BTS – Dynamite | Lyrics Meaning & Song Review

If you did not like the Korean mega pop sensation BTS, you have no reason to dislike them after this song. The band released their brand new single “Dynamite” and its a cracker of entertainment.

Although there is no new project announced for this new single, “Dynamite” took the world by storm. The music video has over 53 million views on YouTube within just 10 hours of release. It is also the K-Pop groups’ first full-english track.

“Dynamite” attempts to spread some joy and fun in these grim times under the global Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The band talked about the song with Forbes magazine; “We also needed a breakthrough during these unforeseen times, so we worked on this new song… When we first heard and recorded the song, we were energized and our spirits were lifted up. We can’t wait to share this song with you all and enjoy it together.”

Watch “Dynamite” Video by BTS

“Dynamite” Lyrics Meaning & Song Review

The song is a disco-pop track trying to do what disco music does best–make you feel extremely good and chill. We can’t help but notice feeling Bruno Mars vibes all over the track. The song sends a message about smiling through the hardships of life.

The intro and the first verse by Jungkook immediately put us in a good mood. He talks about waking up in the morning, having your cup of tea, and wearing your rock ‘n roll shoes to rock the day ahead. How do you take on the hardships of life? Like King Kong, the gorilla, who took on an entire US military by himself. He also gives a shout out to the famous English rock band The Rolling Stones, who were also pioneers in keeping fans in a good mood.

The infamous basketball player LeBron James also gets a shoutout in the lyrics, just because, why not. All of these references stimulates happiness in our minds.

The second verse by RM and j-hope, points out that life can be heavy at times, just like the bass of this track. But try and look at everything positively, and it might actually work.

In the chorus, Jungkook and Jimin sing about lighting up the night sky with their feel-good vibes and optimism. “Funk and soul” seems to be their recipe for a good time.

In the third verse by V and RM, the group talks about being intoxicated with music. They call it “medicine” for a good time. People truly connect with each other, even with strangers, on music, and especially on the dance floor. Music and dancing really do put all our worries away for a while. So why not more of that?

There is no arguments that “Dynamite” by BTS is a track capable to making you feel good immediately. So, kudos for the band for their attempt to relieve some heavy hearts with a sprinkle of positivity, disco, funk and soul on this track.

Let us hear what you think about this song in the comments below. Check out the complete lyrics and further meaning breakdown on Genius.

Update: 23/08/2020

The music video continued its trajectory on amassing views on YouTube and set a new 24-hour view record of 101.1 million views. This broke a record previously held by BLACKPINK with “How You Like That” with 86 million views in 24 hours.

Update: 24/08/2020

As if one music video was not enough to take the Internet by storm, BTS has released a second music video for “Dynamite.” This music video is the original choreography captured from the camera B. So we do get the pleasure of getting some BTS (behind-the-scenes) footage as well.

Adam McDonald

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