BTS fans don’t need anyone’s permission to dance to this new bop.
South Korean boy band released new single “Permission to dance” Friday at midnight, accompanied by a clip showing the band members dancing in the desert dressed in denim and other American West inspired clothing, accessorized with cowboy hats and boots.
Throughout the video, band members dance and sing to the release as a waitress, office workers and others remove their face masks.
“We don’t need to worry / Because when we fall we know how to land,” the group sings. “No need to talk, just walk tonight / Because we don’t need permission to dance”
A teaser video published on Tuesday featured a newspaper with the headline: “2022 The Beginning of a New Era Goodbye COVID-19.”
“Permission to Dance” is the group’s third song written entirely in English, following 2020’s “Dynamite” and “Butter”, which dropped in May. Ed sheeran, Steve Mac, Jenna Andrews and Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol co-wrote the song.
The song is part of the group’s CD single “Butter”, which also comes out Friday and features four tracks: “Butter”, “Permission to Dance”, “Butter (Instrumental) and” Permission to Dance (Instrumental) “.
On Thursday, fans celebrated the official’s 8th birthday Twitter handle for BTS doubling the fanbase of the group “ARMY”
“Butter,” the K-pop group’s second song performed entirely in English, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 song chart, dethroning Olivia rodrigoAfter the song’s release, BTS became the seventh artist to win their first four Hot 100 No.1s in less than a year, joining the Beatles and Mariah Carey, according to Billboard.
“Butter” had 32.2 million US streams and 242,800 units sold in the week ending May 27, according to Nielsen Music / MRC Data. It also attracted 18.1 million radio audience impressions.
Topping the charts (again) isn’t all the BTS accomplished with “Butter”. RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, V, Jimin and Jungkook used their superstar glow break a handful of world records.
The music video for the song was the biggest premiere in YouTube history, attracting 3.9 million concurrent viewers for its premiere on May 21. BTS broke their own record set when “Dynamite” attracted 3 million simultaneous viewers, according to the official YouTube blog.
The video also set a new all-time record for YouTube video views in the first 24 hours, garnering more than 108.2 million on day one, according to YouTube. (No surprise, but the previous record holder was BTS when “Dynamite” got 101.1 million in 24 hours.) In April, BTS became the most streamed group on Spotify, with around 16.3 billion streams. (Coldplay previously held this record).
Earlier this year, BTS made history as the first Korean pop group to receive a Grammy. At a global press conference for “Butter”, the band did not back down from their lofty hopes and expectations.
“We’re thinking of the Grammys,” RM said when asked about the Recording Academy’s recognition of “Butter”. “We will do everything we can to set (win a Grammy) as our goal.”
Contribution: Jennifer McClellan