It comes as no surprise that PSY‘s latest comeback, “That That,” was as iconic as everyone hoped the idol’s first release in five years would be.
PSY has never disappointed with his upbeat songs that you just can’t help but dance along to.
'That That (prod. & feat. SUGA of BTS)' OUT NOW
— PSY (@psy_oppa) April 29, 2022
And since for “That That” he combined forces with BTS‘s Suga, an incredible producer with a diverse repertoire…
Prod by Suga >>> pic.twitter.com/t4IYRndZdx
— met – june 10th (@nam_mono7) April 29, 2022
Fans knew that the comeback was going to be incredible.
And indeed, everything from the song itself to the cinematic music video has taken the Internet by storm.
PSY's "That That" (Prod.& ft. SUGA of @BTS_twt) becomes the fastest K-pop MV released in 2022 to surpass 50M views on Youtube, achieving it in 3 days, 3 hours and 36 minutes.
— BTS Charts & Info⁷ (@BTSarmy4ever94) May 2, 2022
And while PSY’s music videos often center around high-energy dancing and goofy scenes…
Many fans couldn’t help but develop clever theories surrounding the music video for “That That.” Because of some striking resemblances to Suga’s music video for “Daechwita,” as Agust D…
Fans have come up with a compelling theory that “That That” may parallel “Daechwita,” indicating that this is PSY’s attempt to distance himself from “Gangnam Style,” a song whose success is definitely long-lasting.
But in a recent behind-the-scenes video of the filming of the music video for “That That,” PSY and Suga proved just how much work went into filming the fun music video.
For instance, PSY kept reshooting one part of the video where he went from dancing with one group to running to join in on the dance with another group. He kept redoing the scene, wanting it to be perfect.
And to film PSY and Suga’s iconic “slapping scene,” PSY even had to check that the car window wouldn’t break, so he could properly get into character without worrying.
But one of the most aesthetic scenes in the music video wasn’t actually achieved through PSY and Suga’s hard work.
In one of the iconic scenes in the music video, PSY and Suga pose while standing on top of the car. And while the shot would have been aesthetic on its own, a flock of birds happened to fly behind them while they were filming.
The music video producer even commented on the fortunate timing as the birds flew past.
And PSY and Suga themselves couldn’t deny the impact the birds unintentionally had in making the scene even more cinematic.
And Suga suggests that the birds even add meaning to the music video because of PSY’s music video “Bird,” released nine years ago.
You can read more about the behind-the-scenes video here.