BTS Drops ‘Dynamite’ to Ignite International Hope

BTS Drops ‘Dynamite’ to Ignite International Hope

BTS Drops ‘Dynamite’ to Ignite International Hope

The K-pop band’s new single is their first track sung entirely in English.

The K-pop band’s new single is their first track sung entirely in English.

Text: Jared Peraglia

BTS dropped their much anticipated single "Dynamite" in hopes of bringing international fans some “energy” and hope during the ongoing pandemic.

"Dynamite" is the first track released by the Korean-pop band that is sung entirely in English. Following their dark and intimate album Map of The Soul: 7 the new track serves as a joyful celebration of the little things that make life special. 

“We also needed a breakthrough during these unforeseen times, so we worked on this new song,” BTS said on V Live. “When we first heard and recorded the song, we were energized and our spirits were lifted up. We can’t wait to share this song with you all and enjoy it together.”

BTS’ song arrives alongside a music video featuring solo and group performances by the international boy band. Keeping with "Dynamite’s" retro theme, the video incorporates bright and colorful costumes and props. The band sings in a variety of spaces that scream retro such as a record store, doughnut shop and a basketball court.

The K-pop band is debuting a pair of limited-edition collector items alongside Dynamite. The limited collections include choices of either vinyl or cassette tape. Each item is printed with the single’s retro-rainbow fading logo. "Army" enthusiasts can buy the song on BTS’ website.

"Dynamite" was created with the help of music professionals who have worked with the Jonas Brothers and Hailee Steinfeld. David Stewart and Jessica Agombar helped produce What A Man Gotta Do and I Love You’s and played vital roles in the creation of Dynamite.

The international boy band has had one busy summer. Back in June, BTS held an online concert “Bang Bang Con: The Live” which attracted hundreds of thousands of viewers. The virtual concert landed BTS a Guinness World Record for the most viewers of a music concert live stream.

Original news of the single came as iHeartRadio announced their 2020 Music Fest lineup. The festival will air September 27 and will include performances by BTS, Migos, Miley Cyrus, Thomas Rhett, Usher, Kieth Urban, Coldplay, Kane Brown and Khalid. 

 

Credits: Photos courtesy of BTS.

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