With multiple chart-topping albums and a recent appearance on Saturday Night Live , K-Pop royalty BTS have, at this point, solidified their position as global-dominating superstars in a league of their own. But, chalk it up to their ostensible boy-band format , theories about the reasoning behind their U. And their rise is fundamentally based on their musicality and artistry, captured throughout their six-year catalogue — both together and solo — and in their standout performances. Listen for the clear contrast among vocals and the fierce guitar riffs in its latter part. Part three represents the peak of the Cypher series, in terms of clarity of thought, sharpness of message, effectiveness of attack, and fluency of technique. With barely constrained aggression, BTS strikes back at the rappers who sneered at them for being a boy band, resulting in a satisfying and cathartic lash.
But if you were just tuning in, you would have missed quite a few worthy tracks. In the lyrics, BTS uses the imagery of an ocean and a desert to convey the hope and despair they experience while pursuing their dreams as K-pop artists. A bonus: J-Hope, who specializes in rapping, makes a rare appearance singing the mellow verses in this track. Besides writing diss tracks to their haters, the group produced a gentle admonition to their fans. At just 90 seconds, the track is jam-packed with brass instrumentation, beats and J-Hope playfully alternating between high-pitched and low-pitched rapping. Repeating the word, the three members delivered another knockout aimed at the critics who, in deriding BTS, generated more buzz around the group and ended up helping propel them to the top. The original version of this story misstated the name of the album BTS will release on Feb. It is Map of the Soul: 7 , not Map of the Persona: 7. Write to Kat Moon at kat. By Kat Moon.
Since their debut seven years ago on June 13, , the chart-topping, record-breaking K-pop boyband BTS has been an unstoppable force worldwide. Between their Grammy's performance with Lil Nas X , Saturday Night Live performance in , Carpool Karaoke segment with James Corden—even those who don't count themselves among the millions in their loyal fanbase a. Whether it's their well choreographed dances, creative music videos, genre-pushing musicality, philanthropy, or the individual members themselves, there's a lot to love about BTS. But if you're a new fan, or even if you consider yourself a dedicated, years-long part of the ARMY, the group's large discography over songs!
There are many reasons why BTS have become the world-conquering marvels they are today, but perhaps the most important one is the most basic of all — their music. The Korean group have packed in a lot of work since they debuted in , experimenting a whole heap along the way. No one is perfect and that goes for the Korean idols too.