HYYH was BTS’ pièce de résistance; the trilogy enabled many of us to take part in a discourse about redefining the definition of youth, and what it means to us. In a genre that’s been labeled soul-less, robotic, even saccharine, BTS helped break down those labels and set a new precedent of ingenuity and significance, showing the world that a generalizing term like “kpop” is a paltry word to define a group of musicians that have created something so meaningful and provoking.
What they have delivered, in just 3 short years, has transformed my music experience completely. I am so thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to celebrate 2 anniversaries with BTS. Here’s to many more anniversaries, with Bangtan Sonyeondan.