Beautiful Hangover MV
Basically, Seungri, Daesung, and the girl are con artists who sell fake drugs. Seungri monitors while Daesung sells. G-Dragon and the girl are lovers. Taeyang is the victim.
Taeyang believes the girl to be an hallucination but, despite that, he loves her. Every time he meets Daesung or lugs around a case full of money just to see her again, he doubts himself. When he decides that he must stop, he bids the girl farewell. But she is not an hallucination in reality (notice that Seungri’s screens show her, which wouldn’t be possible if she were Taeyang’s imagination)—Seungri, monitoring this interaction, sends Daesung to lure Taeyang into it again. Taeyang reluctantly takes the bottle, and Seungri smirks, believing that Taeyang gave in.
(oh, but let me talk about Seungri’s glass pig for just a minute. It shows two things: 1. That Seungri’s the one with the power in the scam group since in Korean history glass represents aristocracy and pig represents money and 2. That their career is about to end since in Korean dream readings glass represents shattering of current status and pig represents luck.)
G-Dragon finds out that Taeyang has been spending a lot of time with his girlfriend (GD doesn’t know that his girlfriend is scamming Taeyang). GD and Taeyang fight, and Taeyang is puzzled because his hallucination can’t possibly have a boyfriend. He does not use drugs he got from Daesung and, to his dismay, realizes that she was not in fact a hallucination at all, because he sees her with GD, doing the same things that she and Taeyang did.
TOP doesn’t have any role in the plot line, but he is somewhat of a “validator.” It might seem as if the whole story is made-up, but bits of the song’s lyrics are engraved in TOP’s surroundings (ex. shoes and trophies) that seem to evidence that this story isn’t just all made up on the spot. The door he walks in has Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s quotes that read:
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.”
Now, this selection of quotes is really interesting for three reasons.
- Both quotes go directly against the plot of the MV. Taeyang felt with his heart and loved his “hallucination” but that was false, and he saw with his eyes that the girl was with GD and that was the truth, while GD and the girl (supposed lovers) were NOT looking in the same direction at all since GD didn’t know what his girl was doing.
- The first quote is from The Little Prince, which is a fictional story about a blond-haired ‘prince’ from another planet that Saint-Exupery met when his air plae crashed. The second quote is from Wind, Sand, and Stars, which is saint-Exupery’s autobiography essentially talking about the same incident. He says that he was saved by a Bedouine, which is quite unlike his story from The Little Prince. In short, the first quote is the ‘hangover’ of a dreamy encounter Saint-Exupery had (..made up) while the second is what REALLY happened.
- The original books are written in French; Bigbang is Korean; the song is Japanese; yet, the French quotes are translated into English for no apparent reason. But it doesn’t stand out or anything, as if it’s a strange part of a dream that the dreamer doesn’t notice or just accepts as normal.
Notice that, when the doors first appear with TOP rapping (
dripping in sexy), the door with the Little Prince quote (the door of ‘dream’) is opened slightly, meaning Taeyang is still lost. But when Taeyang sees the girl with G-Dragon, you can see that he is using the door with the Wind, Sand, and Stars quote (the door of ‘reality’), signifying that he finally understood what really was going on.
Of course, all this stuff may very well be just straight up bullshit. It’s just my interpretation. So yeah, with that, im going to end this ridiculously long post. Byebye <3