The Hidden Tributes In Girls’ Generation’s “FOREVER 1” Music Video

The video touchingly honors each member.

Girls’ Generation is officially back after five years with the release of their new album, Forever 1.

(Top row) Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung (Middle row, from left to right) Seohyun, Yoona, Tiffany, and Yuri (Bottom row, from left to right) Hyoyeon, Taeyeon, and Sunny | @GirlsGeneration/Twitter

The music video for their song “FOREVER 1” was packed with everything fans love about Girls’ Generation.

From a signature English intro line from Tiffany

… to fun group choreography, perfect for their summertime bop…

… group moments fans have been missing…

… and another iconic ending pose, the music video has it all.

Behind the bright colors and stunning visuals, hidden tributes were laced throughout the music video, heartwarmingly giving fans a look at what the members have been up to in the last five years.

1. Taeyeon

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon | @taeyeon_ss/Instagram

Girls’ Generation’s leader, Taeyeon, has been active as a successful solo artist over the last five years. In the “FOREVER 1” music video, Taeyeon is seen in her solo scenes on a stage surrounded by musicians.

2. Sunny

Girls’ Generation’s Sunny | @515sunnyday/Instagram

Since Girls’ Generation’s last comeback, Sunny has recorded songs for dramas, been active on multiple variety shows, and acted in the Japanese musical Cafe-in ~Mr. Sommelier Miss Barista.

In the “FOREVER 1” music video, Sunny is surrounded by paparazzi as she makes her way to the red carpet in a limo, receiving the full star treatment.

3. Tiffany

Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany | @tiffanyyoungofficial/Instagram

After Girls’ Generation’s last comeback, Tiffany has kept busy. Tiffany has since made her solo debut in the U.S., appeared on multiple variety shows, and starred as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago.

In the music video, Tiffany is seen on a plane, symbolizing her traveling to the U.S. She’s surrounded by staff members handing her projects to review, showing her creative freedom and direction in her solo career.

4. Hyoyeon

Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon | @hyoyeon_x_x/Instagram

Hyoyeon has kept busy with her solo career, releasing new music under the stage name Hyo and DJ Hyo.

In the music video, Hyoyeon is living it up behind the DJ booth, a nod to her solo career.

5. Yuri

Girls’ Generation’s Yuri | @yulyulk/Instagram

Girls’ Generation’s Yuri has held roles in several Korean dramas, released her first solo single, and appeared on variety shows in the past five years.

In the music video, Yuri is getting photographed at what appears to be a premiere event.

6. Sooyoung

Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung | @sooyoungchoi/Instagram

Sooyoung was a glamorous movie star in the “FOREVER 1” music video, signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. This mirrored Sooyoung’s active life as an actress.

7. Yoona

Girl’s Generation’s Yoona | @yoona__lim/Instagram

Yoona has been active as an actress for over ten years, appearing in television dramas and films.

In the music video, Yoona’s individual scenes take place on a movie set, a nod to her career as an actress.

8. Seohyun

Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun | @seojuhyun_s/Instagram

Girls’ Generation’s maknae has also been active as an actress. Seohyun is currently starring in the drama Jinxed At First and has two additional dramas and a film in the works.

She has also appeared in three musicals over the years, and in the “FOREVER 1” music video, she is seen on a theatre stage with an elegant backdrop.

Check out the hidden meanings in Girls’ Generation’s new music video below!

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