How BTS’s Jimin Was Inspired By The Film “Like Crazy” For His Solo Album’s Title Track
BTS Jimin‘s anticipated solo album FACE is finally here, along with its title track “Like Crazy.”
BTS has been known to take inspiration from other media, especially books, throughout the years. Now, this new song was inspired by a film.
Previously, Rolling Stone asked Jimin, “Can you share what the “Like Crazy” choreography and performance is going to be like?” Jimin explained how he tried to portray similar vibes to the movie, which is also called Like Crazy.
I tried to express the feelings of that movie… You know, the somewhat complex, somewhat lonely, somewhat happy emotions. I tried to express all these ambiguous and subtle emotions in a slightly sexy way, but I’m not sure how it’ll end up being received by people. [Laughs]
Like Crazy is a 2011 American romantic drama film starring Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, and Anton Yelchin and directed and written by Drake Doremus as the story is inspired by his own long-distance relationship with a Londoner. The award-winning film follows British exchange student Anna (Jones), who is separated from her love interest American student Jacob (Yelchin) when she is denied entry to the U.S. after she overstayed on her student visa.
Interestingly, Jimin mentioned Like Crazy back in 2021 before he had ever seen the film. He included “In Return” by Breakbot in his playlist at the time, which he heard was in the movie.
OMG JIMIN ALREADY TOLD US ABOUT THE MOVIE "LIKE CRAZY" IN HIS MELON STATION INTERVIEW ABOUT HIS SPOTIFY PLAYLIST IN 2021 pic.twitter.com/8dwr1p3SJA
— Carolyne🌱⁷ 🃏🧑🚀💙🪞🦋 (@mhereonlyforbts) March 22, 2023
the lyrics to in return that jimin recommended from the movie like crazy…like my heart hurts pic.twitter.com/1HCE5ZnUHs
— #rmvm 🪞 (@vmjist) March 22, 2023
Now, Jimin has seen the film and was heavily influenced by it for his title song “Like Crazy.” He not only used the same name. There are numerous references…
Jimin says in his own words the main title track ‘Like Crazy’ is about finding yourself while searching for a loved one in a dream and still wishing to continue to be in the dream !! He is inspired from the movie ‘Like Crazy ‘ … #jimin #LikeCrazy_JIMIN pic.twitter.com/0H29bZfqNf
— Jimin’s FACE 24.3.23💜 (@Shravs78727268) March 24, 2023
Firstly, the song conveys Jimin’s feelings when separated from ARMYs during the pandemic. Like Crazy is primarily about a long-distance relationship.
*whispers* reads the synopsis of Like Crazy the movie if you wanna cry and know which one Jimin is referring to 😭 pic.twitter.com/CauRWxNB4r
— Beth loves Jimin 🪞FACE DAY ! (@PeachyJiminie17) March 22, 2023
In another interview, Jimin explained further how the bittersweet film inspired him. He even rewatched the movie when working on the song.
Theories everywhere, but is pretty clear what Jimin wanted to show in the song that it's based ON THE MOVIE LIKE CRAZY! even had parts of the dialogues in THE SONG! That's way i cant understand why you dont focus in the real meaning of the song. You should watch Like Crazy firts pic.twitter.com/XojaVxn4rB
— LoreKTH 🇦🇷 💜𐤀💚 (@kth_lore) March 24, 2023
So, he thoughtfully added many references in both the song and music video. Some ARMYs thought that the water-like appearance of lights might have been due to the final scene in Like Crazy being in a shower.
Ah the last scene in the movie Jimin said inspired Like Crazy was in shower so the scenes from teaser ARE involving water 😯 pic.twitter.com/MgH4XQVqZR
— Face by Jimin 🪞 (@minieskies) March 22, 2023
You can see how scenes in the MV mirror those from the movie. Take for instance, these club scenes…
the movie like crazy and the mv: pic.twitter.com/XUQTP8Ggph
— face by jimin 🪞🌙 (@shyjjmn) March 24, 2023
Also, Jimin is seen sitting in a chair at a table at the beginning and end of the MV. In the film, Anna was gifted a handmade chair by Jacob. ARMYs have some theories behind the significance of this too.
that chair is his first work too (this is jimin first album) and she keep call it as "her chair"/ "my chair" bc that what she uses when she's doing her work/stuffs (and jimin participated at writing his album songs, his works) idk if this makes sense😭
— MINMINS || minmarch || FACE DAY!! (@sujimcouple) March 22, 2023
Lastly, some might think that Jimin included actual dialogue from Like Crazy in the song…
JIMIN USED DIALOGUE FROM THE LIKE CRAZY MOVIE IN HIS SONG LIKE CRAZY pic.twitter.com/i5tmQinbZu
— JMF🪞 (@jmfolder) March 24, 2023
It actually is not. The voice actress shared her process of recording the dialogue. They did watch the film to get the tone similar, but it’s original dialogue for “Like Crazy.”
so the voice actress said bighit reached out to her manager and she picked the male voice actor. they sent her audio from like crazy the movie to get the vibes/tone but it was original dialogue for the song. love behind the scenes content!!! pic.twitter.com/Xwki3puoLB
— alexa⁷ seeing yoongi🪞🛣️ (@personajoon) March 24, 2023
What did you think of the song and MV? Did you catch any more references to Like Crazy?
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