There’s always a point-counterpoint in liking aspects of a drama and it looks like the first OST from Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (Bobogyungsim: Ryeo) is going to be polarizing. I loved the teaser snippet released earlier this week and after hearing the full track “For You” by Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin of EXO I love it even more. It’s a bombastic modern synth-tinged track that works because K-Bu Bu Jing Xin doesn’t even pretend to be a straight laced old school sageuk with ponderous court discussions and seething backdoor plotting. It’s a rollicking action-packed romp with plenty of anachronisms built in simply with IU’s leading lady acting like a modern day girl because she is a modern day girl time-traveling to the Goryeo era. Her lightness contrasts beautifully with Lee Jun Ki’s intensity, and the first OST track plays up all that pathos.
Full OST MV “For You” by Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin: