BTS Changes the Music Scene


Eesha Patel, staff writer

Blood. Sweat. Tears. That’s what BTS pours into their music. Also known as Beyond the Scene, this seven man group is the most popular K-Pop group in South Korea and is on their way to being the best music group in the world. Under the entertainment company BigHit, they debuted in 2013 and immediately blew up. After their first album, School Luv Affair, many people adored them. BTS consists of seven members: Rap Monster, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, V, Jimin and Jungkook, each of whom brings their best to each performance.

Having recently coming out with their new hit album, Love Yourself: Her, BTS has been gaining fans in America. When they came to Newark for their first world tour, their concert sold out in thirty minutes. In an interview with iHeartRadio their leader, Rap Monster, said: “We never expected to the concert to fill up. We were shocked when we found out it sold in 30 minutes.” Thousands of people in America idolize BTS, joining their fans all around the world.

They really started to make their mark in the US when their first music video, “Blood Sweat and Tears”, for their second album, Wings, came out. Before this, they presented as the typical boy band concept, and their music was like any typical K-pop.  However, as they continued to grow, Many Armies, what the fans of BTS are called, saw they started to give us music that consisted of many meanings while still being catchy. Their songs showed the struggles and successes as they went through in life. They managed to give us a whole story in a span of three to four minutes. They write their own songs and choreograph their own dances, something many artists do not do.

In addition, while being quite catchy all of their lyrics have incredible meanings and beginnings. For example, some of their songs and lyrics come from the most unexpected places, such as the book Demian by Hermann Hesse. Another example is one of their newest music videos for the song “Spring Day”. In the music video, all the members are seen walking away from a motel named Omelas. This is a direct reference to the story “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” by Ursula K. Le Guin. While they seem like the typical light-hearted boy band there is so much more to them and their story.