This past March Stray Kids released their mini album Clé 1: Miroh, and it was thought to be part of a trilogy like their last series I Am Not, I Am Who, and I Am You.
It seems to be true based on the surprise release of a trailer titled “Clé 2 : Yellow Wood”, which appears to be the second installment. And, fans already have a theory based on the short trailer.
The title “Yellow Wood” is reminding fans of Robert Frost‘s poem “The Road Not Taken” in which the narrator stumbles upon two paths meeting in a “yellow wood” and chooses to take the path most people wouldn’t.
A poem about reaching a point in life and are given two paths at the yellow wood. Centers around taking the road that you believe is right. All depends on your choice. Stray Kids are entering a maze and have reached the yellow wood; which choice will they make?#Clé2_YellowWood pic.twitter.com/ld2AnLFRya
— sarah (@hanphobia) June 3, 2019
So Yellow Wood is apparently based off of a poem by Robert Frost called The Road Less Traveled.
It’s about someone coming to a crossroads in their path, and the final line says:
“I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”#Clé2_YellowWood
— ғᴀɪᴛʜ✨🗝 (@sayuriarts) June 3, 2019
And, this fits perfectly with the trailer. When Stray Kids reached a level in the elevator where they found the people they were fighting against in “Miroh”, they were disgusted by what they saw (especially Hyunjin) and decided not to get off and join them.
Instead Bang Chan took out a key, or clé, for the elevator and used it to reach a new level “YW” or yellow wood. And that’s when the elevator ride no longer goes smoothly with flickering lights, signalling that it was a stop that most people wouldn’t take just like the poem.
It looks like STAYs have found the meaning of the release before it’s actually been released. It’s officially set for June 19, so time will tell whether the theory is true.