Will BTS make new record with ‘BE’? K-pop band says 'thought a lot whether to put Dynamite in album'
'We thought Dynamite will be an energetic encore ending to the album, kind of like the fireworks at the end of our concert,' said band leader RM
Prior to the release of ‘BE’, members of global K-pop sensation BTS sat down to talk about this year's highly anticipated album. RM, the leader of BTS, said ‘Dynamite’, their stellar hit, released in August, offers a "fireworks" ending to the album. While addressing a presser on YouTube on Friday, November 20, the 26-year-old rapper said, “We thought a lot about whether or not to put 'Dynamite' in the album but as it is rooted in the same positive affirmation of ‘BE’, we thought 'Dynamite' will be an energetic encore ending to the album, kind of like the fireworks at the end of our concert.”
The band members also said that the "skit" for this album is their uncensored emotions and feelings when ‘Dynamite’ topped at the Billboard Hot 100, their career’s personal best so far — a record only two boybands, except BTS, hold.
The band also talked about how unique the album-making process was as this is the first time all of them were involved. Jimin was looking over the music production where he took everyone’s inputs and forwarded to the staff. V aka Taehyung was the visual director for the album. He took photos of the members in their natural self with a polaroid camera and also directed the covers of the music album. The vocalist said, “I was nervous for the whole process but I received a lot of help from the army and also a huge support from the members. I made a presentation for the first time for this album and I realized that I have some talent in this. So I am really happy with how it turned out to be. Please use me.”
The BTS Army quickly took on how supportive the band members were off each other. A user posted, “the way jimin kept saying he didn’t do that much as a project manager & joon instantly said that he was the one that decided to take the most difficult role & praised him for it ohplssss.”
the way jimin kept saying he didn’t do that much as a project manager & joon instantly said that he was the one that decided to take the most difficult role & praised him for it ohplssss ☹️ pic.twitter.com/ELrOGU5pei— •ᴗ• (@teenyjimi) November 20, 2020
RM also shared why it was so important to share the creative process of the album with the army. He said, “We have never shared the complete process of an album but this time it felt important as we are physically disconnected but we wanted to make this together.” He added that when the army would watch certain parts of the album, they would realize that the whole process was discussed in YouTube live streams and videos that we shared in the past few months.
Will ‘BE’ beat the world records of 'Dynamite'? In August, 'Dynamite' not only broke the highest view count for a YouTube music video with more than 100 million views in 24 hours, but it also had 265,000 downloads in its first week, tripling the downloads of their last album ‘Map of the Soul’s 'On’s 86,000 count. Pre-release album sales of BTS ‘BE’ is already over 2 million as Korean media outlets reported. Will BTS make a new record all over again?