Country duo Dan and Shay are 'down' to work with BTS for a collab, but fans say 'no thanks'
If you've ever wondered what country music and K-pop may sound like fused together, you might be getting your answer soon enough. It looks like country duo Dan + Shay are totally up for a collab with South Korea's mega boy group BTS. In a recent interview with 'eTalk', Dan + Shay voiced their approval for the idea of working with BTS on new music, saying, "We're down."
According to Canadian outlet The Loop, the Grammy-winning country duo has also said they are "huge fans" of BTS. Their admiration for the K-pop group is no secret, however, as their comment is actually a response to the mutual love shared by BTS member Jungkook with his recent cover. In July, the BTS star dropped his rendition of Dan + Shay's song '10,000 Hours' (with Justin Bieber), which had listeners swooning. Dan Smyers spoke about the band and Jungkook, saying, “First of all, [Jungkook] did an amazing job and we’re huge fans of those guys. They’re so good, the music’s amazing, everything is just so on point.”
“He did that cover and it was just incredible. I thought it originally was just a couple lines or something and then I went on SoundCloud and he had recorded the whole song,” Dan shared. “That’s a tremendous honour. Those guys are so talented and for him to stumble upon our song and to do a whole cover of it, you know it takes a lot of time to do something like that," Dan continued, adding, "To go into a studio and put the vocals in and record the whole thing and then upload it - that’s super kind of him to do that.”
Furthermore, he also teased the idea of Dan + Shay-BTS collab at the time: “Huge shout out to him for recording it and shout out to the fans! Much love to them, they were so good to us and so sweet about the song. Maybe someday, we’ll collaborate with BTS,” Dan said. “We’re putting that into the world right now." With the duo winning Duo of the Year award at the recently concluded ACM Awards 2020, the timing ought to be right.
For Army, however, fans have mixed opinions on BTS entering into the realm of country music. While some fans expressed their apprehension for the collab with comments like "we don’t want it" and "Stop it" and "no thanks," others have warmed up to the idea saying "I welcome it! I would love to hear BTS explore country music," and another who tweeted "They wouldn’t be the first Kpop artist to do country music, but I’d still be living for it!." One fan reasoned with the idea, saying, "Tbh just let them be I honestly don’t want any other artist collaborating with bts but if bts trust these guys then I’m sure whatever they think is best."
we don’t want it😐— gigi⁷ JOONIE DAY #1 (@vantaessweet) September 17, 2020
Stop it— Army⁷⟭⟬ Moa𖧵 (@Army15523473) September 17, 2020
no thanks 💜💜— zzz⁷##🧃 eye strain acc !! (@fairikoobi) September 17, 2020
I welcome it! I would love to hear BTS explore country music.— #BlackLivesMatter⁷ 💜 🇬🇭 (@Sanghee_0221) September 17, 2020
They wouldn’t be the first Kpop artist to do country music, but I’d still be living for it!https://t.co/x0uq0GPi2H— KpopAgent00⁷#ThankYouChan (@jennife51838813) September 17, 2020
Tbh just let them be I honestly don’t want any other artist collaborating with bts but if bts trust these guys then I’m sure whatever they think is best— 𝙟𝙤𝙤𝙣𝙟𝙖𝙚⁷- ✨YEONJUN DAY✨ (@txtbong) September 17, 2020
What do you think of BTS dipping their fingers in country sounds and are you up for them collaborating with Dan + Shay? Leave a comment below.