bts has been having recent schedules in US with their upcoming US debut performance at the AMAs on the 19th and of course who wouldn’t be pumped for that? ( i cant even catch up with all the schedules tbh ) all the armys are really stoked to hear this with at least most of the tickets ( around 4000 or so out of 7000 ) being bought by armys. thats how much love bts has earned through their music.
honestly, i feel that its great that they’re getting more recognition in US, then again they recently started getting more exposure with their win at the Billboard Music Awards, more light has been shone to the kpop industry as whole. the number of youtube reactors popping up reacting to bts definitely says something. moreover, the fact that they are swamped with schedules in US is amazing. however as you can tell, theres a significant difference between the interviews done during billboard and now. the interviews at billboard were mainly on the surface type of questions, little research done, basically asking for their thoughts to be in US for the awards show etc. however now, finally some research has been done, and interviews are moving away from the shallow questions yet nobody has asked about the UNICEF campaign at all and honestly, I’m surprised that no one has brought it up? in all honesty, isn’t UNICEF a big thing? its a huge campaign and with interviewers bringing this up, i think it could benefit the campaign as whole too. I’m wondering why it hasn’t been brought up at all
but what ticks me off is that a fan asked during a radio show about bts considering a full album in english and asked why is there a japanese one. first of all, you’re supporting a Korean group ( Korean Pop ), bts is a Korean group. they are not entitled to do a full album in english. the reason why they ascended so much and are still continuing to do so is their music ( which 95% is in korean ). honestly, i like bts because of their music regardless the fact that I’m not a native speaker of korean. i dont see why they should do a full english album. no offence but their songs are more powerful in korean either way because of the nuances that they have, some things that even when translated to english cant explicitly get the message across. honestly, how can you even want them to do an english album? the japanese are different, they debuted there and are more comfortable. actually, japanese and korean are actually quite similar too in terms of language and grammar structure, its easier for them too.
also, allkpop decided to release an article to claim that bts would be releasing english tracks of their title songs which isn’t true. nobody said that they were and namjoon mentioned in an interview that they’ll consider. ( then again, it won’t be kpop if its in english ) and the recent forbes article well, I’m disappointed again. when i finally thought that people would stop looking down at the Kpop industry, I’ve been proven wrong once again. why cant people just acknowledge the talent that kpop groups have? is it so wrong for someone or a group to gain recognition without being linked politically?
now with the AMAs rolling around, its great that bts gets to perform there and have front row seats. but now with the AMAs releasing patches ( bts x AMAs ) patches for around $50 USD ( a set of 3 ) wow. i dont mind them releasing merchandise but isn’t it strange that AMAs doesn’t do this for the other artists? then again $50 USD for 3 patches?
idk about you, but the recent schedules this time round have got me ticked off. i support bts no matter what but these recent events that only showed some interest in bts because of their rising popularity etc. i just want them to be recognised for their music and for everyone to actually see kpop as a serious industry that could dominate the world without mocking it.
-lol I’m still on hiatus but i need to let out some words-