BTS’ Jungkook has released the official visualizer for “Hate You,” a track from his debut solo album, GOLDEN. The album, consisting of 11 all-English tracks, has garnered immense success since its release, further solidifying Jungkook’s position as a global pop star. GOLDEN features notable collaborations, including “Seven” with American rapper Latto and “3D” featuring Jack Harlow.
The visualizer for “Hate You” provides viewers with a visually engaging representation of the song, offering a sneak peek into its emotional and thematic elements. Visualizers typically adopt a minimalist style compared to regular music videos, focusing on simple yet impactful visuals that complement the music.
-Jungkook starting a 3am karaoke session in the military-
Soldier: do you know him?
— DAMN IT LAUREN ⁷ (@Starlit_Lauren) December 8, 2023
Poignant Imagery and Emotional Impact
In the visualizer, Jungkook is portrayed in black and white, emphasizing the poignant theme of the song, where he expresses the sentiment of hating a loved one as a means to move forward. The use of the black-and-white aesthetic enhances the emotional impact, adding a heartbreaking charm to his portrayal of a forgotten love.
Narrative Elements and Symbolism
As Jungkook sings about lost love, the world around him gradually regains color, creating a symbolic representation of emotional transformation. The visualizer takes an animated twist, depicting the word “hate” on his arm, which evolves into “love.” Jungkook is seen running through a forest alongside a loved one with vibrant purple hair, a nod to BTS’ fandom color.
Love and ARMY Symbolism
The journey in the visualizer unfolds as the word “hate” transforms into “love,” coinciding with animated versions of ARMY bombs and glimpses of his concerts. This symbolic representation underscores the significance of love for Jungkook, with his fandom, ARMY, infusing vibrant hues into his world.
Jungkook’s Military Enlistment
Jungkook has recently commenced his mandatory military enlistment process, sharing a heartfelt message with ARMY. His enlistment is set for December, and he will be enlisting alongside Jimin through the Companion Soldiers program. Although he expressed initial interest in joining V in the special forces team, certain circumstances led to a different path. Despite his enlistment, Jungkook continues to engage with fans, recently performing at the Japanese music program CDTV LIVE LIVE.