Did you know that BTS were on the news two years before their debut? Back then the group had been given the name BTS but it only had three members: RM, Suga and J-Hope. The vocal line hadn’t even signed with BigHit yet. But BTS already had a song out that impressed, and that song was 팔도강산 (PalDoGangSan) often referred to as Satoori Rap. The song was later re-recorded and included on their O!RUL8,2? album, but it was created back in the day, and was one of the first songs to b
As a Korean speaker, I love the MV to Big Bang's 'Fxxk It' for its wits. For anyone who hasn't seen the music video, or don't really remember it, I have attached the music video here for your convenience... If you don't feel like watching it now, don't worry, I have made appropriate gifs to go with my explanations about why I love Big Bang's 'Fxxk It' so much. Hopefully this will make you view the music video in a slightly different light next time you feel like watching it.
In 'Give It To Me' Agust D labels himself as a tiger, a powerful choice of words, especially from a cultural perspective. Let me show you why... "범으로 태어나 개처럼 살수는 없지" Born as a tiger, so I can't live like a dog. - Give It To Me : Agust D - These lyrics are really interesting to me from a Korean language perspective. Tigers are symbols of power and courage, whereas dogs are symbols of obedient followers. However, there's a little more to it than that, and here are some referenc
South Korea has a severe focus on higher education and this highly affects BTS who often talk about this in their lyrics. So let's look at: BTS VS EDUCATION I'm going to be looking both at BTS lyrics and also their personal education and society's view on their choice of education. Let's start simple with some BTS lyrics in N.O: "From Seoul to the SKY" - N.O - This line might be in English, but it is not referring to the cloudy sky over South Korea's capital. It has a much de
I have a huge advantage compared to most international army: I speak, read and understand Korean, and it's a huge part of why I love BTS so much, because their lyrics are Dope! Sometimes (actually most of the time) translations of their songs lack context and some lines aren't fully explained. Using my Korean knowledge, I'm going to explain an important term that BTS often use and refer to in their lyrics. I've never seen this line translated in detail, and it carries a