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BTS BE Album Full Review

Kworld Now Nov 28
On November 20th, 2020, BTS released their first self-produced album, BE. The album consists of 8 songs, including the title track “Life Goes On” and the smash-hit “Dynamite.” Here is our album review for BTS Be.

The members revealed that this album was inspired by the group’s thoughts and reflections through the ongoing pandemic. The boys experienced anxious feelings and fear for the unforeseeable future. From Map of the Soul: 7, fans are already aware of the stress and pressure members experience every time they release an album. However, they are determined to overcome this hurdle in life. The title BE expresses a state of being, a mindset of simply existing, and enjoying life. BTS hopes this album would give fans hope that things will be okay and life does go on.

As we’ve mentioned earlier, this is a self-produced album. BTS has been known to taking part in songwriting and producing before, but this time, each member was given a role in the production of the entire album. Jimin had the role of project manager which means he reported back to staff the interests of every member as for what they wanted in the album. V was in charge of visual content, i.e. taking pictures for ARMY. Jungkook landed the role of video director due to his impressive directing skills for his Golden Closet Film productions. Suga and J-Hope were on production coordination. Finally, RM and Jin were in charge of the album design.

“Life Goes On”

This is the title track for BE. The comforting lyrics written by the RM, Suga, and J-Hope, along with sentimental acoustic guitar give the song an uplifting spirit. This allows fans to simply enjoy life despite the turbulence.

“Fly to My Room”

This is a unit track with Suga, Jimin, J-Hope, and V. The song tells the true story of how we can no longer travel freely and we have to make the best of the situation.

“Blue and Grey”

Member V participated in the making of “Blue and Grey.” This acoustic pop ballad is a reflection of the sadness and hopelessness we may feel during a time like the pandemic.

“Skit”

This is a recording of a conversation the members had about the time they topped the Billboard Top 100.

“Telepathy”

The song is Suga’s way of telling fans how frustrated he is at not being able to meet them regularly, told in a retro disco-pop vibe.

“Dis-ease”

Also a nice play on word. People experience discomfort and sadness in their life. Rather than calling it a disease, it’s more of dis-ease, meaning not having any ease.

“Stay”

Another unit song, this time between Jin, RM, and Jungkook. Jungkook participated heavily in the production of this song because he wanted to tell the message of togetherness despite being apart.

“Dynamite”

Lastly, “Dynamite” is the all English track that debuted number 1 on the Billboard Top 100. With the message of getting back on your feet even after a fall, “Dynamite” landed BTS their first Grammy nomination.

Overall, BTS recognizes that it’s a confusing time for everyone. All of the emotions the boys personally felt are in the album. They hope that fans and anyone who listens to their songs can find comfort and know they are not alone. We hope this album review of BTS BE has been helpful.

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