Hello Blackjacks! My name is Henry Allen and I am Letsplay2ne1’s new writer. Now before you read my first article, please bear in mind that things said here does not reflect the insights of the whole of LP21. This is solely my own opinion and you’re all welcome to make it yours as well. So here it is:
Barely minutes after YG officially released 2NE1’s Music Video for ‘Go Away’, fans and even non-fans swarmed the internet to see one of the three highly-anticipated music videos.
The ‘Go Away’ MV is highly different from ‘Clap Your Hands’ which was released a day earlier. The music video centers on a girl (played by none other than CL herself) who gets dumped by her boyfriend and of course, you’ll probably imagine what the girl does after that.
So then CL, after so much depression, still pursues her ex-boyfriend who has already found her replacement. Then, unexpectedly, the best part of the MV comes. CL gets beaten by the ex-boyfriend. That, in my opinion, is a highly-dramatic scene that blends flawlessly with the upbeat song.
However, things go a little confusing in the end which, as of this writing, is still being debated by hundreds, even thousands of fans from all over the world. Who died? Was it CL or the guy? Why is CL walking with the other girls in the end? Who are the Dara, Bom and Minzy playing, anyway?
So here is my take on the controversial ending of the music video. Yes, the girl in the black car is really CL and the one who got crushed and got fried inside the car is CL herself, not the ex-boyfriend. So did she die? In a manner of speaking, yes. You see, CL walks away in the end which means that the scene actually is a mere interpretation that the CL who once was a weak, boyfriend-worshipping woman is dead and a new CL, now a stronger and bolder lady who can easily say “Go away!” to an ex-boyfriend, is born.
So who are Dara, Bom and Minzy playing? Well, they could serve as CL’s conscience, heart and the millions of other women who try to overcome the burdens of a breakup. All of which are telling her to change, make a stand and respect herself. CL undergoes a transformation that probably no guy could ever understand. It’s a transformation that happens after women realize that there is a new day waiting after that drastic breakup. The concept, all in all, actually gives us a strong message that it’s not easy to change ourselves for the better but doing it could give us a rewarding feeling.
Again, this interpretation might not be what the filmmakers think it is. It might mean something else but hey, this is art, whatever interpretation given is right so we can believe what we want to believe. Besides, who wouldn’t want a healthy debate? :)
Written by HenryAllen @Letsplay2ne1