The song, which is part of the drama’s official OST album, was first revealed during the August 29 episode of the drama. It was played during the scene where Sulli cleans up her closet and looks back at her memories with SHINee’s Minho (Kang Tae Joon’s role).
Taeyeon’s strong vocals and the song’s emotional tone matched well with the scene’s overall atmosphere. Especially, the viewers were able to tell the song was Taeyeon’s new song immediately as her powerful style is well established throughout the song. In fact, shortly after the scene was played, Taeyeon and “Closer” were ranked at the top of key search terms online.
Netizens commented, “The song was perfect for the scene,” “Taeyeon is forever my favorite K-Pop singer,” and “I cried over and over listening to this song.”
In case you missed the scene, you can enjoy the song below!