Today is a BTS day and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. If you love BTS, keep reading. If you don’t love BTS, then change your ways, and if you don’t know who BTS is, it’s time you learn. I will be reviewing the three RM songs that were released on BigHit’s YouTube channel as well as Steve Aoki’s song “Waste It on Me” featuring BTS. Like I said, it’s a BTS day and that should make everything better.
“Forever Rain” starts off with a piano. Simple and clean, then building into some ethereal sounds. The song begins to create an atmosphere around itself. Some clock ticks bring us into a haunting verse with RM rapping at a slow pace and with calmness in his voice. As the chorus falls on us as the listeners, the beat becomes powerful and singing is introduced for the first time in this song. The chorus is so simple, but powerful with its use of guitar and reverberation. If I were to choose music to fall asleep to, this would be one of them because of how peaceful this song is.
At the second verse, RM builds his speed in his rap and puts more emotion behind his pronunciations. When it begins to build towards the chorus again, most of the track is stripped away. Right when you think the chorus is going to blow up, it does the opposite and has an acoustic guitar strumming along with it like it’s a campfire song. This song uses simplicity to create beauty, art, a masterpiece.
The mood for “Seoul” is different from that of “Forever Rain” but was still in the same realm of style. I have a feeling this entire album is going to be ethereal bliss, but this song still has a bit of a hype to it. It’s no “Joke” or “Do You”, but it just shows how much RM has grown as a person. He’s no longer angry through his music, but seems to be using his musical passion to heal others rather than expressing his upsets in life. The entire song is minimalist and has more healing factors in it.
Even though “Moonchild” is so much more hyped than the other two songs, it still has a softness to it. It remains calm throughout, even with the beat going up and the beats dropping. Out of the three songs I’ve listened to so far from this album, this is the most energetic and most like old RM. The chorus took me a bit by surprise because of how melodic it was in comparison to the rest of the song. All three songs have been masterpieces.
I don’t have much to say about “Waste It on Me”, but I will say I’m glad BTS is getting more and more exposure and become more and more in the mainstream. I think that’s the first time I’ve ever been happy about something I love becoming mainstream. Even if Nicki Minaj is collaborating with them, I’m happy for them. I do love Steve Aoki though and the fact that he’s done three collaborations with them in the past year or so makes me so happy. It’s a typical EDM song and sounds like the Chainsmokers, but it’s an all English song that will get even more exposure for BTS on American radio.
Who’s happy it’s a BTS day? I am. I love BTS and I love its members. They each play an important role in the success of BTS as well as the fans and ARMY of course. RM has seen a huge amount of success as an individual since the explosion of popularity that BTS has seen. What did you think of his songs? If you’ve listened to the mixtape already, what songs are your favorites? What did you think of Aoki’s collaboration with BTS? Thank you for the support you give me and I’ll see you in the next review.
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