September 27, 2022

Completely satisfied birthday to RM, the intrepid chief of BTS! The rapper, songwriter, and artwork lover turns 28 as we speak, September twelfth — what higher strategy to have a good time than by rounding up some songs that spotlight his work?

With that being stated, making an attempt to slim down RM’s discography to simply 10 songs is a gigantic problem. In some ways, he is BTS — he’s written almost 200 songs (the latest rely within the Korean Music Copyright Affiliation has him clocking in at 199), and, as a fluent English speaker, typically acts because the translator for the group when abroad.

BTS was constructed over a decade in the past across the artist born Kim Namjoon. Then an underground rapper within the Korean hip-hop house, HYBE’s Bang Si-Hyuk noticed one thing particular within the wickedly sharp teenager and got down to construct a crew round him — now, a number of Grammy nominations, six Billboard Sizzling 100 No. 1 tracks, and numerous damaged data later, the remainder is historical past (within the making).

To have a good time RM’s birthday, we’ve rounded up ten of our favourite songs that spotlight his expertise as a author, rapper, and chief of the group. Additionally make sure you play the accompanying playlist beneath, perhaps whereas taking a stroll or absorbing a while in nature — it’s what Namjoon would need.


“Trivia: Love”

As an already gifted and intelligent songwriter, RM actually flexes his multilingual talents with a number of the wordplay employed on “Trivia: Love.” This solo monitor off the fantastic Love Your self: Reply is such a gem — sonically, the syncopated piano and romantic strings reach capturing the sensation the title suggests. It’s within the lyrics, although, that RM actually shines: “You erode all my edges and make me into love” is a pleasant sentiment by itself, however RM is definitely referencing the shapes of the hangul, Korean characters, that make up these phrases.

Softening the exhausting cornered edges of the character ‘ㅁ,’ discovered within the Korean phrase for human, turns it into the spherical ‘ㅇ’ within the Korean phrase for love. “Saram” turns into “sarang” — RM, then, goes from an individual to somebody residing with love. The layers! The cleverness! The multilingual expertise wanted to know it! It’s one line of many who demonstrates his consideration to element when writing for BTS.

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