The solitude of a superstar might have become a cliché theme, but in "Forever rain" (as well as in all tracks of his playlist, "mono), RM, the leader of Korean group BTS, addresses it with such sensibility and poetic mastery, that it's impossible not to feel invited to dwell into his inner world.
RM is a rapper; he is used to deliver tons of words in full speed with the most amount of energy in the less amount of time. In "Forever rain", though, he forces himself to slow down — "Slow rap, slow jam, slow rain, everything slow", he raps — and reflects on how rain is the perfect escape for him since it keeps people busy minding their own selves on the streets, without looking at his face — in a lyricism that recalls Charles Baudelaire's poem "Crowds".
This is an introverts anthem, beautifully adorned by guitars and RM's deep voice over slow, ethereal R&B instrumentals. You can almost see the colours of this song: it's grey, pale, wan; it may seem like it lacks life but actually it is as rich and complex as thousand lives embodied in one. Like the title itself suggests, "Forever rain" is like a moment you take for yourself, to spend time with yourself, to find answers about yourself — and this might be a never-ending journey, a rain that may last forever.
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About the curator: Ana Clara Ribeiro
Music, art and entertainment have always played a big role in the life of Ana Clara Ribeiro. She grew up in Gurupi (an inland city in Tocantins, the youngest State of Brazil), listening to all kinds of music, reading, writing, watching stuff and connecting them to her personal beliefs and other ideas she read about.
As she became a lawyer and a writer, all the topics to which she is constantly exposed continued to give her insights about life, people and the universe, through the lenses of art.
Nowadays, when she isn’t analyzing lawsuits or producing content about Law, Marketing, Business or Music, she is certainly doing something related to her various personal and professional projects, always to the sound of a playlist as eclectic as her life.