November 30, 2022

Music of the Week breaks down and talks in regards to the music we simply can’t get out of our head every week. Discover these songs and extra on our Spotify High 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 initially of “Run BTS,” one of many new tracks on BTS’ anthology album, PROOF (out right this moment, June tenth). The album is dense, 48 tracks pulled from the group’s 9 years of exercise up to now. “Run BTS” is among the model new choices, kicking off Disc 2 of the three-part assortment.

The title of the music has nothing to do with BTS’ longstanding selection present of the identical identify, and every part to do with the truth that the members of BTS have been “working” just about nonstop since their debut in 2013 — the driving guitar and energetic beat recall a few of the extra unhinged vitality of earlier eras of the group. This time, although, the music isn’t being carried out by a bunch of seven younger males attempting their best to make their approach, 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 residence throughout their days as trainees, their previous deal with 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 circulation lending itself to one among his greatest choices in current reminiscence: “The rationale behind Bangtan’s success? I don’t know if there’s one thing like that/ All of us simply run exhausting/ It doesn’t matter what, we simply run,” he says.”

“Consolation? Acquired them (Acquired them)/ Ideas, obtained them (Acquired them)/ Good music, obtained them (Acquired them)/ Good crew? 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 preserve the vitality careening ahead. And, as ordinary, J-Hope almost steals the present by the point his verse closes issues out.

This type of (well-earned) confidence that teeters into flexing hasn’t actually been entrance and heart on a BTS observe like this because the 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 vitality is welcomed.

— Mary Siroky
Contributing Editor


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