Notwithstanding the way that they scored their first No. 1 hit in the US this year with “Dynamite,” BTS realizes that 2020 has been bummer.
What’s more, the South Korean kid band is here to mitigate all your pandemic hardships with “Life Goes On,” the lead track and first single off of the gathering’s new collection “BE,” which dropped early Friday.
On the acoustic-guitar-bound mid-beat track, BTS — murmuring just as rapping — offers COVID-time comfort in both Korean and English. “Like a reverberation in the timberland … Yeah, life goes on/Like a bolt in the blue sky,” they sing.
BTS likewise addresses the Covid emergency on the more energetic “Dis-ease”: “Weary/But I don’t wanna jumble up/’Cause life goes on/Through the fire … Walk it, walk it, walk it.”
With just eight tunes more than 28 minutes, “BE” is a greater amount of an EP than a collection. The LP — highlighting verses in both Korean and English all through — begins moderate and languid prior to getting a move on in the subsequent half.
In the center there is a “Production” highlighting the discussions that BTS had when they found that “Dynamite” had hit No. 1 in the US. That track — the just one totally sung in English — closes “BE” with a blast.
After the young men made their introduction execution at the MTV VMAs in August, the K-pop septet will play the American Music Awards unexpectedly on Sunday. Nothing unexpected — they’ll sing “Life Goes On.” And so does BTS, as well, evidently.