House of the Dragonfly
Airplane, “How R U?”
Airplane is a fairly new group of three members. They’ve released three singles since their debut last year, but this was the first song I’d heard from them. Like Mamamoo and Bumkey, I happened to randomly stumble across this on YouTube. I couldn’t be disappointed because I had absolutely zero expectations, but this song definitely had me intrigued.
It’s a really great song, with a catchy chorus and rap that’s not too overpowering for the acoustic guitar. And while the tone of the song is bright, the mood of the song and video are a little more ambiguous. The song itself is about a chance meeting in a coffee shop, which is what we’re not left with at the end of the mv, surprisingly enough. It seems like both parties are at the post-breakup stage of recognizing that they are trying to get over each other but aren’t quite able to yet. The kicker in the lyrics is that the listener is led to believe the girl is meeting a new guy in the coffee shop, whereas the guy is just meeting a friend. All in all, a really well-rounded song and presentation.