BTS “BE” is everything 2020 needed

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Skylar Beckford, Reporter

After an amazing year of breaking world records and dominating the charts, BTS ended 2020 with their album BE. Leader of the group, RM, revealed the album was a way to connect with fans during the pandemic. The album opens with “Life Goes On,” which happens to be one of my favorite songs currently. RM said the song has “a simple message but a profound truth.” The lyrics are meant to comfort listeners during hard times, and reassure that things will get better. The album also features their English single, “Dynamite” which is a mix of a disco-pop sound.

BE has a total of eight tracks, including “Skit,” which is a clip of members speaking about their first number one song on the US Billboard Hot 100. Its purpose is to split the sections of the album and lead into the song “Telepathy.” If I had to pick a favorite, it would definitely be this song. The second the song starts, I immediately feel more energized. I would describe it as retro funk-pop, which is perfect for jamming out in the car with the speakers blasting. Another personal favorite from the album of mine is definitely “Dis-ease.” Fans, including myself, fell in love with the bridge. Member Jimin revealed that he wrote the bridge in under three or four minutes, which came as a shock because of how amazing it sounds.

Even with fewer songs than their other albums, I think it is officially one of my favorites. RM described the album perfectly, as it really does a wonderful job at offering support and comfort during these unfortunate times. Even though the album is in Korean, translations are easily accessible. I would give BTS’s BE a solid 5 out of 5 stars.