It’s official! BTS’s hit new track “DNA” aired on Australian radio stations, 2Day FM and Fox FM.
Upon the release of the seven-member K-pop boy band’s fifth album, Love Yourself 承 ‘Her’ on September 18, “DNA” made it’s way into Australians hearts, proving that music has no language barrier.
With it’s whistle-led hook, “DNA” is a bright EDM-pop and soft hip-hop, inspired by “young, passionate love”.
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“It’s very different from our previous music, technically and musically. I believe it’s going to be the starting point of a second chapter of our career; the beginning of our Chapter Two,” BTS’s leader Rap Monster says in an interview with Billboard.
With Rap Monster, Suga and J-Hope’s rap style, V and Jin’s soulful, smooth voices and Jungkook and Jimin’s impressive dancing skills, the group never seize to disappoint their dedicated fans, also known as ARMY’s, an acronym for Adorable Representative M.C for Youth, by channeling sensitive yet controversial topics that other K-pop groups usually avoid covering. They seem to know their ARMYs and make sure to compose and produce music that listeners can relate to on a deeper level.
BTS’s mini-album, Love Yourself 承 ‘Her’, consists of nine tracks, with a surprise collaboration with New York’s The Chainsmokers‘s Andrew Taggart, who co-wrote and produced the ‘Best of Me’ track, as well as two hidden tracks that are only available in the physical album.
“I think this album will be a type of turning point for us,” says Rap Monster at a press conference.
“It is also about the love of boys who grow up, but it’s also about a message of reconciliation and integration that we want to convey to the society.”
In return for the group’s hard work and captivating highlight reels (that keep fans on their toes), ARMYs around the world joined forces to make the DNA music video hit 20 million views, making it YouTube’s 11th most viewed video of all-time in the first 24 hours and knocking down American artists such as Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Rihanna.
According to the group’s agency, Big Hit Entertainment, the album is the top selling album chart on iTunes in 73 countries, making it the largest debut number for any South Korean artist.
They also became the first K-pop group to enter Spotify’s Global Top 50, making their new hit “DNA” number 45 in the playlist as of September 22nd.
This is not the first time BTS – who also go by Beyond The Scene – beat out top-charting artists. They also took the award for Top Social Artist at this year’s Billboard Award’s, beating out the likes of Selena Gomez, Justine Bieber, Shawn Mendes and Ariana Grande.
Check out their record-breaking MV “DNA”:
Congrats once again to BTS!