The music video was revealed exclusively to Daniel’s debut anniversary ontact viewers on July 25. The pre-release digital single and music video were released on July 27. The last scene previewing “Who U Are” was not shown at the fanmeeting. Daniel said in his V LIVE that the set’s mood is like the Basilisk scene in the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and that he also watched a few Latin thriller movies since the music video has that style. “Waves” does not have a full choreography, but the point dance is the dancers’ ability to express beats like breaking waves.
Two outfits Daniel wore in the music video were designed by Tone Seoul, who had previously designed outfits for Taemin, EXO, NCT, BLACKPINK, NU’EST, and THE BOYZ among others.[s] [s] [s] In particular, the black suit embedded with white crystals weighed 10kg.[s] The third suit is from Dolce & Gabbana’s upcoming collection. Daniel said his inspiration was Fantastic Beasts, and he intended to look like an adventurer.
“깨워 (Who U Are)”
In Fanijeom, Daniel revealed that he filmed this music video the day before “Waves”. The fire effects were real, and he had to wash five times to clear out the ash. Daniel explained at M Countdown backstage that the music video’s concept was the world collapsed and he woke up alone, and there were wild people. In the radio show Volume Up, Daniel said he wanted to portray a dystopian tribe. He commented that he had body paint artists come in to draw tattoos on his dancers. The music video reached 10 million views in four days, a personal best among all of Daniel’s music videos.
In the Oricon interview, Daniel explained the choreography is not K-pop style. Rather than showing neat lines and the texture of music, they followed the flow of the song and created rhythm from their bodies. He elaborated, “My choreography is not line-oriented. So if you haven’t danced before, it might be difficult to dance to my choreography.”
After Daniel concluded promotions, he revealed a surprise music video on August 18 featuring Dvwn, Chancellor, Jo Seho, Nam Changhee, and Henry. The music video was full of Kang Daniel’s ideas about a person who likes movies. According to KONNECT, laughter never ceased on set despite the rain.[s]