BTS and the staff BigHit have proven once again that they love planting their feet on the entertainment industry’s neck and enjoy watching ARMY going into a state of hysteria anytime they drop anything new. Especially when they do it without warning. In honour of this new MV that they had the audacity to release today, I have compiled a list of the top five ways BTS have trolled ARMY during the comeback for Map of the Soul:7.
- BTS dropped a surprise MV for Black Swan
Excuse me BTS & BigHit but how dare you! You gave us a Comeback Map with all the dates of everything to expect from this comeback. Yet you decided that you wanted to watch ARMY get into a state of confusion and panic by dropping an unexpected music video for Black Swan. Black Swan is not even the lead single. This is Beyoncé level of trolling; who do you think you are?
- CONNECT BTS
Remember when BigHit gave the public a calendar of all of BTS’s upcoming promotional events and it said CONNECT BTS for London, New York, Seoul, Berlin, and Buenos Aires. The problem was that no one knew what CONNECT BTS was so UK fans went to Piccadilly Circus and waited for a sign that never came. Only to find out online that CONNECT BTS is a global project to connect five cities and twenty-two artists, each of whom contributes their unique philosophy, imagination and who resonated with BTS’ philosophy.
- ON Kinetic Manifesto Film
The confusion of ON (the lead single) having two music videos and ARMY could not decipher whether the fandom was meant to make a concerted effort to make the Kinetic Manifesto Film the most streamed video in the history of YouTube or if we needed to wait for the 27th February.
- ON: The Official MV
I could use this entire blog to talk about how ON’s official MV is a cinematic masterpiece and should win Video of the Year at the upcoming VMAs. However, the video is filled with different film, literary and Biblical references that had Twitter buzzing at what message BTS was trying to convey. Everything from Noah’s Ark, The Maze Runner, The Lion King, Lord of the Flies and Bird Box was debated. Theories were flying left to right and we need BTS to tell us what everything means. We are tired of feeling dumb.
Taehyung’s address to the neck tattoo that he sported in both MVs is proof that these seven men enjoy watching their fans try and to decode their every move.
- BTS on Carpool Karaoke
This was not too big a deal, but I did not appreciate how BigHit and the Late Late Show made us wait so long for confirmation that BTS was going to feature on Carpool Karaoke. They had already appeared on the show to debut the performance for Black Swan, so for a while it idea of the group appearing on the famous segment was things of dreams. However, it was worth the wait as we got to see BTS singing along to Bruno Mars, nickname Corden “Papa Mochi” and watch Jimin teach Hollywood Housewives their choreography.
BigHit needs to be commended for planning what can only be described as an impeccable comeback befitting for the Kings of Kpop. Between the release of Interlude Shadow, Outro: Ego, CONNECT BTS, and Black Swan, BigHit has ensured that the world kept their eyes firmly focused on BTS the 10th January 2020 and my mere mortal brain cannot begin to imagine what they have planned for the remainder of the year.
What have you been your highlights of this comeback so far?