Over the past seven years BTS have taken over the world and become one of the most successful boybands of all time. And with their new single ‘Dynamite’, they’ve already broken the YouTube record for the most-viewed video in first 24 hours, and overtaken Taylor Swift as the biggest Spotify debut of 2020. It’s still early days for the song but it may just become their biggest single yet, and there are a lot of exciting factors causing that.
‘Dynamite’ is BTS’ first ever full English performed song, and it couldn’t come at a better time. Their global success is unprecedented, and English spoken countries have been reluctant to play any of their songs on radio, other than ‘Boy With Luv’ featuring Halsey, because it has never been done before. But now they’ve got no choice, as this song is a banger that has been made to dominate radio globally.
With a funky disco-pop production that is similar to Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake, the seven piece boyband bring a fresh perspective to this sound that has been done over and over again by other artists. It feels strong and in-line with their sonical growth through their recent studio albums.
Lyrically the whole song is about having fun, finding your own empowerment, and escaping the COVID-19 headlines for a brief moment. It’s the escapism we all kinda need right now and it’s successful at doing that as it just makes you smile and want to dance.
“Cause I, I, I’m in the stars tonight. So watch me bring the fire and set the night alight. Shining through the city with a little funk and soul. So I’ma light it up like dynamite” they sing during the chorus.
With it’s strong instrumentation, catchy hook and strong melodies, the whole song will have you wanting to dance. But let’s be real, any song that has got trumpets and a key change will always be a good time. So yeah, its a home-run for them.