It’s generally challenging to express the inclination that investigating BTS‘ music stirs. There’s a welcome commonality of wistfulness and solace for fans who have been here some time, and for new audience members, the excitement of disclosure each time they plunge into a past delivery. With Proof, the pop titans figure out how to do both simultaneously and it is wonderful. The rambling three-plate collection is a summation of BTS’ mind boggling venture hitherto, introducing an incredible all out of 48 tracks including their greatest hits, solo and sub-unit tracks chosen by every part, beforehand unreleased tracks, and unique tracks like demos or studio variants of tunes that we’ve just heard live.
BTS : Yet to come
Today BTS has gotten back with an inspiring music video for their most recent single “Yet to Come .” The verses “The most beautiful moment is yet to come” sound valid as they glance back at the beyond nine years and are hopeful and amped up for the future in front of them. The authority music video discharge was invited by a 15-minute video montage that took fans through the various eras right from 2 Cook 4 Skool to their 2021 global smash-hit “Butter.”
Written by members j-hope, SUGA, RM alongside Dan Gleyzer, Max and producer Pdogg, “Yet To Come” is a feel-good alternative hip-hop track with a medium tempo steering the melody ahead. An earnest sonic transcription from the group to the world, the track outlines the dreams that fueled their artistry, narrating the tale of seven young boys united by music; “We just loved music/We are running forward/ Promise we’ll be coming back for more,” vocalist Jung Kook sings.
As the song progresses, the lyricism gets intimate with the group sharing their reservations with the title of ‘being the best’ and the pressure it entails. Regardless of the titles the world deems BTS synonymous with, the group emphasizes that nothing has changed – a sentiment explained beautifully in SUGA’s rap: “That uncomfortable title we were given one day/ We are still abashed by being called the best/ You know I, I just love music/ Nothing much has changed from back then.” For BTS, It was never about the accolades or fame, it was always about the music, stories and healing fans with it.
The music video is equally sentimental with the septet taking the viewers on a visual journey glittered with props from their earlier music videos. Be it the black car the boys cruised down the streets in “Run,” the carousel from “Spring Day,” the fully bloomed rose from “Fake Luv”, the infamous blue train container with the number ‘20219’ painted on it or the iconic yellow school bus from their debut single “No More Dreams” – it is a music video will tug at your heartstrings. The video concludes with the group making a full circle as they take a seat inside the same yellow school bus looking hopeful and excited for the future.
“Proof is a special album that wraps up Chapter one of BTS who’s soon celebrating the ninth debut anniversary,” BTS’ leader RM states via Newsen. He continues, “We’ve put a lot of effort into the lyrics as much as it’s centered around the message we wanted to give to our fans who’ve been together with us through the past nine years.”
Aside from contributing to pop history, the group has been actively pushing for social reforms. Just a few days before their comeback, BTS visited the White House to discuss anti-Asian hate, as well as inclusion and representation with President Joe Biden. In other news, the BTS’ rapper-producer j-hope will be headlining this year’s Lollapalooza in Chicago, making him the first Korean artist to headline a main stage of a major U.S. music festival.