Music is our language, dream is our map: K-pop band BTS at online concert


The second part of Map of the Soul ON:E concert will be held on Sunday. But we didn’t stop. I’m not sure when I can see you again but stay safe and wear your masks,” he said. (Photo: BTS/Instagram)In a year where all plans were marred by the coronavirus pandemic, K-pop sensation BTS found a way to connect with and enthral thousands of their fans around the globe through their Map of the Soul ON:E online concert. I’m sure there were things we couldn’t show you. As the show drew to its end, the lights went out and with the deafening screams of fans growing louder a message from the group — “BTS loves ARMY” — flashed at the arena. “We got an upgrade this time, through screens. Map of the Soul ON:E was composed of the songs of the album series including Map of the Soul 7, which was released in April. The first part of the fully virtual show was livestreamed from Seoul on Saturday, with the music group — comprising RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook –reaching out to the ARMY, their fans, in an attempt to spread some cheer in these testing times. Even if catastrophes come, let’s believe in ourselves,” he said. The members too drew energy from seeing the faces and hearing the screams of their fans. The world has more than one path. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. You are with us on screens and we can hear you, see your passion. “We’ll find a way, we always have. We’re still connected. The two-and-a-half-hour-long concert saw the septet perform 23 songs, including their multiple award-winning “ON”, “Dionysus”, “Black Swan”, “DNA”, “Boy With Luv” featuring Halsey and the Billboard Hot 100 chart topper, “Dynamite”, their first full-fledged English language single.https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
BTS, whose full name is Bangtan Sonyeondan (Bulletproof Boy Scouts) enjoys massive popularity across cultures as Beyond The Scene, also completed seven years in 2020 since their debut and as always, didn’t forget to thank their admirers. While RM, inarguably the most eloquent one in the band, sang the introspective “Intro: Persona”, addressing the world from a podium before matching steps with the background dancers in masks, youngest member Jeon Jungkook belted out the aspirational “My Time”. While the audience space at the auditorium was empty, the area was flanked by around a dozen LED screens through which thousands of fans from around the world were both visible and audible. They didn’t let us in so easily. Suga too got to rap out another aspirational track “Interlude: Shadow”, and as the song ended the seven emerged together from the black background to sing “Black Swan”. Now we can see your faces and hear your voices,” Jin, whose real name is Kim Seok-jin, said. RM, whose real name is Kim Nam-joon, said the world will find a way through this ongoing health crisis, due to which the ‘Map of the Soul’ world tour was cancelled earlier this year. I hope this will soon be over so we can see you in person.”
Jungkook said he had a great time at the virtual concert. Tags:

BTS Music is our language, dream is our map. “This was the kind of life we were happy with. Jimin, whose real name in Park Ji-min, romanced a mannequin as he sang the suave “Filter”, a commentary on the social media age set to Latin American pop rhythm, and Jin crooned the romantic “Moon” as he stood atop a huge moon crater on a set which seemed suspended in space. “We thought of what we could improve and prepared a lot so we can give more joy to you. “This concert has been designed to sing along with you. Later, an emotional Jimin said he missed the fans. I hope we’ve conveyed all we’ve prepared and our earnest heart in it,” he said. The three rappers — RM, Suga (Min Yoon-gi) and J-hope (Jung Ho-seok) — also hit a boxing ring as fighters battling it out while they performed the angsty “Ugh!”. By: PTI | New Delhi |

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BTS completed seven years in 2020 since their debut. But things we could show you because it was online. The show offered elaborate sets and performances, which were made richer by impressive visual effects and stage management, making the viewer feel close to BTS despite geographical distances. 아미와 방탄소년단은 함께라서 더 강합니다💜#BTS #방탄소년단 #맵옵솔_1회차_공연 pic.twitter.com/OawtrpmIJ6
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Suga said the band was “concerned” whether they would be able to satisfy the ARMY with the online concert. Besides group performances, the popular South Korean music group also let the members have their own moment in the sun through solo acts. “The world wasn’t easy with us when we started. Besides the background dancers, members of the on-ground crew at the concert set were also seen wearing masks. “But with your screams, I feel motivated. V took the audience to a carnival and introduced them to his “younger version’” through his song “Inner Child” as they went round and round on a carousel, whereas J-hope zoomed past his contenders on a race track with the reflective “Outro: Ego”. “This is what I’ve wanted for so long… Thanks for your support and encouragement through the screens. Singing different tales in different languages, we will march together until the end of time,” leader RM said. I hope I’ll be able to see you in person and hopefully make great memories soon,” V, whose real name is Kim Tae-hyung, said. If there’s no way, let’s draw the whole map again. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. According to the organisers, the performances were in “compliance with government guidelines on infection prevention”. I hope this is over soon, so that we can hang out,” he said. [#오늘의방탄] 보고픈 아미들과의 깜짝 만남 덕분에 더욱 행복했던 MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E 1회차 공연! J-hope said the coolest part about the show was that it was held “real time”. Towards the end of the song, the fans got an extended contemporary dance performance by Jimin as he took flight like the beautiful black bird.