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Woohoo! Our interview with MFBTY is now ready for the world to see! It’s in three parts: the first being talk about their album and video. The second part is their actual video (check it out, yo!) and then the third is more personal questions about them as artists, the music industry, and just some more personal stuff as well. We hope you like it! We’re still experimenting with different interview formats, so this looks a bit different than our Clazziquai Project interview, and it looks different than our Eric Nam interview (which we’re still working on), so let us know what you think :D

Anyhow, we were really happy with this interview. We were supposed to only talk with them for an hour, but we almost went on for two hours because the conversation was going so well. We even told MFBTY that we didn’t want to go past their deadline, but they were totally down for staying longer, which was really awesome of them. Seriously, those guise are cool. And they have so much insight into the industry, and we would have loved to have sat with them for hours more and just gobbled it all up. We’re happy with what we got, though. It was just hella difficult to edit! How do you choose what to cut out and what to keep? It’s all so good!

More importantly, we were really amazed with what TigerJK told us. He was really happy to be able to do this interview with us, which surprised the hell out of us because – really – the honor is ours, not theirs! WE’RE the ones that are lucky to have them come by the studio! The point is, though, that he wound up thanking everyone on Twitter for organizing this. It was you Twitter Nasties who kept on Tweeting us, MFBTY, and their company, in hopes of getting this all arranged. It was your hard work that made this happen. So, thank you all, really, for setting this up. One of the things we always talk about when we describe our channel, even when we’re here in Tokyo talking to CEOs about what makes our channel successful, is that you guise, you Nasties, aren’t our audience. You’re our collaborators. We’re not making videos for you, but WITH you. The effort you put into this site and these videos we do our best to match. This interview is as much a product of your work as it is ours. So, thank you. Really. TL;DR – HARASS JYJ TO GET THEM TO COME TO THE STUDIO! Hahahaha no, I’m joking…

or am I?

Moving on, now for the CD Giveaway! Yes, we’ll be giving away a BOATLOAD of signed, not for retail purchase, MFBTY CDs! Good luck getting these anywhere else. We could have kept them all for ourselves, but we want to give them to you instead. Thank you all for making this interview happen. Here’s what you gotta do:

First, if you haven’t seen it yet, check out MFBTY’s “Sweet Dream.” You’ll need to know it well in order to enter the contest. Here’s the video, with contest instructions below

 

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2) Let us know in the comments to this video on YouTube, what you thought was most interesting about the Sweet Dream Music Video. MFBTY said there was a lot more to the video and a lot of symbols. What symbol stood out for you the most?

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And, lastly, we’ve got some extra footage from the event that didn’t make it in. Check it out!

 

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  1. abbygurl08
    abbygurl08

    Omg, I laughed so hard when I saw the people next to the mini marshmallow sticker booth watching MFBTY take photos

  2. martina was it on purpose or a coincidence that you wore the same sweater design that tiger jk wore for these ads? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llzj_r1rIY4&feature=share

  3. BTw, I like this fimling style better than Clazziquai. I like seeing more of the interviewer. I would like a few group shots in there, just for cohesiveness, but they don’t have to be as long. I liked seeing Simon bts too!

  4. Amazing interview! They seem so fun to be with. I grew up in Miami and I definitely feel some city flava!

  5. Rachael G

    Where did they announce the Google+ winners of the CD giveaway? >__<

  6. Bizzy somehow reminds me of P.O from Block B

  7. [email protected]

    I love the sceen where he shoots out into space and sees the astronot animation was just astounding even the re entry, but it is rivaled with me with the english courus. It took a while and a few watchings to see but the car sceen near the begining seems to be an elution cause later their sitting on the medical bed acting like their driving off but in reality are stuck which is the meaning of the song as being stuck away from someone

  8. ashland1224

    I fudging love this song! There are 3 parts that are recurring in my
    head. 1 When the mechanical tiger ripped into him, for me it showed how
    all the pain and suffering was holding him down how it was almost
    consuming, it was eating him up. 2 When he flew up above the ‘earth’, it
    felt like he was breaking free of everything that weighed him down.
    When he finally woke up in the end It was kinda like coming back to face
    reality, a new day; masking everything he subconsciously felt inside.

  9. The mv and the song were fantastic. It’s a man that is having problems going througth his life because there are lots of things that are holding him back and finally he can break the chains and set himself free and jump into the abyss or in this case be expelled into space. The detail that i like is the part that they show the astronaut that represent the austrian Felix Baumgartner, they use an actual event to give a simbolic meaning.

  10. I had this song as my ring tone since it first appeared, but I still
    love it. One of my favorite parts in this MV is when the three of them
    are in the car driving through the city and then underwater.
    I also loved the part when Tiger JK returned to Earth leaving that mass
    of air behind him. It was really awesome. The symbol that stood out to
    me the most is the “treatment” that Tiger JK had to endure. Obviously he
    had gone through so much pain and hardship, but in the end he is and
    will be fine.

  11. angelicad7: I couldn’t help but think about what Tiger JK has to deal with not being able to move and wanting to move freely. You can feel liked you are chained up & immobilize but the moment he broke free and rose up to space was awesomely wicked.

  12. Great interview!

    My favourite part of the video was definitely the outer space/flying up from the bed and then crashing back to earth part. It was just really beautiful to look at, and even the bed collapsing was nice. That’s almost what it feels like waking up from weird dreams sometimes, like you’re crashing back to reality.

  13. Diana Carvalho

    you said : “Our Interview with MFBTY: Part 1″!

    is that there will be some Part 2?

  14. I really liked the part with Jeep too! It showed them traveling together, exploring both on land and IN the sea~ Then the scene changes and you see them on the bed not really moving but rather living in the dream.

  15. My favorite part is when the tiger came and ate Jk ! I think a lot of the things on the video had to do with JK sickness !! Loke he not being able to moveand the tiger that came in and tore him apart, fot me it was a bit sad !! I liked also the part were he sees the astrounat and then you realize than that is Felix the guy that jumped form the space, I don’t know what it means but I liked it !

  16. To answer the contest question the Jesus move at the end with the one
    band member wearing a “crown of thorns”with his arms open and the face
    painted on his chest really stood out to me. It confirmed to me that the
    band are different “gods” Trying to bring this guy back to life or perhaps fighting over his soul.

  17. I really loved the part when they coat with flour the steak, I don’t know what kind or if it was a symbol at all, but when I saw it I was like yah, if you do it that’s how you do it man! XD

  18. May Lee

    I thought an interesting part was being on the table a la Frankenstein, connected to the electrodes. I also loved the jaguar/tiger.

  19. Wincy Fung

    I think it’s when he woke up after everything happened

  20. The symbol that stood out most to me, was when Tiger was breaking throught Earth’s atmosphere, much like MFBTY is doing with Korean mainstream and hopefully other places around the world as well. Love the interview and hope to see more like it soon!!

  21. Simon Chung

    The entire video is like the formation of MFBTY. The Tiger JK that’s lying on the table isn’t TJK but rather the idea of MFBTY. The body is MFBTY.

    In the beginning we see Tasha as the one pulling the switch and somewhat “creating” the body (like she said in the interview, she’s kinda like the boss). When the car forms about the body we see all three of them so to represent a “vehicle of their expressions”.

    Then we see the three of them enter the room and start to work on the body and bring it to life. The first time, they “spark” the body and get it to start breathing. When they come back, Tasha is the one that labels the body as “MFBTY” (also mentioned in the interview). The Bizzy places the meat or “fuel” for the Tiger to tear it up.

    The body then explodes with pain, sufferings, and even excitement(firecrackers), perhaps a foreshadowing of future subjects of MFBTY’s songs. The body flies up to meet Felix, the one who looked fear and death straight in the eye, and then comes crashing down back onto the table at supersonic speed (breaking the SOUND barrier).

    Behind TJK are the words(not exactly sure but my guess) “Jaguar Africa” the jaguar perhaps as his inspiration to be a Tiger and Africa to show his respect for Tasha’s father. Tasha has “Jordan” behind her to tell us that it’s all for her son and the love she has for him.

    The end scene with TigerJK with his portrait on his chest makes him a Korean “Jesus” to show that with his sacrifice of his career (maybe he’s done with making his own music?) he’s going to bring life to MFBTY, which then the body gets up.

    It’s kinda long but i guess the symbol that stood out the most was that the body was MFBTY. We never really see its face clearly (to prevent us from thinking it’s TJK) , just the body.

  22. The symbol that stood out to me the most in this video is the concept of “renewal” or a sense of being “resurrected”. What I appreciate about this video is its stark resemblance to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly’s, “Frankenstein”. Placed on a surgical table, the main character is given life through artificial means, similar to Dr. Frankenstein granting life to the Creature via electrical storm. After his “renewal”, which comes at the expense of being mutilated by the “Machine” (a common metaphor to the ‘business’), the character is “on a whole ‘nutha level”. The industry has now made him into a creature that supersedes his former identify. Or something like that.

  23. Did I miss the video with the winners of the MFBTY cd?

  24. please interview bigbang

  25. delaneyidk

    Hm I loved the video as a whole, but my favorite concept was the human=machine idea. They had him all hooked up to these medical things, as if preserving his life, keeping him alive. But in the end, he is shown to be completely mechanical. I think this showed a really true contrast in human life. Our biological mechanisms versus the emotional, vulnerable aspect.

  26. Terri Branham

    I’m loving MFBTY(please forgive the month of ignorance since this has been out!!) and how different they are from most KPop I’ve heard so far.

    This song is mad eclectic – it jumps between so many genres of music but flows perfectly. Whether they stay with this style or not, I think it is amazing! And now I have a solid crush on Bizzy :)

  27. Terri Branham

    I’m loving MFBTY(please forgive the month of ignorance since this has been out!!) and how different they are from most KPop I’ve heard so far.

    This song is mad eclectic – it jumps between so many genres of music but flows perfectly. Whether they stay with this style or not, I think it is amazing! And now I have a solid crush on Bizzy :)

  28. I loved the correlation between the song and video during the part that talked about karma. The spikes and razors tearing him apart from the inside matched perfectly with the video and even the music at that point in time, and stood out to me a lot ^^

  29. beumlmbya

    (Worth a shot)
    The symbolism that really stood out to me the most was the shackles. Yes, they weren’t as “big” as the tiger going for the steak on Tiger JK’s stomach. However, the shackles could represent how he’s being held back by someone or something. He was trying to fight it and escape but he was not able to. He then gave up. He was then tortured by the metal tiger, was shot into outer space, and then crashed back down to Earth. In the end, everything in the room disappeared and you can see the shackles hanging open on the side of the bed. He is free.

  30. Hirokolove

    Loved their MV~ >3< The most interesting thing about this video is the editing and the special effects! My favorite parts were when TigerJK was in space and the part where all three of them were in the car underwater. And you can see them acting goofy in the MV too~ The symbol that stood out to me the most was TigerJK being held down by his disease, his struggles set against him, and Yoon Mirae in the present trying to save him and the past Yoon time travelling to come and save him. It showed she loved him no matter what time he was living in and wanted him to live. Then he was set free and became alive again. Once he was free, he was able to reach for the stars, beating whatever was holding him down! Love EYK & MFBTY~~~ <3 Fighting! Nomu saranghae~

  31. Thefrokpoplover

    The symbol that stuck out to me the most is when Tiger JK at the end of the video had his arms outstretched and hung his head like he was surrendering to something (the music, to finding his own path, idk).

  32. hopelesslove

    This was a fantastic interview, you guys. Your best yet. Loved it!!

  33. I really enjoyed how the symbiosis between man and machine: the tiger, that represent dreams and creativity, with man as representing reality, the palpable. Once the two unite into a whole, the possibilities are endless and one can only reach for the stars and conquer the Earth.

  34. For me what stood out the most was that JK’s hands and feet were in chains and I also often feel chained down and this song and music video are a great inspiration to me. I love MFBTY! And EYK as well:)

  35. I just posted my comment a few hours ago but it went away when I log back in… :( well here are my thoughts again. :)
    The most interesting scene was the scene when the tiger started to have a taste of Tiger JK. I believe that the main symbolism was Tiger JK on the bed. In my opinion, it represented the time when Tiger JK began to experience the effect of transverse myelitis. He was restraint to his bed because of this terrible disease and Yoo Mi Rae would always looking down at him with feeling sadness and helplessness because she couldn’t do anything. This disease had put so much restraint on him that whenever he tries to break free, he couldn’t (noted by the part that he was revolting in his bed). But now he is resurrected, he will not let this disease constraint him any longer, he’s tiger, and he will show the world that he can do the impossible (noted by the scene where he was shot up into space). And whatever he does and wherever he goes, Yoo Mi Rae will go wherever he goes.

  36. what’s interesting was the scence when the tiger started to have a taste of tiger JK. I believe that the main symbolism was Tiger JK on the bed, I think it represent the time when he was realize that he had tranverse myelitis. He couldn’t leave his bed because of it and even Yoon Mi Rae couldn’t do much with him, looking at him with much sadness (although she tries to hide her pain with her half smile). Although he did try to break free, he couldn’t because the disease had put so much restraint on him. But he’s a tiger, he canfight back this terrible disease and wherever he goes Yoon Mi Rae go with him. With this new group his dream would just be to do things that out of this world and show people that you can fight whatever that’s holding you back.

  37. this is random, but I have that exact vacuum cleaner!

  38. This interview is gonna be so legendary! Definitely one of the best things EYK has ever done up to date!!!

    As for the video…… I like the part where they are travelling on the bed with Tiger JK on the wheel :D It’s like the travel going on inside his head when he dreams, shackled to that bed… Just now he’s steering himself

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  39. guys vote this up if you want Simon & martina have an interview with JYJ…Pplz!!!~

  40. Lauren D.

    I’m not sure of the symbolism of this, but the most interesting thing about the music video to me was the inclusion of Felix Baumgartner/Red Bull Stratos. It gave me space feels and reminded me of watching it live and man was that ever terrifying.

    And this may be less symbolic and more thematic, but I like the elements of time in the lyrics (e.g. “We were meant to be another time, another life / Probably, possibly, you would be mine … I want to go where you are”) and the visual representation of it in the video with the different styles of clothes (most notably Yoon Mirae’s dress and hair), the technology/equipment that looks like it comes from different eras to the bits in space, etc. I guess I just like stories that deal with love over time/reincarnation/whatever, which this song/video seems to do. Since it’s almost entirely in Korean and I don’t speak the language, I’m at the mercy of online translators. I really hope I’m not too terribly off here.

  41. THANK YOU FOR THE INTERVIEW!! It was really fun to watch and MFBTY are such awesome peopl!! =D

  42. BillionCupsofCoffee

    I liked the simplemost fact that the video showed pretty much a perfect mixture of these three. It was unique and had the type of creativity that you would expect from this group, and this group only

  43. Yoon mirae is flawless shes the only woman id go straight for lol

  44. Jewel Lao

    CONTEST : The video as a whole was very interesting but the symbol that I think stood out for me was the part when they were in the Jeep and the scene when they were ridding the bed .hahaha I think it symbolizes them wanting to get out of this world and going to another world different from this. The sweet dream. And that they want to get there no matter what, no matter how hard it will be to get there they want to get there . And in the end of the video you can see that they have achieved their goal of getting into the new world.

  45. I was most intrigued by the ending – he’s sitting on the bed, and it
    looks like he just woke up from his ‘dream,’ but the chains are still
    there, connected to the post. Undone, but still there. I’m not really
    good at the whole “hidden meaning” thing, but I just found that weird.
    Did it actually happen and he was having a dream about remembering it,
    or… what?
    I also liked the whole time travel look going on with their outfits (:
    I’d never heard them before now, thanks EYK for having such awesome taste in music ;D

  46. Two of the symbols that stood out to me the most are the usage of the tiger and the Jeep/bed.

    The tiger animation is completely relevant because of Tiger JK’s name. He’s on the bed and this is the second time that MFBTY are trying to resurrect JK. JK’s used as bait and the tiger animation comes in and violently attacks him. However, this attack is more of a act of resurrection than a pure act of violence. You see, when the tiger rips open JK’s stomach, a mechanical piece is taken out. This is probably in an attempt to humanize JK again as he was strapped and in and not himself. (Also, with their first attempt, JK raps, “Electric, electric, electric, electrify ya!” as the trio attempts to electric JK back into life.)

    The bed/Jeep also really stood out to me. At first we see all three of them in an amazing Jeep, speeding through breathtaking adventures and this atmosphere is perfectly linked with JK’s fast rapping. It creates a high amount of energy for the situation but then we are pulled back from this magic spell and realize that they’re just in a bed, pretending to be going on breathtaking adventures. They’re wearing the same formal clothes but it’s contrasted with the plain and simple bedroom.

    There are definitely more symbols here, but I really liked these two.

  47. Kodac768

    Hi Martina and Simon!! :D

    Well I think what stood out to me were a lot of
    things that all really connected. The first symbol was the word “kill” that was
    written several times over TigerJK pants and the word “north”. Immediately I
    thought of North Korea. I wasn’t sure if that was the message of the music
    video until I realized that the video was about resurrection of how they are
    trying to bring TigerJK back to life. So I connected it to how the people in
    North Korea are dead, mentally, and want to come back to life. Just how Tasha
    sings “I wanna go go where you are” saying how North Koreans want to go to
    South Korean and be alive again. Also how a tiger is what brought back TigerJK
    to life because it represents himself and how he’s the only one who can make
    himself alive again. (Since it’s a mentally) The part where the tiger bit him
    and he had cogs and spikes coming out of him felt like he was having a conflict
    with himself and wants to do the impossible and break free from the toxic
    atmosphere( oppressions of N. Korea) which was the scene when TigerJK went to
    space. It’s really depressing but makes sense to me. I love this song but I
    keep thinking about the message and makes me sad ;( and I hope I didn’t ruin
    this music video for you guys. On a happier note, the interview was amazing! I
    actually didn’t even know of MFBTY until you guys mentioned them and now I love
    not only their songs but they themselves too. They are so funny and seem really
    enjoyable to talk to. :) Good Luck on your future interviews. FIGHTING!!

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  49. Something I noticed when I first watched the video was that around 3:15 JK and TAsha mentioned their sons name “Jordan” in the MV too. I thought that was sweet and cool lol. Wouldn’t have expected that. They also snuck in Felix’s name on the astronaut when JK flew up to outer space. So that could show how JK felt when he met him (incredible) lol. That was what I noticed so far!! This was definitely an awesome and entertaining interview ^_^

  50. To me, the symbol of JK being attacked by the tiger stuck with me. I saw it as an allusion to Tiger possibly being devoured by his ego if he leaves it unchecked.

  51. I love it when Tiger JK is shot out to space and faces the astronaut; I just love watching those few seconds of encounter between them, both in the astronaut’s mask reflection and seen from distance. I see these two guys face each other, one entirely protected to the point he’s unrecognizable, and the other one completely vulnerable, and it just makes me question who am I acting like?

    Anyways, I don’t know if there’s symbols in this or if they were just plating around but these scene is my favorite, besides right after
    this Tasha says something that’s not in the lyrics anywhere and I can’t understand and is been driving me nuts: “___I thought you could be the one” If anyone could help here I’d greatly appreciate it ^^.

  52. I don’t know what they really mean in the MV but here’s my idea: I believe it has to be something about JK’s illness and other stuff, he said sometimes he can’t move until he consume his medication, so we have in the MV to JK over there chained, then bizzy and yoon mi rae came in to help him, support him, so they try to call his inner self, to bring him back from his dreams, and nothing better than a tiger to help a fellow tiger lol also in life you have to bear a lot of pain but at the end it worth in order to feel yourself out of space but always returning to the place you belong and having your feet on the ground because life plays dirty sometimes, you can’t always be up there, you need to be prepared and wake up from your sweet dream.

  53. I don’t know what they really mean in the MV but here’s my idea: I believe it has to be something about JK’s illness and other stuff, he said sometimes he can’t move until he consume his medication, so we have in the MV to JK over there chained, then bizzy and yoon mi rae came in to help him, support him, so they try to call his inner self, to bring him back from his dreams, and nothing better than a tiger to help a fellow tiger lol also in life you have to bear a lot of pain but at the end it worth in order to feel yourself out of space but always returning to the place you belong and having your feet on the ground because life plays dirty sometimes, you can’t always be up there, you need to be prepared and wake up from your sweet dream.

  54. when they say they are destined to be in another place, at another time and can not escape and then the patient appears in full “transformation” the idea that is changing from inside of his soul even if that is painful for be with the person who wants it seems a very romantic interpretation. sorry for my english its just that SOY UN DORITO! :D

  55. I thought the most interesting part of the video was when Tiger was being almost eaten by the robotic tiger. I thought that it was really neat and was also the most startling part. I am not verg good at finding symbolism so…yeah…

  56. HMartyMartin

    I don’t know if my first post worked, so here I try again.

    The most interesting part of the video is the jeep scene. I
    loved the background effects that were used to make the jeep look like it was
    traveling in different setting. My favorite setting was the digital light
    splices that flew across the window at the forty second mark. Also, the
    transition from Tiger’s hospital room to the jeep was really cool to watch. The
    special effects in this video were great.

    My favorite symbol is Tiger’s voyage in outer space. I see
    this moment as Tiger coming back to his senses. The symbol comes with a couple
    of stages. First, traveling to the moon can be a symbol of Tiger having an
    outer body experience. People sometimes claim that they have an outer body
    experience when they are in a comma. Second, when he sees the astronaut this is
    the peak of his comatose and he relies that he needs to awaken. The astronaut
    has the name Felix on it, which I think I heard, in the interview, is someone
    who Tiger admires. Therefore, it would make sense for someone who influences Tiger
    to be force that brings him back to reality. Tiger’s family, friends, and now
    an influential person are going to help him wake up. Finally, departure from
    space symbolizes Tiger literally and mentally coming back to Earth. When I was
    growing up my friends would tell me to “Come back to Earth” when I was day
    dreaming and they needed my attention. Like the cliché phrase, Tiger is coming
    back to Earth and also breaking his comatose state.

  57. HMartyMartin

    The most interesting part of the video is the car scene. I
    loved the background effects that were used to make the jeep look like it was
    traveling in different setting. My favorite setting was the digital light
    splices that flew across the window at the forty second mark. Also, the
    transition from TIger’s hospital room to the jeep was really cool to watch. The
    special effects in this video were great.

    My favorite symbol if Tiger’s voyage in outer space. I see this
    moment as JK coming back to his senses. The symbol comes with a couple of
    stages. First, traveling to the moon can be a symbol of JK having an outer body
    experience. People sometimes claim that they have an outer body experience when
    they are in a comma. Second, when he sees the astronaut this is the peak of his
    comatose and he relies that he needs to awaken. The astronaut has the name
    Felix on it, which I think I heard, in the interview, is someone who Tiger
    admires. Therefore, it would make sense for someone who influences JK to be
    force that brings him back to reality. JK’s family, friends, and now an
    influential person are going to help him wake up. Finally, departure from space
    symbolizes Tiger literally and mentally coming back to Earth. When I was growing
    up, my friends would tell me to “Come back to Earth” when I was day dreaming and
    they needed my attention. Like the cliché phrase, Tiger is coming back to Earth
    and also breaking his comatose state.

  58. The symbol that struck me the most is when Tiger JK was shot from the table into outer space and I believe it was alluding to Felix Baumgartner’s jump from space. I think it symbolized the amazing potential people have and with the tiger charging Tiger JK up with electricity (symbolizing light and sparks of ideas) by being lured with meat, which is a raw desire/passion, Tiger JK would now be able to achieve his highest potential.

  59. Ooooh what about Park Jae Bum? I hope you get to interview him too! And Brian from Fly to the Sky! Or how about Shinhwa, there are two guys who grew up in the US and one studied there briefly as well!

  60. I loved your Clazziquai interview and now this interview! Happy to see non-idol singers making their presence. I hope you get to interview Park Hyo Shin~! One of the best vocalists! I met up with non korean fans few years ago to go see him in concert and it was so much fun. We bowed to meet up again for his next concert, and I hope his new album comes out this year!

  61. My favourite part of the video is when Tasha writes MFBTY on his stomach and covers it with that dust/snow. It’s like she’s writing out how the fans are better and then sort of preserving it. Also, when the bed turns into a car, it means they (especially Tiger JK, with his condition, transverse myelitis) can escape reality through the dream, hence the name “Sweet Dream”.
    I think it’s an amazing music video and I cannot WAIT for future releases. I’m so happy they’re a group, they work so well together!

  62. My favorite part of the video is when the lyrics say “Inhale, exhale” and the smoke goes in and out… SO COOL!

  63. This was such an amazing interview! :D I love how you did it this time, by far your best! You did a great job of making them look comfortable! It was a real pleasure to watch! I wished it went on for longer haha (yea that’s how addicted I was, even if i was 2 hours I would been glued to the screen the entire time! :D)

  64. ThatOnePersonIAm

    My favorite symbol in the music video was probably the room itself or the tiger
    The entire song talks about sweet dreams and how they are, but I find it ironic that in a song about a dream that is nice and fuzzy or maybe even crazy (in a good way) that the set is in a dark and grey room. I think it may stand for no matter what your circumstances are or where you are, you can always find something good and happy even if just in your dreams. Tiger JK even managed to do that while being attacked by a tiger! Maybe the tiger is Tiger JK’s inner fears?

    * On another note, I’m so happy you guys interviewed them! One of the best interviews yet~

  65. I believe the main message was that the mind is limitless, but I was more impressed my the song than the mv itself. I loved the “raw” power of how the lyrics were sang. I feel that kpop is restrained and its afraid to let loose, there is always a “standard” of what an idol is and what it should be portrayed as, but when i heard this song, I love how the trio went, for a lack of a better term, “hard”. All I could think of, how this was reminiscent of busta rhymes. I believe that despite how much you yearn to reach beyond your limits, what ever they may be, there is always something that brings you back, makes you mundane, hence the fall. It’s like reaching something within in your fingertips, you feel it, but somethings keeps you back whether it may be yourself or others, from reaching it. I know this is vague, but for me, I think MFBTY’s take on this is that there are surrounded in an idolized perfect world of youth and restraint. With every song, there must be the perfect outfit, choreography, visual, etc. With them mentioning on how they just make what makes them feel right is reflected in the music video. They want to reach past the limit of commercial value and that their self worth is based on album sales, how much ticket they sell and what are the success of their promotions, that they lost the “soul” of music. Perhaps its not lost, but overlooked. As much they can try to break that barrier, they work in this type of society and they are brought back to where they are started. Maybe thats why TJK wakes up at the end, because in the end, its all a dream.

  66. SoccerMeesh

    The symbol that stood out the most for me was “The Wanderers”
    logo at the 48 second mark. “The Wanderers” was a special project launched by
    Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae and the visual artist Lumpens in an effort to prevent
    school violence. I was really happy to see them incorporating the things that
    are important to them within the background of their MV, another one being
    their son’s name at the 3 minutes and 17 seconds mark. In addition, “The
    Wanderers” project’s concept revolved around superheroes, which I felt could
    have had a connection with Tiger JK’s somewhat superman like flight in the MV.
    Although, I must admit this theory is a very big stretch.

  67. Pick Me (‘•ᴥ •’) ♥ – been a Fan of Tasha/Yoon Mi-rae since *What’s Up Mr. Good Stuff*.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb-i4pjdJ8U
    THAT VOICE. (!)

    (*side note: when I very first began to listen to K-music – roughly 2007 — I really couldn’t stomach all the aegyo from the female artists. Male too, for that matter) ..was about to forgo the whole genre ~
    However, thankfully….Yoon Mi-rae and Lexy opened a whole new world of *Oh Yeah* …those ladies got Tha’SOUL.
    (and I Thank them for that)
    _______
    re: The CD ( grabby, grabby hands )

    The intro of the video hit me with the Blade Runner Vibe.
    Dusty, dim room — fans circulating stale, polluted air.
    The implied decay of old, low tech mixed with sudden…* and tha’ Bass go BOOM* ♫♪
    …CGI transformation
    suddenly, they’re in the Moofbooty-Jeep™ riding the crest of a wave (the Hallyu Wave ~ perhaps?)
    … loved Tasha’s hand out of the window – casually catching drops
    Then…the background changes to a nighttime, high-rise cityscape….

    It’s storytelling at a very Professional level….in that it challenges.
    The song and visuals are balanced in power — and that’s saying something, because the vocal talent — all three, is Mind Blowing enough. I bow at 90 degrees to the production/film staff for managing to manifest a very cohesive vid of what’s in the head of these boundlessly creative artists. (would have LOVED to be present in the brain-storming meetings for this one)

    **special props to Bizzy for his *wtf* faces in the vid O.o — I have two screen capped. He has a special place in my heart now.

    Please, oh please (shameless begging)…I REALLY want this one. Tasha is a Powerhouse. A Mama…a world class vocalist…stunningly, naturally lovely. I am most sincerely her fan. ……❤

  68. my favorite symbol would have to be the imprint of tiger jks face on his chest at the end. I feel like it represents the past and how you always carry that with you. It is the relationships you create, the relationships you lose, the mistakes you may make and learn from (karma) that one carries with them. These experiences aren’t something you forget, but rather it is those experiences that shape who you are in both your dreams and your reality. :D

    <3MFBTY + EYK

  69. The sleeping guy is the old tigerjk. How he has a life with tasha and bizzy but now he is gone but the new tigerjk realizes that he nneds to be able to live with his old slef and new self and been human is leaving with the bad and good.

  70. 2minLOVEforever

    What was most interesting…

    Well, I completely flipped at the scene where they were driving the bed because it seems like a ‘Bed-knobs and Brromsticks reference.’ You know, the Disney movie with Miss Price the witch and the 3 kids she fostered and how they rode on a magical bed that brought them places!

    I don’t know, maybe it was just me lol

    I also loved the part where Tasha sang “Inhale, Exhale” and the man moved up and down on the medical table along with it. So cool.

  71. The biggest symbol for me was the fact that noone could wake him up from his dream, his deream became his reality

  72. Caitlin Evaristo

    the best part for me was when tasha says “inhale, exhale” when the
    smoke blows under the bed that tiger jk is on. :) it kinda feels like a
    way of relaxation, or reminds me of being calm. its important to me,
    because there IS a lot of drama and stress in life, and there’s always a
    time where you need to relax and calm down. breathe in and out. thank
    you MFBTY for being so strong and overcoming so many obstacles~ you are
    inspiration. and thank you as well eatyourkimchi/simon and martina. :D
    <3

  73. The most interesting about the mv be the theme of fantasy, out of reality which came out to be a SWEET DREAM.

    Symbol that stood out for me the most must be the room!!! The video begins with a man who was tied by handcuffs and legcuffs to the bed, inside a room. The room then transferred into a car, whereas the journey started, JK, Tasha, Bizzy drove underwater, above the sky, and finally arrived the destination. The final stop of the car trip was back into that room as they were searching for that man.

    The scene where the robot tiger ‘attacked’ the man, he was not tied up, those machines and tubes he was with before were also gone. The man then rose up and flew into the universe but when he was backed, he dropped into the same room, the same bed, until he was really awake from this fantasy dream.

    After all things the man have been through, or dreamt, tied up on bed, some people trying to save him, ‘ate’ by a robot tiger, flew to the moon, fell back into the room (omg that rhymes!!) . All these crazy and mad stuff happened, he chose to believe that it’s a SWEET DREAM rather than a nightmare :DD ONE LOVE&RESPECT THANKYOU EYK for the interview and giveaway!!!

  74. BjorniePie

    What floors me about the video every single time is tiger’s acting! like there are so many powerful images with the mechanical tiger mauling him and plummeting to the earth from space, (this video was far from a sweet dream!! so crazy amazing!)but none of it gripped me as much as how well tiger sells it! he literally looks like hes under going Electroshock therapy treatments (im sure that was the point). his performance is both fascinating and unsettling!

  75. happyperson9412

    First, I love the tragedy part when there are objects coming out of his body. It’s like internal struggle with his myelitis. But also he’s moving his spine and body in unique ways, which also shows that he doesn’t let it affect him anymore. The “INHALE, EXHALE” part with Yoon Mirae singing and the visual effects was really cool too!!

  76. MariesKiwi

    I love the cyber tiger ^^

  77. Lee Hyun Jae

    The Sweet Dream music video talked about not conforming with the reality in this world, and expanding one’s imagination and ability to dream. This is why Tiger JK is in a bed and imprisoned by the limitations set in this world, while MFBTY tries to set him free so that he can be able to have “sweet dreams”. The tiger machine thing biting the guy is not meant to harm him, but to allow him to transform his state of mind. Him reaching past the Earth’s atmosphere and discovering a new world lets him be able to wake up at the end of the video. Basically, let your imagination and dreams run wild.

    What stood out to me was the crazy car ride because it changed the whole tempo and feeling of the song. It stands for that alternate reality where dreams have no limitations, and you’re meant to enjoy the ride. It filled the whole song with energy and the hope to reach that world.

  78. my fav part was when they were driving in a real car and then suddenly were driving on a bed. it’s like fantasy meets reality though fantasy always seems better because tiger jk does get eaten by a silver tiger at the end. a symbol that stood out was JORDAN’s name! haha. loved it!

  79. i saw Jordan’s name in the mv!!! cutest kid ever!

  80. SimonaFerar

    My favorite parts were the differentiation between real life and the dream world. For example them riding in the Jeep and then flashing to them all on the bed they’re pretending to drive… Or how JK is on the surgical Table but he himself comes to try to wake himself up with YoonMirae and Bizzy. (which in turn makes the viewer question which one is real and which is the dream)

    Also with Mirae singing to JK in the beginning was like she was begging him to wake up, then she gave up and tried to go after him as a last resort to help him. “Can you get away, get away, can you get away.. I wanna go go where you are(x3)” : and that’s when she flips the switch trying to make the dream world the reality. And they try with all their might to go the distance, and make their dreams come true.

  81. I absolutely loved the video and the song! I fell in love with it as soon as I heard it and I am totally addicted! My favorite part of the video was at 3:16 when Tasha has her son’s name flash behind her! All of them have such great chemistry together, it really is like a huge perfect family with Tasha and Tiger married and singing/ rapping with their best friend and having the son’s name pop just makes it amazing. I cant even put it into word XD I also liked how the tiger was eating/ attacking Tiger (irony) :) It was just so beautifully done! <3

  82. Iro Mage

    Personally the symbol that stood out the most to me (it may have just been coincidence or just my idealist nature) was in the very first 30 seconds of Sweet Dream when Tasha sings the line “I wanna go where you are” and looks down on her husband who is strapped to a medical gurney apparently about to undergo some procedure or treatment. Knowing, thanks to the fans who have explained it to me, the symbolism behind Tiger JK’s Frankenstein-esque scenes in terms of his transverse myelitis and the amounbt of physical pain it puts him in, Tasha’s closeness to her husband at that point in the song is beautifully done. Her husband is shown symbolically throughout the video to be in a great deal of pain, and the line “I wanna go where you are” demonstrates her longing as someone who loves him and cares for him to dive into the “place where he is” and maybe protect him from or take away some of the pain he is experiencing with the love she has for him. That kind of devotion and love for another person just…wow. Pulled at my heart.
    Love the couple dynamic you guys had with Tasha and Tiger JK. Bizzy was third-wheeling like a boss. :)
    PS: Same youtube account and twitter name.

  83. To me, the whole video was like a representation of Tiger JK’s suffering while battling transverse myelitis or even haters or life’s battles in general. This pain and isolation was represented by the chains, as he was restricted from performing and the world, and the dark parts of the video (i.e. mechanical spikes and gears through his body, convulsions representing a change in personality, composition, etc., turbulence in the car, infliction of pain by the beast, etc.) and even the tone of the rapping. Tasha is by his side in the video and out, sharing the pain. Little things like the mention of karma and the putting of bait on his body (life’s obstacles when you are vulnerable, feeling trapped, etc.) in the rapping shows their very real feelings and thoughts. However, the melodic refrain and scenes of very opposite connotations (outerspace, underwater) possibly represent the bit of positive in the darkness that their family took from their battle (like a Sweet Dream), throughout which they took time to try to recuperate and “Inhale and Exhale.” Their transition from pain to acceptance took place after Tiger’s room (their world seemed to) crumbled, in which they “saw the future” during the climax, and he was finally reunited (I wanna go wherever you are) with his old self and his family and fans (astronaut with beast marking, showing the beast as both the perpetuator and savior in a way). In the end, that is why he is shown with the red markings on his chest (acceptance, battle scars making victory) and released from the chains, free. Jordan also played a role, bringing Tiger back to Earth as his name is shown (Seo family 4 lyfe!).

    I have been so so inspired by these 3 artistes (and legends) ever since I found out about them, and I am so proud to identify as their huge fan. UGH just so obsessed.<3 (Tasha you are just so gorgeous and both you and Tiger are lucky people<3)

  84. Couldn’t stop rewatching the interview, it was so awesome. My favourites, EatYourKimchi and MFBTY, in one room ♥

    As much as the tiger stood out for me, I like the transformer bed/car more lol especially the initial transformation of the bed at the 0:30 mark. I really liked how the scenes constantly switched btwn car and bed. It was a continuous theme(?) throughout the video and from my interpretation, it reminded me of when we were little where we played along with our imaginations i.e. building forts vs. building castles, driving beds vs. driving cars etc. Similar to imagination, it works well with the title of the song too, ‘Sweet Dream’, where anything in possible in dreams.

    Looking up the translations of the lyrics, that’s probably how they conveyed their message; when it comes to love, anything is possible. If it isn’t possible in reality, it can be possible in dreams :) AHH SO MUSHY

  85. April Taylor

    The Symbol that stood out most to me was around 1:42 when MFBTY comes in and writes “MFBTY” on TJK’s chest. It’s representing the way that the industry/companies try to put certain labels on artists. After that, they put the steak on his chest and let the metal tiger totally destroy TigerJK. That was representing how after the industry labels you, they totally destroy you and overwork you because they “own” you. Overall the video was super cool and amazing. I’ve been listening to it over& over!

  86. most interesting part: was the metal tiger tearing up his body and then…weapons came out? O.O
    Here are some symbols I saw:
    The lyrics: “We were meant to be another time another life”, “For you, get get get it, let’s not talk about the past” and “We call it Karma, karma I don’t mean to harm you” probably meant that he did something bad in his past lifetime. The chains that were restraining him were symbolic of him being encaged of his karma and his destiny; there was no escape for him. The tiger was also probably the “god of death” and the members of MFBTY could have been the god of death’s “helpers” which gave him an opportunity for another chance thus he went into space then he got spat out again which is symbolic of him being reborn, given another chance. The destruction before he went into space that was taken place both inside and around him was symbolic of him being reborn. At the end of the music video we notice that the chains are now off of him meaning he can now rest in peace and
    to him it seems as if he just had a “Sweet Dream”.

  87. ERIC NAM OMGOMG IM SO EXCITED thank you sooo much for interviewing him xDDD i love you guise even more than i ever thought i could sajlfjdslkfjs

  88. Great interview, your best on yet in my opinion. I really like their music, and I’m not the type of fan who really focuses on the band’s musicians, music always comes first, but it was really nice to hear their thoughts, and they seem so smart and down to earth. I wish there were more strong women like Yoo Mi Rae in the K-pop industry. Great great interview!!!

  89. Awesome interview. If this was longer I would’ve still been a happy camper. Too bad we couldn’t see some of the sticker results. Some of the graphics I think were a little overused in the beginning, but balanced out as it went. Symbol-wise I’d say the two-fold message of trying to either restart an idea or dream vs. taking something old or inactive and then destroying it to create something new. Two different ways that are meant for the same thing, but with very different results (that don’t always pan out).

    Edit: It seems like you’ll always have one guy hugging a pillow in your interviews. Might be a fun game to guess who the “pillow hugger” is in upcoming interviews.

  90. What I found intersting about MFBTY , Is that they make their own music & are realistic. Yoon Mirae is an awesome women rapper. Along with Tiger JK & Bizzy. The graphics are incredible.

    What symbol stood out for you the most?

    I think the symbol or message is the guy who was asleep and was having a dream ^^

  91. My favorite part,I think is quite hilarious, is when the bed turned into jeep and they were cruising and then the next scene is them on the bed but Bizzy is just holding a steering wheel at the end of the bed. HAH they’re like the Backyardigans imagining they had that jeep.

  92. This is the best interview yet. Very wonderful and charismatic individuals. The most meaningful part is where Yoon Mirae writes MFBTY and places the steak on top while he is chained down after, trying to revive him through medical method (the shock thingy) and then after the tiger (Tiger JK) frees and transforms him (painfully) from the inside out, helping him reach new heights.

  93. Charlie the Magpie

    I loved this interview so much! I adore MFBTY and the song “Sweet Dreams”. The symbol which stood out the most for me in the video has to be when Tiger is launched in to space and has a brief encounter with Felix, that guy who freakin’ jumped out of space, you remember him? I think what this was trying to show is the stark contrast between being tied down, perhaps uninspired, to doing something so amazing, to be free. Tiger’s character in the M/V seems to showing that you can go from that one extreme to another; you can break free and be that person who does something amazing.

  94. Hi SImon and Martina! I loved the mv. and the song since it was released I luckly saw it on youtube the same day. In the mv. there’s a part when they’re sitting on a bed with a big wall background, that wall it’s full of words and I bet they all have secret meanings, I found two, the first one is “Smells” wich reminded me of Daesung from BigBang in the secret garden parody, so MFBTY are big fans of him huh . The second word I found interesting was “kaleidoscope society”, do MFBTY has a secret society that is too secret for me to know? secret as Illuminati secret society? (MFBTY if ur reading this please let me be part of it lol)

    When the interview with MFBY was uploaded, my niece and I watched it and she said something really funny about the video, she said if TigerJK farted after he inhaled and exhaled in minute 1:04 haha I ROFL’d so many times. Oh I forgot to mention that I saw a galloon in the mv. that has written ”XXX” on it…hmm, thats misterious too, do MFBTY hide their porn there and named it that way (so obvious!) in case they forgot where the porn was? lol

    Thats my contest entry, I really hope to win one of those amazing cd’s!

    THANK YOU MFBTY and EYK!! love you guise! (/^-^) /

  95. Answer to the Question!! BOOM!
    The scene at 2:12 mark, “What goes around, it comes back around. We call it Karma, Karma I don’t mean to harm you”, really super glued in my head. I mean, come on, I bet you couldn’t help but flinch while watching the scene. It looks so excruciatingly painful. Props to JK’s awesome acting! Spikes, bullets, jagged blade wheels and more odd spikes and even more spikes yeah, lesson learnt, don’t do bad so that Karma won’t bite you in the butt, or.. more like penetrate your torso and lower abdomen.

  96. My answer to the contest….

    Tiger(the one on the bed) is tied down in reality shown by the chains and stuff and he wants to be set free, wanting to do so much more but unable to (such as the words on the wall when they were “driving” on the bed, like above threshold and wanderers. In his dream, he dreamt that he, together with his friends try to help him break out of his restrictions and in the end, with the help of his true nature (the real tiger, or rather the digitally created tiger), he broke free of his limits and showed that there is so much that a person can actually achieve with with red bull felix jump reference. Yet, in the end, perhaps to reinforce a line in the song, what goes around comes around, he wakes up back to reality and show that if you don’t work hard and only dream about things, nothing changes.

    Still, I like how they included their kid, Jordan’s name in the mv too! Ohhhhh. I really hope I get to win one of their cds!

  97. i love the part where they are operating on tiger WITH TIGER!!! (Y)(Y) the most stood out symbol should be KALEIDOSCOPE SOCIETY, it’s at 0.48 of the video at the bottom left which i believe that it means even though the society is beautiful but it to “MESSY” something like that :-))

  98. For me the symbol that stood out for me was how the guy wants so badly to see this girl he let’s a cute tiny fuzzy tiger go on him and ” feast on him” (aka use him for a table) unlucky for the guy that the tiger wasn’t having tea.

  99. There were a lot of interesting things that happened in this video that I liked. For instance, when the bed turned into a Hummer and TigerJK, Mi-rae, and Bizzy were riding through different places, but then the video would go to a different scene that showed them on still on the bed, not going anywhere. What symbol stood out to me the most was the scene of Tiger getting shot into outer space and then crashing onto the bed and being forced to wake up. This scene reminded me of another scene in a documentary about TigerJk. In the documentary, TigerJk would shoot out of bed after having one of his nightmares where he wasn’t able to move his body because his disease took over and he would get up to check if he could still move his legs. After going through a horrible nightmare like that, I would think it would simulate being shot up into space and then thrown violently back down to earth, where you wake up, finally realizing it was a dream.

  100. My favorites parts of the MV are: the first one is the wall when have a lot of diferent words and fraces but also have G.D.W that probably is the M.I.B. song and the other one is the solo of MinRae and behind it appears the name of his son Jordan.

    Probably is not the symbol that stood out most but … the 2 symbols that catch my attention were the date and the words “kills” because the words form like a triangle. Actually all symbols are interesting but this two symbols for a rare reason catch my attention more.

  101. I love this video! As for the symbolism, I think that tiger has has been beaten down over time by criticisms and self-doubt so he is a shadow of his former self. Tasha comes into his room and “flips the switch”. His new collaboration with with her and Bizzy breathe new life into him enabling the old tiger to come back with a vengeance and overcome anything.!!!

  102. freakin holy crow that was an awesome interview! Thank you Simon and Martina AND MFBTY for the chance to enjoy it.

    and my favorite part of the video, or maybe its just the part that sticks in my brain the most was the part that starts at 2:11 where the song talks about karma and the visuals that happen during it.

  103. DuchessRhea

    The scene that got to me the most was the very ending scene, when Tiger JK wakes up. The room is empty, and it almost seems as if everything was a dream. The bed is no longer crushed, and he’s not attached to various machines with wires or tubes. However, the manacles are still there, which hints that maybe not everything was a dream… The way the light just spills into the room from the top left hand corner gives off the feeling of new beginning.

    Another part that stood out for me was when those gears and wires were coming out of Tiger JK’s stomach after being mauled by that mechanical jaguar. It felt like an internal struggle. Tiger’s body (or mind) was fighting against something, trying to reject it, but it was a difficult fight.

  104. Maria Coral

    The MV was fantastic from the beginning to the end and for me the mv was about a man wanting to be with the love of his life but he has so many inner demons from his past that he just can’t get free from. And what stood out to me was after the inner battle he had with himself (the tiger which is funny since his name is tiger), when he soars outside the atmosphere, he has overcome his inner demons and is finally free from them so he can be with her. For me that was the most beautiful scene

  105. My favorite part of MFBTY’s Sweet Dream is when the autotuned “what goes around” part begins, and Tiger JK starts to thrash around while metal spikes and gears and stuff explode from his stomach and chest. I find that scene to be awesomely dark and gritty, and the autotune fits so well with it. I love it.

  106. You could always just post all of the footage of the interview, I’d watch it all!!!

  107. I want to personally thank you, Simon and Martina for the interview with Yoon Mi Rae, Bizzy and Tiger JK. It was so wonderful, down to earth, and thoroughly enjoyable. The symbol that most spoke to me, albeit it be a rather small one within the music video and song was the idea of the breath. The refreshment that comes from one’s breath, which also derives from what rest gives us. A dream is what occurs during sleep and this song embodies that clearly with Tiger JK on the operation table in the music video. This song and the creation of MFBTY was so refreshing for me in the world of KPOP.

  108. Breanna

    Wait, so the girl(I am only hearing of this group now, so I don’t know any of their names >.<) is from Arizona? As in Arizona in the US? Beause I live in Phoenix, Arizona! That would be so awesome! :D

  109. Well i would choose the tiger part, and not because it was fascinating but because it made me feel like the tiger wasn’t eating the man but cureing him out from his sickness and made him love to live by”reaping out the virus” like from a robot!^^

  110. The mv and the song were fantastic and if you look closer you realize that it make perfect sense with what they want to communicate. It’s a man that is having problems going througth his life because there are lots of things that are holding him back and finally he can break the chains and set himself free and jump into the abyss or in this case be expelled into space. The detail that i like is the part that they show the astronaut that represent the austrian Felix Baumgartner , they use an actual event to give a simbolic meaning. they are so cool i love them XD

  111. The lyrics: “We were meant to be another time another life”, “For you, get get get it, lets not talk about the past” and ” We call it Karma, karma I don’t mean to harm you” probably meant that he did something bad in his past lifetime. The chains that were restraining him were symbolic of him being encaged of his karma and his destiny, there was no escape for him. The tiger was also probably the “god of death” and the members of MFBTY could have been the god of death’s “helpers” which gave him an opportunity for another chance thus he went into space then he got spat out again which is symbolic of him being reborn, given another chance. The destruction before he went into space that was taken place both inside and around him was symbolic of him being reborn. At the end of the music video we notice that the chains are now off of him meaning he can now rest in peace and to him it seems as if he just had a “Sweet Dream”.

  112. I think for me the biggest symbol that it’s me is the idea of being chained up and not have the freedom to move and suffering that goes along with that. Being that I have my own demons and I used to feel very trapped by them, watching the struggle that Jk goes through on that bed, yah – gets me every time.

    Also…I love that they flash their son’s name. Though im not entirely sure what symbolism is there. It’s sweet and as a parent myself, I find it enduring.

    I have to say after this interview I love MoofBooty even more. They are so chill and relaxed

  113. Victoria Liu

    First off, GREAT INTERVIEW SIMONANDMARTINA!!! the pelvic thrusting part really made me roll on the ground laughing ^_^

    Now onto the symbolism aspect: The greatest and most powerful symbol was the tiger. Most distinctly, you have the ferocious mechanical tiger and the tiger on the astronaut’s suit (and TIGER JK! -_^) Now what do tigers symbolize you ask? In Asia, they can represent power, speed, ferocity, wrath, beauty, and more. In a dream though, it signals a new power may be awaken within you. Now what is the song called again? Oh right, SWEET DREAM! The tiger became a form of release! Tiger JK was ensnared in chains, withheld from the outside world. The defibrillators and such suggest he is sick, and what is a sick person to do besides rest and remain tranquil, locked from commotion. JK is obviously in a dream throughout the video (bed turning into a jeep underwater, waking up confused), so when the tiger came to rescue him, he has found this new “awakened power” within himself and soared beyond his and other’s beliefs into space, where he came across the astronaut. Pause the video at 2:39 and what do you see? THE SHAPE OF A TIGER! At the end, when JK wakes up, it is surely shown to us that he was indeed in a dream the entire video, but he WAKES UP! In the beginning, he is asleep, connected to all sorts of fancy devices. When the MFBTY group tries to save him using various methods, he still does not wake up. Then there’s the whole tiger part (releasing him) and he AWAKENS (I feel like I must really stress this part)! Pause the video where the group is sitting on the bed. The wall says various things but one that stuck out to me was “bona fide”. Bona fide means having good faith and intentions, so the way I see it is that the tiger came in bona fide, helping JK. The new power has awoken JK internally and externally.

    Bravo MFBTY.

  114. I really loved how in the span of 3:50, Tiger goes through ups and downs. He’s lying on the bed, and then he’s finally waking up. And he’s struggling to get up. Then he’s attacked by the jaguar, which rips him apart and then there’s that really awesome scene with all the badass effects of knives plunging through him and bullets and spikes and a freaking chain saw or something. His surroundings falling apart and the building crumbling and exploding but before you think it’s his end, he rises once more and shoots up to space and just for a little while, he’s at the highest point and is in a good place where I guess he meets Felix Baumgartner. They don’t really say much, just a little staring and um more staring. *confused shifty eyes* And then he crashes down into the ground. And I guess I’m really sappy but I found at 3:14 (if I’m not mistaken) behind Mirae, in big, gold letters was the word “Jordan” which was just ridiculously cute. *cue shameless begging* Hope I win because I NEED THAT SPECIAL EDITION MIRAE SPIT COVERED AUTOGRAPHED OH MY GOD BEAUTIFUL CD. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE *end of shameless begging* Ahem. LOVE YOU GUISE! <3

  115. I loved this whole mv. One of my favourite parts was at 2:40 when Tiger
    is in space and the camera focuses on the astronaut’s suit, and if you
    look closely, it says “Felix” which I assume was a little “shoutout” to
    Felix Baumgartner, or the guy who basically jumped from the highest
    point. Another favourite part was when they were in the car jammin out
    and then it shows that they were just imagining it and were just on a
    bed. I think that really ties to the whole idea of it just being a
    “sweet dream”. Something else that I realized as I was watching the
    video was that Tiger goes through ups and downs in the span on 3:50
    seconds. First he’s lying on the bed, and then he’s waking up, but is
    then attacked by the jaguar. He rises once more into space, and for a
    brief moment he’s at the highest point, before he crashes to the ground.
    Those are just some of the moments that really struck me. And something
    that I thought was really cute: at around 3:17, at the close up of
    Tasha, behind her in giant, gold letters was “Jordan”.

  116. Did anyone else notice TIgerJK grabbing Yoon Mirae’s boobs in the photo booth?

  117. Ahhh thanks so much for introducing me to the MFBTY, truthfully i’ve heard of the artists before, but never knew about what a big influence they were in the Korean HipHop community. Their music is amazing, the part I thought to be most interesting was the driving scenes, like they were driving through time, with all of their cloth changes. I think the song is about getting away to a better place. Like the way you do in a Dream

  118. The scene that stood out to me the most was when they were on the bed driving the fake car (you know, the one that they basically just drowned in) because in the background there is a big sign that says Wanderers which is basically what they are and how there are doves flying under it, which is like a symbol of freedom or being set free and in the music video I assume that that is what he is trying to do in his dream; be let free. ^_^

  119. For me my favorite part was the “Inhale, exhale” line. I mean, in the video it looks cool cause all of the.. dust(?) on the ground but I think the breathing, inhale-exhale, represents living and that no matter how hard it is you still have to breathe, you still have to live through it ^^

  120. My fav part yet saddest fact is…. how Moof booty xD is traveling trough time, trying over and over again to resurrect JK. Since we all know he is Mirae’s true love.. I guess it adds up to the fact that JK is really sick in real life knowing that one day JK will not be there when Mirae will be left alone with their son. Yet in the end JK wakes up in a different time zone where Mirae is not around ><

  121. the music video was so creative the title of the song is kinda the opposite of the music video but it has the dream feel to it and its really different from the usual music video you can see. and the interview was fun♥♥♥ i got a great time~

  122. My favorite part of the video was the perfect mix of music styles, it has everything, it’s awesome!

  123. Desiree Velasquez

    Yesss!!!! i am posting again <3

  124. O. Fraser

    I liked the song itself paired with Tiger JK’s struggles! At first I thought it was just a very fun song (like they said), but after learning about Tiger JK’s Myelitis, it changed my view (and love it even more for it). I saw the possible connection between his illness, Tasha’s lyrics and Tiger JK’s writhing/pained movements on the old medical bed and equipment. Tasha sings how they were “meant to be,” but wishes they could escape his illness & be together (a sweet dream), while Tiger JK struggles and regrets harming her unintentionally. The video shows how Tasha is able to help him draw strength from his body’s betrayal (the tiger’s attack and following reconstruction) and gives him the power to fly. In the end he is still trapped by the illness, but free and able to continue living and breathing. Plus the little shout-out to Jordan was cute. I could go on forever about this.

    Great song and great musicians.

  125. I liked the song itself paired with Tiger JK’s struggles! At first I thought it was just a very fun song (like they said), but after learning about Tiger JK’s Myelitis, it changed my view (and love it even more for it). I saw the possible connection between his illness, Tasha’s lyrics and Tiger JK’s writhing/pained movements on the old medical bed and equipment. Tasha sings how they were “meant to be,” but wishes they could escape his illness & be together (a sweet dream), while Tiger JK struggles and regrets harming her unintentionally. The video shows how Tasha is able to help him draw strength from his body’s betrayal (the tiger’s attack and following reconstruction) and gives him the power to fly. In the end he is still trapped by the illness, but free and able to continue living and breathing.

    Great song and great musicians.

  126. LynAngelite

    yay so excited for the giveaway :D i bet i sound really stupid but IDC it’s MFBTY :D

  127. LynAngelite

    hmm. my favourite part is when he flew up into the sky after he was bitten by the tiger. it kind of symbolizes being free after much pain and suffering. showing that sweet things come after struggles and hard work.
    kind of like how the eatyourkimchi studio came upon. after much hard work and fundraising, and leaving Bucheon after knowing the people and neighbourhood -cheeselady hey, but after all those sad moments and struggles in korea, you guys finally became so well knowned and loved. it’s amazing and inspiring.
    p.s. i talk too much.

  128. They symbol that stood out to me was JK on the bed. I know that he was diagnosed with a condition in 2006 that made it difficult for him to move, hence him being bound to the bed. I think the “tiger” in him (He is TIGER JK, afterall!), represented by the tiger-bot was what enabled him to push forward and move on and fight his condition. After the tiger bit him, he flew up into the stratosphere because he felt he could “fly” at that moment as he was finally better & was released from his chains.

  129. I loved that first breakdown where they go into Tiger JK’s verse and the bed turns into that car and all three of them are just jamming and having fun and its so obvious they love what they are doing ^.^

  130. i really liked the part towards the end Tasha is singing “I wanna go where you are” and Jordan’s name pops up in the back. I thought that was such a cool message to her son that would remain in time and once he’s old enough he’d absolutely love it and appreciate it.

  131. i think the coolest part was how they put their son’s name Jordan in the back behind Yoon Mirae~ lol it was really sweet <3! but that one part where the tiger like rips off the meat on JK's stomach was really interesting…i was thinking that is was done like that in the mv to maybe portray that it was to let out all the badness from inside his body so that he could be free from being held down by chains :O but maybe im thinking to much into this….LOL anyways MFBTY's song was amazing! <3 C:

    OH AND YESH! HARASS JYJ!! XD

  132. i think the coolest part was how they put their son’s name Jordan in the back behind Yoon Mirae~ lol it was really sweet <3! but that one part where the tiger like rips off the meat on JK's stomach was really interesting…i was thinking that is was done like that in the mv to maybe portray that it was to let out all the badness from inside his body so that he could be free from being held down by chains :O but maybe im thinking to much into this….LOL anyways MFBTY's song was amazing! <3 C:

    OH AND YESH! HARASS JYJ! I GOT THIS! XD

  133. Pierina D'Amico

    I have a kind of really important question… XD
    Can we participate of this giveaway through more than one SNS?

  134. i think the coolest part was how they put their son’s name Jordan in the back behind Yoon Mirae~ lol it was really sweet <3! but that one part where the tiger like rips off the meat on JK's stomach was really interesting…i was thinking that is was done like that in the mv to maybe portray that it was to let out all the badness from inside his body so that he could be free from being held down by chains :O but maybe im thinking to much into this….LOL anwyas MFBTY's song was amazing! <3 C:

    OH AND YESH! HARASS JYJ!!! XD

  135. My favorite was when the mechanical tiger was ‘eating’ Tiger JK, I think it represents how sometimes you need to take a good look at yourself and let your true self tear at you a little bit for straying from your path, the proof that this is internal is shown in how in the end, even after being ‘chewed-up’ by his real self (a tiger) Tiger JK has no real injuries or even a scratch. Honestly i think the whole video shows how different aspects of your life can try to bring you back to your real self. Every time someone attempts to revive JK it’s an attempt to bring him to reality but also within that reality, we realize that that in itself can also be a dream because JK wakes up on his own and all those ‘attempts’ seemed to have been a dream. So like a dream within a dream kind of :P

  136. The one symbol that stood out for me was when the mechanic tiger jumps on top of the guy and starts biting him and “Ripping” something out of him. To me it symbolizes how in life/reparations we tend to only see the good side of it but in reality there will always a down side. It may feel as if may destroy us internally bit by bit and this is only how we could see it, others may think that we’re fine or that we’re just going into a depression or something. Now when it comes to the part where the tiger “rips” and spit something out that to me I see it as if hes ripping what every that’s destroying us inside. Spiting it out and then going threw the “pain” and then him flying to space is our breaking point. We can either continue suffering with the pain or realizing that we can move forward and continue life. Life isn’t always sweet and innocent there will be time where people or situations may hurt us and bring us down but we shouldn’t allow it to win. That’s why the tiger pops out to me so much. He is basically our common sense and conscious. He’s letting us know our chooses and its up to us what our future may hold.

  137. I love the part when Tiger JK starts twitching, and contorting his body as if he is trying to wake up from his dream. And I also loved towards the end when it captures the three of them just grooving to the music c: There were a lot of symbolism going on but the ones that I loved best were the “inhale, exhale” part and when Tiger JK in floating up in space c:

    seriously love MFBTY~ <3

  138. IsabelKibum

    btw I can’t help but notice what an awesome mom Tasha is!! Jordan on her shoes and behind her in a part of the MV!! So cool!

  139. IsabelKibum

    Your interviews are by far the most entertaining in the world xD I mean y’all are so cool and easy going and have so much fun with the interviewees!!! Hope you get to interview some more kindie, kpop and Korean artists in the future!!!

  140. NinjasaurasEat

    To me, the most intresting part of the Sweet Dream MFBTY music video is when Tiger JK wakes up at the very end. It doesn’t seem like much but it’s as if he just woke up from a very vivid dream. Hence the name of the song? Its like he woke up because of the dreams he was having. I’m not sure if they were trying up in reality, or if that was a part of his dream. The reason that Tiger JK waking up stood out to me the most was probably because I saw it as a representation of how strong dreams are to people. There are people whose dreams are what keep them going. They strive to keep them alive; because their dreams are what keep them alive. Dreams are also a “getaway” for people. When people sleep, dreams are something they can’t control. I don’t know about other people but my favorite part about being able to sleep isn’t getting rest but its dreaming. Mostly because I know I can get away from reality. :) Also I loved how his ripped up shorts said “RESURRECTIONE”

  141. My favorite element of this MV was how the man’s dream was trying to save him from the harsh realities of this world.

  142. I liked the technology beast devouring life I thought that that was interesting. I also liked the juxtaposition of the bed and car it almost made you wonder if it was all some delusional dream interesting…..hmm

  143. First off: MARTINA, I LOVE YOUR ELEPHANT SWEATER AND I TOTALLY WANT ONE LIKE IT!!! (Elephants are my favourite animals). Secondly, the interview with MFBTY was FANTASTIC!!! (And thanks so much for getting Bizzy to talk more).

    It’s hard to pinpoint my favourite/most striking symbol, but I would have to say it’s Tiger JK’s expression at the end of the music video. He has this sort of dazed, but peaceful expression, just like he would have if he had woken up from this crazy. sweet dream he just had. It symbolizes to me, how we often use music, or another form of art to express all the emotions we feel which sometimes we don’t dare express out loud. The MV is this wonderful mix of bizzarre, strange, and fantastic, which can feel so real when we’re dreaming it. For me it shows how dreams allow us to feel those strong and powerful emotions, and when we wake up from them, we feel renewed and “resurrected” in a sense because we have been able to feel such fantastical things. Dreams also allow us to be the star of the show, and sometimes people like to feel that way.

  144. Sami Ch

    Hey Simon and Martina!(: Firstly I would like to say that I am SUPERDUPER happy and glad that you got to interview MFBTY! I honestly LOVE then SO much! Overall (out of all K land), they are my favourite group! I screamed and almost cried with happiness when I heard you guys were going to interview them!:’) So to get on with the question : I personally think that the video is trying to get across that sometimes, we all have those moments where we feel like there is so much weight on our shoulders and that we are so stressed out and we feel like letting it all out but it is too difficult to do. There may be someone who can help you through this time, at this time you need them to just be there, but then again it is also a difficult thing to do. We just need to take a break to breathe because during those tough times, its hard to even breathe peacefully. I think that the most interesting thing of the video was where JK was getting ripped up by the tiger, I felt that with the tiger doing that to him, it helped him relieve the stress from within and let out all of the negativity. I absolutely love this video because its something we can honestly relate to, and just plain enjoy (or listen to 24/7) I may not win this CD, but I just want to state my true opinions on them and finally let out my feelings other than just screaming when I see them. I hope that I may have a chance to win this CD, because in all honesty they are my inspiration, and they always will be. Thank you for reading my comment, it means the world to me(:<3

  145. I don’t think I have only ONE part of this MV that my favorite parts but many. The first thing that caught me was the “inhale,exhale” part because to me when you ‘inhale’ you have to breathe in all the bad things that permeate the air that have, then ‘exhale’ completing the cycle of not having a choice but to share this bad things, for example the constant use of ‘karma’ in the song. As an extension of the symbolism, I loved the part with tiger lying on the bed and a mechanical tiger comes into the room and tears out tiger jk torso and all the black spikes, and pulsating blades(bad karma), I think that is showing a small way (even if slightly graphic but totally cool) way of the bad karma (that you gain through life) being shown and removed …and finally the scene in which he was rolling around on the bed as in grief and then flying right off the earth into space and to me that showed that to remove the ‘bad stuff’ happening in a person’s life, sometimes you have to remove yourself from yourself and take a step back to clear yourself, because once he came back down to earth, he was able to wakeup, fresh and renewed and unplugged to the medical machinery that he was hooked up with before.

  146. My favorite part had to be the very beginning, when Yoon Mirae came in and stood over her husband, along with the line “We were meant to be, another time another life, possibly, probably you will be mine.” I think it meant a lot more with that accompaniment. He was clearly ripped up (no shirt, no shoes, no service?) whereas she was wearing this super elegant night dress, hair up, earrings, meant for a five star restaurant: a poignant contrast. Then when she stands over him, it’s as if she knows everything and will take care of him, and at the same time she’s mesmerized by him. Then she pulls the switch and starts his life over again.

  147. Was the steak/tiger scene a reference to sin-eating? Because if that’s the case, that is seriously deep right there.

  148. neoncrucifixion

    THIS INTERVIEW IS INCREDIBLE!!

  149. Nicole Kim

    the most interesting for me as the lion and all the stuff coming out of his chest. I think as some parts it symbols karma, and how what goes around comes back around. It could aslo mean all the stuff that bottled up in his chest is just released i am not really sure what there saying so bear with me on what i am trying to say

  150. my favorite part in the music video was the part when they’re on the bed and it says the wanderers and it seemed like they were traveling in jk’s dream while he’s asleep on the hospital bed

  151. Loved this interview with MFBTY! I know you say you don’t have a degree in what you’re doing now, but the way you’re doing it by being yourself and making your guests comfortable, that is being professional I’d say! You rock!

  152. I’m not very good at interpreting symbolism, but one of the most moving parts for me was the Tiger. The tiger came in and destroyed Tiger. It’s hard to explain, but to me I felt that it meant that he was struggling with something internally, something that was destroying him. There was something that was eating him up inside, and when it finally destroyed him, he was pulled out of his body and came face to face with reality (the astronaut) and saw what really matter which propelled him back to where he could start again. I could be wrong and that’s not what that meant, but that’s how I interpreted it.

  153. I thought the best and cutest symbol was Jordan’s name in the background when Tasha was rapping. You can tell those two are EXCELLENT parents and love their son; which shows in everything they do. They definitely breath for him <3

    Even though Sweet Dream wasn't their typical style of music, I absolutely LOVED the song and video to the point where I showed EVERYONE I knew (yes. even my friends who roll their eyes at kpop). The amazing thing? Everyone I showed it to actually really liked it and asked for the song and group name. so proud haha :]

  154. I thought the most interesting part was when the robotic tiger appeared and did it’s thing, the visuals along with that is so creative and interesting. I’m not sure if this is a symbol but, when they were on the bed in the beginning, in the background it says Wanderers and had everyone’s name near it, i think it represents the Wanderers Project. Tiger and Bizzy were in the underwater car, Bizzy’s face was hilarious♥

  155. I love the part when the tiger appears and eats a part of JK. It feels like JK wants to remove negative things of himself and the others help him to get out of the box…maybe of judgment or something and shows how hard it is to let go of things (the part that all the stuff comes out of him)

  156. The symbol that stood out the most to me was the metallic tiger that appeared and started eating the raw meat on Tiger JK. I believe this was a message on how one’s dreams can literally ‘eat themselves up.’ I believe this message was beautifully presented in the video. The producers really stuffed this video with a lot of symbolism and a ton of credit to MFBTY for such a great song and with great ideas.

  157. Alias Silaa

    The trippy part about this video is how Tiger is hooked up to these machines right and on top of it he’s chained to the bed. He’s dreaming of a sweet escape from this harsh reality but he can’t leave. It isn’t MFBTY come in, prepping him for breakfast, that we see the chains are just hanging on the bed. He’s free of them when the Tiger rips into him and for the rest of the video. IMO It’s about breaking free from your own chains …

  158. Tiger JK and Yoon Mirae are the CUTEST.

    Great interview, guys! I like how laid back it feels. :)

  159. Hanguk Bites

    Left you guys a comment on youtube, but thought I should drop you a post here as well – thank you! This interview was da bomb! I wish it were longer! They seemed like so much fun, and you guys were so chilled out with them. I stumbled on some of their other interviews and I can’t believe how reserved they were, whereas with you guys, not only were they relaxed, but also very willing to share their views about the music industry. Loved the format, loved the interaction and LOVED the opening sequence. I’m tempted to create a gif just on Tiger vacuuming EYK floors – how cool was that!! Love it!

  160. To me the most interesting about the video was definitely the fact that
    the song was about forgetting about what outside factors do to two
    people who are clearly meant to be together. It seems that (and this is
    me going off the English lyric translation) there are forces in the
    video not only trying to keep them apart but also bring them together.
    The symbol (at least I hope this makes sense to you guys) that stood out
    the most was when the man that had been hooked up to the machines and
    chained down before suddenly shot up into the sky, still unconscious,
    and burst through the atmosphere in front of the astronaut and just
    stayed there for a minute before crashing back down to earth. Maybe that
    was his subconscious mind trying to free him of all the things holding
    him back from being with that person but then he goes back to reality
    and reality keeps him from what he truly wants. Maybe I’m over-analyzing
    it but that’s also the emotional feeling I got from this video.
    I’m actually a recently converted MFBTY fan and let me tell you, they’re the beezneez (sp?).

  161. Eunkyung

    I think the symbol of suppression and freedom is my favorite. In the MV, the trio of doctors were testing different methods on him to bring him back to life. He was hooked up to all these machines and was being tested on. I think the mechanic tiger was a symbol of his inner self (his true self) ripping out the mechanical/superficial part of him. In the end, it was all a dream. There were no doctors or machines, but he was able to cure himself, with his true identity.

    I also think this could be alluding to the fact that Tiger JK was sick for a while, with a non-curable disease called Transverse Myelitis. Because he was so sick, it caused him to have to be on hiatus for two years (I would know, it was the worst two years of
    my life!!). This could be alluding to his struggle while he was sick, and how he was able to stay strong, persevere and rid himself of the weakness (He is doing much better, while taking medication regularly to lessen his symptoms).

    내가 그렇게 응원하고 존경하는 정권오빠! 윤미래언니! 비지오빠!랑 인터뷰하셔서 말로 표현못할정도로 감사드립니다!!! ^_^ EYK 홧팅!! <3

  162. I think the symbol of suppression and freedom is my favorite. In the MV, the trio of doctors were testing different methods on him to bring him back to life. He was hooked up to all these machines and was being tested on. I think the mechanic tiger was a symbol of his inner self (his true self) ripping out the mechanical/superficial part of him. In the end, it was all a dream. There were no doctors or machines, but he was able to cure himself, with his true identity.

    This could also be alluding to the fact that he was sick with a non-curable disease called Transverse Myelitis, which caused him to be on hiatus for two years (I would know, it was the worst two years of my life..). He is now doing better, taking medication regularly. I feel like this plot in the MV could be alluding to his struggle while being sick, but how he was able to persevere and pull through.

    Thank you so much for this interview!! It was so great seeing my favorite artists being interviewed on such a personal level! 내가 그렇게 응원하고 존경하는 정권오빠! 윤미래언니! 비지오빠!랑 인터뷰하셔서 말로 표현못할정도로 감사드립니다!!! ^_^ EYK 홧팅!!

  163. I think the symbol of suppression and freedom is my favorite. In the MV, the trio of doctors were testing different methods on him to bring him back to life. He was hooked up to all these machines and was being tested on. I think the mechanic tiger was a symbol of his inner self (his true self) ripping out the mechanical/superficial part of him. In the end, it was all a dream. There were no doctors or machines, but he was able to cure himself, with his true identity.

    I also think this could be alluding to the fact that Tiger JK was sick for a while, with a non-curable disease called Transverse Myelitis. Because he was so sick, it caused him to have to be on hiatus for two years (I would know, it was the worst two years of my life!!). This could be alluding to his struggle while he was sick, and how he was able to stay strong and rid himself of the weakness (He is doing much better, while taking medication regularly to lessen his symptoms).

    Thank you so much for doing this interview!! 내가 그렇게 응원하고 존경하는 타이거오빠, 윤미래언니, 비지오빠!랑 인터뷰하셔서 말로 표현하지 못할 정도로 감사합니다!! ^_^ EYK 홧팅!!

  164. I think the symbol of suppression and freedom is my favorite. In the MV, the trio of doctors were testing different methods on him to bring him back to life. He was hooked up to all these machines and was being tested on. I think the mechanic tiger was a symbol of his inner self (his true self) ripping out the mechanical/superficial part of him. In the end, it was all a dream. There were no doctors or machines, but he was able to cure himself, with his true identity.

    I also think this could be alluding to the fact that Tiger JK was sick for a while, with a non-curable disease called Transverse Myelitis. Because he was so sick, it caused him to have to be on hiatus for two years (I would know, it was the worst two years of my life!!). This could be alluding to his struggle while he was sick, and how he was able to stay strong and rid himself of the weakness (He is doing much better, while taking medication regularly to lessen his symptoms).

  165. all the staff were checking out the booth too. did they get any shots too?

  166. the most interesting part humm… i can’t really tell the video is so bizarre but awesome, im a huge fan of bizzare stuff and that video was like pure gold to me it was really cool, i loved when there are in the car like dancing or something like that, the space scene and the mecanic tigger aaa i loved that tigger it was like wow, and the song OMG the song it was really amazing i literaly can’t stop playing it over and over again, so yeah my favorite part is all the video it self

  167. The part of the MV that stood out the most to me was the section with the tiger. Perhaps it is a symbol of our inner monster. After all only we can control what we do as people as well; and the tiger is representing the dark side that can possibly consume us completely. The fact that in the MV the tiger appears while TigerJK is sleeping could mean darker thoughts could creep up without any realization.

  168. Joo-Yeon

    I love how Tasha was like “I put my son’s name on my shoes” and Tiger JK goes “How’re you going to put Jordan on Addias!”
    Lmaooo!!! That just goes to show how relate-able they are to fans of different diaspora, especially african-american fans. That line was my favorite!

  169. GottaLoveMyKPop

    MFBTY is so dorky and awkwardly cool! I have a stronger liking for them now!!
    I think the most interestintg part of the video was the robotic tiger part, I’m still not quite sure what it means behind the tiger but it caught my attention. i would so appreciate it if it’s explained.

    It’s not exactly a symbol, i suppose, but the part where they were in that big expensive car and then flashes to the scene where they were “Driving” in the car was what stood out the most for me. I beleive it symbolizes the fact that artists, like MFBTY, has such broad imagination that something so simple they could turn into gold.

  170. I just watched this interview and I wanna thank you guys for your awesome work! The interview was A-MA-ZING and I loved your interactions with MFBTY!!
    And MFBTY! I just fell in love with them ^^! I already liked their song, but now I’m a fan!! They’re not only great musician, they are musicians that know the industry well and worked hard to overcome the obstacles of life without turning bitter. I admire them for their attitude to always enjoy life and music! Such great people!
    Once again, thanks S&M for all your hardwork and positive energy!! You guys are spreading the love and the nastiness through internet!! :)
    Oh! Simon, I TOOOOOOOOOOOOOTALLY WANT TO SEE YOU IN A MV!!! SO NAAAAAASTY!!! XD

  171. Carina Sibri

    i would totally want JYJ to come to the studio it would be awesome XD *fingers crossed*

  172. I really do applaud you two for a great interview and atmosphere.
    one part of the MV that stood out was when TigerJK struggled on the bed, then broke free and shot up into space and saw Felix Baumgartner before falling back to earth and it all being calm and a dream. An inner struggle of “one’s self.”
    It made me think of Felix Baumgartner saying that when he was about to jump he saw the surface of the earth and though about how small we all are and said I’m coming home. Then he Jumped.

  173. A part of MFBTY’s M/V Sweet Dream that stuck out to me was the part where he was in the gurney (1:10-1:40 mark-ish). I guess it stuck out because I saw it as trying to break out from burdens and baggage that one carries. It was like trying to break away from the struggles that tied us down and when Tiger JK shot into the sky later on, I thought of it as almost like a liberation. A break from the chains keeping him from moving on. I thought it was super moving and absolutely inspiring, even if that’s not what the real message was, in my head, it will always be inspiring! :)

  174. Julie Lee

    What I liked most about this video is that there were many hidden details that only hit you when you carefully watch the video several times. It just adds so much meaning and and creativity to a whole new level. Perfectly exemplifies how much effort and thought they put into the video. Honestly speaking, it seems that music videos in Korea are often of just short love stories that do not really hold much connotation. But watching MFBTY bring a new type of music video was a great breath of fresh air. Personally, what stood out to me the most was when I realized that Tiger JK was tied up in the beginning of the video, but throughout sacrifices, pain and enduring he resurrected and was a free man. It symbolized to me that there is a silver lining to every pain. Great video!

  175. Luizamota

    What I really love about this interview is that I felt like I was there, talking to them. Congratz on being awesome, EYK ><

  176. Oh my gosh, I love Tasha! She makes me smile so much. :D

  177. hi S&M, Hola desde Mexico ^^ .For me the most simbolic part of the
    video was gen JK just can take any longer and he just Fart sooo hard
    that he just fly right to the space! and there he just challenge Felix Baumgartner to a competicion of a freefall, just to realize that we allways fall in our dreams. it was so clear to see . jajajaj .Just awesome video. :D

  178. Great interview!! They seemed really fun to talk to! The best beginning ewaaaarrrr! Really had to replay the beginning so many times. :D!!!! cant stop laughing!! :´D MFBTY Fighting! EYK Fighting!

  179. To be honest what I found most interesting was the MV even their style …I thought that it was different from all other MV’s I’ve ever seen. And their English in music not engrish… they really speak well inglês. Another part I like best is when she says “inhale exhale” and the dust beneath the litter makes the movement of inhaling and exhaling following the movement of his body. I’ts a Dope MV! PLEASE I WANT A CD!!!

  180. Craig Loucao

    I think the part that stood out to me most was the use of the body. I believe that it symbolizes how we need to control our own life and the urge to escape from the restraints of normal life; being the decisions that we make. You are in control of your own life and how things turn out is truly up to you. The part that I would like to know more about is the Tiger, and the meat, I don’t truly understand it, though I do have some basic ideas like the tiger being the aid to help the body escape. One other thing that stood out to me was the jeep, and the fact that the body/room transformed into the jeep, symbolizing the journey that we as humans need to take in order to have a fulfilled life.

  181. Tricia Lee

    After seeing a few of the comments, I’m guessing my comment is wrong or something, but this is what I believe as one single thing, can be viewed differently by different people and this is my view.

    My favorite part of the MV is when “What goes around comes back around we call it Karma Karma I don’t mean to harm ya” (2:11 of the MV) starts playing, blades, spikes and blades came out of JK’s body, I have no idea why but this particular scene had an impact on me (I don’t even know if it’s the hidden meaning). It most probably had an impact because it might (to me) meant that karma comes back to haunt you when you have done something wrong, thus the blades etc came out to torture you but because there’s always second chances (and for people to repent), he shots up in the air finally breaking free of the pain, and drops back down to Earth, like a brand new life is given to him? I don’t even know if I’m making sense but that particular scene just had a great impact on me and is so awesome and mindblowing I can never get it out of my head.

    I know it seems so out of place compared to the others and my view most probably is wrong, but I’m gonna give this a try anyway.

    Even if I don’t win, I really really look forward to another interview with MFBTY! Plus, thank you Simon and Martina so much for this interview, it means a whole lot (I’m a K-Hiphop fan) and I’m really hoping to see more artists from other genres in interviews, sadly I know this might not happen because you cater to mostly Kpop fans, but yeah, I really appreciate this interview a lot and thanks for the opportunity to win :)

  182. meep ers

    I loved the mix of very modern special effects contrasted with older style of elements – and of course the music:).

  183. Morwenna

    I thought it was really interesting how everything that happened in the video was so crazy and exciting and it just ended up being a dream! I wish I had dreams like that! haha~ The symbol (I guess it’s a symbol?) that stood out the most for me was when Tiger JK’s was struggling on the table against all the restraints, I can think of numerous time where I have felt like that and it just represents exactly what I have felt :)

  184. I love how down to earth they are :) and it’s nice to hear them speak purely english. I remember seeing them(yoonmirae&tigerjk) on various korean variety shows like infinity challange and running man and always liked the vibe they give off. This is just one awesome interview! thanx Simon and Martina!

  185. One thing that I like in MFBTY’s music video Sweet Dream and
    that stood out to me the most is when he goes flying into space, and he’s
    floating out there with the astronaut. And then he goes crashing back to Earth.
    Before that, the place he’s dreaming in/hooked up to wires and tubes is being destroyed
    and then he goes flying up into space. It’s like he went from a nightmare
    (represented by the room being destroyed and him having little spaz jumpy
    things) to a beautiful dream (represented by outer space where it’s calm and
    quiet and the only thing out there is him and this other person) and then after
    that, he wakes up (by crashing back down to Earth) and is like ‘oh dear god wtf
    happened, why is it so bright, that was a trippy ass dream’. Yeah. That’s what
    I thought was interesting.

  186. The most interesting part of the music video for me was after the tiger bit Tiger’s stomach and all the spikes and gear came out. I thought that was a really creative and cool effect. And the symbol that stood out for my the most was again the Tiger VS. Tiger scene. To connect with the song it’s like fighting yourself to be with the one you were meant to be with since he’s trying to resurrect himself.

  187. Desiree Velasquez

    Mmmmm i love them <3 , but yeah when i saw that music video i was like dannnnnnggg every one looks sooo goood ;] , I really though how the tiger (maybe it was Tiger JK true form :D ) ripped through Tiger JK's stomach and all these mechanisms came out , It was like he's was trying to get rid of the bad so he can be free ,and the tiger helped , like a dream , Like how Yoomirae and Bizzy , and Tiger JK came in looking like there were some type of ghost of some type or people from the future trying to help Tiger JK, and theres a sign in the back of the video thats says wonders , link-age time travelers( wanders) eh~eh…

  188. A symbol that stood out for me: at the end when Tiger JK has a word behind him.. I think it’s “Jaguatirica,” which is Portugese for ocelot. The most common meaning to ocelots as a symbol or in a dream is regeneration of the spirit through quiet and meditation…. which ties back to the title “Sweet Dream,” Tiger JK as the patient coming back to life in the MV, and even the interview about regenerating their passion for making music. I think it ties everything back together at the end of the MV in a very subtle way.
    And Yoon Mirae’s word “Jordan” was adorable and a nice touch too ^.^

  189. So I really really want a CD but I am not super witty and feel I have no chance. I am going to try anyways :D
    Im not all that great at symbolism and everyone seems to have covered all the reasons I am totally obsessed with them and anything they do or say, but my favorite part aside from T yoon mi rae leaning over Tiger JK (my initials hehehehe!) in the beginning, is the huge glowy tiger. He for some reason reminds me of Red XIII dad from FF7! I know he is not the same but that is what I think of each time I watch this video. It would be that or the chris tucker “rush hour” move at 3:08!! Love this video!! >_<
    Thank you for interviewing one of my favorite bands evaaar! Love you guys!!

  190. to put it all into a few sentences… I loved this video because when I saw it it reminded me how sometimes you get taken completely apart just so you
    can get back up again. It was some seriously awesome filming and camera angles :D

  191. TheGoldilocks

    Sweet Dream may not fit into the Kpop genre, but people know what a good song is, and if people like it, they’ll listen to it, no matter if it’s something they’ll normally listen to or not. A sick beat and a catchy melody and chorus is all most people need; I’m sure that’s how most of us got into Kpop in the first place. The fact that the video and song were full of spontaneity and freedom of expression, with nothing intended other than to have fun, symbolizes how we see music ourselves.

  192. OMG!!!! I love the video!!!!! I am sad to say that I haven’t know about these three for very long, but I have already literally ran to Itunes to find all of their music!!! They are so different from mainstream Kpop, in a good way! Seriously bad ass but with a playful side. Normally when a Kpop group is trying to be bad ass that is all that they do, they can’t do that and humor in one video. Speaking of the video! I liked the symbolism of the tiger ripping into Tiger JK, before it he was kind of just laying there dead. Then the tiger ripped him apart, and it hurt, but it when it was done he got thrown to outer space, kinda like rising to stardom.. Huh? Huh? …. Am I just reading way too much into that?

  193. elizainLA

    I Just realized that you are giving ideas to fans that are part of one of the very well known Kpop group (JYJ),the same fans that have gotten into in so many things, is it just me or does this SCREAM IT HAPPENING !!!! this is a pretty good chance that this will happen because i will be one of the fans that will be one the look out for this to happen

  194. Tosca Salvacion

    My favorite snippet is towards the end of the video. There’s a scene with T and behind her you can see the name “Jordan” (T and Tiger’s son). It’s as if they’re symbolizing that Jordan is their “Sweet Dream”. Subtle, sweet and meaningful :-) There’s also a scene with Tiger but all I can decipher is “JAGU…RICA” but I can’t figure out what it signifies…

  195. Hi simon and martina and spudgy and dr.meemersworth…well this is my first timeactually commenting on you guyses site and id like to say that I love all you guyses videos they’re just fun to watch.I love mfbty and sweet dreams has becoe my fav video it is really unique and interesting I especially loved the part were they look like bonnie and clyde but especially when tigerjk flie into space nd is face, o face with the astronaut and returns to earth breaking the sound barrierbut I think the message there is that you can reach your dream no mattr how high it is but if you wake up you might realise it IS just a dream

  196. Sam Matsumura

    Not knowing Korean, the thing that stood out was when the tiger bites him and then a series of things are coming out then he burst into the sky. It gave me a feeling of not letting things hold you back, but also not having to do it alone.

  197. To me, the most powerful symbolism occurred when metal spikes, gears, and other objects began ripping out of his chest as he tossed and twisted his body on the table/bed. I interpreted this as an expression of intense and unavoidable pain. Like the rest of the video, this scene was beautifully done.

  198. I loved to know how the hip hop industrie is in Korea. I like to know that some artist (and MFBTY are the coolest) care about the evolution of music in their country. They have strong opinion and they’re not afraid to expose them. Hope you understand my point. I’m really bad in english writing, I’m a french canadian.

  199. I love the song (and the group) in general. But the scene that stuck out the most to me was the determination to bring Tiger JK. Love this group.

  200. I liked the bit where they where in the car and on the bed pretending to drive and also the bit where there was the tiger. Probably not a symbol but the sign WANDERERS somehow just really stood out to me and also MFBTY.

    Thanks for the give-away even though I don’t know if I’m going to win or not. Love you EYK

  201. My favorite symbolism was when Tiger Jk was chained up to his bed. I
    took it as the problems one deals with day to day. But we must break
    free from them. We gotta break free from our problems and stereotypes
    that we all face everyday. Really liked that part.

  202. I like how they wrote MFBTY in lipstick on his stomach then the tiger attacking that area and the scenes after makes me think that the fans brought him back to life since MY FANS BETTER THAN YOURS

  203. Honestly, I love everything about the video! I am so into rap, and It’s a song that I love to listen too! It has so much swag and attitude, and it’s really out there, and I love videos that are really different! Thank you for doing this interview and giveaway! You guys are the best!! xx.

  204. Judy Tsan
    Judy Tsan

    I thought it was incredibly genius to include the Red Bull Stratos guy when Tiger was shot into the stratosphere!!! The Red Bull guy, Felix Baumgartner, is supposed to be the first man to break the sound barrier without any form of engine. However, the mv clearly shows Tiger being the first one to break the sound barrier and without any fancy NASA equipment, too! That sick shot of Tiger rupturing that sound barrier explicitly screams out MFBTY’s “sweet dream” is to break records and reset the standards in the music industry using only their ingenuity and inspiration. This is definitely a powerful statement for this trio’s debut.

  205. Ricquelle Griffiths

    This Interview was awesome!!! I have to thank you Simon and Martina for introducing me to this incredible band. I honestly didn’t know they existed until you guys announced you were going to interview them. I am now a huge fan and I am going to listen to everything these guys produce!

    Being relatively new to the Korean music scene, I thought this was going to be another cheesy k-pop band. I am so happy I was wrong! The first time I watched the ‘Sweet Dreams’ music video I probably sat in silence with my mouth open for a good 5 minutes. The video is stunning and even though I don’t know a lick of Korean I connected with it in a completely personal way. THAT is how you can tell it’s good music. I don’t have a favorite part because all of it was amazing.

    BUT if I have to pick just one…

    I guess the part that stood out to me the most was when Tiger is struggling on the table by himself flailing in pain. Grabbing at the wires and such. I think that inner pain and desperation becomes apparent again when he’s getting attacked from the inside out from all of those different things. I interpreted that as an inner pain that is sometimes inescapable and unbearable. Every one of us have been an emotional punching bag at some point in our lives and that feeling of helplessness can blind you from any thing else. For some reason we feel like we have to struggle with our pain alone.

    I’m not going to go too deep into symbolism here because, honestly, this can be interpreted in so many different ways and I could spend days about what means what.

    For me, at this point in my life, this is what struck me the hardest.

  206. rayrayraquel

    I LOVE the music video. I didn’t have time to think about the symbols because I was way too into it lol They by far one of my favorite artists and the video didn’t let me down. It was so unique and interesting!

  207. LOVED THIS SO MUCH :D

    anyways, my favorite part of the video (though not necessarily a symbol) was definitely tasha/tiger jk’s little shout-out to their son jordan in gold letters behind tasha at about 3:17 :) such an adorable family!

  208. This is really hard,since I find the whole video awesome and interesting. But my favorites would have to be Tiger’s bed to car scene,the awesome mechanical tiger biting Tiger and then the epic mechanical things,and of course Tasha’s “Inhale, Exhale”

    As of for my favorite symbolic thing, it would have to be when the tiger eats part of Tiger and all these blades come out of him. When this happens, Bizzy is talking about karma and things going in and coming back out. I found this pretty epic :D

  209. Whitney

    A little wow moment I had while watching the mv was when Tiger flew up to space and met Felix, the base jumper who does the most insanely high and dangerous jumps. Jumping from outer space must’ve been a huge if not the biggest/’sweetest dream’ he could have as a base jumper. So meeting Felix in space was showing Tiger that anything is possible.
    P.S. I thought FOR SURE Felix was going to die from that jump but i’m glad he’s okay.

  210. disqus_3OkC37Pry0

    YAYY first-time commenter ^.^ but i <3 all ur videos soo much!!!

  211. Paige Blakley

    With MFBTY’s music video Sweet Dream, it really spoke volumes to me at
    the end of the video. Those last moments where Tiger is just sitting
    there on the bed where moments before he’d been thrashing, screaming and
    convulsing just speaks of strength. So much pain, torture and inhuman
    experiences happened and yet he seems so calm and okay with himself as
    he sits there. Loved the whole thing but that last second really said a
    lot. Nasty pride yo!

  212. The thing that really stood out to me in Sweet Dream was when Tiger JK says, “Inhale, Exhale” and you see Tiger on the bed taking in a deep breathe(dust/air gathers together underneath the bed) then Tiger breathes out(The dust/air spreads back out) I just find that very,very touching to me. For me personally,the visual of that along with the words is telling me- I need to just take a deep breathe and life is going to be okay. The lyrics may not say this but the visuals and lyrics are inspiring

  213. Crystal

    This interview was excellent. As soon as you made them the focus of the playlist I could not stop watching the video and I had to buy it on itunes. I love Sweet Dreams ( love BizzyTigerYoonMirae even more). For me, the best part of the Sweet Dreams video happens when JK falls from space. The video is edited so perfectly, the music swells as he lifts into space and just builds as he falls and crashes into the bed-that was just perfect. I hope they don’t make us wait too long for the next single.

  214. Can we see the pictures from the marshmallow booth?????

  215. ClosetHippie1010

    The video for Sweet Dream may be representative of Tiger JK’s Transverse Myelitis. Tiger being in his catatonic state throughout the video is symbolic of the paralysis that affects him with his condition and the support his wife and best friend supply when they serve as surgeons attempting to revive him. I feel what is most interesting is the inclusion of the CGI tiger in the MV as it serves as Tiger’s “spirit animal” essentially, and in the end his inner strength is what allows him to awaken.

  216. Happyjoy2
    Happyjoy2

    This was awesome! Before watching this interview and the extra footage video, I have more respect for them than I did before. I knew they were awesome people, but now, they are more awesome than before! And they prove that the cool people are dorks, and that dorks are cool people! (If that made sense…) This video just assured me at why Mi Rae is one of my female role models. She’s so down to earth, but strong at the same time. MFBTY definitely deserve their role as Hip Hop royalty. :)

  217. my favorite parts in the music video would definately be when the goes up into space and also when their in the car with water splashing over and then how they switch to just being on the bed pretending to drive and i also love how at one point in the background it said jordan.

  218. The video it self is so awesome.

    There are so many little things that just makes different from what’s out there right now.

    I think my favorite part has to be the “inhale exhale” scene. It was so cool how they made it. When Tasha said inhale, the smoke under the bed went in, then when she said exhale it came out and at the same time Tiger JK was showing it with his body motions.

    Also the shout out to the Brazilian fans. I’m not Brazilian but I think that was cool, and then behind Tasha was Jordan’s name and that was so cute.

  219. Great interview for a great song. I wish this song had caught the media attention it deserved. The visual effects in the music video were amazing! The song itself is even more amazing. It had me listening to it on repeat for the entire month of its released. It still remains to be my favorite release of the year thus far.

  220. nessahui11

    super in love with MFBTY “sweet dream” vid. I, unfortunately, am starting to think that every kpop vid is exactly the same. I love how “western” this video was! The editing to it was also amazing!! Fighting MFBTY!
    Simon and Martina – thank you for this amazing interview! super fun to watch and can’t wait for the next one! FIGHTING :))

  221. I think,”Sweet Dream” is one of the most visually awesome videos ever!I I like the part where,Tiger JK is catapulted into space.He’s face to face with an astronaut over looking the earth. That seen was just stellar(no pun intended lol).The symbol that stood out to me is where,the metallic tiger-monster gets baited into mauling Tiger JK.I think that could have a couple meanings.1.Maybe it represents how,the music industry will chew you up and spit you out.2.Or,since it is a tiger,perhaps it’s TJK’s own internal struggle Either way I loved the vid and cant wait to see more from them!o (◡‿◡✿)

  222. Claudine

    I have to say that I really loved all the parts with the tiger. It was so well done that I wanted to make all of my friends watch it (wich most of them or in multimedia, cinema or graphism) and I might be wrong, but when they put that huge piece of meet on JK’s belly, it felt like they were offering him to the tiger. Plus, since it’s a tiger and all, it could also mean that JK was ”eating himself”, or being harsh with himself. They did say that they were their worst enemy on the interview. ^^’

    …or was a panther? OTZ

  223. Jenae r

    I have such huge appreciation for the Indie playlists where I first heard MFBTY (and also Glen Check who I love btw). I sang “Sweet Dream” constantly for at least a week straight and I am still not tired of it at all. I have been super exited ever since the interview was announced to find out more about what kind of people MFBTY are, and I wasn’t disappointed at all. Still processing the Daebak.
    More than looking for symbolisms in the video I love just watching them especially in the car and after about the 2:55 mark when they’re just having fun with it and letting the awesome flow through each of their own unique personalities that’s what really draws me into their dream world.
    At first I didn’t get the giant robot tiger that much but then it hit me that it was more like a representation of a darker part of himself being released and eventually doing what his friends on the outside never could by actually attacking himself (and then any doubts that this song wasn’t written specifically for me were just gone).

  224. Even tho the whole MV is INSANE ! The whole Inhale ~ Exhale part was AWESOME ! And the Tiger …. just AWESOME !

  225. the whole video what cray cray i was like wtf is going on most of the time but i really like the part when he is getting like electrocuted it was mad funny.

  226. Smarty2078

    I am so happy I watched the extra scenes. I also wrote on the fb page about what my fav part of Sweet dreams was, I said on fb that seeing Tiger shoot up into space and come crashing down after his short introduction to an astronaut was one of the best moments for me. the symbol I noticed during that was the name Felix on the astronaut’s helmet and I guess it was one since in the extra scenes they talked about giving a shout out to “Felix” lol so glad you made the extra scene vid…I could do with a whole video of them going into detail about hidden meanings in their mv. I REALLY WANT THAT CD! lol :) Thanks so much for all your efforts every single day! We all appreciate you so very much!

  227. The part that I thought was really done well was the part right after the tiger ripped him up and the guy went through a transformation. I’m not the best interpreter, but I think when the tiger mauled him it symbolized hardship, pain and struggle. In reality, a mauling like that would kill someone, but he didn’t and seemed like he became stronger as a symbol of perseverance as he underwent a transformation and he was able to do things a normal person couldn’t like blast into space. This part would be a symbol of dedication and hard work to achieve great things you didn’t think were possible. And the lyrics that play in that part “what goes around comes back around, we call it karma” fits this perfectly. Showing that even though times can be hard, you can learn from mistakes and overcome it and be stronger as a result. The classic old saying, “what doesn’t kill me will make me stronger” is heavily portrayed in that scene. Overall it’s a good song and it seriously qualifies for one of my favorite songs I’ve ever heard this year and last year. Kudos to MFBTY and thank you Simon and Martina for that great interview!

  228. monaharmony
    monaharmony

    I really liked the tiger and how it was portrayed in the MV. I enjoy steam punk concepts and since the tiger was metallic and gear-ish, it fit in that category, drawing my attention right away. I also liked how the gears and metal things came out of Tiger JK after he was attacked by the tiger. Maybe it was the result of being hooked up to the machines? It almost reminded me of X-Men and how Wolverine was injected with metal. [Perhaps there was symbolism in the action of Tiger being attacked by a tiger…]

  229. Honestly, this entire music video and song and EVERYTHING was just amazing. It’s nothing like I’ve seen before. I’m Korean and I’ve grown up with all different kinds of Korean music but, I think looking at this kind of symbolic, deep, but fun and upbeat song is a first for me. Oddly enough, I really found the part where JK was having a seizure on the hospital bed (?) really interesting. I looked like he was kind of being held back and restrained but also very powerful and persistent to be set free. This is kind of a segway into my favourite kind of symbolism that was used. For me, the overall plot line of the music video was my favourite symbol. I’m not TOO sure if I’m entirely correct but I think this music video really symbolized the way that artists can feel when they are being forcefully shaped by the society and company that they might be with to be a certain way, but also their determination to sometimes go against the status quo and do things their own way. In the beginning JK is put into a hospital bed and is strapped by so many wires and tubes unable to move.Then people (who look like they are quite rich) come in and try to “cure” him. This representing how companies (the rich) and society may try to restrain them from expressing their own style and uniqueness and seeing how they can “cure” them. (but in the end just ends up hurting them more) You see how JK gets ripped apart by that tiger but is still able to recover. Goes all the way to space and then crashes back down but is still in tact. Showing how no matter how beat up they get, they still have that strive to do what they love. Then at the very end, without any restraining him and with a light shining on him, JK gets up. Representing how this is now the start of a new revelation of artists who are going to reveal a different side of Korean music.

    WELL, THATS WHAT I THINK AT LEAST. LOL. This is actually a REALLY GOOD SONG and I LOVE it. Thanks Martina and Simon for doing all this and hope you guise do more interviews with more and more awesome people!

  230. Levy McGarden

    The most interesting part was how when the camera was shooting Tiger JK at 0:14, at the zipper part of the jeans, the image imprinted on there actually looked like his fly was open xD i was totally shocked by that and it was pretty funny. the most interesting symbol is the 3 words by the pockets of Tiger JK’s pants. It says “MYPANT.TRALATOTEE.SMELLS200″ spelled backwards. Im not sure if there’s a meaning behind that, but having those words there is pretty awesome for pants XD

  231. well, for me, MY FAVORITE SCENES & MOST INTERESTING PART of the MV was when,Yoon Mirae says “Inhale, Exhale” and the smoke or whatever gets breathed in and it just comes right back out. i thought that was GENIUS!!!! i LOVED it!!! also, when the guy flies all the way up into space, he meets up with an Astronaut and then he falls back down into earth and gets slammed into the ground and the earth breaking and how it looked so realistic, except no blood and all when he landed because that was a pretty hard pound. I also love the part when they land in the ocean and the bubbles floating up and all the cute fishies! & LASTLY, MY favorite part was when they were on the bed pretending it was a car and i really liked RANDOM WRITING on the walls, lol. & HOW can i forget the Robotic Tiger, that thing was cool!!!. i really loved the MV SO MUCH, i watched it MANY MANY times every since it came out. it’s such a great song and MV. i became a fan of Tiger JK and Yoon Mirae a while before this and when i heard they were coming out with a project group and album, i knew it was going to be DEABAK!!! & now i’m a HUGE FAN!!! MFBTY CHAEGO ^O^

  232. SylviaTheFunky

    What awed me the most was when those spike and stuff bursting out from the mans’ chest.

    Although the man is commatose, he still wants to live. All those things jumping out of his chest could be his desires to live again. The tiger could have been death finally come to claim him. But good things his ghost friends came to help remind him want to live again.

  233. mishybear

    GAHHHHHHHHHHH I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR SO LONGGGGG!!
    Just to say, Simon and Martina, your new studio interviews thus far have been Clazziquai and MFBTY. MOFIN CLAZZIQUAI AND MFBTY! I hope you know how cool this makes you and your studio! Hah :P (kidding, you were already cool)
    But really, amazing interviews to start off an amazing new studio! Thanks for the interviews! Better than any other Korean TV-show interviews out there :)

    Okay. I’m done fangirling. Now for the answering of the question:
    Well first, TigerJK seems to have a thing for cats (but who blames him)…. lol The big robot tiger thing for one. And how he meets Felix Baumgartner in space (who happens to have some feline animal on his suit and not the Red Bull trademark bull). Hah. Felix the cat??! And also the words behind TigerJK’s head at 3:01 which I’m going to guess says “JAGUATIRICA” which is another feline animal…. lol so.. odd… (By the way, Tiger, you know cats are supposed to land on their feet, right? :P)

    Anyway, the odd amount of cats in the video was the most interesting about the video, but my favourite “hidden” message was the “JORDAN” behind Tasha’s head at 3:17. Because… well, it’s Jordan! Tasha and JK’s seriously adorable (and extremely blessed) son! Kekeke :):)

  234. felicity henderson

    My favorite symbol was when there was a sign of the Tiger, on the astronauts helmet…. For me– i interpret it to be that the power of the Tiger (Tiger JK) is everywhere..

  235. omg you guys. I feel like I’m repeating what a lot of people have said but this is seriously the BEST. INTERVIEW. EVER. IN ALL CAPS. WITH PERIODS IN BETWEEN. The opening skit was hilariously awesome! You guys chose such good questions and their responses were so honest and genuine. They are so cool and intelligent, but also fun and down-to-earth. EYK and MFBTY=awesome combination.

    As far as symbols go, I was personally really struck by the image of Tiger JK chained down to the bed. I’m sure there’s a lot of interpretations (I’ve heard about his myelitis), but I saw the shackles as a sort of representation of the constraints and limitations (either mental or physical) that hold us back in our lives. The transition from Tiger JK being completely unresponsive to engaging in an agonizing/painful struggle to violently breaking free represented the mental struggle against these constraints.

    In the beginning you accept your constraints and the things holding you down (or they seem too much to overcome). Then, once you consciously begin trying to overcome them, it’s an incredibly difficult and painful process. And finally overcoming your limitations has both its incredible highs (flying into outer space) and its incredibly lows (crash landing back to Earth). I think this interpretation works well with the fact that Tiger JK was both the “patient” and the “doctor.” He was both the victim of forces holding him back and part of the effort trying to overcome them.

    That’s what I got out of it anyway :D

  236. TrumpetFro

    Favorite part was the bit about “what goes around, come around”, having the spikes and other things pop of his body seemed like a really cool visualization of the idea of karma!

  237. Sami Ch

    Hey Simon and Martina!(: Firstly I would like to say that I am SUPERDUPER happy and glad that you got to interview MFBTY! I honestly LOVE then SO much! Overall (out of all K land), they are my favourite group! I screamed and almost cried with happiness when I heard you guys were going to interview them!:’) So to get on with the question : I personally think that the video is trying to get across that sometimes, we all have those moments where we feel like there is so much weight on our shoulders and that we are so stressed out and we feel like letting it all out but it is too difficult to do. There may be someone who can help you through this time, at this time you need them to just be there, but then again it is also a difficult thing to do. We just need to take a break to breathe because during those tough times, its hard to even breathe peacefully. I think that the most interesting thing of the video was where JK was getting ripped up by the tiger, I felt that with the tiger doing that to him, it helped him relieve the stress from within and let out all of the negativity. I absolutely love this video because its something we can honestly relate to, and just plain enjoy (or listen to 24/7) I may not win this CD, but I just want to state my true opinions on them and finally let out my feelings other than just screaming when I see them. I hope that I may have a chance to win this CD, because in all honesty they are my inspiration, and they always will be. Thank you for reading my comment, it means the world to me(:<3

  238. I loved the part where Tiger JK symbolizing MFBTY was being ripped open, showing that the biggest enemy is actually ourself. We often get in the way of our own dreams while we blame others for it. We can accomplish that same “Sweet Dream” that we wish for if we believe in ourself and try our hardest. I liked how everything, well, almost everything in the music video represented something, from the different outfits to the CG effects. Awesome and inspiring music video.

  239. Liza Ann Acosta

    What a fantastic interview and what a great set of questions. I especially liked when you asked the differences between korean and other types of hip hop. Very good job.

    • fuuko4869

      That question was actually from my dad (although it was asked in my name). He hears me going on and on about Korean hip-hop, so he wanted to know what was so special about it. We never considered the difficulty of rhyming in different languages, and how there’s no specific hip-hop radio, and the struggles of being indie vs mainstream – their answers were really enlightening!!! :D

  240. The most striking part was the contrast between reality and the dream world. We see JK suffering in pain in a cold, dark room, and then he kind of goes into his dreams where he can go wherever and do whatever he wants (driving a bitchin’ SUV, swimming under water, being weightless and flying all the way into space, etc). And after he flies into his dreams, floats in space at the top of ecstasy, he falls and crashes hard back into earth, into reality. That was definitely my favorite part.

  241. I thought that the most interesting thing was the little “W’s” hidden
    everywhere symbolizing “The Wanderers”! One is on the wall when they are in the pretend car another
    is on a tower when Tiger blasts off into space and one is also on the
    satelite in orbit. They all symbolizes the journey that MFBTY has gone
    through together and that it was not a clear or easy road. Some real
    respect for these awesome artists!

  242. One of the best interviews ever! =) they are awesome!

  243. OKAY, I WANT to win one of those CD’s, so here is my answer:

    The most interesting thing about this crazy fun video, are the costumes. They portray their time period well, like the victorian and flapper (etc), but they have a modern flair to them that makes them beautiful and utterly creative. THE SYMBOL that stood out to me the most was THE WANDERERS, shown various times, its T and Y’s collab project to stop school violence and bullying w/a shout out to their baby Jordan. LOVE IT. LOVE YOU.
    I wrote this one on YouTube too, but I had such a short limit for writing so I wanted to elaborate a bit more. I honestly love everything about this video. I really do love their costumes, but I also love their chemistry together. Their music, harmonzing, rapping all plays off of each other and you can see not just their passion but also their enjoyment. The symbols, which are many, including Felix the Astronaut cat (or so I believe), all lead to so many things that I must say I can’t quite pin it down. I will have to watch it a many more times and let it stew. But the MOST important Symbol in the video were the words, The Wanderers. As I said above, it’s JK Tiger and Yoonmirae’s project together with artist Lumpens (I did the research) to find ways to stop school violence and bullying, which I believe they had their son Jordan in mind. I was always picked on in school and I don’t know if it’s because I was chubby, goofy or mixed. But I stayed strong and I love the message they are sending out to be super heroes to the kids. When I can figure out how to buy their T-Shirts for their project on Naver…I will do so…until then you intimidating Korean site, I accept your challenge. So just shouting out, I LOVE YOU MOOFBOOTY, and I love what you stand for. Rant Complete.

  244. The most interesting part of the “Sweet Dream” music video, was basically the whole video, because i was captivated from the beginning of the song to the end, because of its exploding energy and charisma. A symbol i though really stood out was when the Tiger came, and was basically the push or motivation to break break and just fly to success! I’m a absoulute Nasty <3 and i feel in love with MFBTY!! i Would love to win a CD :D <3

  245. I think the symbol that stood out most for me was when the 3 of them were using the bed as a pretend car. Together with the jeep traveling through all those places went together showing you can be fighting to get through something even if from the outside it doesn’t look as if you’re getting anywhere at all.

  246. To me this video represents that you are never alone, and that your greatest enemy is yourself. The meat on his stomach symbolizes he was offering himself to the disease, his mindset already given up. When the tiger bit Tiger JK I thought it symbolizes how his greatest enemy is himself, along with how his body is causing itself this pain and the battle is very much internal, not just external. However, when he rises into outer space it symbolizes himself going to place “above” what is happening in the “real world” and in this calm, quite place gaining the understanding that he can accomplish anything, could even “walk on the moon” if he put his mind to it, that the only one stopping him from living is himself. This realization makes him crash back down to earth and “wake” unbound. It is a “sweet dream” because Tiger learns he is the only one that can dictate his life, and he is surrounded by family and loved ones, never alone. :)

  247. Cristina

    “They are Family, and Family sticks together…that no matter the difficulties or what road you take they are coming along” as Bizzy said in the interview they are a family. I wanna go Go we-ere you are!!!. The video almost made me cry giving it some thought. Inhale, exhale it felt painful and how they are indeed a strong family. side note,”Let’s go on a family trip!” (TRANSFORMERS! ROBOTS IN jeep DISGUISE!)

  248. Tanya Colon

    My favorite part of the video was definitely the awakening portion when Tiger JK get shot into the air all the way to space. I liked that when he reached the very top he saw himself in the reflection and was then able to wake up and realize himself. Anyway, I really loved your interview and I’ve never seen such down to earth musicians. I would love to see a follow up interview in the future.

  249. Tanya Colon

    My favorite part of the video was definitely the awakening portion when Tiger JK get shot into the air all the way to space. I liked that when he reached the very top he saw himself in the reflection and was then able to wake up and realize himself. Anyway, I really loved your interview and I’ve never seen such down to earth musicians. I would love to see a follow up interview in the future.

  250. The part that stood out the most to me was the space scene. To me it symbolizes leaving all the pain and expectations of the world behind, reaching a serene point beyond the horizon, then crashing back into a brutal reality and the birth of a new day.

  251. Patricia547

    Thank you Simon and Martina!! I flipped when I found out that you were going to interview them because I had just heard Sweet Dream a few days before and LOVED it! Anyways!!
    THe most interesting part of the MV was how TIGER JK was all chained down to that table showing how people were holding him down but he was still able to fly into space or “reach” for his dream because he is Tiger JK and he doesn’t let anyone hold him down!Also how the TIGER was eating TIGER JK’s stomach ><

  252. what i thought was the most interesting part of this music video was the part where Tiger JK was laying down after the tiger came and bit him and al of these things where coming out of him. also my fave symbolism used cuz the lyric was going “what goes around it comes back around, they call it karma, i dont mean to harm you” and these things were popping up and he was writhing in pain. powerful image!

  253. The most interesting of the sweet dream music video was the tiger attacking tiger JK, he said before it was his own body that controls him with his illness, that he has no control over it. Feels to me like he wants to overcome his illness or reach his dreams and comes back to earth. Jordan means the most to Mirae her son born in 2008. Many tears and looks to be a leaf on his pants they have been through many troubles with marijuana cases in the past. Tiger JK had to stop his career for two years as well as Mirae, this music video caught me from the beginning and the song, draws me in showing all the struggles they have been through. It really heartbreaking to watch some of these things, but he is showing his strengths as well breaking the chains, reaching space, coming back as a stronger tiger JK. MFBTY Fighting!!! I really respect and inspire tiger jk and his wife yoon mirae. This trio made a match made in heaven.

  254. KrissyKitty

    well when i watched the first part of the interview and i heard them say about the clothes i ended up noticing their clothes more in the video. i looovved Yoon Mi’s top hat. I also couldnt help but think of Doctor Who when Tiger, Bizzy, and Yoon Mi were travelling in the beginning of the video.

  255. The most eye catching part of the music video to me, was during throughout almost the entire video, the chains slowly broke off, and it got weaker. I don’t want to offend anyone if I say what I think it is, so I’ll just say that I’m not exactly sure what it means.

  256. Esther Lee
    Esther Lee

    I would say the symbol is where the silver tiger plunges into the body and rips a chunk out of him, causing him to spasm uncontrollably while the house falls apart. I interpret this as someone, caught up in their thoughts, being woken up and thrust back into reality. (That would explain the shackles – being trapped in your sub-conscience by crisis or stress. The way he struggles against them could be a sign that he’s fighting to get out of the turmoil of his mental state. The tubes connected to his body could be a restriction as well, as they could be a sedation of some sort, keeping him dreaming and unaware of real life.) When the “safety zone” of his mind crumbles apart (i.e. shooting up into the atmosphere and being pulled back down with a sonic boom) he’s faced with life itself, but is relieved that his sufferings in his dream aren’t real. I know I’m reading waaaaaaay too much into this, but I hope you aren’t bothered by the length ^^ thank you!

  257. Betty Gao

    I think it was the crazy car ride that everyone took. In my opinion it represented the struggling journey that Tiger JK took as well as the journey he took everyone else with him. We often see symbol that represent Tiger JK’s own struggles, yet we often rarely see the troubles the rest of the family and friends have to face along with the patient. In this sense I really think that this mv was well done and had a lot of character that can only come from MFBTY. Please pick me.

  258. icebingu

    After having acidently discovered MFBTY a few days ago I became a fan. Since it was this music video that introduced me to them, I must say it is awesome. My favorite moment would be when Tiger Jk resurrects himself. I found it to symbolize when a person rediscovers themselves. We sometimes hide away a part of ourselves in order to fit in, but in the video that piece was awakened with the machinery The tigersaur (not sure what to call it) seemed like the judgmental aspect of society trying to stop this other piece from existing. However, in the end the piece was able to break not only the shackles holding it but the earths restraints(gravity, atmosphere) as well. The MFBTY written on Tiger’s stomach demonstrated that they too were unique and could also survive the tigersaur. Tasha and beezy served as the supportive people giving encouragement throughout the video, it also demonstrates their unity. Sorry I may have over done it :P

  259. Elizabeth Flatley

    Can I be super blunt and say I loved it how he just completely freaked out on the table as he was connected to those life support machines? I thought it seriously just added a level of realism to the video because I know in a lot of videos, the “stars” seem to be unwilling to kind of REALLY let go of themselves, as is natural, because they’re afraid of not looking as good as they possibly could, whereas this was just like “This is what it is, this is what things are like, take it or leave it.” The whole video kind of had that feel of here’s what this is and what we are DEAL WITH IT. So much respect for MFBTY.

  260. Elizabeth Flatley

    Haha you guys are definitely teachers…these contests are very teacher like questions, symbolism and all! Awesome interview you guys!

  261. it’s way too hard for me to pick out a favourite part of this mv, but overall i love the whole dream vs reality concept they used throughout the video. i particularly loved the tiger animation sequence, where the animated tiger ripped that weird machine part out of tiger jk, and how that could represent tiger jk’s struggle with himself throughout his career.so much love for these guys.

  262. It’s super funny how worried you were about this interview and then it went oh so well! :D
    Also it’s so cool that they speak English, it definitely helped make it you’re best interview! Even better than the UKISS one! :]

  263. The thing that interested me the most about MFBTY’s Sweet Dream MV was the part when they put Their group’s name on TJK, flour and raw meat. Once I saw that I knew right away a tiger was coming out. This is also the symbol that I saw. To me it means that you could feed your own self lies/stories and just end up destroying yourself inside and out because of them. To me the whole song means that your aren’t alone and eventually your going to find someone, people who can help you and/or be there for you.

  264. I had never listen to MFBTY before this video and I can’t believe that I never bothered to! This interview was really interesting, and so I decided to listen to Sweet Dreams. AND WOW. It’s a freakin’ catchy song. The part that stood out to me the most was when the guy flew into space and saw the astronaut. And as he was falling back down, there were fireworks and then he fell back onto the bed.

  265. I believe the most powerful symbol in the mv is the idea of getting life forced back into you. I think it was portrayed in an interesting way, and the symbolism makes sense in that MFBTY talked about having been uninspired and out of touch for quite a while. I believe everyone has been through a time in their life in which they are completely unmotivated until something happens that breathes life back into our bodies and minds.

  266. One of the symbols in the video that stood out to me was after Tiger JK was electrocuted and how T-Yoon said “inhale, exhale” and the smoke on the under the bench. It really emphasize the breathing a lot and that scene made me feel that he is just releasing all of the tension, stress, etc. from his body. I really like how they did that scene after Tiger JK’s crazy fast rap.

  267. I think the symbol that most stood out for me was Tiger struggling on a table representing his disease and then getting up, representing how he overcomes that situation.

  268. I instantly smiled when I saw “Felix” on the astronaut’s helmet. I took it to be a reference to Felix Baumgartner, the man who made the longest free fall jump in history. I can’t honestly say what it is about that part, but it just feels uplifting. The combination of visuals plus the incredible song just really gets to me.

  269. Christina Neel

    I think an important symbol is that of the chains/shackles. I feel like it is a representation of the music scene, and how it is easy to become trapped, and do what everyone else in Kpop would do. But to be a hip-hop artist/group, you need to break free from the confines of the “traditional” music business and not be afraid of taking some risks and making a kick-ass song.

  270. what stood out the most to me was at the end-ish of the video where tiger looked like Jesus and that he had his face on his chest. Inception!!!!

  271. Rose Lalonde

    Gosh the most interesting part would definitely be the part in space. I
    get goosebumps everytime he goes up and comes crashing down.

  272. My favorite symbol was the bed that Tiger Jk, Tasha, and Bizzy were driving at about 48 seconds. When the car, which symbolizes this troubled love was finally wiped out by the waves of problems, we find out that the members were actually just “wandering” (written on the wall) around in their dreams (a bed, where people dream). Tiger JK and Tasha’s characters were dressed up in fancy clothing, as if ready for a “wedding ceremony,” (also written on the wall) with Bizzy being the best man, despite what’s stopping them in the real world. Also on the wall are other ideas going through their dreams like going “above threshold” and wondering if their only experiencing “black happiness.”

  273. HEY EYK.

    I feel like this video speaks to people on many levels, through the journey that JK’s character takes up. Now, I obviously don’t know these artists…but to me, this song reflects the battle that every single person faces. It is a struggle that grows within you and all these things that may never happen and even the slightest doubt can send you haywire. It’s just so damn easy to lose control of what you are passionate about. When JK is chained to a bed, it feels like it’s his own fears that hang over his head and build up this cold exterior around him. Even a lover and a friend, they can’t heal you but they’re there.. to “throw you a bone,” sorry, just had to. They are there to support you. The character’s fearful conscience (in the form of a cruel mechanical beast) rips him apart in the end, when you let that fear and doubt in too deep. It eats away at you. The confrontation (that astronaut) of a being so faraway and free from this chaos is liberating to the mind, to the body, to EVERYTHING THAT’S KEPT YOU BOUND. The transformation throughout the video, the people you meet along the way, and just the art of it all coming together, it just blew me away. This song and the movements it just felt so raw, very realistic and incredibly inspiring. I like the part when he wakes up to a new day.

    Thanks for reading. Sweet dreams, Zzz..

  274. My favorite symbol would probably be the scene where they’re ‘driving’ the bed. For me, it’s like saying that your dreams can take you anywhere. You’re the driver!

  275. For me, the part of the video that left the deepest impression was just at the end, after JK has been through hell and back (I mean, homeboy flew into SPACE), he just sits up and takes a deep breath. It’s just a brief moment, and one that could be passed over pretty easily, but I really appreciated it—seems to me to suggest that you can live through just about anything and make it out alive in the end. It’s an important thing to remember.

    Though I’m not sure how you survive having your organs ripped out by an animatronic tiger…

  276. To make things easy, Tiger JK on the cold haha is Tiger JK character. When he’s around MFBTY is MFBTY Tiger JK XD
    I believe Tiger JK character is trapped on his own world (worries and so and so) that’s why he is handcuffed to the bed. MFBTY tries to keep him alive (that’s why the machines), on the begining of the vid it seems like Tasha is making sure he’s still alive. Then MFBTY Tiger JK tries to reanimate him but with no sucess, it’s seems like he is in some sort of coma. Then MFBTY tries a ritual writting MFBTY on his tummy and place meat above it so they can allure the Tiger, this translates as Tiger JK character beeing soulless and when the tiger goes his way is like an exorcism backwards: he didn’t have a spirit and then he starts having seizures- he has his spirit back (oh yeaah the tiger spirit XD). Now he is free of the handcuffs and goes beyond that’s when he meets Felix Baumgartner (you can see the name Felix on the halmet).

    Sorry for any english mistake!

  277. Badcarnivore

    I loved everything about that video. I went straight ti iTunes and bought everything by them I could!

  278. Amy Johnson-Esch

    To me the dark room, chains and bed all represent me and the struggle I have getting up in the morning & going to school. I hate waking up after an amaing dream, who doesn’t want to stay in a soft caccoon of warmth all day? Funny stuff aside for a long time I debated with myself what I wanted to do with my life(after high school) and I was at a loss. My situation(where I live, income, personal stuff) held me down like the chains that heldTiger. I was given advice from my friends that broke those chains and gave me the strength to wake up from my dream that seemed to be filled with fog. I’m going to graduate in march and I’m so excited each day I wake up wihtout the voice in the back of my mind telling me I won’t make it. I can’t wait to go to college and chase my dream~ I’m like a tiger searching for his steak, which just happens to be on a shirtless guys stomch~ MFBTY~!!!

  279. The part I found the most interesting in Sweet Dream would be when Tiger JK was in space, and the camera angle was on the right side of the astronaut, and we see a darkened figure of Tiger JK staring back of the astronaut. We can’t see his face clearly, but we can see his body floating there, and soon after he plunges back down onto his bed on earth. I really liked that eerie feel it gives while they stare at each other, I found it really cool, and first time I saw it, it gave me chills!

  280. From the bottom of my heart, I really love the video. I can feel the emotions and the passion in the song, even though I don’t understand Korean. This is what I usually want in a kpop song. Music is an art that transcends language.My favorite part of the video was when the truck got in the water and everyone was drowning in slow motion, because it showed very well the slow part of Tiger’s rap and gave a dynamic contrast. I especially love the special effect of the bubble on the right. Can stop looking at it! XD I’m looking foward to see many more interviews like this. It is so interesting to see the artists express themselves in another way that music and to know them better with questions asked by Nasties like me. It is something that I really love about Eat Your Kimchi. Continue your awesome work Martina and Simon! Lots of love (lol) and positive energy from Montreal.

  281. Guys, thanks for doing this interview, and thanks to all the Nasties that made it possible (I honestly had no clue until Simon and Martina said it was going to happen). I really really enjoyed it and I absolutely appreciated the questions that were asked especially towards the end. MFBTY’s perspective and thoughts on hip hop in Korea and what they think should be done to really give it that boost it needs to become more accessible to the Korean public and those around the world were really insightful. It’s nice to have that kind of commentary especially coming from people who know what goes on from the inside. For someone like me who is greatly interested in the Korean music industry, mainstream artists as well as underground artists, this was really a gift.

  282. I like the part when they are sitting on the hospital bed driving through the dimensions looking for away to wake him up, meanwhile they are having adventures together and then when he awakes he is free of his chains. It seems the good time with his friends is the sweet dream.^^

  283. Omg I love MFBTY. I thought the part with the robotic tiger was awsome! Very artsy! The entire vidio was symbolic. It’s a dream, but it’s real in a sceance…

  284. itsninaleeyo

    The “Sweet Dream” MV was so cool. The look of the video was very dark and grundy. I noticed the color silver a lot. I saw the word “Jordan” behind Tasha, I think that was the word. I do remember Tasha saying how she put her son’s name Jordan on her customize Adidas in the interview.

  285. To me the most memorable part was at the end of the video when Tiger JK wakes up free from chains. It could symbolise the end of the path they went on in the music industry with their final achievement, that is their songs. Or simply it symbolises what music gives them: freedom. :)

  286. Michelle

    The robot tiger stood out to me the most. I have to say that this is your best interview yet!

  287. I would rather harass YG for Big Bang to come to the studio.

  288. Bianca Lynn

    When Tiger crashed though the atmosphere I was immediately amazed. It
    seemed like he was living his dream, but as he fell back to the earth
    and crashed down, it gives me a message that however far you dream,
    reality will always pull you back. I also felt like he was trying to
    escape. With the lyrics saying, ” I wanna go where you are” I felt like
    he was trying to go where he wanted… There are many ways to interpret
    this song.. Something we can all agree with is that it is an AMAZING song that shows the passion that MFBTY has for music and art. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! <3 xoxo

  289. I find it really interesting that MFBTY have put so much effort into what they do, not just their music but also the video, so it is not a certain symbol that stands out for me, but the fact that they have really thought about all these symbols in such detail shows they really care about what they are doing, which I really respect (wow I said ‘really’ a lot in that sentence sorry for sounding like I have such a limited vocabulary!).

  290. when he is falling from the space, it shows to chase your dreams but you could end up crashing down, and hard, from them. it’s like reality caught up to him. maybe that was a message, not sure, but that’s how I saw it.

  291. I absolutely love this interview. I am so excited about MFBTY and what they can do. I have never been quite as immersed in the whole KPOP group biasing and picking favorites, I’ve always enjoyed being immersed in the music itself and not the face. These three talented people deserve recognition.

    The video blew my mind. Even though I know I can pick and choose little things to symbolize, I know I might not be right. Theyre my interpretations and not anything literal. The bare and mechanical tiger eating the fleshed and sensitive Tiger, the dream-like theme of the whole song and the fact that’s it’s called “Sweet Dream”. (From transforming to a car to riding on a bedpost, to going underwater in your vehicle dressed as Johnny Depp, to flying into space)

    However, there is an actual literal symbol in the video that blew the fuck out of my mind. When I saw it, I almost died. I remember when Tiger JK tweeted that meeting Felix Bumgartner was pretty “outer spacey” a while back. When the video aired and I saw JK shoot off into space, I saw the name FELIX on the helmet of the astronaut. Not only does this video capture a completely new and bizarre essence, it also captures a defining moment in 2012. I often find that this will be a video I look back on and remember that all of these amazing things happened this year, all this new music has been released, and everything has changed. It’s a revolution, and that video speaks that to me.

    (I hope that made sense.) I’m not very competitive, so I have no striking purpose to post this and win a CD, but I hope this post serves as some sense-making to those who had the same thought about this video as I did.

    I recently drew MFBTY as Team Rocket from Pokemon. It was super fun. I think JK saw it and followed me on Twitter for it. they do really remind me of Team Rocket. And the fact that they flew off into space could only mean that they’re blasting off into success. I hope they blast off again in the future.

  292. I totally loved this interview! One of my favorites so far (if not favorite). And the best intro EVAR :D Like, who else could have Tiger JK vacuum-cleaning in their studio?
    Speaking of formats, I liked how you used different camera angles. I think it’s good to show both you and your interviewees, either simultaneously or in different shots, because you are so interactive with your guests (and I love it!).

  293. GREAT interview guys! Definitely one of the best interviews I’ve watched! Thank you for the hard work!

    The symbolism that stood out to me was the room turning into a car where they’re flying into what looks like a future together. Not only were the graphics cool, but the fact that they were all together in the car to go somewhere where they can belong to each other is very uplifting. It really relates to the lyrics, where they talk about the moments that bond them together as they conquer their worlds.

  294. What I thought was most interesting about MFBTY’s- Sweet Dream video was the part where the mechanical Tiger comes in and rips apart Tiger JK. There is a lot of symbolism in that, but I just thought it was cool how they integrated that CG into the video. It was creepy and technologically cool at the same time, especially when the machine parts come out of Tiger, the way he moves with it makes it feel real.
    The symbolism that stood out the most to me was when Tiger flew into space and met with a man who probably represented the red bull guy who jumped from space. I think this symbolized that nothing is impossible you just have to get up and try really hard and you can reach that next level. I believe that is why when Tiger falls back down to Earth his bed is smashed and he is no longer attached to the machines as a symbol of saying get up and go try for your dreams. Don’t stay attached to things that can be holding you back. It’s kind of like what Yoon Mi Rae said in the interview there are means out there especially through the Internet and you have the opportunity so what ever bitterness or whatever happened in your life you need to let it go so you can reach that next level. So in the video when Tiger wakes up from what seems like a bad dream it’s actually a sweet dream b/c it encouraged him to raise up and get out in the world and strive for greatness and no longer let certain things hold him back.

  295. Alrighty. Here’s my contest entry ^^

    Okay, so I don’t know if you guys remember The Humpty Dance. It was hugely popular in the states in 1990 but I don’t know if it broke out in Canada.

    Anyways, the reason I bring it up is because MFBTY bring up the Humpty Hump in Sweet Dream. And I’m sure there are a ton of super deep and interesting symbols and references in the MV (e.g. Adventures in Slumberland and consequences on breaking out into mainstream and religious metaphors, etc) but I’m going to ignore all of those.

    I’ll give a bit of background on Humpty Hump and Digital Underground. Humpty Hump was an alter ego of the lead in Digital Underground and purposefully put on a consume to appear unattractive. And although The Humpty Dance was, on the surface, a song about having sex with women despite being ugly, there was just as much about being proud on who you are despite your appearances because confidence is everything. It was about not being worried about perfection and trusting people to take a chance on you even though you might not be what they were expecting.

    Now a whole verse in The Humpty Dance is how to actually do the dance. Let me break that verse down for you.

    “First I limp to the side like my leg was broken.” – At 1:00, Bizzy drops JK’s right leg as if it were broken. “Shakin’ and twitchin’ kinda like I was smoking. Crazy wack funky.” 1:14, JK is being injected with something (I’m not saying it’s crack but…) which causes him to start twitching. “People say ya look like M.C. Hammer on crack, Humpty” -1:41, in comes JK dressed like a modern day MC Hammer. Don’t try to deny it…those look like hammer pants and Hammer most likely owns the same jacket. “That’s all right ’cause my body’s in motion” – 2:05, JK is attacked. “It’s supposed to look like a fit or a convulsion” -2:11, actual convulsions. “No two people will do it the same” – 2:34, meets with Felix, the only person who isn’t a part of MFBTY. “Ya got it down when ya appear to be in pain” -2:42, starts to fall down (ya got it down) before landing in a totally painful way. “And when the dude a chump pump points a finger like a stump” 3:09, Yoon Mirae points right at the screen. “tell him step off, I’m doin’ the Hump.” 3:16, they are totally doing The Humpty Hump.

    So, overall…this is just one big dance video. And maybe they are telling people to be confident in who they are and promote higher self-esteem, kind of like Digital Underground. And in turn asking people to take a chance on them because they have big dreams and are looking to the stars. Or they’re just asking people to do the Humpty Hump because it’s fun.

  296. Overall message I got was to not conform with what society tells you~ don’t just be the “norm”, be who YOU are. I really like how (literally) out of this world the MV was and that kinda sends the same message
    Favorite parts: the “inhale, exhale” was EPIC. And.. and… and… the whole thing was just epic..
    Thanks MFBTY for just being yourselves! <33 respect

  297. OOOH MAAI GAAWD These 3 are so cool!! The interview was so funny and light, it really felt like you two were comfortable with them! I thought it would be pretty awkward at first to meet celebrities the first few times but this one was amazing. Well done, guise, I really enjoyed it! :D

  298. bigbangfosho
    bigbangfosho

    BEST INTERVIEW EVERR!!! I loved this interview format–very simple, no extra filters or anything. Also they ARE SO AWESOME!! So chill, and definitely down to earth. Loved loved loved it.

    As for my favorite part, I really liked 2:11-2:42. Up until the 2:29 mark, the stuff coming out of his body and the way his body jumped matched the lyrics and beat of the song, which I thought was awesome, and the 2nd part was the most dream like for me. I don’t know the lyrics, so it seemed like the title was very ironic in terms of the video, since the MV is so dark.
    I’m bad at finding symbols, so I won’t even try to make something that isn’t a symbol into one.

  299. I LOVED this interview and the format/style you are using, it feels personal, and as if we were in the room with you. Thank you for all your hard work and I really can’t wait to see more. I can finally hear more from the talented musicians/artists that are not as mainstream as other Kpop groups, but have as much (if not more) talent than other idols. It’s simply refreshing…. so thanks again for this wonderful interview!

  300. where can we see the photo you guys took??

  301. dalzomb

    This interview was really funny and endearing in a way, I dunno, it was cute haha. I really liked this song and video since the first time I saw it and I’m happy you guys got to interview them because I honestly didn’t know much about them before.

  302. I would say that my favorite part of the video is when Tiger JK is kind of chained to a bed and then he is shoot to space. I think that represents how society tries to trap and chain us, but once we break those chains we go up high, even higher than them. In other words, we surpass what society tends to expect from us.

  303. For
    me the lyrics kind of don’t match the symbolism of the video, when I
    hear the lyrics I think of love, between Tasha and JK, and their long
    standing friendship with Bizzy. The love of what they do, and the power
    that kind of love can have. I didn’t know much about any of them before I
    heard this song, so I am unsure of any other struggles they have had
    other than the crap Tasha and JK had to deal with when their son was
    born.. I feel like this is their way of saying to their haters, “hey
    were still here, now step to the left please!”

  304. i loved the movie ‘bedknobs and broomsticks’ when i was a kid so the thing that stood out most for me in the sweet dreams vid was when bizzy, tiger and t. were riding the bed to some fantastic place i’m sure. lol!

  305. Amaxnda

    My absolute favorite part of the video is when they sing “inhale, exhale” around 1:03 on the video and you can see the air flowing in and out and hearing someone breathe, what i also liked was the moment when they sand the typical “what comes around goes around” but with the twist when they continued “they call it karma i don’t mean to harm ya” :D

  306. This was a super awesome interview! Not just the because of whom you were interviewing but because you were so cool! The atmosphere seemed really chilled and fun. So many times I find myself cringing watching interviews because of the inherent awkwardness between interviewee and interviewer or the fanship or fanservice that can’t help but spew out or in. I know that it wasn’t as effortless as you made it seem and there must have been lots of preparation and self-psyching. I just wanted to add my voice to the many and say, it was brilliant! Thank you for all your hard efforts in bringing us more of what we want at EYK.

  307. Vilma B.

    At first I saw it as how they all started. Tiger sleeping and the light switch turning on told me it was him beginning with his dream of being an artist. As the MV keeps going, you see how fast his career takes action, the obstacles he has to go through. You then see the scene with him tossing and turning and the robot tiger. That stood up as netizens and how a simple comment can make or break you. Him flying high represented how he was at the top of his career but somehow something went wrong and it all went down hill from there (sounds like a lot of american hip hop artist to me). However, that didn’t stop him so starting out fresh, he went towards his dream again. To the point where he proved himself and resurrected himself from the harm and obstacles he had to go through. However, right in the end when he woke up, it only showed me that everything that had happened was just but a dream. A dream that he is passionate about because that sigh he gave at the end, was a sign that he was ready for whatever came his way and he will stop at nothing to achieve his dream.

    Pretty clever is you ask me.

  308. Abis san

    Although this is the first time I get to know MFBTY, I really enjoyed the interview and music video. The opening for the interview was too awesome I had to watch it multiple time.

  309. YAY it’s finally here! MFBTY are so awesome, and so are you guys, Simon and Martina! I loved the intro where you were trying to “outcool” them. LOL. Let’s just say you’re both immeasurably cool in your own ways and there’s no competition. :P

    For the giveaway:
    Hmm. I think my favourite part of the Sweet Dream video is when Tasha puts meat on the JK that’s on the bed and the tiger comes in and rips him up–but it’s not guts and blood that come out, but mechanical parts and thorns. I think it might symbolize how the artist Tiger JK feels about the ill body of the person JK, and how the Tiger part of him wants to rip up and destroy that pain and helplessness, but ultimately they are in him and he has to accept them, and rise above while using that pain as his fuel (to shoot him even up to the atmosphere).

    Could be totally wrong, but that’s what I was thinking. :)

    Thank you guys so much for doing this, and thank you MFBTY for your time and honesty! Love you so much! <3

  310. Chaoui Leila

    Somehow i can’t really concentrate on actually ‘finding’ symbols in the mv because the first time i heard this song was just an audio version, so i somehow always end up just listening and enjoying the cool effect in the mv.. Yoon mi rae always looks gorgeous!! I love how they put Jordan in the back, so nice! overall, i just LOVE everything they produce!! :p

  311. The most interesting thing about this video, is “The sweet dream”. Pretending that the bed is a car in real life, and in their dream, the bed is a real car C: Being childish irl, and acting like grown ups in the dream! I can relate to that xD
    The symbol that stood out for me, was the puma symbol on the astronauts helmet ^^

    I really love MFBTY, so thank you! Good job with the interview <3

  312. Evan_Oh

    i like every part of this video, the music,video its all good and the Interview was vary good
    good job guys

  313. The symbol that stood out for me the most was, that you can see on the hat of the astronaut is written “Felix” and also something like a puma or a cat. My interpretation is: The name of the robotcat is Felix!!!!

  314. I see what looks like a date: -20122013- (20 December 2013?). I’m curious what’s up with that.

  315. I think the Felix guy in space stood out to me the most cause I was like
    ‘WOAH, it’s that guy who dived to Earth from space’ haha. I’m not quite
    sure what this symbolizes but my interpretation of it is that MFBTY,
    like Felix, aim to do what is thought to be impossible. I thought that
    was a pretty cool way of showing it. :) Cause a lot of people were
    doubtful about Felix safely doing what he did… and he accomplished it.

  316. jaefuma

    I enjoyed the shout outs to Jordan and the tiger on the space helmet. :)

  317. Okay this is going to be completely random, but I really liked the “inhale, exhale”. I just liked how they displayed the whole thing and how it fit in with the song. The mechanical tiger thing creeped me out and I was really curious as to why they wrote MFBTY, placed a slab of meat and then allowed the “tiger” to eat it. Is it to represent that you will always get people holding you down, but when you finally escape, you will see the bigger picture and wake up as if it was a bad dream? Also I loved the raving bit they had, they genuinely looked like they were having a blast and it made me smile! This whole MV was creative and the song, the vocals, everything I have to applaud! Okay I knew about Tiger JK and Tasha before, but this unit introduced to me Bizzy and the dude is awesome! Will definitely be keeping an eye out for him in the future and excited for his new album! Thanks for making him talk more too XD

  318. just tiger was about to be revive… and the words they were singing is karma karma karma…everyone has that kind of experience…been thru a lot and people just tells you its because that its because of this and that… but you should move an not listen……….

    and pls do interview JYJ……

  319. Hareem Siddiqi
    Hareem Siddiqi

    Those three are waay to talented, i luv them and their music. They’re like a breathe of fresh air, so different from mainstream k-pop. The interview was awesome

  320. Narisa Khamvanthong

    I think that the interesting part of the video was when the tiger bit Tiger JK and he started spazzing out

  321. when i looked at this video I saw that when he was chained up it was a form of being censored and that the world had tied him down. But then MFBTY walks in the room and write there name on his stomach because you see Tiger chained to the table then MFBTY is writen on him. So you think to yourself There saying why did you chain him down and take away stuff from him we are better then you and we are bring him back. Thats when the Tiger comes in and bites him. After getting bitten he breaks free and flys to space. The space can be seen as the symbol for infitiy. So Tiger is in space trying to say i am alive again and i have infitine posiblities so don’t try and slience me.

  322. omg i can’t stop rewatching your vid. You guys were great in the interview. The photo booth was a great idea. They look like they had a blast.

  323. btw just wanna point out yoon mi rae gets prettier and prettier by day :)

  324. I didn’t even need to see the video to know what hidden msg stood out to me the most since I’ve been seeing the mv regularly. I really love Tasha, Bizzy and Tiger A lot! Actually I love everyone in the Jungle Family. A LOT! i even bought their song on itunes! The song was great. And I really hope I win. Btw I’m so jelly you met them!

    The symbol that stood out to me the most was when I saw Jordan’s name appear in the video behind Yoon Mi Rae. :) It showed how much their family means to them which I thought was pretty cute and shows that family to them comes first :)

  325. peachykooboo

    OMG!!! I love this song!!!! It’s different from the usual kpop music which is amazing. Listening to the song itself I feel like I’m in dreamy like nostalgic club and then everyone breaks out into their best dance moves…while going on a cross country road trip. Watching the music video I feel like I’m in Alice and Wonderland meets Frankenstein meets Inception with a steampunky industrial theme.

    Most AWESOME subliminal message: Felix written on the spacesuit referencing Felix Baumgartner.

    One day I’m gonnna go skydiving and when that happens MFBTY’s Sweet Dream will be on repeat :D

  326. Moontos

    That pillow in bizzy’s lap… I wish that was me.

  327. For me the most amazing part of the video was:

    Right after the Tiger part when he starts singing “what goes around comes back around we call it karma” and then when he goes into space.
    It’s just amazingly beautiful and ever since i was a kid ive lived after the words “what goes around comes back around” to treat other like you want to be treated.
    Ever sense i saw the video i have not been able to get that specific part out of my head.

    And also the part when he’s struggling against the cackles right before the “inhale, exhale” part, for some reason that part really got to me i felt sad but at the same time it was a beautiful scene.

    Amazing interview! <3

  328. Nina salinas

    OMG that was the most amazing interview eeeeevvvvveeeerrrrrr and i am not even a fan, well i am now!!!! holy crap i am freaking out!!!!! i love you guys!!

  329. My favorite part was when they were driving on the bed. If you kind of look at it, it’s like the Darling children from Peter Pan. You have 1 that’s in a top hat like John, the girl Wendy, and Michael. The fact they are using the bed as a car is something what children do to imagine of going to a fantasy world just like how the Darling children fly off to Never Land.

  330. Nazaret

    Woah, where do I even start? This was such an awesome interview! They seem like such awesome people.

    Anyway, onto the question. I think that the symbol that stood out the most to me was where the electronic tiger was attacking Tiger JK. In my opinion, this represents the internal struggle with ourselves as well as an external struggle with what society wants you to be. Internally, we have to decide who we want to be as a person and what kind of message we want to send out to the world. Externally, society wants to constantly challenge who we want to be by telling us that we have to fit the mold.

    Honestly, even if I don’t win a signed CD (even though it would be really cool if I did) I just really like the fact that this video makes you think and reflect on the concept of humanity in general. MFBTY deserve props for that.

  331. I really liked the part where the tiger walks in :))))))))

  332. I loved the mechanical chrome tiger coming out ad eating Tiger JK! It added a awesome raw element to the MV! Hands down to MFBTY! Thank you Simon and Martina ^__^

  333. Hey, can I just say that I’m not even 4 min into the first part of the interview and I am massively in love with MFBTY and laughing so hard…..WAO what an improvement on my day.

  334. KATHyphenTUN
    KATHyphenTUN

    This was such a great interview! I laughed so hard!! <3

  335. what happened to the interview you did before MFBTY?

  336. nilaexplosion

    I love that the video kind of symbolizes all the pain Tiger goes through
    with his illness. I remember watching the documentary they did where
    he talked about it and when I saw the video it was the first thing I
    thought about. I also loved that they had Jordans’ name in the
    background near the end XD He’s so cute!

  337. ~Nicholas~

    The most interesting part was when MFBTY put the flour and steak on TIger JK and then the Cybernetic Tiger comes and Rips Tiger JK and the meat up. I think it means that you can get ripped to shreds by by internet and stuff like that but still be able to work it out

  338. I really like the use of special effects in the video and not a single time did I think the video over used or misused a special effect. A few times that stand out in my mind are when Tiger JK was convulsing on the bed thing and the stuff was coming out of him. Not only was the special effects really cool in that part, but the movement in the video fit with the part of the song it was with. Really the whole video fit with the music, like when Tiger JK was rapping in the car at the beginning.

  339. rachaelbb

    Hi Martina and Simon! I thought the most interesting symbol in the music video had to do with the electronic-looking tiger. Members of MFBTY wrote “MFBTY” on the sleeping man’s stomach and put salt and meat on top of it to lure the tiger in. That electronic tiger then came in and devoured the meat, and therefore “MFBTY”. The man then begins to be ripped apart form the inside with other electronic looking things. I see this tiger as representing the music industry and the way in which it can “consume” MFBTY, whether in a negative or positive way, and the struggles the group faces because of it. This video shows the man being “torn up inside” over this obstacle, in turn representing MFBTY’s own dilemmas regarding the music industry.

  340. korboko

    It would be cool if you can interview all the English speaking Kpop artists. Jay Park, Ailee, G.Na, NS Yoon J, John Park, Tiffany and Jessica from SNSD… Etc.

  341. The Felix Baumgartner reference was kinda funny to me :D

  342. Steph Albee

    The Nasty studio is so legitimate, I’m so happy for you guys! I’m also especially happy because now you can do awesome interviews with awesome groups like MFBTY! I’m officially watching both parts of this interview video every day for the rest of my life :D

    OMG. YOU GUYS SHOULD INTERVIEW PRIMARY OR DYNAMIC DUO OR ZION.T… OR ALL OF THEM. The possibilities are endless! I’m so happy you’re starting to include Hip-hop too!

    In response to the question, I guess the part that stood out to me the most was the fact that “Patient” Tiger JK is seen as crazy (hence the reason for being chained to a bed) and is plugged into a ton of machines that are holding him back. It’s like he wants to get away from the place as he stretches his arms into the air and pulls at the wires, but many things are holding him back. People will chain us down, put us into a box, and tell us we’re crazy for wanting certain things out of life. Even with our close friends and family near us, trying to help us, we don’t hear them because we need to figure things out for ourselves. Sometimes we need something really painful to happen to wake us up and help us realize what we want out of life and to go after it, and I feel like that was portrayed in the awesome glowing Tiger (Tiger JK being ripped apart by a tiger. Coincidence? I don’t think so.) that rips apart “Patient” Tiger JK. With all the explosions, he’s finally figuring things out and then he flies into the air and is free. With the repetition of “Can you get away?” and “I want to go”, it just drives in the feeling of wanting something more and then setting yourself free even more!

  343. OMG OMG OMG I love them even more now !!!

  344. Delaina Dal

    The most memorable part of the MFBTY Music video happened at the very beginning where Yoon Mi rae stood over JK Tiger’s enslaved and dying form like an avenging angel of death. This is also a symbol of the death of inner humanity, which JK Tiger conquers at the conclusion of the music video.

  345. PunkyPrincess92
    PunkyPrincess92

    “it’s on like Donkey Kong”!!! yay for cheesy lines!!!! love saying ‘em!!!
    oh my god!!! i hope Simon seriously does get to be in a MFBTY MV!!!!!!!! that would be freakin’ cool!!!!!
    ahahahaha “it was cold”!!!!
    ahaha aaaawwwww TJK and the fake twitter account!!!!!!

    i’m not good with symbols and stuff….
    all i can really say is i absolutely love the ‘inhale, exhale’ part!!! so awesome!!!

  346. Jonathan Tran

    My favorite part was the tiger ripping out TigerJK’s heart. Thought the idea was the internal struggles we go through during our lives, and some how they manifest into real life in our dreams.

  347. Amazing job with the interview guise! It feels like you were just born to make people feel comfortable around you! Such a great talent you have :)

    Now for the symbols in the video: I’ll try my best to keep things short and straight to the point, even though it’s hard to do that when talking about our amazing MFBTY :3 The name of the song is “Sweet Dreams” which already set my mind on the idea of having/achieving/striving for accomplishing certain things in our lives. At first, just like in the MV, most of us are chained and motionless infront of our big dreams that lie ahead of us. But as the time goes we learn, make mistakes, grow from them, adapt, get help, fall apart, pick ourselves up, continue going, almost reaching the happy ending and then……. Then comes the moment in the MV where Tiger JK falls from the outer space, crashing the bed underneath him. It made me consider that moment to be a kind of warning that the higher you climb, the harder and more painful it’ll be to fall. This makes me want to be cautious; however, the lyrics tell me completely the opposite. They shout for me to climb dangerous mountains, sing forbidden songs, tell the truth, go on crazy adventures, fly away, forget about the past and strive for the bright future.
    I really consider this to be one of the most inspirational songs at the moment and it’ll take much effort for any other song to beat this clear and loud message that MFBTY portrayed in their song. We gotta be brave. We gotta be strong. We gotta drive over those bumps and cracks in the road on our big black jeep, crashing all the misfortunes and hardships under us. We gotta smile towards the bright future and sing our way through it.
    Lastly, by the end of the music video I came to think that maybe, just maybe, at the end it’s not that bad to have your dream unfulfilled (whether completely or partially) because that way you’ll always have something to strive for, sitting in the dark room, just like Tiger Jk at the very last seconds of the video, having the light of the opened window call for you to stand up and keep on going… :) 감사합니다 MFBTY and EYK! <3

  348. I really loved the video. I’d never heard of them until I saw this video and I loved it. Thanks for the interview it’s nice to be able to “meet” them.

    My favorite symbol is definitely at the end with the man on the bed (Tiger JK?) sitting awake and up in the beam of light. The whole video he was in darkness and “sleeping” and now after all that happens in the video he’s awake and can see the light.

  349. Jennifer Song

    The video was really unique! Actually there were alot of interesting parts/symbols so it’s hard to choose. Like I suppose the mv is showing that everything could happen in your dreams.. Life is hard & affect us deep in mind but in dreamland that’s where the adventure begins :P

  350. Jaywalkerforever

    I love MFBTY, they’re so amazing, confident, cool, and collected. The MV was very powerful, and showed a very deep struggle that Tiger JK is struggling it. I liked it when he freed himself from the medical equipment and in a sense made his struggle into a “sweet dream” of hope and resurrection. MFBTY are like the doctors that are trying to cure Tiger JK from his myelitis, and they try many different attempts to help him. Eventually, the tiger thing that bites him frees him from his chains and allows him to soar and fly above his struggles! This MV was amazing! MFBTY HWAITING! <3 Thanks for the giveaway!

  351. I love these three, and I loved the video! Very interesting. Something I think was very symbolic in the video, especially being in the music industry, being celebrities, was the bit where Tiger JK shoots up into the sky, floating in outer space… and the next second, he is plummeting to the ground. When you’re famous, one day people love you, and the next they turn on you. I think that’s something these three can relate to, maybe especially Tiger JK.

  352. wow they seem so down to earth! love the interview!

  353. Cyber_3
    Cyber_3

    Wow! The interview was great, even greater than I expected (and that’s saying something ;) ). I really liked the format too, it seemed much more comfortable and coherent with Simon and Martina’s usual style and so much fun! The opening was really funny but yet just on the tip of too awkward – you can’t fool me Simon and Martina, you are not _that_ awkward! LOL!

    BTW, if the shot is from a slightly lower angle, would that make it feel less awkward if people’s crotch’s are in the shot? I don’t know what the concern is, I didn’t even notice until Simon mentioned in the blog (heck TigerJK even talked about his crotch so it would be weird not to be in the shot? LOL?)

    As for the video’s symbolism, – there is so much (and I think a fair bit of soccer team references too?) and I’ve watched it lots of times but I re-watched it again after the interview and one thing really struck me in particular – when the guy is shot into space, it’s the astronaut that reaches out for him – kind of like he’s going to save the guy, but also like he’s lonely. I guess it really made me feel “it’s lonely at the top” and that going back to earth asap was probably the best place to be.

    Cyber_3 – MFBTY’s “Sweet Dream” was so awesome that it’s what got me throw caution to the wind and sign up so I could join in and comment, so perhaps I should be the one thanking them ^_^v

    • Really? That is so awesome. I am really glad you decided to sign up. I know that was a decision you made after a lot of thought ( from previous conversations we have had)

      • Cyber_3
        Cyber_3

        Yeah, I’m glad too. After “Sweet Dream” mentioned it on the indie playlist, I checked it out. Once I saw it get into the top 10 for the kpop charts and read some of the comments, I knew I had to get in on the action (and try to vote it up). That song and video are just a boatload of awesome and I am pretty hard to impress, especially if I have to think about symbolism 9_9. I can’t even begin to imagine what they would do for the next song/video. Can’t wait.

  354. what i find interesting in the video, is you can see him ‘spazzing out’ if you will call it that, on the bed when he’s all shackled up in chains, like something is inside off him, but after the tiger appears and attacks, the shackles are released and he flies up into space, as if he’s freed of whatever was living inside him

  355. I absolutely love this music video. It’s amazing to me that these three powerhouse legends of K-HipHop have come together to make a project like this, and it’s more fun to see how accidental the whole thing was. Art doesn’t have to be forced, sometimes it just happens.

    My favorite thing about this video is the imagery. Every moment of the video is dark, and yet extremely beautiful. It’s not that feigned darkness that you find in a lot of mainstream Korean music. You can tell from the instant the video starts that you’re about to see something that will take your breath away and also bend your mind and your perceptions of reality.

    I love how MFBTY used symbolism in the video. From the beginning with them trying to drive the car only to find themselves drowning, to a robotic tiger shredding apart Tiger JK, to him being thrust into space to have a fleeting moment of consciousness before crashing back to Earth. The song is called “Sweet Dream,” but it all seems more like a nightmare. But sometimes the things that hurt the most are the things that force us to heal and become better, more complicated people. Tiger is in some sort of coma-like state in the video, and yet everyone is doing what they can to save him. It may seem like he is being destroyed, but by the end he is restored.

    This is a really powerful video, and I share it with anyone that will take the time to watch it.

  356. Babsi Kebabsi

    sry my english is very bad so this question is really hard to answer for me. the scene I liked best was the conclusion of the video were tiger wakes up! also the scene were tiger faced the astronaut was very symbolic to me. The whole video was very cool and there were a lot of symbolism in it. for me it was really hard to interpret the symbolism of this video …… I watched the video over and over, which did not bother me, because I’m really into to the track :D so this are the two scenes I liked best!
    nice greetings from Austria and uuuuh u so nastyyyy!

  357. the most interesting part to the video i think was when they are in the Jeep/Hummer then you see them actually riding some bed. i liked that.

  358. Sean Milo

    i really liked the part where tiger was flying up into space, and then fell back to earth, the effect was really cool. sort of a reach for the stars kind of image, very cool, indeed

  359. as for me, i love the part where JK is on the bed, and then it goes like “inhale…exhale”.
    that part was normal to me earlier but then i was like “JK had a HUGE fart lol”
    i love MFBTY forever!

  360. I am not going to lie i didn’t even notice lol but now i am going to be looking lol aside from that it’s really nice that you clarified the part of tiger jk and him sort of looking like jesus. Thank you for doing that, biggest thing that was super nice was most people have to be asked about it but you just came out and said it and clarfied. I am not someone who imposes my religon but as a Christain it’s appresated that you brought that up because i was sort of shying away from the mv but i still liked the song.

  361. I absolutely love the song Sweet Dream and everything else they have done separately. I love the fact that I have seen this video roughly 30 times and still couldn’t tell you my favorite part or any symbolism. For one, the whole thing is awesome. For another, I suck at finding symbolism ever since the yellow in Crime and Punishment, boy was that a surprise. I just know that I would love to own such an awesome CD.

  362. There were a bunch of things I really liked about this video so I might have to choose a different one for each thread I post on (I want that CD!!) I think its interesting that the anamatronic- looking tiger comes attacks Drunken Tiger and then he finally had the power to free himself and break the bed and then the next time you see him he wakes up.

  363. Uraahara

    That moment when Tiger is attacked by a real tiger is pretty well made ! (And kind of funny in a certain way (^o^) )
    I like aswell the wink to Felix with the astronaut and the sort cat logo on the helmet !
    Anyway, I loved the Mv, it was great from the beginning to the straight end ! I discovered the rappers with this song and it gave me a desire to listen to the rest of their music ! I absolutely can’t wait for their album, even more for their single !
    And aswell, Tiger is a very good rapper ! …Yoonmirae aswell !… Buzzy too I guess ! (Why is he so damn shy ? >< ) Euh.. They're all good rappers !!
    I love you guys ! And you are right ! We fans are better fans then the other groups !

  364. I don’t really know about all the symbols in the video bc i often don’t find them and i’m bad at making conspiracy theories haha but what stood out the most was how amazingly tiger jk acted like he was actually getting electrocuted or something and how he looked like he’s in so much pain and i felt the pain ! i really did. and i also loved the fact that jaguatirica (which is tiger jk’s brazilian fanclub name) and jordan (who is tiger jk’s and tasha’s adorable kid) were written behind jk and tasha! talk about showing love to fans!

  365. My favorite part of the video where they put the groups name then flour and a steak on Tiger jk’s stomach then the cyber tiger comes in and rips the steak as well as Tiger JK apart. You then no longer see the cyber tiger but Tiger JK still being torn apart. In my mind and it maybe be twisted but it seems the symbolism of this scene is that Cyber (the internet) can tear you apart even when you think it wont or it is over it can still tear you apart. Stick together as a familyr and you can get though anything. I am such a big fan and love not only this band but EYK.

  366. I totally love the song and the video and I must say, MFBTY are so incredibly cool and awesome!!!!! I am not very good at seeing hidden symbols or interpreting things but this video has so much in it!!! I watched the video about 5 times now and I am still not sure about everything and I know there is so much I haven’t discovered yet!
    The first thing that I realized in this video – besides how awesome Yoon Mirae looks with the blonde hairstyle and sparkling lipstick – was obviously the guy tied to that table in the dark room. He seems to be in some kind of coma or he is sleeping really deeply. I am not sure if he is dreaming the whole video or if he just doesn’t notice all the machines and everything because he is unconscious so I am not sure if I get this right.
    But to me, he seems to have a crazy dream. Tied to that table, he is unconscious and not able to free himself while he is connected to machines that inject him something he loses control over his body. Yoon Mirae, Tiger JK and Bizzy come to bring him back to life but fail at it so they bring in the iron tiger that lacerates him and some iron things get in his body and take control over him. He breakes free because of the iron things and he flies up in the sky as far as a human can get, and he meets this astronaut. But he falls back through the atmosphere and he doesn’t really notice anything of this because he is unconscious in his dream. At the end he wakes up and seems to think about his crazy dream.
    I am kind of desperate and upset now because I am not sure how to interpret this. I am so bad at it.. I hope what I think is not totally wrong. So this is what the video appears like and says to me:
    Dreams are crazy and they tell us more about how life is than the life itself. In dreams, everything is possible so they can tell you everything in every way. Life is a thing we can’t really control and we can’t really control our fate or what we are doing either. So we are controlled by something else and can’t break free. And this force that controlls our lives is karma. Half-dead, not really noticing what we do, we go through life. We don’t really wake up and get alive but for now finally get up, let’s fly away and be alive. In our dreams everything is possilbe so let’s bring that to life! Let us break free from that force controlling us and keeping us in that coma. But as we wake up again, we are totally set back and unmotivated again and just living our life normally. I don’t know if this is really what the video says or what you could even make up through having watched the video. I think I am really influenced by my own experiences and my dreams for my future (I am almost 15 now, so I haven’t had that many experiences, but I have a lot of dreams and maybe experienced more than others at my age). So this is how I interpret this.
    This comment took me about 1 1/2 hours and your question really made me think alot. I hope I can win this time and I hope you can somehow understand how I interpreted the video.
    I loved the interview, it was so fun to watch!! You definitely do the best interviews!! I hope you can interview SHINee and make Taemin wear the Soy un dorito hat and interview JYJ and roll down your sey windows for them! :D
    MFBTY Fighting!!! Coolest band ever!!!!!

  367. I have to say the part with the robot like wolf and when they sing
    “What goes around it comes back around
    We
    call it Karma, karma I don’t mean to harm you” that’s just a part of
    the song that a has been on replay in my head for so long nowXD
    Everything about the song i awesome but if a have to choose one part that’s it=)

  368. I really liked the moment when he flies into the space and the
    astronaut is like wtf is happening here. and then he breaks trough the
    atmosphere. I really like that scene of a silent moment.

    loved the interview. I even that it was youre best interview till now .Really had much fun watching this !!

  369. “What symbol stood out for you the most?” this sounds like English class…

  370. AlleyKatz

    The thing that stood out to me the most was the Felix Baumgartner reference up in the stratosphere! I feel like that’s one of the most influence things that has happened in 5 years maybe even a decade. To think that Red Bull an energy drink company put a brave as butt guy in a capsule and ballooned him up 2/3 of the way to space is incredible. Just think where we’ll be in another 5 years.. Maybe Red Bull will send someone to the moon! Its very exciting and im glad MFBTY included that in the music video. I also really liked the song itself!

  371. skygrounds

    They are thrown into different environments like space
    and the sea surviving through it all where they can either sink or swim.
    They don’t know how they are going to withstand this insane life and
    it’s a struggle as they are getting by as they have to be shocked back
    to life and reality.

    TigerJK has to fight his inner demon and he is able to transform when
    he finally finds the power to defeat and then in space accept the tiger
    demon. All of this hardship he has endured has payed off. This is the
    journey that everyone has to go through, even Jesus. They show their son
    Jordan’s name to say he can make it through this too.

    I’m not sure if the meaning I saw was correct, but this is what I am
    going through now. Yoon Mi Rae and Tiger are the most inspiring people
    to me.

  372. Can i just say…You guys in a music video! I WANNA SEE THAT! maybe you will become a hit! and appear in more music video’s (Hop in to my day dream here….: You…dancing…with…SJ…JYJ….MFBTY….BIG BANG) Hop out of dream! need i say more! oh BTW a corny message to end this: I DUB the “My Offical Role Models” xxxx

  373. michiehaha87

    I got to say, their lip rubs on the extra scenes video, WIN! Tasha’s specially, the kpop kids need to learn how to do it right! with swag not just with blank-into the camera stares XD

  374. thejawavillager

    Loved the video. I didn’t understand the Korean bits, though I believe I
    didn’t need to to get the message of the video. The music was
    incredibly good. I just wasn’t expecting that kinda sound from a Korean
    band, period.
    Wanna know what I really thought the first time I
    watched it? I thought it was about a guy whose body was undergoing
    various kinds of torture while he was under deep sleep (because of the
    electrocution/getting eaten by a tiger/flying into space and pounding
    back to earth part) and it was getting mixed with some dreamy elements
    and that lady leaning over him was actually the love of his life, only
    for him to wake up to realize it was all a sweet, sweet dream.
    Truthfully,
    now, I just think it was a dream of him facing his demons (the biggest
    one was himself, in the form of that tiger) going to the highest high of
    his career (and saying hi to Felix in the process) and falling. I guess
    it’s all about overcoming adversity and true love winning and all.

  375. First of all I just have to say that I’m really dumb when it comes to
    finding hidden messages and so I may be sounding stupid.

    The part
    that stood out for me is when tiger rose to the sky, saw Felix and then
    felt to the bed, and Tasha was singing “get you get away get away”, I
    thought it meant that sometimes you can dream of big things but if you
    don’t do anything yourself, those dreams and hopes will fall, that’s why
    you have ask yourself can you get away from those thoughts to rise
    again!?

  376. My thoughts:

    1))I am not a fan of MFBTY but this was one of the most interesting and entertaining interviews you’ve ever done.
    2) Although I’m not a fan of their music I have utmost respect for what JK has done for Hip Hop in Korea.
    3) I just rewatched Sweet Dreams and it’s starting to grow on me… a lot. Loved the MV.

  377. For me everything is interesting in the Sweet Dreams Music Video. The clothes, the concept, the lyrics, the beat …. everything. The symbol that stood out for me was when Tiger JK had been tied down in the bed. It makes so much sense that MFBTY is trying to wake him up. It just remind me of the story that he tell in a interview about his grandma, that took care of him. It’s like he is still in a state were he can’t move on about his grandma’s death. Then tiger finally realize that he needs to move on. I just thought that sometimes the most painful or excruciating things really make us wake up or make us realize things. Also the part where Tiger JK looks like Jesus, I really love it because my religion is catholic. :))))) btw thank you for this opportunity. MFBTY FIGHTING~! eatyourkimchi FIGHTING~! <3 :* Saranghae

  378. My absolute favorite symbol was when Bizzy was talking about karma around 2:14 in the video, and we see these lethal objects (saw blades, spikes, cannons) jumping out of Tiger’s chest, because karma can be lethal on our conscious when we remember the reason why karma came back around. I think the physical symbol in the video along with lyrics really combined well to make certain that we remember the words. I’ve caught myself singing to Bizzy’s part 10 times this week alone. -_-; ahh MFBTY why you so beast with lyrics.

  379. michiehaha87

    Is it me? orrr after the music video I dont see the second part of the interview? O_o it just goes straight to extra scenes? – Or due to my excitement I missed it?@ XD WHATS GOING ON HEARR! :0

  380. The part of this video that stood out the most for me was definitely the
    moment when JK is torn apart by the mechanical tiger. For the entire
    video, he has been shackled or tied down. The group continually tries to
    wake him using more and more extreme measures. It makes sense, because
    music is often the thing that uplifts us or grants us a release. I think
    that it also makes sense that the tiger is the means that finally
    works, because sometimes it is the thing that we least expect (something
    that is extremely painful or excruciating either physically or
    emotionally) that finally “wakes” us.

  381. love a ll the comments, wow , also did anyone notice the tiger in space :)

  382. KatelynC

    I thought it was interesting that the same bed he was chained too he later was “driving” the others around on. So maybe even though he was chained to the bed and seemed unresponsive his brain was fully functioning and creating all kinds of adventures. Could it have all been a dream? He also wakes up in a similar room but with no chains and no machinery. So maybe it symbolizes that your dreams will set you free, take you far and anywhere you want to go.

  383. Kimmicci

    I love the beginning where Tiger is on the bed and Tasha is beside him,
    then she pulls that lever and suddenly he driving them all through some
    crazy dream and then Tiger enters the room to bring himself back to
    life. ~ I feel like all this combined is a symbol of himself all dead
    spirited (like wanting to give up) and it’s not only Tasha & Bizzy who want him to come back
    but he himself wants to comeback. then tasha says “inhale exahle” which
    is something most do to calm themselves before getting their spirit & fight
    back.

    so yea thats my favorite part. because it shows how even deep inside he didn’t want to give up either <3
    I LOVE MFBTY!!!! <3 <3 <3

  384. Julia Bergmark

    I really loved the part when they stepped into the room and Tasha starts to rap! It was soooo cool! Please,please ..I REALLY WANT TO WIN A CD! :D ♥

  385. Herby Herbmoji

    I think I just fell in love with Tasha…..

  386. EstefaniD

    What really stood out for me was the whole driving the hummer that turned out to be a bed. In my opinion, I think it had something to do with the whole Sweet Dream concept. They were doing crazy fun things in an expensive car, but in reality they were just messing around on a bed :)

  387. Best part has to be everything, the video itself was amazing. They did agreat job at at keeping me interested through the entire thing, there was no 1 thing to stand out from it,saying comeback to watch or hear this.The Overall feel of it was what I found to be the best. On the tech. side the visuals & CG were outstanding giving that dreamlike/imagination touch. On the Music aspect the song was smooth,& strong. It held me dancing in my seat the entire time, it never felt repetitive or strained.The symbolism i saw really help bring the story to life. I will say I’m not to much into the symbolism of something,if it is there quietly sitting helping the overall story then that’s great (as this video does very well.). I tend to watch a video for entertainment and fun, not to analyze the symbolism or meaning. That being said they did do a great job mixing it in there without it overshadowing the actual video. It doesn’t feel like an Artsy video where they (as a dorthakie man warrior might say) every color,camera angle,& object represent 10 different things to 20 different people. Ithas a place where it sits and shows itself but if you miss it you still get a video worth watching.

  388. A good part is while he was dreaming he was bound and constraint, but when he woke up all the shackles were gone, its really an amazing part!! MFBTY go go go!!^^

  389. I liked the part around 3:17 where Tasha is singing “I wanna go go where you are” They included their son’s name Jordan in the video. Combine that with the I wanna go where you are, I see it as a hidden message that they really love their son and love to spend time with him and think about him all the time. MFBTY are really down to earth and I love that they speak their minds. Bizzy rarely says anything but when he does everyone wants to stop and listen. They are a happy family that anyone would love to be a part of!

  390. The parts that stood out for me were the fog that went in and then back out when Tasha says “Inhale and exhale”. The second was when the bed turned into a car which I think symbolizes the “drive” that the three of them have that keeps them going and doing what they love which is MUSIC :D

  391. pepperandice

    what i noticed was not something extremely specific but an overall idea. in a way this video reminded me of my relationship with my family in the last few years, iv been pursuing something in my life/career that is incredibly time and energy consuming and iv been very strong headed about it, it was difficult for my family to get used to it at first but its gotten to that point where they finally understand what im doing and theyre always supporting me in some way even though im not there much for them(im not married, talking about parents/siblings) but i still feel incredible guilt and confusion about alot of things.

    everything in this song and video seemed to point towards the dreams and passions that everybody has inside them, how it fills you up, tears you down, brings you up to space and back and about what its like to love someone so much(like my parents with me) but have them pull away from you because of something they are chasing that they cant get away from(lyrics from mirae to jk, the portrayed protagonist in the video:can you get away,can you get away, i wanna go go where you are). It made me think about how you are the engineer of your own anxiety.

    in a dream, past present and future are one and the same but it feels so much like life is rushing by, you feel like youre being chained down and theres so much that you want to achieve and youre struggling and it hurts(very often i feel so strung out and exhausted and on the verge of a break down because of what im doing), but so much of what you think is holding you back is all in your mind, his chained bed transforms into the car that they arent really driving anywhere and then later you see the bed used again not actually moving but him and his crew his family are bouncing around on it and the shadows of trees are speeding past them, but then you can see the music video finishes with him sitting calmly on it and he isnt actually chained down, its like everything that happened in the video was a dreamscape, a perception that hes created for his life, its kinda like that phrase ‘wherever you go, there you are’, theres that crazy desire to go somewhere and be someone but its easy to forget that it can all be a facade, its magic and shadows, in that dreamworld its easy to rush headlong into whatever it is you want (tigerjk raps about climbing over a dangerous mountain), youre in charge and youve got your hands on this powerful machine(the car), it seems like your family will always be there to take the bumps with you and support you like tasha and bizzy did in the video, through the stars and the lights and even underwater (bizzy raps something like: spread your arms and fly away, i got your back), but you coud wake up and realise in a way youre entirely alone because of what youve done, that sort of bittersweet struggle in life just felt really relevant in a personal way to me

    • pepperandice

      serious bit over, and now for the fangirling!!! that was the most incredible krelated interview iv ever seen!! so real and charming and funny and honestly best of all was REAL, actual thoughtful and insightful answers not spewed out of the kbot machine, acknowledgement of the reality of the situation where its difficult for indie and underground artists and lightning round bizzy style was so cute and funny! EYK you are my sexy heroes for bringing this to us and MFBTY you are my homie heroes for giving such a great interview

  392. Best part has to be everything, the video itself was amazing. They did a
    great job at at keeping me interested through the entire thing, there
    was no 1 thing to stand out from it,saying comeback to watch or hear
    this. On the tech. side the visuals & CG were outstanding giving
    that dreamlike/imagination touch. On the Music aspect the song was
    smooth,& strong. It held me dancing in my seat the entire time, it
    never felt repetitive or strained.The symbolism i saw really help bring
    the story to life. I will say I’m not to much into the symbolism of something,if it is there quietly sitting helping the overall story then that’s great (as this video does very well.). I tend to watch a video for entertainment and fun, not to analyze the symbolism or meaning. That being said they did do a great job mixing it in there without it overshadowing the actual video. ( It doesn’t feel like an Artsy video where they as a dorthakie man warrior would say every color,camera angle ,& object represent 10 different things to 20 different people.) It has a place where it sits and shows itself but if you miss it you still get a video worth watching.

  393. ancelia

    yes there are a lot of symbols in there but what stood out for me is the scene of “inhale, exhale”.. why?
    because just simple breathing can be your source of strength.. u know when you’re nervous, when you’re afraid, you control your breathing and you’ll feel better :)
    oh, and also because JK tweeted about ‘KENTUT CINTA’ on that scene, an Indonesian language that literally means ‘LOVE FART’.. he’s spreading gasses of love to all of youu *from his butt, that is* :D

  394. The symbol that stood out for me was the tiger – I know there are probably a *lot* of ways that you could interpret that part – but to me, it was as if they were luring out the unconscious JK’s true self (with the steak – it was a steak they dropped on his belly, right?). The tiger opens him up (literally, lol), and in the pain and creativity that follows he explodes free of his constraints, raised up high, then crashing. And then he wakes up to the world… Love this song and love this video.

  395. WOW this was better than i ever imagined it would be, i absolutely loved it. It was so informative and so funny at the same time you guys did a fantastic job. I also really want to see Simon in their next video PLEASE LET THE PINKY SWEAR TO BE GENUINE hahaha xD
    Competition wise such an amazing giveaway, its like the biggest one yet right? However as much as i love MFBTY and as i previously mentioned when the song was featured i have been listening to the music of each of them and i really love it but what can i say i’d rather it go to a fan who has followed them for longer. Even though my chances of winning are like a million to one (there is a million nasties right?) imagine the outcry if i won, just angry mobs making their way across the world, fuuko4869 leading the charge, i’d see it on the news my demise would be immanent. ALSO i uhm wouldn’t know a meaning if it slapped me in the face, i am completely hopeless at analysing anything.
    So GOOD LUCK!!! to everyone who enters i shall prepare myself for a an afternoon of face palming myself as read over peoples entries and the meanings they found…and i’ll sit there and think HOW DID I NOT SEE THAT :D

  396. the seizure was definitely the best part… so strange but interesting!

  397. I loved the overall feel of this mv. The special effects were breathtaking and looked as if they could have been taken from a movie. As for symbolism, the scene that caught my attention the most was when Tiger JK was chained to the bed and being attacked by the mechanical tiger with a saw and other sharp things coming through his chest. It made me wonder if that might be a nod to the fact that he suffers from myelitis and has had to go on hiatus because of it, hence the chains.

  398. I frickin love this song and video, I love the studio and getting to see the interviews, I think what I love the most is that when you guys get to interview them its fun the groups can be laid back and be who they are because you are the same way, good job!

  399. The most symbolic thing that stood out to me the most are the scenes
    where JK is chained to the bed. We see him confined and asleep while
    being experimented on, which suggests the lack of being able to do what
    he wants, no freedom. But is finally woken up by a Tiger. I think the Tiger represents him or something/someone in someway, as he is JK ‘Tiger’ im sure they’re getting back at him with what animal he’s classed as, (Which why I think the lyrics about Karma are related to this scene) or it has something to do with unleashing his
    true self cause then JK is no longer chained and flies into outer space
    which gives a sense of freedom. (I don’t know if that makes any sense but I can’t put what I want to say into the right words T-T) but the reality of some control is
    still there as hes brought back to earth and is somewhat still confined ~

  400. My favorite parts from the MV are where Yoomirae sings “inhale, exhale” and then the guy does that thing (I’m super bad at explaining stuff but it is at 1.03-1.05) and when you can see Felix doing that jump (2.32-2.40) and of course the ending when he just sits up and is like “oh it was just a dream” after all the song is called Sweet Dream.And I really like this part “What goes around I might come back around / We call it karma, karma I don’t mean to harm you” it sound cool and the hook sounds really pretty. But I really like the song because it is different and even my sister likes it (she hates Asian music D:) btw the interview was awesome !! I hope you can get more awesome people like them to the studio.<3
    I was just thinking that I just put this comment every where…. youtube, facebook, google plus….. maybe i should had made these little bit different every time :P

  401. For me what stood out the most is when Tasha writes in JK’s body
    “MFBTY” and put the meat above it so the robot/tiger eats it. Its like
    they are a peace of food and people can attack/eat them but they grown
    up from this and continue alive (like in the song: What goes around I
    might come back around. We call it Karma…) Also they show JORDAN’s
    name behing Tasha, means the love they feel for their son.

    btw GREAT interview.
    Lots of love from Barcelona!

  402. Michael Kho

    It was a great interview. It was very informal and they looked very comfortable talking which I don’t see very often from regular interviews. Great job!

    So many good parts of the video… I loved the sonic boom, but I’m gonna say my favorite part of the video was the mechanical tiger along with the spikes and chainsaw… Graphics and video effects for that must have taken forever and was really surprising yet cool when I first watched the video. As you can tell, I like digital graphics, and I appreciate the amount of detail and intensity they spent on this video. Symbolism… I mean the whole video was basically a symbolism of dreams and I’m pretty sure each scene had some kind of symbolism e.g. the wave following the hummer that drowns them in water and I’m pretty sure the tiger represented something… but I’m not very good at that analyzing stuff so… idk…

  403. They are so amazing, best interview ever!!! I kept giggling over Bizzy doing all the cute stuff omg I can’t

  404. Chorus sounds more like she’s saying “We weren’t meant to be” Someone suggested the song was about lovers who weren’t allowed to be together but it sounds more like someone who has lost their lover. I think it’s Tiger JK (or his character here) who has lost Yoon Mi-rae (her character). Tiger JK dreams of Yoon Mi-rae and her efforts to save him (the effect she has on him?) and having fun with their friend, only to wake up alone in a dark, scary place, wishing to be with her. Symbolism is hard.

  405. This is what came across my mind when I first saw the MV: “Wherever you are, wherever you go, if it’s meant to be, I’ll be there as well. Whatever your condition is, I’ll always be there for you. No matter what the condition is.” and “It’s okay, whatever happens, believe in yourself and keep moving on.” I really like that ending where TJK wakes up, it looks like how something new will happen daily. (I kinda wrote the same thing on my YouTube comment, but due to character limit, I couldn’t continue so I’ll type the rest here.) I also like that part where a tiger came and chomp TJK’s body, it’s like as if he’s trying to say he’s actually hurting himself. He does often seem to have this kind of inferiority issues, like for example, he once tweeted “I’m bringing the team down” or something like that, like he kept apologizing, when sometimes he doesn’t really do anything wrong. But then, Tasha’s singing part is, back to what I mentioned above, as if it’s saying “It’s fine.” And for that part where there’s Jordan’s name in lights mentioned, it’s the same thing: “Don’t worry, we’re here to support you, so sweet dreams.”

  406. This was so awesome that legendary and epic do not cut it… it was the nastiest of the nastiest, more awesome that spudgy and blue maw-hawk Top meeting… more awesome than taemin eating Doritos…. I laughed so hard at the bloopers i cried. Love you guys for this and MFBTY your level of cool is out of the stratosphere. Fighting!

  407. millie102685

    Somebody’s going to clone a Simon by accident… or maybe on purpose? /dramatic zoom + derp face/

  408. Irene R

    This is one of my favorite MVs to date!!! The contrast between the song’s hype and the video’s darkness really stood out to me. Random part I love how is when JK was up in space they used Felix(record holder) as the astronaut :P. As for the symbolism, the thing i got out of it was Tiger JK dealing with the diagnosis of myelitis having Mi-rae and Bizzy trying to free him from his struggles and chains. Cant wait for the next crotch thrusting single!!!! XD

  409. My favourite scene from the MV was when they were on the bed pretending to drive the car, and you could see in their imagination the car that they were driving! I think that it really suited the name of the song «Sweet Dream» ! :D

  410. I like how the video represents the musical abilities of Tiger had basically gone into a coma that he couldn’t revive on his own. It shows all the struggles that the outside world was throwing at him, and perhaps my favorite part, all the struggles he faced from his inner self. MFBTY 대박! <3

  411. It wasnt my favourite part-but it stood out to me*i just loved the cgi tiger too much*When jk comes up beside felix-I think personally anyway-it shows how one persons aspirations and dreams can be shadowed so easily.Jumping from the atmosphere was something of a life ambition-yet Tiger by fluke achieves the same experience if u could call it that.Less negatively i think it shows the connection people forget-all these separate countries are part of one planet~ followed by some awesome scenes > <

  412. My favorite part of the “Sweet Dream” mv is the part where we see JK being torn up by different objects from the inside. While symbolism has never been my strong point, I do think it has a lot to do with inner turmoil and struggle. And, even if I’m wrong, it looked really awesome anyway.

    This was such a great interview! So laid back. And congratulations on getting Bizzy to talk! I never thought we’d hear him speak that much!

  413. My favorite part of the video HAD to be Tiger coming back to Earth and breaking the sound barrier. I felt that was a powerful metaphor for how MFBTY broke barriers musically by straying from the status quo and making music that was uniquely theirs and uniquely hip-hop in a mainstream factory pop dominated industry.

  414. EvoBiohazard

    I like that the video tells us the story of Tiger JK falling into a dream where he is almost dead and he tries to wake up, but needs help from Yoon Mi Rae and Bizzy to finally wake up from it. I think it might have to do with the time when he was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis and went on a hiatus and I guess Yoon Mi Rae and Bizzy were the ones that supported him and helped him get back on the track. But that’s just what I think, I might be totally off :D Anyways, love MFBTY and EYK!

  415. Kriscod

    I love this song and mv. At then end when JK has his own face tattooed on his chest seems to indicate the contemporary cult of the self and how we fetishize ourselves to the point of implied divinity. maybe.

  416. Wow….that interview was dabomb dotcom guys! Yoon Mirae looked good with her tiny crown cause ‘heh girl’ you da boss ;)

  417. Did Bizzy just sing ‘My Band’ by D12?!

  418. Wow….that interview was dabomb.com guys! MFBTY some cool peeps….Yoon Mirae with her tiny crown cause ‘heh girl’ you da boss ;)

  419. Eyesmile25

    I think the most interesting part of sweet dream was when tiger Jk comes crashing through our atmosphere, not only was it visually awesome but to me it linked to the freedom that they talked about and how if we don’t help others you’re going to come crashing down. Oh but i absolutely love the start with mi Rae’s smooth voice!!! absolutely drew me in <3

  420. Carina Sibri

    For me i would say the beginning of the music video because you see tiger on the bed not moving and then yoon mirae and bizzy come in and try to ‘revive ‘ him.I know Tiger actually has a disease,Transverse Myelitis, that is incurable and unless he take his medicine he can’t move.I think that whole scene means Yoon mirae and bizzy are trying to help him and do whatever they can to ‘wake ‘ him up.He is hooked up with wires and can’t move at all too.Same goes with the tittle Sweet Dream, meaning he is dreaming of everything that goes on in the video and wakes up alone, being able to move on his own.

  421. it says SG137IU on his shorts. thats from memento! and also the felix baumgartner moment in space was cool! XD

  422. Great interview! Just wanted to comment that I really personally liked the filming style and editing of this interview more than the Clazziquai interview (though both are great!), just some feedback since I know you’re testing out different styles.

    • Awesome! Thank you! I think we like this style a lot more. You have no clue how long we were fiddling around with the camera angle for this one. Should Martina be in the shot with them? Should she be on the side? How do you fit 4 people in a frame rather than 3? 4 people in a frame means you have to get their groins in the shot, while three means you can get them from their chest up. What looks better? AH!

      TL;DR: we thought about this a lot, and we’re happy for the feedback. Thank you!

      • Actually, I did notice how when the camera was on Martina, sometimes it also included Tasha, and I really liked it/that angle! (No specific reasoning, but visually I thought it was great!) Thank YOU for all your hard work! Keep it up! :D

      • TurnUptheAC

        I liked having Martina in the shot too…it made it feel like we were present for the interview. Also it helped to read the body language and jokes that go back and forth between the group and interviewer. Now I need to detox from all the coolness MFBTY brought..they were so down to earth!

      • It depends how many cameras you have. First would be for an establishing shot of the 3 guests. Second would be a wide to include Martina. Third would be floating camera (handheld). Fourth would be a fly cam (stick a Go-Pro in the ceiling) to see what’s going on in the room. This will give you tremendous flexibility in cutting between shots.

        But first, you should look into getting a boom-mic for the interview. It looks odd to have a guest hold up a mic during the interviews.

        Other than that I loved this MFBTY interview. Great job!

  423. Like many people, the most striking part of the video is the point around where the tiger comes in but for personal reasons of relating to it. You have someone ill, on a bed, unable to move and drastic action is needed to make them recover. The writing, sprinking and placing a steak on the stomach are ritualistic but it also seems to display that the tiger is going for the steak and the gouging of the stomach is a by product of this. Almost as though the tiger needs something to be given something nice to do something nasty (but necessary – it does not mean to cause him pain). The initial gouging is causing pain but then you fly up into space and float for a minute before literally crashing back down to earth, literally broken in two before a recovery is possible. I related to this so much.

    It’s hard to describe how I relate to this without getting personal because I don’t want to say anything that looks inappropriate in a contest post but at this stage, I want to explain why I understand the video more than win a CD so I will continue despite being a little uncomfortable. Several years ago some pretty horrible stuff happened to me. There was a series of three events, all of which individually would be terrible but combined was more than I could take Initially I thought I was in so much pain I would never move again, it just ripped me apart and I wasn’t functioning really. I couldn’t get out of bed, I couldn’t more, I didn’t want to speak with anyone, I just wanting to hide from everyone, never have to talk about anything and not move again.

    In order to start healing I had to go through some unpleasant stuff that I would have avoided if I could have done. I felt like every inch of me was being ripped apart again and again and then I just kind of went into a sort of shock and everything went numb for a while. I’ve since heard this is your mind/body’s way of dealing with things when it gets too much. It basically shuts down to protect you until you are strong enough to heal again. It genuinely felt like I was floating above my body sometimes. When I came out of the numb stage the pain came back but even though it hurt beyond words it was a necessary pain because I knew it was natural. I let it hurt and then it passed.

    When I came out of that stage I was so much stronger than before I had to deal with that situation. So this post is not too depressing it should be known that even though it felt like my entire world had ended over this time and I could not ever see how I could be happy again, this in actuality was the start of a new, better life. I became a stronger person, more capable, I believed in myself more and from this many really great things came. It honestly almost feels like the old me died in a way and a new version was reborn from the wreckage if that’s not too cheesy.

    Basically I loved this video because when I saw it I was reminded of that time and how sometimes you get taken completely apart just so you can get back up again. It was beautifully done.

    • pumpkin_spice
      pumpkin_spice

      damn wrote a whole essay on the vid XD

      • I know – I’m really sorry it’s so long and badly written. Trying to write about such a horrible time turned out to be quite hard to put into words, even though it was a while back. Basically I was trying to say that to me the video really showed the different stages of dealing with something really traumatic, the initial pain that you might have to go through to start the healing process, to when it gets too much and you just go numb in every sense, to the returning pain that almost seems worse than the first time, until you are broken completely and from that you heal. It made me smile with him waking up at the end free in the sunlight. I really loved this video.

        • pumpkin_spice
          pumpkin_spice

          oh shit im sorry i honestly didn’t even read it >..<

        • Please don’t feel bad at all – you were completely right it was a really long post and I honestly could have written an essay on the video! It was just that when I saw it I felt like someone had managed to take every stage of when something life changing happens and made it beautiful and hopeful and I wanted to say that’s what it meant to me. I just did it in a really long winded way and completely failed to edit myself because I knew if I didn’t say it then I probably wouldn’t in future.

          I could be completely wrong though and that’s not what they meant by it at all – other people below have some really good ideas!

  424. Kaitlin Miller

    I think I know what this is about. It is about reincarnation. Tasha says something like”possibly, probably we were meant to be in another life.” Their costumes are symbolic, they are all from different time periods. They want to be together but keep bieng born into different times or are seperated. Then they watch the guy die and be reborn again.

  425. Hi guys, Please post the pictures from the booth if you have time =)

  426. I loved the parts when they are driving the car its symbolizes their time travel and they are searching everywhere going through different times, we can see they are wearing clothes from the past and some which could be symbolize the future. thats really amazing video!! I have sweet dream on replay lately its so catchy!!

  427. Harass JYJ to come to the studio you say?

  428. Radina Radoslavova

    THE MV and THE CONCEPT are really amazing. CRAZY people!!!!! “Get your crayon ah aha ah Get your crayon…” 00:54 Jesus’s Crown of Thorns 01:05 like his soul get out of his body 02:12 the wars inside him 03:26 Jesus on his body. Aaaahahhahah. So good. Really amazing

  429. quyen duong

    My favorite scene that stood out the most to me was when the three of them sat on the bed and pretend they were driving a car. It really brought me back to a much simpler time, because I did that when I was younger. As young kids, we all wish that we could drive, and I think that’s what MFBTY did in the video when they had the driving scene on the bed, but in their “Sweet Dream”, they were driving a real car. Love you guys!!! :)

  430. poodle

    My favourite part isn’t terribly symbolic, but I loved it nonetheless- instead of the Red Bull bull on “Felix’s” helmet, there was a red tiger. Maybe it symbolized the heights to which the group aspires? :S My English class symbolic analysis skills are weeeeak.

    Also, I can’t wait for Simon’s cameo in their next video. This needs to happen.

  431. Liisa Kangas

    When tiger (one side of tiger JK) comes to the room and bites him all the pain (spikes) can get out. Followed by an explosion which let him totally free.

  432. I’m so happy you did this interview! I didn’t know MFBTY before (well, I heard some of Tiger JK’s work tho)’Sweet Dream’ but when I watched MV I really liked them. Thank you for making avalible for me to see how awesome those people are!!

    I can’t choose one thing because when I start thinking about one I have to say word about other. Everything on this video is part of one story. So maybe this is the best part of the video, that they could make everything so conected. So instead of writing about one thing I will write about how I feel about what this video is about.
    I feel like the video tells about that no matter how many painfull and terrible moments in life we have, we must just gain experience, not giving up and making our dreams come true.
    These people who make man on the bed suffer are representing all bad things, tiger who is eating parts of man is like people who are slowly ‘eating’ you, make you suffer and stop. And after the tiger, because of him, there are spikes coming out of man’s body (btw,this scene and part of song are just amazing). These are like his own weakness what he started to think about after people started to talk about them. The man has got also handcuffs, which can be some circumstances which make this man be like this, or maybe his own imagination, lack of motivation or hope. There’s also a scene when those bad people are in car around fish. Fish in symbol for Christianity. So it means that bad people are around all religious and good people. Then these people also ride on bed in something what looks like time machine, so these bad people will be always, no matter what time is it.
    But even after all these bad things happen we can see scene of the man going to sky to the Cosmos. After all what he suffered he was able to make his dreams come true.
    So what people have to do is after all suffering stand up from bed, rise head up and just go foward dreams without looking at bad people around. I just love everything in this video, to much to choose just one thing!

    You even don’t know how hard was writing what I thought in English. There is probably bunch of language errors but I hope you understand, I tried ;^; And this comment is long. really long. woohoo~

    Going to love MFBTY a lot after this.

  433. At 49 seconds of the MV, the wall at the back really captured my eye. At first you think okay MFBTY is sitting on a bed with a graffitied wall on it, but when I looked at it again for the third time I paid attention to the words on the wall. I recognized ‘Wanderers’, ‘Threshold’ and ‘Bona Fide’. Being a student of a seriously passionate English teacher, I understood this words. ‘Wanderers who have faith in their newly found beginning of a new dream.’ Well I really liked this MV so bad and FREAKIN LOVE MIRAE’S VOICE ! ! But the random robotic beast thingy was the most interesting and WTF? moment in the MV, Sorry if this was to long ><

  434. ooohhh i loved the part when tiger was shot up to the atmosphere and went as high as that guy from the redbull challenge. it reminded me of the quote “why should the sky be the limit when there are footprints on the moon”. the redbull guy was like “how the ****” did tiger get up there, and it makes the redbull guy not the only one jumping off from the highest point, cause jk did it too…. i feel like a little kid trying to explain this awesome shot 8 in the morning. ^-^, but please pick me!

  435. Erica Galvan

    Maybe it’s just me but the chorus sounds more like she’s saying “We weren’t meant to be, another time, another life. Possibly, probably, you would be mine.” I saw someone once suggest the song was about star-crossed lovers/lovers who weren’t allowed to be together but it sounds more like someone who has lost their lover.
    I think it’s Tiger JK (or his character here) who has lost Yoon Mi-rae (her character).
    Tiger JK dreams of Yoon Mi-rae and her efforts to “save” him (perhaps signifying the effect she has on him – bringing light and love to his life) having good times with her and their friend, Bizzy while she sings “Can you get away? I wanna go where you are.”
    Only to have him wake up in the end alone, in a dark almost scary place, wishing he could go where she is.
    Haha, I’m bad with symbolism.
    Learning about MFBTY and its members through EYK has been great and I’m definitely looking for more of their work! Thanks for the interview!

  436. I think my favourite symbol is when MFBTY are prepping TigerJK’s body to be attacked by the badass, glowing, mechanical tiger by putting meat on his stomach…
    Great interview guys! :D There was such a fun, relaxed atmosphere xD

  437. I loved the whole video, but the part I liked the most is when they are in a car and then they show that they are just on a couch. It reminds me when I was a kid, it just bring good memories because I used to do that with my granddad because he was the driver and told me stories for me to imagine the landscape. Thanks MFBTY for bringing back such a beatiful memory :D

  438. The part that was most symbolic to me was at the 3.13 minute mark in the video where he was running from all this white specs which I think are his regrets & sickness that had been plaguing him & he’s trying to get out of those pessimistic feelings he’s having because if he doesn’t, that’s where the ‘tiger’ comes and eat up his mind and body, leaving him with nothingness. The part “what goes around comes back around’ depicts his mind being tormented by all those feelings that come creeping back out once he thinks he has them under control. He wishes he could get away to a place where he isn’t tormented, A place of possibilities, hence the sweet dream.

  439. Cyllene

    I’m so with the commenter below about fangirling all through this interview. I love kpop … but the way I feel about MFBTY and all their old stuff is on a whole different level (I have an hour drive to university every day after I drop my kids off at school and it always starts with Monster cranked so high my minivan is shaking) . I CAN’T WAIT!! for a full length album to drop!

    But back to the video – there were so many symbols! But I remember when I was watching it the third time around and one thing hit me in particular and made me have a “wowwww” moment. Tasha is holding onto the the bed-rail when they are shocking the unconscious version of JK and she is shocked too, as if because of their relationship she feels all his pain also. When you know
    the history of his illness, that scene becomes so powerful. Also, the baiting of the tiger scene was so freaking awesome! Like they are tempting JK’s inner ferocity – his tiger – to come out and fight for his survival. THOSE are some caring friends :) Beautiful video, amazing song!! Thank you Simon and Martina for sharing this interview with us and for all you guys do!!

  440. I
    feel that the video represents maybe the struggle into the industry.
    The man being maybe their struggle to find inspiration, so finally they
    hit that spark and give themselves a name (writing MFBTY on the man) and
    adding the bait to the masses.

    The
    big machine comes in and tears into them causing destruction and pain,
    but they break free and leave that place, when they return they bring
    their own destruction and crumble that place that held them back.

    In the end they have nothing holding them back and there is a light shining on them.

  441. fuuko4869

    Wait a sec – where’s the clip of them rubbing Spudgy’s belly? :O

  442. 8675309

    My favorite scene was when the robo-tiger (so cool!) comes
    in and attacks Tiger JK, which causes spikes, wires, and saws to cut through
    his chest and they mention what goes around comes back around. It shows how one’s
    choices affect oneself, and can lead to karmic haunting or harm to oneself. The
    tiger represented Tiger JK’s choices coming back to bite him – literally.

  443. Ah, such a great interview! I think the strongest symbolism I got out of the video was the chains were holding back JK from achieving his dream and the characters that were trying to wake him up were trying to actually get him to go after them. So by him being catapulted into space it parallels with the whole the-sky-is-the-limit idea.

  444. I think this video has a lot to do with tigerjk’s illness because anyone could’ve been on the operation table. Yoonmirae in the begin was slow singing so that was more of the “loving , longing,hoping” But it speeds up and they have a crazy time almost like ” of good times” but then we’re back at the operation table and she writes MFBTY and place meat on his chest and none other then a tiger eats it. So I think that is symbolic Tigerjk been his worst enemy during that time of trial and recovery but had his fans(MFBTY) during it especially in another interview he said doctors said his career. But he’s still here living his dream and having ” sweet dreams”

  445. I think the symbols show to us the need we have of escape thanks to dreams, to overcome what is on our way. We can see it when they are in the jeep, traversing different landscape. More, when the gears escape Tiger JK’s chest (as if the need was become too powerful and need to get out of him)

  446. The most interesting part has got to be when the robotic tiger chomped off a chunk of Tiger JK and then his body had weird gears and sharp, pointy sticks coming out of him.

    I think that whole scene was very symbolic. What I think it is: the tiger is the truth and the weird gears and pointy sticks are the lies. Often times, we keep the lies inside us thinking that it’s good but when the truth comes and rips into us, we only know that the lies are the ones that are actually hurting us.

  447. My favorite part of the video is the message of hope that I get. It isn’t hope that all things will work out but that I can reach what I dream for, what I desire. If I strive for it, I can attain it. My beginnings don’t matter, where I am right now doesn’t matter-all that matters is that I have a dream and reach for it in any way. That is hope-for my future and for my life. Hope is my favorite thing because it gives me a reason to wake up and move forward no matter how hard life becomes.

  448. Yahya Stith

    I found his flight and re-entry from space the most interesting and powerful symbol, as it showed their story of stepping away from society and the city life and coming back with a bang.

    P.s. my elaphant loves the music video and has become a BTY( Better Than You)

  449. Anna Banana

    Love the whole music video and was bouncing up and down when i saw you guys did an interview with them!

  450. This a lot to do with tiger jk’s illness b/c anyone could’ve been on the operation table. Yoonmirae in the begining singing to be the “loving , longing,hoping” But it speeds up and they have a crazy time almost like ” of good times” but then we’re back at the operation table and she writes MFBTY and place meet on his chest and none other then a tiger eats it. So I think that is symbolic Tigerjk been his worst enemy during that time but have his fans(MFBTY) during it. the smoke(us) inhales and exhales with him.

  451. This interview was awesome! I think it’s my favorite one so far :D And I really like the format of it.

  452. I really love this interview! It was so fun and chill!

  453. Daniel B.

    (For the contest) During the whole video, there was this Frankenstein vibe, which is awesome! Like c’mon, who doesn’t love Frankenstein?! To me it was like they were bringing Tiger JK to life, with the mechanical tiger “feeding” himself but also feeding Tiger JK new energy to come to life and take on the world, with no limits (the space scene with Felix) Purely awesome video and interview. You guys are equally as cool, if not cooler! MFEYK, yo! ^^

  454. After learning of Tigers’s transverse myelitis, this video had a much deeper meaning to me. The muscles losing control when the guy’s on the table, him slowly losing himself, But the DJ brings him back to earth. The music sets him free and he’s able to get up as strong as ever. it comes across that music is life and it helps them to get through everything.

  455. Rosalie

    I loved this mv! I think it looked really unique and such. I think the biggest symbol for me was that the robotic tiger ate JK’s body and he gets in to space? I think it symbolizes that no matter what struggles and bad experience you get, once you get through you, you will get in an awesome place and be stronger then you were before.

  456. i’m really interested to see what secret messages people find! i feel like since the video was so crazy, there will be a lot of meaningful things/crazy things/hilarious things that people come up with xD

  457. the part where the fluorescent tiger came into the room, violently attacked the meat on JK’s stomach, and then he started convlusing with metal spikes coming from his body….so bizarre! i don’t know what the lyrics mean so i don’t know if its relevant or not…but its pretty damn hilarious xD another small part i liked was the “inhale, exhale” part with the dust moving in and out…just thought it was cool. :)

  458. VBNinja

    Well, I put my answer on the fb link. But I had to say: Martina, your outfit for this Interview was FANTASTIC! The right amount of PINK (a lot) but balanced very nicely with your hair style and the awesome Pink Elephant sweater. Two thumbs UP!

  459. I want to win so badly, that I don’t want to rush my answer, just in case it’s a bad answer D: Anyway, AWESOME interview!

  460. nasty_Sarah

    I really liked the video because it’s so different from all
    the other kpop-videos nowadays…i really like the dark hiphop flair of
    it…it’s a fantastic song to listen to if u’re feeling down

    I think the best symbol was that so much happened but u know it was a
    dream…which i think.means that anything can happen in your dreams! :D

  461. Symbol? Noo… What stood out to me the most wasn’t a symbol but the face of the machine at the start of the vid, the one that looks like a crane on the left of Tiger JK … Yeah… I think it symbolises….Ummmm… Absolutely nothing! Except the epicness of the vid and song XDDD So Yeah…

  462. I’m not really a metaphor kind of person…I don’t ever seem to understand symbols. But can we talk about how awesome it was that the astronaut in space was Felix Baumgartner! I noticed that immediately. That was such a cool little throw in. But over all I love the entire video, super cool and definitely on my download list!

  463. weeeeeeeeeeeee this is the highlight of my day

  464. !!!

    Lols, I loved the fact that Tasha is the Boss. And you got Bizzy to talk! He was still silent for the most part, but as Tiger said, it was more than he usually talks. Yey! I am so happy that their fans and the Nasties were so enthusiastic about this interview and managed to get it all set up. The power of the Internet is really working to get people, to break down the barriers of language and learn more about stuff they would never have been aware of before.

  465. Okay….Yayyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so not expecting this before you guys got back from Japan. So, very happen. I’m going in late to work to watch this! (Ha! The boss can do that…right? Maybe I should GO to work and make EVERYONE watch this interview!)

    Anyway…..the question…

    Okay, like most people, I thought the whole MV was great. My favorite part, however, was when JK was shot into outer space. I loved how impossible and inspiring it came across like…..”yeah, normal people would die from this, but I’m chill, doing the possible, waving to astronauts.”

    As an aside….my second favorite was when he came DOWN from space and just crashed into the table. I cringe every time I see it, but it reminds me that even the hardest hits of life, stuff that looks like it should live us like a bloody mass of pulp, can still be overcome.

    EDIT – Just wanted to say that I just finished watching the interview. This was, by far, my favorite interview that Simon and Martina have done. That’s not saying the others were bad, but this was awesome. MFBTY are so down to earth and Martina was fantastic as the interviewer. Great job guys! and thanks to MFBTY for doing the interview!

  466. Tanxing Lin

    at 0.49 seconds there was a word on the wall saying wanderers! Definietly that i dont know why but i find it really interesting~
    As in… they came up with the song just by letting their thoughts wander around freely!

  467. I’m loving the interviews in the Nasty studio. I’m liking seeing alternative groups come and interview there. The honesty and seeming lack of restraint is really fresh and a lot more engaging that pop idols and their cookie cutter answers (as a blatant generalisation)
    And for Sweet Dream, the mix of dark scenes with the tiger and the convulsions alongside the car/outerspace/underwater scenes really fits the melodic refrain and then more grungy rapping. Definitely shows how dreams can be silly at the beginning then turn ghastly in the next.

    • I’m glad you like it! We’re really happy with the result of this interview, and we hope that we can get more relaxed interviews like this in the future. I’m hoping people liked the editing as well!

      • The editing was great! The little on-screen comments make me chuckle and it felt really dynamic. Plus having the interview separated into parts with a featured song really makes it feel like a VJ interview. (the sticker booth is great too :P)
        EDIT: And the skit too! Coolness is relative anyway :3

        • this video is definitely evident of variety show influence on s&m. i really appreciate all the extra work you guys are taking in editing the video. it really makes the mood of the video all the more enjoyable^^

        • Variety shows are a really big influence on us. At first, we thought they were ridiculous, but now we think they’re comedic gold. We definitely want to make our vids as wacky as possible :D

  468. OTL. MFBTY. Bizzy, Yoon Mirae and Tiger JK. You got to interview them, got signed CDs, chatted with them… ;_; OMG. How badly I want to get one of those CDs. I’ve always admired their skill and the music they put out is killer. o/ I can’t wait to see Parts 2 and 3! <3

  469. I think the ‘Sweet Dreams’ convey what we want, our dreams. Yet, it makes us feel like we are stuck like Tiger JK in an asylum or operation table, having no operation, because we have yet to reach our dreams. The tiger destroying tiger could be our reflection of what we hate or the part of us that’s holding us back from reaching our dreams, so it must be destroyed. Once it’s destroyed we can reach our dreams like reaching for the stars as depicted when he flew out in space~! ^_^

  470. MiyoKatsune

    The most interesting thing about the video was probably that the whole thing was a dream. I can completely relate to wanting to live a different way or becoming a different person while being sick. Tiger JK being sick while still living out his dream is amazing to me and I wish more people were just as positive as him. Having the tiger attack JK was like JK battling against himself which I’m sure he does on a regular basis. It’s hard but I hope he gets through it. Thanks guys for the interview!

  471. what stood out for me in the vid was the shackles. Being free of whatever’s holding you down. MFBTY is very cool!

  472. If you could get JYJ in the studio it would be like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and my birthday all rolled into one giant ball of celebration. Nasties, please let’s make this happen!

  473. Veru164

    I’m not even 30 seconds in the video and I’m already fangirling to the point where i need to stop. pause video. breathe (in out in out) and relax, only then can I continue to watch, but i only get another 5 seconds before i need to pause the video once more because my fangirling self cannot keep calm!

  474. THANK YOU FOR THIS INTERVIEW it was wonderful to watch. I want to present you both with my future firstborn which might be a little weird but just thank you so much for choosing/asking great questions and everything :’)

  475. maivalentine

    This interview just made me a huge fan of MFBTY!!!! The internet works!!! xD Thanks Simon, Martina, Bizzy, Tasha, Tiger JK, all the staff and Spudgy (and meemers) xD

  476. The symbol that stood out to me was definitely about Tiger JK’s Transverse Myelitis…what I perceived was his limbs being tied up as it can give paralysis, and severe stiffness/tightness. The mechanical spine pulling out of him showing the severe pain he’s going through, I found that to be an awesome symbol!

  477. Symbol? I think all of these connect to one thing… ESCAPING REALITY. All of the things that happened are obviously unreal and impossible. I mean really, getting nabbed out by a tiger, shooting into space, falling back to the ground, and also the part where sharp stuff went shooting out of Tiger JK’s body. The bed transforming into a jeep tells it all. Also the part where they were pretending to be driving or something. it all ends up to DREAMS ARE OUR WAY TO ESCAPE REALITY. Just my opinion though :)

  478. The part where they were driving this awesome jeep through all sorts of scenery, including water, was interesting because they were actually sitting on a plain bed imagining it all. This stood out to me because it seems to be tied with the theme of running away to another life to be together with their love in the lyrics.

  479. You guys do not understand how happy I was to see this :DDDDDDDD

    • Oh man, those pies that Bizzy likes, we have them in Australia! LOVE AMBIGUOUS MEAT PIES :D

      To answer the question (I’m sooo sorry I was too excited and forgot to answer the question!!! Oh man!!)
      So……YEAH BABY!!!!! I love the MV it was directed and produced STUNNINGLY! I felt as though everything was done so meticulously and even adding Jordan’s name in the background was such a cute touch ^^ My favourite piece of symbolism would be the tiger, The fierce animal of prey hunting the person limp on the table as though it was left there seems to represent society living blankly where big opportunities arise (in the form of a tiger) and they are torn apart by their helplessness~

      • fuuko4869

        lol meat pies ftw!!! I was actually like…wait what do you mean other countries don’t have them???o__O

        It’s my staple food when I have less than $5 and I’m hungry at uni….best things EVAR!!! So glad Bizzy got to talk, and he was full on laughing in the Extra Scenes – glad he had some fun too :D

        • Arivia

          Haha I hope it doesn’t become a part of my main diet but man they’re good >3< Damn you ambiguous meat!! your sauce is too good!!!
          Bizzy is so much fun and I'm happy he got the opportunity to talk ^^

  480. Is it just me or is the tumblr link not working?

  481. irritablevowel
    irritablevowel

    Sooo…I guess I’m making a stop at the ATM today? :-)

  482. fuuko4869

    FIRST! :p

    Okay now that’s out of my system – OMG FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY DO YOU REALISE HOW LONG I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THISS UNNGGGGGHHHHHH

    Edit: The last video embedded is the MV, not the BTS video? Might want to swap them :)

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