Bangtan Boys are so fond of breaking historical records. The group took the crown for the first Best K-Pop VMA and got the number one spot with their non-English song on Billboard charts last year.
Now, the K-Pop phenomenal became the first Korean act to feature in an episode of MTV Unplugged. BTS members – RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook performed some masterpieces from their latest album, BE. They energized the set on Tuesday night with their breathtaking visuals and outstanding talents.
With “Telepathy,” a swaggering disco-pop number off their new album, BE, the group rounded up their set. As they strolled around a room equipped with a foosball table and retro arcade games, the band members exchanged lines comfortably. One could easily imagine BTS members hunkering down together in a space like this as they wait for the pandemic to plan their magnificent return to concerts.
With “Blue & Grey,” the group then slowed it down, which was also inspired by the depression and alienation of the past year, as well as the frustration of not being able to tour. “I tried to express my inner sadness and uncertainty, so I translated as ‘blue’ the feeling of burning out, and the sorrow of not being able to see the ARMY as ‘grey,'” V. explained.
BTS’s surprise cover of Coldplay’s 2005 ballad “Fix You” was a likely defining moment for many viewers. For the band members, it proved to be a seamless match, complementing RM’s rich tenor and Jungkook’s tender falsetto equally. The uplifting lyrics of the song could have been more suitable for this tumultuous year.
The group also performed their hits songs “Dynamite” and “Life Goes On”.