Semiotic Analysis of Mental Disorders in BTS Magic Shop Lyrics
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- Anxiety; BTS; Mental health; Song lyrics; Semiotics
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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TY - CONF AU - Verisa Rizki Amara AU - Rina Sari Kusuma PY - 2022 DA - 2022/05/09 TI - Semiotic Analysis of Mental Disorders in BTS Magic Shop Lyrics BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Community Empowerment and Engagement (ICCEE 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 187 EP - 197 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220501.021 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220501.021 ID - Amara2022 ER -