Because BigHit doesn’t seem to think there is a problem with it, BTS are back with another full album (titled Wings) and the lead track to be promoted is called Blood Sweat and Tears. A supposedly romantic track about what sounds like a broke ass love…I don’t know. I am just kind of here to write the review. Let’s get to it.
I feel like…There is a lot to be said…and most of it is not about the song. So let’s get into it!
BTS are pretty much doing backflips in terms of their growing popularity. Their last come back was a success, with massive numbers coming in for their ep. They even manage to get a couple of wins in the war between Exo and Big Bang. Couple that with growing recognition in certain members, and them being able to actually tour outside of their home country…you are looking at one of the success stories of 2013.
So in light of that…and just right before them hopping over to Japan…Big Hit decides to push their luck and have the boyband do follow up promotions…because they so desperately need to.
I like the song, even though I am over their whole the pro youth commentary. Like as nice as that is, what issues are we talking about? How y’all niggas feel about the LGBTQ+ community in South Korea? What about the Foreign relations? Bullying in the class rooms? Feminism? Like this message is really vague to me. But whatever. They idols that are at the very least saying something. It’s nice in an industry where agency is rather limited, to see a group with as much control as they have exist.
The song is hot, and this is one of them times where I love the aggressive nature of the rapping. Also the line distribution feels a lot more even than what I am used to from them on a promoted track.
So yeah Dope is cool…but it falls flat on the video.
The problem with the video is how cheap it looks. That’s it. I understand that this is the follow up and they didn’t have to put a lot of money into the budget…but…that background looked super tacky. Like just get a camera and go into a warehouse/empty studio with a black wall, and film it. I just…this was just obviously edited, and that was money wasted. What’s sad is most of the budget for this was probably put into their teasers which looked great.
Well that’s it. Dope is cool as a song. The video was whack, the choreo was good per usual. That’s it.
I didn’t do a review for BTS’ album Dark & Wild, but just know that everything I would have said about Hormone War would have been scathingly negative. It’s got better with a couple of listens, but I refuse to acknowledge this was something that should have happened.
It’s not terrible now, but oh God…
Anyway let’s watch the video.
Do I have much to say? No.
It’s a cute video, the choreo is actually fun to watch. Some gay shit happens. Song is still terrible in my honest opinion. But overall, the video makes it a lot more fun.
After a long break, I am back and got a lot to catch up on.
So first things first: BTS has returned with a full album.
To promote this album, they released the single Danger.
K Pop and rap trying to mix is a very… not happening type of thing. It sounds so…eh in my opinion. Danger is about a relationship that has gone sour. And just like that relationship, my interest in this song has gone that way as well. I don’t hate it, but I don’t care for it. I just…eh…I think it mostly has to do with the obvious pop sound trying for a harder edge. Like get better beats please. This is so…meh.
Content wise I don’t care…
The overall group…I think the singers need to hit some lessons. They sounded a little whiny, although I did like their part. The two middle rappers were good.
Ultimately I am just not a fan.
When is someone gonna give me California Love in K pop? When?
Their album: Dark &Wild is out, so be on the look out for that review (because I don’t have enough to listen to already)