November 29, 2022

Tune of the Week breaks down and talks concerning 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, take a look at our Spotify New Sounds playlist. This week, BTS return to their roots with the swaggering, assured “Run BTS.”


“Okay, let’s go,” SUGA directs firstly of “Run BTS,” one of many new tracks on BTS’ anthology album, PROOF (out right now, June tenth). The album is dense, 48 tracks pulled from the group’s 9 years of exercise to this point. “Run BTS” is without doubt one of 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 title, 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 among the extra unhinged power of earlier eras of the group. This time, although, the music isn’t being carried out by a bunch of seven younger males making an attempt their absolute best to make their method, however by a septet of assured adults who’ve achieved issues past their wildest goals.

There are references to the various hardships they encountered of their previous — the looming menace of being despatched dwelling throughout their days as trainees, their outdated tackle in a one-bedroom dorm the place all of them resided, and an outdated studio that always flooded when it rained an excessive amount of.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 in every of his finest choices in latest reminiscence: “The explanation 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)/ Rules, obtained them (Acquired them)/ Good music, obtained them (Acquired 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 hold the power careening ahead. And, as traditional, J-Hope practically 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 middle on a BTS monitor 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 power is welcomed.

— Mary Siroky
Contributing Editor


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