When a chance with a rich young girl presents itself, Bae Shin Wook suddenly bets his life on her. In his ruthless pursuit to marry her even murder becomes an option. In the end is this love it really worth having?
Runtime: 40 minutes
End of Love - Songs of Innocence (U2 album) - Netflix
Songs of Innocence is the 13th studio album by Irish rock band U2. Released on 9 September 2014, it was produced by Danger Mouse, with additional production from Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney, and Flood. The album was announced at an Apple Inc. product launch event and released the same day to all iTunes Store customers at no cost. It was exclusive to iTunes, iTunes Radio, and Beats Music until 13 October 2014, when it received a physical release on Island and Interscope Records. The digital release made the record available to more than 500 million iTunes customers, for what Apple CEO Tim Cook marketed as “the largest album release of all time”. After the relatively lukewarm commercial performance of their previous record, No Line on the Horizon (2009), lead singer Bono expressed uncertainty over how the band could remain musically relevant. During the five-and-a-half-year gestation period for Songs of Innocence—the longest gap between albums of their career—the group reportedly worked on several projects with multiple producers, including an aborted companion to their previous record called Songs of Ascent. However, they struggled to complete an album to their satisfaction and continually delayed a release. After working with Danger Mouse for two years, the group collaborated with Flood, Epworth, and Tedder to complete the record. Thematically, it revisits the group members' youth in Ireland in the 1970s, touching on childhood memories, loves, and losses, while paying tribute to musical inspirations Ramones and the Clash. Bono described it as “the most personal album we've written”. Lead single “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” was featured in an Apple television advertisement as part of a promotional campaign for the band on which the company reportedly spent $100 million. Approximately 81 million iTunes users listened to the album in its first month of release, 26 million of whom downloaded the entire record. Songs of Innocence received mixed reviews and drew criticism for its digital release; the album was automatically added to users' iTunes accounts, which for many triggered an unprompted download to their electronic devices. Upon its commercial release, Songs of Innocence sold just 101,000 copies in North America and charted for just eight and nine weeks in the US and UK, respectively. The group's press tour for the album was interrupted after Bono was seriously injured in a bicycle accident. The record received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Album. U2 supported the album with the successful Innocence + Experience Tour in 2015, and followed it up with a companion record, Songs of Experience, in 2017.
End of Love - Composition - Netflix
According to music journalist Jon Pareles, Songs of Innocence features U2 strictly playing rock music, particularly arena rock, whose elaborate production “puts a higher gloss, and sometimes a heavier fuzz tone, on the band's instantly recognizable sound”. Thematically, Songs of Innocence revisits the group members' youth in Ireland in the 1970s, touching on childhood memories, loves, and losses, while paying tribute to their musical inspirations. Bono described it as “the most personal album we've written”. In an interview with Gus Wenner of Rolling Stone, he said, “Let's try to figure out why we wanted to be in a band, the relationships around the band, our friendships, our lovers, our family. The whole album is first journeys—first journeys geographically, spiritually, sexually.” He said that he felt challenged to write about more personal themes and why he wanted to be in a rock band after producer Jimmy Iovine told him, “The person you need to be to make the album that you wanna make is a long way from where you live.” Rolling Stone deemed Songs of Innocence as having the feeling of a concept album, a notion that Bono rejected, although he did opine it was lyrically cohesive in a way the group's other records were not. For the album, the group revisited adolescent musical influences, such as punk rock band Ramones and electronic music group Kraftwerk, for inspiration. Opening track “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” pays tribute to Joey Ramone, the Ramones' lead singer who was particularly influential on Bono. During their teenage years, U2 snuck into a Ramones concert, and the experience of watching Joey perform made Bono feel less self-conscious about his own singing. “Every Breaking Wave” is about the difficulty of “giv[ing] yourself completely to another person”, with lyrical characters who are “addicted to sort of failure and rebirth”. “California (There Is No End to Love)” recalls the group's first visit to Los Angeles and how the city contrasted with their native Dublin. “Song for Someone” is a love song Bono wrote for his wife Ali Hewson, who he met when they were teenagers. “Iris (Hold Me Close)” is written about Bono's mother, Iris, who died after suffering a cerebral aneurysm at her father's funeral when Bono was 14 years old. The lyrics liken her influence over her son to a star that died long ago but whose light is still reaching earth. Bono rewrote the song's lyrics after reading a letter that journalist James Foley wrote in captivity to his family prior to his being killed by ISIS; the letters made Bono realize that “we will all be remembered by the least-profound moments. The simplest moments.” The lyrics for “Volcano” are written from the perspective of a younger Bono addressing his modern-day self; he said, “It's this young guy going, 'The fuck happened to you?'” The Edge composed the song's bass intro. “Raised by Wolves” is about the Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 1974, which killed 33 people but were narrowly avoided by Bono that day. The song is written from the perspective of Andy Rowen (brother of Bono's childhood friend Guggi), whose presence at the bombings would later drive him into heroin addiction, a subject also addressed in U2's 1984 song “Bad”. “Cedarwood Road” reminisces about the street in Dublin on which Bono lived during his youth. The cherry blossom tree referenced in the lyrics was from the Rowen family garden. “Sleep Like a Baby Tonight”, written about a pedophile priest, was described by Q's Tom Doyle as featuring “deceptively lullaby-like... synth pulses” reminiscent of Kraftwerk. Their album The Man-Machine was gifted by Bono to Ali when they were dating as teenagers and is name-checked in “Iris (Hold Me Close)” in the line, “But it was you who made me your man/Machine”. “This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now” takes musical cues from one of the group's childhood inspirations, the Clash. According to the liner notes, the song is dedicated to the Clash's guitarist/vocalist Joe Strummer. The closing track, “The Troubles”, was described by Bono as “an uncomfortable song about domestic violence”. The deluxe editions of the album feature two additional songs. “Lucifer's Hands” is based on an instrumental piece titled “Return of the Stingray Guitar” that U2 debuted live in 2010 and performed as the opening song at each of their 32 concerts that year. “The Crystal Ballroom” is written about the former Dublin nightclub of the same name (later known as McGonagle's) that the band frequently performed at in their early years. Lyrically, Bono imagines himself on-stage at the venue witnessing his parents dancing in the audience.
End of Love - References - Netflix