BTS (Bangtan Boys)’s “Blood Sweat & Tears” have not gone to waste.
The hip-hop idol group released the music video for their title track yesterday (Sunday, 9th October) at 11pm on YouTube, and it has already amassed more than 3.5 millions views as of time of writing – proving their immense popularity amongst K-Pop fans.
“Blood Sweat & Tears” is included in their 2nd full studio album, “Wings“, along with other tracks such as the highly anticipated “BTS Cypher 4”, Rap Monster-produced “21st Century Girls (21세기 소녀)”, and “Am I Wrong”, which was remade from blues musician Kevin Moore (Keb’ Mo’)’s 1994 track of the same name.
Armies (as fans of BTS are lovingly known as) will also be thrilled, as this album contains solo tracks from all of the members, namely “Begin” by Jungkook; “Lie” by Jimin; “Stigma” by V; “First Love” by Suga; “Reflection” by Rap Monster; “MAMA” by J-Hope; and “Awake” by Jin. To no one’s surprise, the track titles were the names for the teaser videos too.
Meanwhile, the music video for “Blood Sweat & Tears” is a rather confusing affair and is as baffling as their “I Need You” and “Run” music videos. It features the boys dressed up in flamboyant attires and contains several abstract imagery, such as Jin looking intensely at a painting, J-Hope shooting an arrow, and the boys seated at a long table, which reminded us of “Alice In The Wonderland”.
Fans have come up with various theories to explain the music video, but we’ll let you interpret it for yourself:
BTS debuted on 13th June 2013, and has since garnered a solid following by singing about the harsh truths of modern society. So far, they have released 2 full studio albums and 4 extended plays.