We previously shared about the release of Boyfriend‘s teaser video and an in-depth description behind the group’s concept inspired by an Italian god. And now Boyfriend has officially unveiled the full anticipated music video for its latest title track Janus.
Boyfriend performs the song’s choreography in two locations: a large room with chequered marble floors and antique paintings and a dark room illuminated with red lights and bright lamps. Youngmin and Kwangmin are seen escorting the same female actress in the two contrasting locations and are both treated in a different manner. When seen with Youngmin, the woman is graceful and has a pure aura whereas when with Kwangmin, she grasps his wrist tightly and is very forceful with her actions.
Watch the video for Janus below to discover what happens to both of the twins:
Rookie boy-band Boyfriend have officially released a music video teaser for their first mini-album titled Janus, named after a Roman god.
Produced by SWEETUNE, the song Janus is a charismatic number that features the concept of a two-faced god named Janus, who is portrayed by the band’s well-known twins Youngmin and Kwangmin. The video also emphasizes the member’s major transformation from a youthful image to a more mature status.
The song and mini-album will be available on iTunes and other music portals on 8 November 2012 for download.
Novareinna.com explains that Janus is a ‘representative of contemplation on the happenings of an old year while looking forward to the new’.
A very old Italian God, Janus has a distinctive artistic appearance in that he is commonly depicted with two faces…one regarding what is behind and the other looking toward what lies ahead. Thus, Janus is representative of contemplation on the happenings of an old year while looking forward to the new.
Some sources claim that Janus was characterized in such a peculiar fashion due to the notion that doors and gates look in two directions. Therefore, the God could look both backward and forward at the same time. Originally, Janus was portrayed with one bearded face and the other clean-shaven, which may have symbolized the moon and the sun, or age and youth. Later, he is most often shown with beards on both faces and frequently holds a key in his right hand.
In his role as the Guardian of Exits and Entrances, Janus was also believed to represent beginnings. The explanation for this belief being that one must emerge through a door or gate in order to enter into a new place. Therefore, the Romans also considered Janus as the God of Beginnings and his name was an obvious choice for the first month of their year…a month referred to by the Ancient Romans as Ianuarius, which is not so far removed from the modern-day “January,” taken from the Etruscan word jauna which means “door.”
Originally, however, Janus was honored on the first day of every month, in addition to being worshipped at the beginning of planting season and again at the harvest. Deference was also paid to him at the most important beginnings in the life of an individual…such as birth and marriage.
The teaser is receiving much attention as it stars one of Starship Entertainment‘s own female trainees as the lead actress. Check out the teaser for Janus below: