The highly anticipated musical collaboration between South Korean sensation IU and BTS member V, titled “Love Wins All,” has finally been unveiled. Released on January 24, the pre-release single’s music video, directed by Um Tae-Hwa, plunges IU and V into a post-apocalyptic world, portraying a couple striving to survive impending danger.
IU had teased fans with the trailer on January 23, building anticipation among both IU admirers and the BTS Army. The chemistry between IU and V on-screen has proven to be an additional treat, capturing the hearts of fans as they delve into the visually stunning music video.
The narrative of “Love Wins All” unfolds with IU and V running hand-in-hand through a forest, marked by bruises and cuts, signifying their struggle and fear. A robotic cubical in the sky reveals they are evading a formidable yet unidentified force. Seeking refuge in a shopping mall, they discover a pile of clothes, and V stumbles upon a hand cam. As he records IU, the visuals on the hand cam transform, replacing the dystopian backdrop with a wishful escape from the apocalyptic scenario.
Throughout the video, IU and V daydream of a utopian world free from worries or extraterrestrial threats. Imagining themselves as newlyweds, adorned in wedding attire, they envision a blissful life. However, reality intervenes as the cubical reappears. Despite V’s attempts to confront it, IU holds him close, covering his eyes, symbolizing their vulnerability. The hand cam captures them ascending in the air, disappearing, leaving only their wedding attire floating down to rest on the clothes below.
did they just put that fkin cube on the credit as a ‘special guest’?😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/gdW42uQ0YK
— keci⁷⁺¹ 💜 (slow) (@likechizu) January 23, 2024
The emotional impact of “Love Wins All,” with its poignant lyrics and IU and V’s genuine chemistry, resonated deeply with the audience. Observant fans noted a special credit during the end, revealing the cubical as a “Special guest,” hinting at an attribution to BTS member SUGA by IU and V.
— KeyCee⁷⁼¹ (@nam_jooniebear) January 23, 2024
As IU gears up for her upcoming album release, BTS members are fulfilling their military duties, leaving fans eagerly awaiting the next chapter in this musical journey.