NCT‘s Taeyong released “Love Theory” on April 14 along with rapper Wonstein, and fans are loving the unique concept of the song.
Not only did “Love Theory” provide a fresh look at Taeyong’s unique visuals…
…but its fun music video did full justice to his creative lyrics.
this part of taeyong staring into space cutely during the lyrics “can you please not talk to me cause when you do i go blank” is so cute 🥺💗 pic.twitter.com/t8G7COwHOb
— 태유연 🌹 𝟺/𝟷𝟺 𝙻𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚘𝚛𝚢 (@taeyeweon) April 14, 2022
In fact, fans couldn’t get over just how much of himself Taeyong had incorporated into the song.
so much tyongieness in the concept and art direction 😭😭😭💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓
— 방구석린 🌹 𝟺∕𝟷𝟺 𝙻𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚘𝚛𝚢 (@alientyong) April 12, 2022
According to the song’s description,”Love Theory” tells the story of a ‘nerd’ who is experiencing love for the first time.
NCT Taeyong X Wonstein's song 'Love Theory' is a pop genre hip-hop song that combines a bouncy pluck sound and percussion rhythm, and its witty lyrics tells a story of a nerd in love exploring the complexity of love that he has never experienced before.https://t.co/ygBHKzZ62P pic.twitter.com/bNTohxjUA8
— Dyva🌸 (@captainuwu) April 12, 2022
Taeyong plays the nerd in question, and in a recent fansign event, he revealed where he got his inspiration for the nerd concept: as it turns out, Taeyong was inspired after watching the classic sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
Taeyong said love theory is about love and talk to his friends what is love and he said he watch big bang theory he likes their concept 💗pic.twitter.com/W8ENFEHWru
— Z e n.◡̈ (@jaeedimples) April 13, 2022
The Big Bang Theory is a popular American sitcom that ran from 2007-2019, and it revolves around four ‘nerds,’ Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj, who are struggling to find love. The show won plenty of awards during its lengthy run, cementing itself as one of the most beloved sitcoms in history. And it turns out Taeyong is a fan!
The Big Bang Theory‘s influence on “Love Theory” is not immediately noticeable, but Taeyong’s character arc as a nerd is there. The MV even includes a hilarious montage scene of the ‘love expert,’ Wonstein, teaching Taeyong what he needs to do to become confident.
The scenes of Taeyong asking Wonstein for help were a fan-favorite!
“Give me a solution”
taeyong asking wonstein for help 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/l8hPW6E2ur
— taeyong pics ⚛️❤️ (@taeyongpictures) April 14, 2022
Though, Taeyong’s take on the ‘nerd in love’ trope made some fans give their own hilarious take on Taeyong as a nerd.
Ultimately, however, “Love Theory” and its use of the nerd concept were a hit! And tthe reason why is because fans are deeply appreciative of how Taeyong always brings concepts to life in the most creative and detailed ways possible.
one thing about taeyong he will take a concept SERIOUSLY. nothing is good enough when it comes to him he has to make that vision come to life to the smallest details every single time… and DOES!
— ✴︎ (@ltyexos) April 14, 2022
Fans are also proud of him for always incorporating such a wide variety of cultural references into his work…
The Big Bang Theory, Bonnie & Clyde, Marilyn Monroe, sculptors like Rodin…I love how Taeyong incorporates such diverse cultural references into his lyrics. It's like we get a little slice of his brilliant mind.
— LoveTheory ⚛️❤️ (@musetaeyong) April 13, 2022
…and for proving that he and his bestie Wonstein really are a team to watch out for!
wonstein and taeyong are such a good combo together it’s actually insane
— love theory ✽ (@ltyhoney) April 14, 2022
If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch Taeyong and Wonstein’s “Love Theory” on the link below.