BTS 'BE' Tracklist Preview: Here's what to expect from first ever self-produced album of K-pop boy band
A statement from Big Hit says, ‘BE’ stands for 'to be' and the album contains the band’s emotions and ruminations they had throughout this year
Few hours from now, one of the most anticipated albums of the year, BTS ‘BE’ will see the light of the day. This time, the album and the songs are more signIficant as BTS is self-producing it, from the scratch. In BTS member J-hope’s words, “an album we participated in from one to ten”. A statement from Big Hit Entertainment states, ‘BE’ stands for “to be” or “existence”, and the album contains the band’s emotions and ruminations they had throughout this year.
So what to expect from ‘BE’? From the single that was released in August, true to its name ‘Dynamite’, it did blow up, but only in the best way possible. Not just its record-breaking views for the first 24 hours or claiming #1 in Billboard Hot 100 chart, 'Dynamite' was a fresh breath of air in a year where nothing seemed so innately joyful or light; 'Dynamite' shone through the cities with a lil funk and soul.
The rest of the album as we predict from the snippets and teaser and knowing how diverse the music choice of each member is, will be a concoction of all the emotions they felt through the year. J-hope shared in a heartfelt long caption, “one thing for sure is that while making this album, everyone laughed, had heated discussion and had a final review of the album. I think it will be an album where you can feel the warmth of each other.” And who is better to express the pent-up emotions than the rap line of BTS as nobody is forgetting ‘Shadow’ and ‘UGH’ of MOTS7. The huffed up frustration of a year where we got locked up will be loudly heard in ‘Dis-ease’, the old-school hip-hop number produced by J-hope, RM, SUGA and Jimin.
The title track, ‘Life Goes On’ belongs to the “alternative Hip Hop genre with sentimental acoustic guitar sounds captivating the ears of the listeners”. We got a little bit of a sneak peek of the song in the second teaser with V’s husky voice and the first teaser unveiled BTS sitting cozy around a fire soaking in the warmth of the company while a guitar strums soothingly and a whistle-like splashy sound of air ends the video. So this track will be a stark contrast to 'Dynamite' where they talk about acceptance as we embrace our close ones and gather around a television set like BTS at the end of the first teaser.
The digital cover of the 'Life Goes On' reads: “Life goes on/ Like an echo in the forest/ Like an arrow in the blue sky/ On my pillow, on my table/ Life goes on like this again.” ‘Blue and Grey’, as we have heard a little bit of snippet in the BTS show ‘In the Soop’ will likely be dipped in Taehyung’s favorite genre, jazzy blue rhythms and a pop ballad of nostalgic yearning. The snippet had lyrics like, “Where's my angel/I'm sick and tired of everything/Someone come and save myself, cause I can't take it anymore/Everywhere I go, everywhere I see, can you look at me 'cause I'm going free/Every time I cry, every time I smile, can you look at me 'cause I'm blue and grey/I just wanna be happier, baby don't let me go.”
‘Telepathy’ was mentioned by Namjoon and it will be filled with "funky rhythm". ‘Fly To My Room’ is a unit track by SUGA, J-hope, Jimin and V. ‘Stay’ is another unit track of RM, Jin and Jung Kook. ‘Skit’ is a conversational piece that recorded BTS members at their most vivid self when they first charted Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Dynamite’. The album is truly giving us ‘Personal BTS’ at its apex. Soon, ‘BE’ will come home and the army is now counting on BTS to make them go through yet another emotionally overwhelming journey, after all this is BTS getting all BTS-esque.