November 30, 2022

Music of the Week breaks down and talks in regards to the tune we simply can’t get out of our head every week. Discover these songs and extra on our Spotify Prime Songs playlist. For our favourite new songs from rising artists, try our Spotify New Sounds playlist. This week, BTS return to their roots with the swaggering, assured “Run BTS.”


“Okay, let’s go,” SUGA directs at first of “Run BTS,” one of many new tracks on BTS’ anthology album, PROOF (out immediately, June tenth). The album is dense, 48 tracks pulled from the group’s 9 years of exercise to this point. “Run BTS” is among the model new choices, kicking off Disc 2 of the three-part assortment.

The title of the tune has nothing to do with BTS’ longstanding selection present of the identical title, and all the pieces to do with the truth that the members of BTS have been “operating” just about nonstop since their debut in 2013 — the driving guitar and energetic beat recall a number of the extra unhinged power of earlier eras of the group. This time, although, the tune isn’t being carried out by a bunch of seven younger males making an attempt their absolute best to make their manner, however by a septet of assured adults who’ve achieved issues past their wildest desires.

There are references to the numerous hardships they encountered of their previous — the looming menace of being despatched dwelling throughout their days as trainees, their previous tackle in a one-bedroom dorm the place all of them resided, and an previous studio that usually flooded when it rained an excessive amount of. SUGA is totally in his bag on his verse, his rapid-fire move lending itself to considered one of his finest choices in latest reminiscence: “The rationale behind Bangtan’s success? I don’t know if there’s one thing like that/ All of us simply run arduous/ It doesn’t matter what, we simply run,” he says.”

“Consolation? Received them (Received them)/ Rules, obtained them (Received them)/ Good music, obtained them (Received them)/ Good group? Goddamn,” RM replies. Jimin and Jin’s vocals soar in the course of the pre-chorus, earlier than V’s wealthy baritone and Jungkook’s dependable riffs maintain the power careening ahead. And, as traditional, J-Hope almost steals the present by the point his verse closes issues out.

This sort of (well-earned) confidence that teeters into flexing hasn’t actually been entrance and middle on a BTS observe like this for the reason that days of “Mic Drop,” but when there was any time for these boys to take a step again and tally up their achievements, it was this current second. The whiplash from “But To Come” into this explosion of power is welcomed.

— Mary Siroky
Contributing Editor


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