You can travel just by watching a K-Pop music video. Well, kind of. That’s because as the genre goes global, so do its artists’ MVs! From the breathtaking coast of New Zealand to Iceland’s hauntingly beautiful terrain, here are seven K-Pop music videos filmed at some of the most scenic places around the world:
Starry Night (Mamamoo) – New Zealand
An atmospheric power ballad with Latin touches, Starry Night isn’t the kind of song that would make you think of New Zealand, but somehow, Mamamoo manages to kick in that imagery with their music video. As Solar, Hwasa, Moonbyul, and Wheein belt out and rap to the song, they are backed by stunning scenery that includes beaches, forests, and cities.
A Million Pieces (Kyuhyun) – Switzerland
Super Junior’s maknae Kyuhyun brings on the K-Drama vibes through his MV for A Million Pieces. Filmed in Switzerland (yes, just like some of the most memorable scenes of Crash Landing On You), Kyuhyun gets caught up in a short, sweet, then tragic romance with actress Go Ara while touring the beautiful city of Zurich.
For You (Lovelyz) – Japan
Showing a different side of Japan in For You, the girls of Lovelyz spend a wonderful time in sunny Okinawa, walking down the charming streets, prancing around grassy grounds with the mountains as their backdrop, and coming together at the beach to catch the stunning sunset.
Lonely (SISTAR) – Macau
As a parting gift to their fans before disbanding, SISTAR released Lonely, a sentimental track that showcases the members’ saccharine yet powerful vocals. The music video in itself is almost like a tour of Macau, featuring places like the Parisian, Senado Square, and more.
Party (Girl’s Generation) – Thailand
The members of Girls Generation bring the fun to Thailand for their Party music video. Filmed specifically in the idyllic island of Ko Samui, the music video shows the iconic girl group enjoying their tropical escape on palm-fringed beaches and refreshing infinity pools.
Healing (Seventeen) – Australia
Wrapping up their first Asia-Pacific tour, Seventeen took a healing break in Australia, showcasing their youthful and playful vibes in this special music video. They are seen taking in the views at Bondi Beach, playing at Luna Park, strolling down the Docklands, and exploring Victoria Street at night.
Let Me In (LOOΠΔ/HaSeul) – Iceland
Haesul enchants viewers with her music video for Let Me In, filmed in the biting cold of Iceland. Like a collection of scenes pulled out of Game of Thrones, the MV boasts the country’s natural wonders like the Diamond Beach, which is famous for its black sand.
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*Featured image via Woollim Entertainment/1theK