst Ren was being blindfolded with some red lace. I feel as if it all ties into a nightmare they’re trying to run away from. At the end of the music video, howver, it reveals that all but JR were actually chasing after a butterfly. The butterfly could mean that they want to wake up or it could be that they’re chasing their dream! Honestly, symbolism isnt my strong point so I just like sitting back and enjoying the gorgeous visuals Pledis have produced with this music video!
The song itself matches perfectly with the music video and I feel as if NU’EST are about to hit it big and grow beautifully once again! I really enjoyed watching it!
Review by Isabelle