Bangtan Boys Hope New Single Helps Fans Get Through COVID-19

방탄소년단 / 사진 : 빅히트 엔터테인먼트 제공
방탄소년단 / 사진 : 빅히트 엔터테인먼트 제공

Boy band Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, held an event to promote their new single on Aug. 21. At the event livestreamed on YouTube, they had a chance to introduce the single "Dynamite" and share their thoughts, just a few hours before the release of the single.

The band's leader RM said, "We are going to perform the song at this year's MTV Video Music Awards," which is slated for Aug. 30 in New York.

"We're a little nervous but excited to have a chance to take the stage at the VMA for the first time. It would have been nice if we could go and perform there [instead of attending virtually amid the coronavirus epidemic], but we'll do our best to show you a good performance," he added.

【ENG】 방탄소년단 BTS "Dynamite" ONLINE GLOBAL PRESS CONFERENCE (글로벌 기자간담회)

It took about six months for them to come up with a new album after their previous album, "Map of the Soul: 7," which was released in February as the follow-up to their 2019 album, "Map of the Soul: Persona."

Suga said their new single is intended to give fans strength amid the epidemic and help people get through this tough time. "While working on a new album with the aim of releasing it sometime in the latter half of this year, we came across the song, 'Dynamite,' which sounded good. We were pleased with it and eventually we decided to release it as a single," he said.

About the challenge of singing a song in English, Ji-min explained that they wanted to reach more global fans. "People throughout the world are going through a difficult time. They often feel rejected or helpless, suddenly faced with this unexpected pandemic situation," he said. "It was the same for us, being unable to do what we had planned."

V said, "I love music more than anyone else and I'm passionate about singing and dancing. But more importantly, I newly realized that we can exist only if there are fans who listen to our songs and support us. That would explain what this album is for and how it works."

RM said, "We will continue to embrace new challenges while doing our best, so please stay tuned and keep your eyes on us."

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