Today is special.
Because today is the 4th anniversary of a group of boys who started from the bottom and climb, and are still climbing as high as they can.
These boys are Bangtan Boys also known as BTS.
For me BTS is one of the most special groups to exist.
Because not many groups are willing to tell their stories.
BTS does not have to rely on buying song after song after song. After all, they have the freedom to produce, experiment, write and create the art they want to create. It is amazing to see a group of people who write in an industry where many companies opt out of letting their idols write and create and instead choose to mostly buy songs, giving their artists minimal freedom in many cases. BTS, however, does have that freedom and uses it to their full advantage.
Look at the solo songs or any of their solo work as an example.
Rap monster tackles society, Illness, pressures and so much more in his songs. He shows worry for the new generations and generations to come faced with injustice, anxiety and depression. He worries about his members and shows understanding and compassion. In fact, he uses lyrics as an expression of his inner struggle and philosophical thoughts and in turn opens conversations that are very much needed in society. He works hard to communicate with all the fans and in general, he works hard to communicate with people. He does not just show interest in his fans but in society as a whole.
Suga too wanted his voice to be heard. He said it himself, he was not content with just rapping. He wanted people to listen to what he has to say too. And definitely, Yoongi has a lot to say. At first, he seemed like such a closed person, but his mixtape gave everyone such an amazing insight into his mind. From the depression, to self hate, to allusions to suicide and social anxiety he bears his soul to all, in turn trying to help others realise that they are not the only ones going through a hard time. And if he continues to recover(because I believe that even if one gets better, some demons still remain and always have to be fought) then hopefully so can we. And also, how can one not love a man who reveals a song called ‘first love’ only to reveal that his first love was his piano, when that is such a beautiful and sincere confession.
J-Hope’s mixtape is one I definitely cannot wait to hear. Because I feel like he is a member who also has a lot he wants to say without any constraints. Hoseok ’s song ‘mama’ just showed how amazing he is as a person. He had a solo song in the Wings album, like all the members and he chose t write a loving and sincere song thanking his mum for all that she has ever done for him. For how she loves and supports him in this difficult path. He seems to struggle with feeling like he is not good enough. As a member or son. I hope that’s not true. He also shows his emotion through his dance.
Not these three members show us the most of what they are feeling through writing and producing. However, the other 4 are also working hard on developing as writers, amazing sure to develop and also express themselves.
Taehyung showed his inner turmoils and guilt over an unknown action or feeling in stigma as he apologise see to his brother and sister and even worked with Namjoon to produce a new song, showing a different side of him, as well as a different singing technique deciding to tell different stories with his voice and songs. Taehyung is also proving himself to be a very good actor, telling more than than just his story.
Jungkook, in my opinion, seems to struggle most with expressing himself. And I believe that that is normal. After all from a young age he has been a trainee with means that most things kids get to experience such as relationships, getting in trouble, love, sex and more this teen was not allowed to have. He was too busy being 'manufactured p’, as some may say, to be the perfect idol. However, since he grew up in the public eye for quite a long time we see how his story is his progress as he tries to gain confidence and express himself asking Namjoon for help with his songs 'Begin’ as well as by releasing amazing covers.
Jimin, like Hoseok shows his emotions through dance but also has shown us how he can communicate through his vocal colour and his emotional expression. He worked on 'LIE’ showed confusion, loss and heartbreak as he is 'caught in a lie’ and while we do not know the reason for these emotions we can appreciate them better and can relate them to us and our situations.
Lastly, Jin is the member, who I believed was the least able to express himself, not because he doesn’t want to but because he doesn’t have the opportunity to showcase his stories as much. However, his solo song 'Awake’ is a true gift. It tells the story of a boy, not a man but a boy, who comes to the heartbreaking belief that yes, he may never be able to reach the top like others but he will continue to work just as hard and give his all to be better and better and better. It shows his loyalty and passion and that is what I love about Jin. But I would really love to see Jin tell other, different stories through acting.
So as you see they all have something to say and they all try their best to say it.
and let’s not forget all the amazing choreographies
And let’s not forget just how close their bond is
So thank you Kim Seokjin for always making us laugh, for being so kind and caring.
Thank you Min Yoongi for opening up to us and inspiring us
Thank you Jung Hoseok for being a true sunshine, giving strength to all
Thank you Kim Namjoon for working so hard to create and for always choosing BTS and freedom of speech
Thank you Park Jimin for being so supportive, always being there for your me,beds, hugging them and making them feel supported and loved
Thank you Kim Taehyung for showing us your different sides and working so hard at writing.
Thank you Jeon Jungkook for showing us all your different talents and inspiring us to try new things.
Thank You BTS for being a part of out loves.
Thank you to all the staff for working so hard for our boys success, be it makeup lighting or anything else.
Thank you to all the managers, the CEO and anyone else helping them on their journey.
Thank you to the parents and family of the members for giving birth to such amazing, kind and talented people.
As always, I hope BTS is healthy both physically and mentally and that they know we are here for them and that we will always love and support them.
BTS is already perfect as is and it is we, ARMYs that have to keep replaying these boys because they do so much for us. They say and create so much for us. BTS is kind, thoughtful, they love their fans, show respect to all and are extremely humble, not taking what they have for granted but rather strive forward to improve.
So thank you BTS for being BTS
I hope you will remain together for very long.
I hope there will be no serious drama between you.
And I hope that we can stand together, BTS and ARMYs for many years to come.
If we can’t understand we will try to understand your problems. So please do not push yourselves and harm yourselves. We do not want that under any circumstances.
I’m so proud of being an ARMY.
So thank you and happy anniversary
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