By: Mafe Ramos | @mafeerpaulo & Noor Haddad | @Noor_Haddad_
On Thursday, May 6 At 12 KST NCT Dream released the second chapter of the “DREAMVERSE” teasers, “The Thing I Cherish,” a short track video for the R&B Pop song, “Rainbow,” from their upcoming album 맛 (Hot Sauce).
Following “DREAMVERSE: Chapter 1,” “DREAMVERSE: Chapter 2” begins with a scene of Jaemin, Jeno, Haechan, and Chenle discussing the new menu for the cafe. Renjun came in and dropped the cup of coffee he was holding, and all of them gathered to pick up the pieces. The scene changes to Haechan waking up and realizing that was a dream. Next to him, Jeno and Chenle tried to blow Jisung’s candle. After Mark enters the room and finally blows out the candle, the group departs. The scene closes with Jisung staring at the blown candle, and the music for “Rainbow” begins. Through the end of the video, the members hang out at a park at night, surrounded by colorful lights.
With the release of the second chapter, fans could not hold in their excitement.
Chenle trends on Twitter in Korea
After the music video was released, Chenle’s vocals in “Rainbow” captured the hearts of the fans, making “Chenle Voice” trend on Twitter in Korea.
Trending in Korea!
It also trended last night so making it trending 2 days in a row right after each track video!
Chenle vocal king ?? pic.twitter.com/w2JxUIRPpT
— 루씨 (@chenleours) May 5, 2021
Fans expressed their love and support for the song and music video.
rainbow is giving me that chick-flick indie film that tackles about childhood friends who got seperated to pursue their own dreams and got reunited again in the same ground where they usually spend their time together when they were still younger and im not feeling okay
— nina! cramming era (@jwisaurus) May 5, 2021
this is nct dream pic.twitter.com/sbqelclWGN
— lyn | hot sauce ga ? (@deputymarklee) May 5, 2021
renjun has been consecutively on the ending cuts for dreamverse 1 and 2… yes. renjun main character ksnsksjs ?? pic.twitter.com/hpx3lVxyqf
— nica? 7맛(Hot Sauce)? (@renjunache) May 5, 2021
one thing about dream is that their voices blend so well together like you can hear vocal line doing the adlibs but also jeno jaemin jisung and mark doing the lower harmonies in the chorus and it sounds so complete pic.twitter.com/1BulX0qKaD
— ₍^›ㅡ•^₎ (@802hyuck) May 5, 2021
Reminder that rainbow is the song which mark, jeno, jaemin and jisung had participated in writing the lyrics pic.twitter.com/8AgYu6lnhu
— kentrosaurus ? (@god_najaem) May 5, 2021
…and did not miss the opportunity to share funny reactions.
WDYM DAEGAL IS THE ONE ON THE LOVE TRIANGLE ??
— ًaie⋆ (@cnehleribo) May 4, 2021
mark evil soul internally after he blew jisung's candle and watched the pain and misery on his little cute face pic.twitter.com/WIWM3wUzMO
— Hot Sauce better than ur favs whole discography (@taeilshinebrigh) May 5, 2021
if my crush likes another person and that person was given MY gift that person also blew my precious candle i’d resort to black magic too what jisung did is very rational and understandable
— rio (@neoreos) May 5, 2021
Some fans reminisced about NCT Dream’s past concepts after seeing the music video.
dreamies having fun?? pic.twitter.com/hO9cRKSwzi
— 뀨? (@renminrise) May 5, 2021
no because we witnessed them grew up together ??
NCT DREAM DREAMVERSE#DREAMVERSE_Chapter2 pic.twitter.com/wpJ196iNxh
— daily marklee (@leemkdaily) May 5, 2021
we go up go
dive into you rainbow pic.twitter.com/lhZe1JcphQ
— ً? (@jaewoosh98) May 5, 2021
NCTzens attempted to connect the dots between “DREAMVERSE: Chapter 1 The Love Triangle” and “DREAMVERSE: Chapter 2 The Thing I Cherish.”
jisung is looking back by himself…
only jisung knew that this was actually a dream. pic.twitter.com/ALIvdBi4b1
— 해린 (@ASTER0IDJWI) May 5, 2021
— ˙?˙ (@J4EMFILMS) May 5, 2021
what if the other person involve in the marksung love triangle isn't actually a person? like when you think about it, maybe the representation of the candle is about the memories of past dreamies and how they gave back the candle to mark because he had return in dream
— ًً neos ♡ yana !¡ jaemin? (@sweaterjae) May 5, 2021
what mark said in the dream meeting video really makes sense, you can see how jisung held onto renjun but in the next shot he's holding onto jeno's hands pic.twitter.com/3hthDuT64f
— ً (@OXYJENEO) May 5, 2021
My take on this is that the scented candle represents time and how the dreamies spent their youth together. mark and jisung are chosen to be in the triangle since it represents the eldest and youngest members in dream. pic.twitter.com/HLU6eCDmwB
— ًsammie (@C0SM0HYUCK) May 5, 2021
The next, and final, chapter of the “DREAMVERSE” trilogy is scheduled for Friday, May 7th at 12 AM KST. And fans cannot wait to find out how “DREAMVERSE: Chapter 3” will connect with the rest of the story.
What do you think the conclusion will be?
If you want to know more about the “DREAMVERSE,” read up on our “Dive into You” write-up here!
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