170213 BTS Gets Sentimental In 'Spring Day' Video: Watch
Korean boy band BTS released their latest single “Spring Day” on Sunday (Feb. 12). It is one of four new songs featured on You Never Walk Alone, the reissue of last year’s record-breaking Wings.
The melancholic “Spring Day” jumps genres as an alt hip-hop song infused with rock instrumentals and EDM synths. While there are rap breaks –as is typical of the band’s hip hop oriented style– “Spring Day” follows last year’s “Save Me” and 2015’s “I Need You” with its effusive, dreamy vocals and yearning lyrics; the song’s chorus is largely made up of “I want to see you” repeated multiple times.
The video, directed by frequent BTS collaborator Lumpens (YongSeok Choi), reflects the album’s title and transmutes “Spring Day” from a love song into an ode dedicated to the dead. It begins with V stepping onto train tracks and facing an oncoming train, then shows a variety of contrasting bright and muted scenes featuring BTS’ members as they spend time with one another. (Plus there’s a random mountain of laundry that they spend some time chilling on.) “Spring Day” ends with the septet walking together, but a subtle camera shot reveals that Jimin is the only person actually physically there.
Impressively enough, the music video racked up nearly 10 million views within 24 hours of its release.
“Spring Day” is a dual single from You Never Walk Alone, along with the provocative “Not Today.” A more rambunctious track than its counterpart, “Not Today” is a self-proclaimed power anthem for “all the underdogs in the world.”
The group’s second studio album, Wings became the best-selling and highest-charting K-pop album ever when it appeared on the Billboard 200 at No. 26 for two weeks in October 2016. With the release of its updated version You Never Walk Alone, BTS rose to the top of the US iTunes chart as “Spring Day” took the No. 8 spot swiftly after its release. According to a tweet from Bang Sihyuk, the CEO of BTS’ agency Big Hit Entertainment, it is the first time a K-pop group appeared in the top 10 of the US iTunes song chart; Psy’s “Gangnam Style” was the first Korean song to top the chart back in 2012.
[Oh! Strong Focus] Growing BTS, Their Movement Itself Is A New Record
The rebellious boys that sang about the unreasonable contradictions in society. Growing from adolescence as they told the fiery story of youth, now they’ve come to show a considerably mature side to them. The story of BTS who is still growing with no end in sight.
Since before their debut, they spoke about the endless reality those in their age group faced. By converting their inner thoughts into music, they garnered response and cheers before their fandom grew substantially.
As they grew from adolescents who sang about “youth” regarding those in their teens, the fandom who’d watched over them and cheered for them grew stronger and formed a connection. “Growth” was the key ingredient.
Now that very growth is becoming a new record.
Released on February 13th, the title track “Spring Day” from the BTS album “WINGS A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone” reached 1st place real-time on all 8 music sites, as well as having multiple of their other tracks rank consecutively on the digital charts. The album sales volume is definitely overwhelming.
It wasn’t long before it went beyond domestic ground. Their title track “Spring Day” also reached 8th place on the iTunes Song Chart in America. The only other time a Korean track has appeared on the American iTunes main song chart was in 2012, with PSY’s “Gangnam Style”, which held 1st place.
Along with “Spring Day”, BTS also showed considerable rankings on the American iTunes chart with “Not Today” ranking 11th, “A Supplementary Story: You Never Alone” ranking 20th, and “Outro: Wings” ranking 30th.
In addition, based on criteria on February 13th at 16:00 (KST), their title track “Spring Day” landed 1st place on the iTunes Top Song Chart in Brunei, Finland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The group landed 1st place in the iTunes Top Album Chart for Armenia, Brunei, Finland, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Their music video has also set a new record. After the music video for “Spring Day” was released under the office BigHit Entertainment channel on Youtube at midnight on February 13th, the video raked up 10,219,692 views within 26 hours and 36 minutes, setting a record upon surpassing 10 million views. This is the fastest record set by a male K-POP idol group.
As of February 14th at 7 P.M., the “Spring Day” music video continues to be 1st place among videos with the most hits after 24 hours.
BTS is showing that they are continuing to develop as they tell these daunting and heavy stories. Although they’re still currently focusing on “youth”, they will surely grow further in both physical and mental aspects to talk about even more diverse materials and subjects. One can wonder how far their “growth” will go.
I love how people keep saying that BTS is untalented and they are never gonna go anywhere and sorry to break it to you, but with 3 music videos with over 100 million views, the biggest venue in Korea sold out twice, and the fastest group to hit 10 million views in a day, you can’t exactly say they aren’t successful since they’re breaking records every time they breathe.
11 Million almost 12!!! We can’t stop now~ We really have to work hard so that in the few Music Shows that Bangtan will be in we can give them a win!! They won’t be able to promote the song for long. We got 9.4 Million in 24 Hours. Reached 10 Million views in 26 hours. Teamwork makes the dream work ^_^
How would “some of the members” react to listening to History Maker and watching an episode of YOI
HELLO EVERYONE MOD SAERAN HERE BEING HAPPY BECAUSE I JUST FINISH EATING CAKE *INTERNALLY SCREAMING* anyways here is a random HC for Yuri on Ice
Saeran: *HIS POV*
“ Babe I swear to god shut that shit off.” He sighed. But he knew this song was on repeat every fucking Tuesday thru Thursday. JESUS Christ WHAT IS THE FUCKING HYPE OF THIS FUCKING ANIME!! She doesn’t even want to spend time with me. She just sits on the couch and watches it on her laptop. She has this thing. She does a marathon by herself on Tuesday. She looks for spoilers on a thing called Tumblr on Wednesday, she watches the dub which is EPISODES behind ( the stupid thing in English) in the morning then she watches raw around lunchtime and then she watches the episode with subs around dinner time. And throughout the whole FUCKING TIME SHE IS SCREAMING.
It’s not me making her scream. It’s this fucker called victuuri and yurio. Like what the fuck? What kind of names. I finally decided to sit down next to her and slowly asked her “ Babe….. what is Yuri on I-” she fucking ran to the freezer pulled out ice cream and shoved it to me. She went on google and typed the names of the three main characters. Okay. So it’s a tall Zen looking guy, a guy , and another guy who looks like a pist off yoosung. Okay this should be interesting. She showed me the first episode and hmm. Still don’t see the hype.
* 6 EPISODES LATER* Hi my name is Saeran and I am a Yuri on Ice addict. My favorite character is Yurio because he is literally me. We reached episode 7 and the only reaction this show had given me is so many emotions within me. I will not let my girlfriend see me enjoying this anime.
*Yuri AND Victor kiss* HOLY FUCKING SHIT THEY MADE HISTORY OH MY GOD BABE OH MY GOD *THROWS ICE CREAM* WE MAKE IT HAPPEN WE TURN IT AROUND YES WE WERE BORN TO MAKE HISTORY CAN YOU HEAR MY HEARTBEAT OH MY GOD OH MY GOD BABE * I looked back at her and she was recording *
She was recording me the whole time
This is the story of how I got 10 million views on YouTube because everyone supposedly love my reaction………..
Yoosung: * his pov*
YOURSELF YOU ARE UNSTOPPABLE WHERE YOUR DESTINY LIIIEEEESSSSS * gets shampoo bottles and squeezes shampoo out and shampoos hair* DAAANNCCINNGG ON THE BLADEEEESSS!! YOU SET MY HEAAARTT ON FIIIIIRREEEEEE!!!
BABE WHERE ARE YOU I NEED MY PARTNER IN CRIMES HELP * you heard bags being put down and your heard fast footsteps. Door is drastically open*
Yoosung: DONT STOP US NOW THE MOMENT OF TRUTH
You and him: WE WERE BORN TO MAKE HISSSTORRRRYYYYY
You: WE’LL MAKE IT HAPPEN WE’LL TURN IT AROUND
You and Him: YES WE WERE BORN TO MAAAAAAAAAKKKKEEEEE HIISSSSTORRRYY
You: Baby hurry up it’s going up in 10 MINS!!! I already bought lunch for us!!
God damn I love Wednesdays. I finished my shower quickly and dried myself and put on boxers and just ran to her.
*episode 8* *victor kissed YURIS FUCKING SKATES*
Yoosung: HOLY MOTHER OF GOD BABE * both of you guys grabbed each other’s hand and FUCKING fan girled* they. Need. To. Get. Married.
*cosplays Georgi Popovich* MY DEAR ANYA WHERE ARE YOU!!! MY PERFORMANCE WILL START SOON
you: *cosplays Christophe Giacometti* *starts dancing around sexually* *takes a leap and lands on the floor with your head tilted back* I I think I’m going to come again
Seven: ANYA I WILL SAVE YOU MY LOVE AS I ALWAYS PROMISED YOU
When he was running to you he notice you were laughing and he knew it was because of the makeup. He picked you up and kissed your forehead and danced your way to his laptop.
You placed your S/O on your lap and and waited for it to start. You got the other laptop ready to download so when the episode is down you can upload all the best gifs on tumblr
You loved how you can be yourself around your s/o because both of you literally scream HISTORY maker
You guys were screaming at literally everything. The whole show is full of screams because of you two. When you saw Yurio missed his first triple axel you fucking cried. Your Christophe had to comfort you.
When MAKKACHIN might die you had to comfrot your Christophe
Y'all were serious goals TBH
Because it was a different cosplay every Wednesday and it was a fucking tradition in the house
Jumin: *your POV*
“Jumin….. please watch it with me :/”
“ I rather spend my time counting Elizabeth 3rds shedding hair again and compare the angle of it rather than seeing a man name YURI just standing there on ice. How can commoners like watching a man just be there on ice.”
“JUMIN ITS MORE THAN THAT. ITS ABOUT A MAN NAME YURI TRYING TO GET BACK TO HIS FAV SPORT BUT THE POOR MAN HAS A HARD TIME DEALING WITH PRESSURE AND HIS IDOL VICTOR COACHES HIM AND MAGIC. FUCKING. HAPPENS.” You went to GOT get your phone and turned on HISTORY MAKER.
“The song is catchy I must say but I just don’t want to watch it. Sorry my love”
“ Fine whatever, you won’t get sex till the season is over.” You walked away pist because he always didn’t want to watch your fav anime with you. You grabbed your MacBook from the shared master bedroom and went to the guest bedroom and got the speakers out connected it to the computer so you can be surrounded with YOI. stupid Jumin.
Jumin felt bad because you always did what he wanted to do so he went to the master bedroom to apologize and cuddle with you but you weren’t fucking there.
“CAN YOU HEAR MY HEARTBEAT” he heard the music coming from the guest bedroom and he saw Elizabeth 3rd going to the guest bedroom. He slowly walked there and he saw you dancing it. He never seen you so lost into the music. He felt horrible for refusing to see the thing that made you happy. He went to you and gave you a big hug and he sat down and you showed him each and every single episode
“ I’m sorry but YURI P. Is my favorite. Did you see his previous feline. He is my favorite.” You laughed because he was getting more and more into it.
*episode 7* you were freaking out because of the kiss and he was confused ? Like okay he thought Victor and Yuri made an excellent couple but how come they didn’t show the kiss? He was rather confused till you explained to him about the stupid censorship. He notice you were quite upset.
*next wednesday* THEY WERE HAVING A FUCKING HOUR SPECIAL. It was a rerun with them showing Victor and YURI kissed and in episode 8 while YURI grabbed victor tie after the whole LOVE speech he gave victor a kiss near his lips and you were dying and you saw the credits were changed with C&R INTERNATIONAL. and you looked at him next to you and you fucking gave him sex listening to born to make history. Because this man gave the fandom what they want
Zen: *his POV*
YALL are always arguing for spelling. Y'all SHIP the same ship but you say Viktuuri and he says VICTUURI. He says it’s Victor not VIKTOR. You say is Yuri K and then Yuuri P he says the opposite. That’s the main fights from Monday Thru Wednesday.
He actually does the programs really similar and he literally looks like he is about to skate in real life but boy is just dancing to the song. You love him because he literally performs HISTORY MAKER for you every single Wednesday. He dances and sings to it and you decided to record him one day and he posted it up on his blog and he became even more famous LOL
his favorite is Victor because he says that Victor has every right to be confident and to show it in every performance xD
When the kiss happened. You thought the reaction videos were hilarious but this MAN STARTED TO BURST OUR CRYING AND HE PERFORMED HISTORY MAKER AND YOU RECORDED EVERYTHING AND HE GOT 1827482920101373737281 VIEWS
HE WAS MAKING YOUTUBE HISTORY
he actually introduce you to the anime because you always seen him on the computer just losing it every Wednesday.
You asked him what he was watching and before he told you… he made you listen a song. It was a song called history maker. You actually fucking loved it. And he said you pass the test and INTRODUCED YOU TO EVERYBODY!!!
He made you watch the episode Dub ( to where it reached) and sub and you were falling in love. You were entering the gates of Yuri on Ice HELL.
By the second episode you notice
V IS FUCKING VIKTOR. YOU PUT A GRAY WIG ON HIM AND MADE HIM WEAR SUNGLASSES AND YOU TOOK A PICTURE AND SHIT WENT VIRAL.
he didn’t see it at ALL
till episode 8 where VIKTOR WORE THE SUNGLASESS
HE WAS SHOOK
he felt honored that he resemble an amazing character !?!!!!!?
He was so happy that he PROMISE he will wear the VIKTOR outfit for you every Wednesday :’D