K-pop playback: BTS collaborations

Jaehwa Bernardo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 19 2020 12:10 PM

Concept photo for BTS’ upcoming compilation album, ‘Map of the Soul: 7.’ Photo from BTS’ official Facebook page

Earlier this week, South Korean boy band BTS dropped the track list for their upcoming album, “Map of the Soul: 7.”

The first 5 of the 20 tracks in the album come from the past record, “Map of the Soul: Persona,” while the rest are new songs, including the recent single “Black Swan” and title track “On.”

The septet will release two versions of “On” – a BTS-only song and one featuring Australian singer Sia, which will be available only on the album’s digital version.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The team-up with the “Chandelier” hitmaker, which the band reportedly organized, is the latest in a string of high-profile collaborations since 2017, the year BTS made history as the first Korean group to win an award at the Billboard Music Awards.

In anticipation of “Map of the Soul: 7” and the song with Sia, which are both slated for release on Friday, here’s a look-back at some of BTS’ work with other artists:

“BOY WITH LUV” (FEAT. HALSEY)

 

In April 2019, BTS released “Boy With Luv,” which fronted the record “Map of the Soul: Persona” and featured vocals from American singer Halsey.

“IDOL” (FEAT. NICKI MINAJ)

 

In September 2018, BTS released another music video for “Idol,” the lead single for “Love Yourself: Answer.” The newer version featured a rap section and an appearance by “Super Bass” hitmaker Nicki Minaj.

“MAKE IT RIGHT” (ED SHEERAN AND LAUV)

 

“Make It Right,” first released as a part of “Persona” in April 2019, quickly gained attention after it was revealed that English singer Ed Sheeran had co-written the track. The song was released a single in October, which features an English verse by American singer Lauv.

“MIC DROP” (REMIXED BY STEVE AOKI)

 

The energetic hip-hop track “Mic Drop” was first released as a B-track for “Love Yourself: Her” in September 2017 until it was remixed by American producer and DJ Steve Aoki featuring American rapper Desiigner. A music video for the Aoki remix came out in November of the same year.

“CHANGE” (RM WITH WALE)

 

BTS leader RM teamed up with American rapper Wale for “Change.” Released in March 2017, the politically-charged hip-hop song sees the duo delivering lines about the alt-right, racist cops, and disenchantment with the government.

“SEOUL” (RM, PRODUCED BY HONNE)

 

RM writes a love letter for the South Korean capital in “seoul,” a lo-fi song produced by English electronic music duo Honne. The lyric video, released in October 2018, features cinematic shots of the East Asian metropolis.

“CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP” (J-HOPE FEAT. BECKY G)

 

In September 2019, rapper J-Hope released the addictive “Chicken Noodle Soup,” which featured American singer Becky G. The track, which spawned an Internet dance challenge, samples an earlier song of the same title by American DJ Webster and rapper Young B.

“DREAM GLOW” (JIN, JIMIN, AND JUNGKOOK FEAT. CHARLIE XCX)

 

In June 2019, the song “Dream Glow” came out as part of the soundtrack for the mobile game BTS World. The dreamy song featured band members Jin, Jimin and Jungkook with English singer Charlie XCX.