For the third time, we will review again TXT (Tomorrow x Together) in their song Run Away.
With so many endless Run Aways that we hear in K-Pop, we might wonder which K-Pop group might use this title next. But for now, we will focus on the group, who are gaining popularity as rookies. Let’s start!
The story starts with boys aiming endlessly as they are entering the school, like kicking a ball, scribbling something, or doing something at the book. There they are describing how they are doing during their high school days. Bored on usual studying, they are trying to sneak on swimming during the night.
As they are going underwater, they discovered an opening which led them to the forest, the fields, and eventually, to the burning door. The story ends with a member remaining, discovering a lion doll.
They featured how to burn a paper using the sun and glasses. I suppose this is rarely being done, out of danger viewing this experiment. It features a member also putting fires out using fire extinguisher, thereby teaching viewers how to put out small fires on their own.
At 2:24 – 2:28, they are featuring students in a library, while one is reading. Hope this sparks interest to rediscover their own libraries.
Review as whole
The way how TXT plays the music is worth noting. It uses strutting tune at the start of the video, which guides them throughout. Sparkling tune is added next at start of video and the first verse, only to hide throughout the second verse. On the other hand, the rock tune is visible in the chorus. The first verse and interlude jumps into a different tune, as if telling a fairytale story.
Dances were simple on the chorus, except on the moving of shoulders and on jumping, which they have to improve later on. Special effects are used when a member shoots colorful lights using a fire extinguisher.
The setting where they first dance share striking similarities with Lim Jimin’s Loveholic, which I find it very amusing:
Review by others
TheBiasList noted that TXT was being branded as the lighter version of BTS, and is worth waiting for. Good points include the “rock-infused” arrangement retaining elements that made them successful. Vocals are refined, strong, bright, and upbeat. Most of all, the “true star” is its chorus. The only thing that was pull-down is on the breakdown at the second verse, which he deems unnecessary.
KPopReviewed gradually liked the song as being “catchy and vibrant,” with melody as its advantage. Added energy is on the instrumentals. The weak point is on the bridge which did not pick up the intensity. He gone way beyond to interpret the confusing storyline, which is what BigHit usually does.
Let me share the joke again, this time including mainstream tracks:
The Corrs: Runaway
Sebastian Yatra: Runaway (Ft. Jonas Brothers)
Bon Jovi: Runaway
Kanye West: Runaway
Sasha Sloan: Runaway
Super Junior: Runaway
Tiffany Young: Runaway (Ft. Babyface)
Royal Pirates: Runaway
Eric Nam: Runaway
Teen Top: Run Away
IN2IT: Run Away
TXT: Run Away
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TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 88.00%
|Appearance||3||Colorful/color fits emotions||5|
|Appearance||5||No Halloween, Easter, etc.||5|
|Appearance||6||No astrology featured||5|
|Appearance||7||Less horror featured||5|
|Appearance||8||Not too revealing outfits||5|
|Music||10||Not too deafening||5|
|Dance||11||Learned easily even by beginners||4|
|Dance||12||Not too sensual||5|
|Lessons||13||Moral lesson clearly stated||4|
|Lessons||14||Impart something beneficial for viewers||5|
|Other Matters||15||Sense of humor/expresses emotions||6|
|Other Matters||16||Make it to mainstream media||1|
|Other Matters||17||Review by other sites||5|
|Other Matters||18||Review of MV as a whole||5|
|Other Matters||19||Shares concept from other groups||5|