Proceedings of the International Conference on Community Empowerment and Engagement (ICCEE 2021)

Semiotic Analysis of Mental Disorders in BTS Magic Shop Lyrics

Authors
Verisa Rizki Amara1, Rina Sari Kusuma2, *
1,2Communication Science Department, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
*Corresponding author: Email: Rinasari.Kusuma@ums.ac.id
Corresponding Author
Rina Sari Kusuma
Available Online 9 May 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220501.021How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Anxiety; BTS; Mental health; Song lyrics; Semiotics
Abstract

This article examines the meaning of mental health in the lyrics of the BTS’s song Magic Shop with Roland Barthes’ semiotic analysis. The meanings obtained through this analysis are connotation, denotation, and myth. The research method used a qualitative method with an interpretive approach, while the data collection technique employed a literature study. As there is no music video in this song, the researchers analyzed the lyrics of the song to find the meaning of mental health supported by journals and relevant data to enforce it. The results of the study obtained are the denotative meaning of the lyrics of the Magic Shop song which contains fear, uneasiness, anxiety, and other symptoms that lead to mental disorders. The denotative meaning contained in these lyrics as a whole incorporates implications of fear, uneasiness, anxiety, and other reasons that can make feel down which will cause mental health problems if not immediately handled. The connotation meaning is the fear that BTS experienced in the past did not prevent them from realizing their goals. Instead of focusing only on anxiety, they chose to open their hearts by accepting all their strengths and weaknesses. The meaning of the myth is that BTS wanted to convey that before success can be achieved, one must open heart to accept every aspect of oneself. When you can love yourself, then the road to success will follow along with the efforts made.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Community Empowerment and Engagement (ICCEE 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
9 May 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-574-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220501.021How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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