“BE” inspired by BTS’ new album

K-POP sensation BTS released an album Nov.20 that have taken fans in the U.S. by storm. Many of the songs on the album have allowed a connection between the fans and band.

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K-POP sensation BTS released an album Nov.20 that have taken fans in the U.S. by storm. Many of the songs on the album have allowed a connection between the fans and band.

Nathalie Miranda

BTS are known for their comforting lyrics in their music but with their latest album, they have reached a whole other level of intimacy with their fans.

“BE” was released on Nov. 20 and consists of eight tracks, six of them being brand new songs. One of the songs included in the album titled “Dynamite” was released in August and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Dynamite” stayed at #1 for three weeks but it is still in the top ten of the Hot 100 chart, currently it’s holding its place at No. 3

The album opens up with the title track “Life Goes On” and the music video was directed by the youngest member of the boy band, Jungkook. The song talks about how even though people may have struggles and they may feel hopeless, life goes on and better days will come. BTS members J-Hope, RM, and Suga were some of the main contributors in the production of this song that debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on Nov. 29. There are enough English lyrics in the song to understand the overall message of the song without looking at the translations and the slower melody will definitely leave the listeners feeling a mixture of sadness and hopefulness. 

The next song in the album is titled “Fly to My Room” and in the song, the members are asking for someone to fly away with them and relieve their worries and burdens. The song doesn’t sound sad despite the very deep lyrics but instead sounds like a happy song. It’s not exactly upbeat but it will definitely fill the listeners with a sense of calmness. 

 

Every time during the same day/I feel the happiest when I meet you.”

— BTS

Next is probably the saddest song on the whole album. “Blue and Grey” was written by the BTS member V. It was originally an all-English track and was supposed to be on V’s solo mixtape that he planned to be released before the end of 2020. In BTS’ live before the album release, V revealed that after playing the song for his members, they all decided it would be perfect on the album. After changing some of the lyrics to Korean, they were able to capture the sadness V had wanted to portray from the beginning. 

The next track on “BE” is not a song but is something BTS have included in some of their past albums. “Skit” is a short audio clip of the members talking about when they achieved No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart. They’re speaking in Korean but after reading the translation, the listeners get a better glimpse of the members’ personality and get a direct look at their happiness after achieving something so massive. They joke around for a bit and relish in the happiness of their huge achievement.

“Telepathy” is the next song and it’s definitely the most upbeat track on the album. It’s whole message is pretty cliché, the chorus having the lines, “Every time during the same day/I feel the happiest when I meet you.” It also talks about having no worries when they are with “you.” The song has a happy sound and pretty happy lyrics and will hype up anyone who listens to it. 

Next is “Dis-ease” which has a pretty chill vibe to it even though the lyrics are deep. BTS member Jimin contributed to the composition of this track and the song talks about how hard things have been ever since COVID-19 appeared. While the song has some sad lyrics, the whole point of the song is to give hope to those that have been impacted by the pandemic. 

The song ends with an EDM track titled “Stay.” The song is a direct message from BTS to their fans. It’s asking fans to stay with them no matter the distance between them. BTS are known to have a very close relationship with their fans and amidst COVID-19, they had to postpone a world tour. With a strong longing to see each other, BTS is asking fans to stay with them, and that their fans are all they need to keep going. It’s a very moving song and is the perfect ending to an incredibly emotional album.

BTS have been intimate in past albums, their whole “Love Yourself” album series being a perfect example but this album was different. “BE” was entirely created by the members of BTS and they were more transparent than they’ve ever been. The album will make the listeners cry, smile, laugh and cry again.