iKON’s Music Video – “Airplane” Review

iKON – Airplane (Music Video)

Reviewed on November 28, 2015

Personal
Message:
First
off, to the requester, I do apologize for greatly delaying this review and for
not reviewing the song itself. I have been incredibly busy with university and
have only recently had the time to write this as I am on a short break, and
given the prior reviews of CNBlue and a Korean game, this review has been pushed back.
Nevertheless, thank you to the requester for sending this in. During this 4-day
break, I will attempt to catch up on reviews, and furthermore, with university
work and subtitling more Fiestar videos. After this review, I plan to wrap up
November with GOT7’s latest song, “If You Do,” and Hong Jinyoung’s “Cheer Up,”
a trot song. With the latter song, I very much do wish to review it as it is
trot, a genre that has been moreover miniscule and pushed aside as
“traditional” and of “the past.” But, with “Cheer Up,” though a slightly more
modern take is approached, it is all without compromising the trot genre itself.
Thus, I am very excited to review and share it as, personally, it induces
nostalgia (as shared before, trot and ballad were common genres in my childhood,
though specifically Chinese songs), but additionally, the song is very
beautifully composed and its lyrics possess an invaluable reminder to everyone.
The music video also further complements the song’s beauty. More will be
discussed in that review.

Returning to iKON, the group that is
supposed to have been discussed from the start, “Airplane” will be reviewed for
its music video. Given that I have not done a music video review in a while, I
do expect this to end up as a mediocre review, but I will attempt to maintain
quality. With “Airplane,” it is definitely an interesting music video, and even
after several sessions of watching, the complexity of the plot remains. In
terms of iKON themselves, they have been garnering much attention (and for more
than just music; I will address this later). There are seven members in iKON,
and if accurate, they are focused on hip-hop for the group’s genre (judging
from their current released songs). In fact, iKON has yet to officially debut,
but will certainly do so once their first performance occurs (it might have
already occurred; readers should correct me).

Since I will not be reviewing a song
directly from the group, I will hastily leave opinions regarding iKON in a
musical context. Truthfully, I have yet to hear an outstanding song from iKON;
at most, “My Type” is decent, but even with that song, none have proven to be outstandingly
impressive. If “Airplane” were to be reviewed, I would anticipate a lower
rating, or at best, a five. Positively, however, for what is appreciated with
the men’s songs, many—if not all—tend to be based on rhythm, rapping, flow, and
so forth. There are no exciting points for their songs, but rather, the listed
aspects are what are emphasized to attract listeners: pure music and not
manipulating “catchy” sounds. That said, iKON’s style of music is not what
deters me. In fact, that style is what attracted me to “My Type” in the first
place. Instead, it is the quality of their songs that are unappealing, examples
being the vocals, how certain sections in songs sound, and so on.

For what I wish to clarify, the
style of a song never influences review ratings—this being the genre, how
upbeat or calm a song is, and other similar details. As TWICE’s “Like Ooh-Ahh” addresses, the only biases that are
placed in reviews are the ones that dictate what is deemed “good” or “bad,”
such as with determining “good vocals” apart from “bad vocals.” These specific biases
are unavoidable in reviews and even music in general. In contrast, biases
toward music styles are certainly unacceptable for rating songs, and thus, I do
ensure that I rate based on quality and not likeability (if this is a word). Ailee’s “Insane” provides an example: “Insane”
scored quite well, but personally, while I admire the quality of the song, I
dislike its style as it simply is not my preference. Clearly, however, I did
not include that biased view as “Insane” scored well. Similarly with iKON, with
my earlier words, I do not wish to bash their style of music or even their
talents. What I am critiquing are the songs they have released, and this is significantly
different from critiquing their vocal skills or their music style.

Switching to another topic (feel
free to skip to the review now), as foreshadowed earlier, iKON has received
attention for more than music: they were involved in a bullying incident (I
will cover what happened). This was many months ago, and thus, there may be
readers who feel defensive at my mentioning of this; bringing up this topic is
seemingly mundane and seems to serve no purpose other than to degrade iKON. In
reply, I disagree: defensiveness should not occur, as to be explained, and
their news is certainly not something to quickly abandon. After all, discomfort
is generally a sign that discussing is in fact necessary. Before analyzing the situation
to uncover why it is a serious topic to ruminate over, especially once
accounting the general public’s reaction, I will first address the
defensiveness readers may have. Discussing iKON’s bullying news is not to
degrade any member or the group in whole. Unlike the past where, admittedly, I
have wrongly humiliated and shamed an idol in a Blog Opinion post, I will not
be replicating that mistake. Rather, I hope iKON’s incident will provide a
moment for reflection, education, and personal growth. In fact, what occurred
is less concerning than what resulted out of it—that is where I desire to focus
attention towards, as to be explained later.

To now showcase what did occur with
iKON so that readers understand, I will leave two sources versus attempting to
summarize the situation: the video, and a news article. Regardless of how one feels after
watching, there is a key point to remember: no one outside of iKON or their
company will ever know the truth to what did in fact occur. For all that is
known, iKON may very much love each other and are close and that, unluckily,
the camera was rolling when the group was at their most tired, stressed state
of mind. Likewise, however, this might have indeed revealed what truly occurs
in the group. No one knows. Realistically, iKON is probably a mixture of the
two points, as are any other artist group, and more generally, human being.
Even very loving, affectionate groups, whether it is Fiestar, Teen Top, or other
groups, have moments of arguments and fights. Again, in the most pessimistic
view possible, for all that is known, groups that are openly caring and loving
on camera may in fact very much despise one another. Now given that groups are
teams where every member shares a common goal of working hard to become popular
and to produce good music, it is likely that, even at worst, members do very
much sincerely care for one another—even if that just means seeing each other
as co-workers.

Overall, for the main point: it is
wrong to suddenly assume iKON are bullies toward specific members, or that B.I.
is horrendous person. Homogeneously, though, it is also wrong to suddenly
dismiss this entire incident and to claim that this was acceptable behavior.
Being accountable is what is important. This is similar to what occurred with TMZ and EXID: it is easy to label those TMZ
staff members as racist and atrocious, but what needs to be recalled is that
they are all humans—most likely even good humans, as hard as that may be to
accept. They may be limited in view with race, but to suddenly assume that
those staff members are all horrible people who wish the death of minoritized
groups is equally limiting in view (and this falls into the binary issue with
race regarding “racist and non-racist binaries”; an older review discusses this binary idea). Now of
course this does not mean being passive and compliant to everyone’s view—I very
much do and did challenge what TMZ said, for example—but it is about
understanding various viewpoints and still seeing others as equal beings and
not “less-than-human.” Thus, relating to iKON, this Personal Message digression
is not to bash them, but rather, to challenge what occurred and to, hopefully,
glean ideas and perspectives that aid in personal growth. Thankfully, iKON’s
situation is not in the realm of racism, though that is not to say bullying is
a minor topic in itself. For a final reminder to those who may feel defensive,
what matters is acknowledging mistakes that the group committed, and that both
iKON and fans should grow and learn from said mistakes.

Finally examining the scenario
itself, what did occur can be seen as unacceptable. Reiterating the prior
paragraphs, this is not to claim that iKON members are bad people (as binaries
never do exist, after all). Nevertheless, the hitting was certainly
unnecessary, as are any physical hits, and more so since it was far from being
playful, as observed by facial expressions and the force of the punches. On
this note, there is not much else to be said. Hitting is simply never
warranted, nor is inflicting pain to others even in an emotional way. After
all, the world would arguably be a lot better if people abided to that idea.
Specifically with the scene, there are many issues: the hitting in the first
place, as covered; secondly, however, the encouragement of hitting. It would
have been preferable if members did intervene, and not necessarily in a direct
way. The first hit should have been alarming enough and should have motivated
one member to step in with a remark of how that punch was too hard, and so on.
Every member can be held responsible, not just B.I.

Transitioning to the more troubling
aspect to this incident, as said, what occurred is not what greatly disturbed
me (but it still very much did; no one should ever be hit—unless if it is
playful and safe, such as with how MAMAMOO’s Solar shoves Moonbyul though then again Solar
shoves hard
). What is most bothering is the defensiveness that arisen
(as covered), but more specifically, a certain type of response: “Boys will be
boys” and “Boys are naturally aggressive; it’s in their nature to be rough,
they can’t help it.” In addition to evading a further discussion regarding
iKON’s behavior and holding them accountable, these related comments stretch
into a deeper, critical social layer: gender. Answering directly, “boy
excuses,” the term I will use, are never valid for anything—iKON related or
not. “Boy excuses” are, harshly stated, incredibly pathetic and too lacking to
ever be used.

When it comes to “boy excuses,” the
phrases carry an extremely false idea: that males are naturally aggressive;
that males are naturally leaders; that males are naturally whatever else.
Perhaps for other animals there may be a sense of “natural” male superiority,
but to translate that idea onto the human race, it is insulting. “Boy excuses”
downgrade the human race by assuming that human beings are nothing more than
wild animals that will always follow “natural instincts.” Optimistically, human
beings are far more sophisticated, and unequivocally, are not in the same
category as “natural creatures.” Until penguins walk around with smartphones,
develop a form of linguistic communications (if that is the right term; I am
referencing language, writing—ways to communicate), and casually listen and
share K-Pop with other penguins which all, by the way, would be actually amazing; I have a silly
wish that penguins will one day be domesticated pets, let alone have human-like
capabilities
, then perhaps I will retract the claim of humans not
being “natural creatures.” Humans are in many ways above natural, and that is
not inherently bad nor should it strike as impossible to ever deviate from
“natural.” This position means that humans have the ability to shape our very
own existences so that, for example, everyone regardless of who they are can at
least live a happy life. But, likewise, it also means that an opposite route
can be taken: creating situations where only certain people benefit at the
expenses of other people. “Boy excuses” fall in the latter; using these phrases
merely perpetuate the idea that humans are “natural” creatures who lack
intelligence, and that males are excused to be aggressive without punishment.

On topic, the idea of males being
“natural” at whatever it may be are not natural ideas—humans are not “natural”
minus biology (of which is essentially solely our bodies; in fact, “race” is
not biological but rather socially constructed, as a review will one day
discuss). Humans are socialized creatures, and as a result, these notions of
“boys excuse phrases” are merely ideas that have been taught and spread.
Dissecting the idea of boys being naturally aggressive for example, if this is
true, then every male should in fact be aggressive, no matter the
circumstances. However, this is far from true, as the following example will
show: a boy who was raised without ever being exposed to violence at all.
Obviously, in the actual world this is near impossible to do without entirely
sheltering the boy; violence is constantly displayed, and specifically, boys
are relentlessly socialized to be aggressive, as seen by superhero shows and
“boy activities” of rough-housing and so forth. Ignoring this aspect, though,
if it was possible to raise a boy from birth to death in a utopian-like world
of no violence, he would never showcase violence as there was never violence to
learn from. This is analogous to how a person who is never exposed to Korean at
all from birth to death will never speak or understand Korean. To her/him, the
Korean language simply does not exist. Likewise, for the hypothesized boy who
grew up with no violence in any form or degree, he will never be violent as the
concept of violence is nonexistent. Returning to the “naturally aggressive”
idea, however, if that is true, then the hypothesized boy should in fact be
violent, but as seen, that cannot be possible as the idea of violence has been
eradicated.

Clarifying, the minutiae of the last
example are not what I care about. I am confident that a dedicated person could
disprove my scenario and prove that, miraculously, someone could somehow know
Korean without ever experiencing anything related to Korean culture and
language from birth to death. That is not the point: the point is it is the
raising of the boy (and anyone) that produces behavior. A majority of societies
teach boys to tackle each other, to not cry, to be tough, and conversely, girls
are taught to be clean, neat, obedient, sweet, and so forth. No “natural” order
is involved; “nurture” order is the one involved. These specific teachings per
gender is what creates the seemingly “natural,” but as unveiled, teachings are
not natural but rather social ideas. Even other common “natural” ideas can be
debunked, such as with human sex drive (on this topic, a future review will
discuss sexualizing versus sexual expression). Since this topic is brought up,
I will also use it to explain why naturalism (if that is the term) is false—in
certain cases. With the human sex drive, it itself is absolutely natural. There
is no doubt that sex is a natural desire for women and men, and that this
natural concept includes every sexual orientation and not just heterosexuality.
However, there is a question to be asked: How much of said desire is natural?
That question is what requires deeper analysis.

Desiring sex is natural, but what is
not natural is, for example, excusing heterosexual boys to act as savages who
must have sex and sexualize females or else they would die. Again, certainly
heterosexual boys do desire sex with females as that is scientifically natural,
but the degree of such is simply the desire to have sex. This “natural” desire
should not extend to the point of justifying rape and objectifying females, or
to the point of how heterosexual boys are “naturally incapable” of being just
friends with females. This aspect to the natural human sex drive has been
socially constructed; the idea that heterosexual boys have to sexualize females
or are naturally inclined to see females friends as “more than” are ideas that
have been socialized into boys.

Peering into media unhealthy
portrayal of women (this is what I mean by sexualizing versus sexual
expression; sexual expression is certainly acceptable for both males and
females, but sexualizing is absolutely not, and in media, this is the culprit
behind socializing heterosexual boys to be overly sexually-driven) and what
boys police and say to one another are clear instances of how heterosexual boys
are in fact taught to be overly sexual when, naturally, the human sex desire
should not even be to these extents. Leaving a final point, there is also a
disparity that cannot be overlooked: Why are heterosexual females,
non-heterosexual males and females, or even “feminine” heterosexual males, not
seen as equally sex-driven? If “boys being naturally sex-driven” is true,
especially with non-heterosexual males and heterosexual “feminine” males, this
“natural” concept should indeed affect every single male, but it does not.
Unless if one is a male who follows toxic masculinity (“hegemonic masculinity” is
the proper term and less
passive-aggressive
; prior to learning this from my amazing sociology
professor, this is what I have been trying to reference in past reviews), then
absurdly, “natural” fails to be applied though “natural” implies all are
affected.

Overall, humans are definitely
natural—in certain aspects, that is. It is true that humans have a natural sex
drive, it is also true that humans have sex differences in male and female and
even intersex, and that humans have other biological natural desires, like
eating and thirst. What are not natural are ideas that stem beyond these
biological differences, be it gender (sex and gender are not the same; sex is
biological and gender is social), race, and more. Current perpetuations of
“natural” all serve to normalize what are in fact socially constructed ideas,
such as with “females are naturally nurturing,” or that “boys are naturally
aggressive,” and other examples. Unfortunately, a lot of this “naturalizing” does
in fact serve a negative role. In the case of excusing boys for their acts
because they are boys, male privilege (this is one form of male privilege, as
are other thousands) is supported and is now “naturalized,” even though male
privilege is a socially constructed concept that benefits males over female.
Essentially, sexism is being “naturalized” when one says “boys will be boys” or
“boys are naturally aggressive,” and that is an exceptionally scare-inducing
thought. After all, consider what would be the situation if iKON were a female
group. To say the least, their actions would not be excused as “girls will be
girls,” and sadly, their career would be stunted—all because people have accepted
sexism as “normal,” as “natural.”

In the end, bringing back iKON, in
addition to the general layer of acknowledging their mistakes, it is worth
noting that excusing the men’s acts as “boys being boys,” or any other act and
similar phrase, are not acceptable. Using “boy excuse phrases” merely
perpetuate a false idea of naturalism, and it supports male privilege in that
it excuses boys from acts that they should not be excused from at all. Gender
as natural should, in general, not be assumed; a contradiction already exists
in that idea (“gender as natural” is saying “socialized is natural”). Thus, for
a final takeaway, remember that “natural” is never an excuse for human
behavior, especially in the realm of gender and “race” (though “race” is
socialized and not biologically true, it is still “real” in the sense of being
socially real and in its consequences, hence why I do continue to use the
term).

Digression aside, and perhaps the
longest one I have wrote in a while, in terms of iKON, I do hope they come out
with an apology or an explanation for their prior behavior. Despite that,
however, iKON are all very hardworking and skilled men, and “Airplane” ‘s music
video showcases that. I may need an “Airplane” trip before the review, however.

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Plot
Score: 6/10

Given how lengthy the digression is,
I do feel that it would have been better to review the song itself and not the
music video as, to confess, I doubt I will write much. My video reviewing
skills are mediocre unless if including a social analysis. I will attempt my
best, and to compensate, I will review the song itself as a bonus. No
explanations will be given, but the numerical values will be for those who are curious
(such as the requester) in a bonus review post.


Analysis
: Though I
do tend to include a personal summary of how I interpret a music video’s plot,
I will exclude it for this review and onwards. This is to allow readers to
develop personal interpretations without any extraneous influences. Nonetheless,
I will leave a disclaimer of how this rating is still based on a personal take
of the video, and that I do have two main views for this music video’s plot:
the first is related to romance; the second is related to “life,” though that
is horribly said as everything relates to “life.”

Elaborating, the first version is
how romantic feelings disrupt the three close friends’ relationships with each
other. The two men both begin to have romantic feelings toward the woman and
from such, conflict begins to occur between everyone until, ultimately, the
woman decides to fly away and ends the three’s friendship so that no one is
hurt. A better solution
might just be that they all decide to be just friends since males and females
are not “naturally inclined to be more than friends” as discussed, though I am
sure readers have heard enough of this
. The second interpretation is
similar to the first, except that it is not based on romance, but rather, that
the lady has to move away for unknown reasons. One of the men (Bobby) knows of
this while the other (B.I.) does not. This leads to misunderstandings as B.I.
begins to feel jealous towards Bobby, and may even assume that the two have
romantic feelings when, in reality, it is Bobby being additionally kind knowing
that the three will no longer be together as one of them is moving away.

No “right” interpretation exists as
every is valid. My first take is based on the lyrics and interpreting certain
gestures as flirting, and my second take is based on how Bobby appears to be
reflecting and sad, most likely due to knowing their friend was moving away,
and that certain gestures were regular friendly ones and not flirting. No
matter the view, “Airplane” receives a six for its plot.

Focusing on the story, what occurs
is not quite appealing. There are no plot twists or any events that render
striking, but nevertheless, for the plot itself of being about three friends
and their relationship, that does hold as enticing and unique. With the song’s
lyrics, it would be expected that the plot revolves around a couple who are
parting ways, not three close friends that are now splitting for whatever
reasons. Addressing the positives to the plot score, the included details are
praiseworthy: various, subtle, and complex.

For example, the second scene
discloses the closeness of the three friends, but the plot still remains vague—in
a positive manner. The lady, from one perspective, appears to be romantically
interested in Bobby, though he does not reciprocate those feelings. However,
none of what occurs necessarily implies romantic interests; this could all
simply be showing how close the three friends are. Thus, the plot is left open
for various interpretations, and that is always beneficial for increasing a
plot’s appeal. Another scene is also worth scrutinizing. The woman (I do wish
she had a known character name; it feels, for a lack of words, rather rude to
just refer to her as “the woman/lady”) points out to an airplane, but shortly after,
this causes Bobby to dishearteningly look out towards the distance. From here,
the plot still holds as exceptionally complex. Bobby may be reminded of her
inevitable departure, but if that is true, B.I for some reason was not equally informed.
Furthermore, to add onto the confusion of the three’s relationship, B.I and her
seem to share their own sort of secret, and hinted by their “fistbump.”

In the end, with the music video’s
detailed scenes increasing the depth and complexity of “Airplane” ‘s plot, the
rating remains at a six. The plot itself is not inherently appealing, but once
factoring the level of details and how said details are delivered, the plot
scores decently.

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Structural
Score: 6/10

For the Structural Score, of which
can be considered as the aesthetics to the music video, a six is also given.

Covering the basics, the music video
is alluring in those categories. Multiple backgrounds are used, such as a
rooftop, an airport, or even a bedroom. This, expectedly, helps keep the music
video varied, and thus, enticing as every second discloses a new location.
Adding on, the time of the day also changes. Because of this added aspect,
besides adding in more visual content, this does construct “Airplane” ‘s tone
of being calm and realistic, and similarly, the diverse scenarios also further
complement the video’s overarching tone. “Airplane” in essence is depicting the
normal, casual life of three close friends. Even the alternating of group and
plot does not obstruct that main tone; when iKON in whole arrives, it all still
relates to the notion of airplanes and of serenity. Therefore, for an outcome, “Airplane”
retains high visual appeal, even despite not using active editing or ostentatious
colors. Simplistic is certainly beautiful, and that is what “Airplane”
emphasizes.

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Overall
Score: 6/10
(6/10
raw score)

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Concluding, iKON’s music video of “Airplane”
does score as a six, a slightly above average video. To the requester and
readers, I have also reviewed
“Airplane” as a song
, though no explanations are given. Looking over this music
video review, it can be deemed moreover a discussion on iKON’s bullying
incident than an actual review, but I do hope the bonus review of the song
slightly compensates for the less thorough analysis here.

As always, thank you very much for
reading this review. To the requester, huge apologies for the delays, and also
apologies for not genuinely reviewing the song itself. Due to time, I simply
cannot review both in full, and thus, I do hope the current two reviews are
still satisfying. Also, thank you for the request. I greatly appreciate it.
Since November will be ending in a few days, I doubt I will be able to release
a review in time. Positively, though, many reviews are in store, and with
December being a whole month of no classes, I will be able to catch up on many
songs. GOT7 and Hong Jinyoung are most likely to be the artists reviewed next,
though I may opt to review EXID’s “Hot Pink” as it has been trending (the
ladies deserve it) and would provide an interesting review. Despite whichever
comes first, I am determined to review all of the artists’ latest songs.

Stay tuned for one of those reviews.
I will work hard to return the blog on track “because I don’t wanna let you go
like this.” Keep checking back for, most likely, Hong Jinyoung’s “Cheer Up” or
EXID’s “Hot Pink.”

iKON – “Airplane” Bonus Review

iKON – Airplane (Music Video)

iKON – Airplane

Reviewed
on November 28, 2015

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Personal Message:
As the music video review will
discuss (as of this sentence, it is nearly finished; in fact, after posting
this bonus review, I plan to also finish the actual review), to the requester
who did wish for the song review in addition to the music video, I will attempt
to fulfill such. Due to time constraints, I have no time to explain my ratings,
but I nevertheless will leave them for those who are curious. Again, this is a
pure bonus review and is to complement the music video review, of which will be
linked: iKON’s “Airplane” music video review

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Song Score: 6/10
(6.0/10 raw score) – “Slightly above average”


Vocals: 5/10


Sections: 5/10
(4.83/10 raw score)

Introduction, Rap,
Pre-Chorus, Chorus, Rap, Pre-Chorus, Chorus, Bridge, Conclusion (Chorus)    

1.     Introduction:
5/10

2.     Rap: 5/10

3.     Pre-Chorus: 3/10

4.     Chorus: 5/10

5.     Bridge: 6/10

6.     Conclusion (Chorus): 5/10


Line Distribution: 8/10

Jinhwan:
Introduction 1, Chorus 1, Chorus 2, Bridge (Total: 4)

Yunhyung:
Bridge 1, Conclusion 1 (Total: 2)

Bobby:
Pre-Chorus 1, Rap 2, Pre-Chorus 2 (Total: 3)

B.I:
Rap 1, Pre-Chorus 1, Chorus 1, Pre-Chorus 2 (Total: 3)

Donghyuk:
Pre-Chorus 1, Pre-Chorus 2 (Total: 2)

Junhoe:
Chorus 1, Chorus 2, Conclusion 1 (Total: 3)

Chanwoo:
Rap 2 (Total: 1)

Equal Value: 2.57 sections per member.  


Instrumental: 6/10


Lyrics: 6/10

Stop for a moment

If we keep this up,
we won’t ever see each other again after
the airplane leaves
“I’ll be good, you be good too”
If you say that and leave, you think I’ll be fine?
Stop pretending to be calm,
there are tears in your eyes
I see a sadness like you’ve lost the world
Stay one more day, unpack
Let’s go watch a movie later,
I’m crying right now, please

La li la di dada la li da
I hate the sky for wrapping around you
La li la di dada la li da
I hate the moon for revealing you
La li la di dada la li da
Because I don’t wanna let you go like this
This is the saddest melody in the world

Hey Mr. Airplane
Stop for a moment, it’s raining
The wind is blowing, it’ll be dangerous if you go now
Hey Mr. Airplane
Stop for a moment, there’s a lot of time
There’s tomorrow too so let her come off
or let me get on
Just one more day, just one more hour,
just one more minute, just wanna say one thing
Hey Mr. Airplane
Stop for a moment

You left behind a light smile
Left with a smiling face
Pretending to firmly believe in our promise
I should’ve done everything to make you stay
Then I wouldn’t be living in regret, girl
I’m gonna miss your presence for all my life
Just fall into a deep sleep in my arms
I’m looking up at the cruelly beautiful evening sky
Tears are coming ‘cause it’s the last time
I’m seeing you, please

La li la di dada la li da
I hate the sky for wrapping around you
La li la di dada la li da
I hate the moon for revealing you
La li la di dada la li da
Because I don’t wanna let you go like this
This is the saddest melody in the world

Hey Mr. Airplane
Stop for a moment, it’s raining
The wind is blowing, it’ll be dangerous if you go now
Hey Mr. Airplane
Stop for a moment, there’s a lot of time
There’s tomorrow too so let her come off
or let me get on
Just one more day, just one more hour,
just one more minute, just wanna say one thing
Hey Mr. Airplane
Stop for a moment

Do you have to go today? Can’t you go tomorrow?
I don’t wanna let you go, when will you be back?
I’m scared of getting far away from you
What if we naturally break up? Just one more day,
just one more hour, just one more minute

Stop for a moment, it’s raining
The wind is blowing, it’ll be dangerous if you go now
Hey Mr. Airplane
Stop for a moment, there’s a lot of time
There’s tomorrow too so let her come off
or let me get on
Just one more day, just one more hour,
just one more minute, just wanna say one thing
Hey Mr. Airplane
Stop for a moment

Choreography Score: X/10

Overall Score: 6/10
(6/10 raw score)

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Analysis:

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Truthfully,
I am dumbfounded; in the music video review of “Airplane,” I admittedly claimed
that iKON’s songs are, at their best, average (five, numerically). Once actual
analysis took place, however, as disclosed, “Airplane” does manage to glean a
six. Personally, their style of music is not preferred, hence perhaps why I did
predict a lower rating. Impartially reviewing the song, though, it led to a
completely different outcome than expected. Overall, for the requester, though no
explanations are given, I do hope this partially satisfies your curiosity
regarding how “Airplane” does rate musically.