Every day in May we’re counting down our favorite kpop music videos from 2010 to 2012.
Strolling in at the #22, isss…
…Run by EPIK HIGH.
A lot of music videos tell stories, but we’ve never seen one portrayed quite like the plot in this one. Run puts you inside the protagonist of the video.
You’re there from his infancy and happy childhood, and you’re with him when his parents begin to argue and his home life becomes difficult.
You’re there when he discovers that running is an outlet for his stress and as he trains to become an even better runner.
And then you’re there to witness his violent wreck and its aftermath.
By the end of the video, you’re more outside of the protagonist than inside. You see him once more on the track but this time you see he’s running on just one leg. Even though he has had a terrible setback, he hasn’t stopped running.
All of this comes together to tell a story about perseverance, about not giving up even when things seem hopeless. It’s a powerful tale that’s beautifully told.
And by the way–the runner is played by a predebut L of INFINITE and his hyungs Sungkyu, Woohyun and Sungjong are the band playing behind EPIK HIGH.
You can stream this entire video released March 8, 2010, below. Stop back tomorrow to discover our #21 video.
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