BTS: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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Sept. 21, 2020 | Stephen Thompson -- We've been trying to make a BTS Tiny Desk concert happen for years now - even gaming out ways we might move Bob Boilen's desk far enough forward to accommodate the superstar Korean boy band's dance moves.
In the end, it took a global pandemic - and the launch of Tiny Desk (home) concerts back in March - to make something happen. With BTS cooped up in Seoul, the group held true to the series's spirit by convening a live band for its Tiny Desk debut, and even arranged to perform in a workspace with a music-friendly backdrop: the record store VINYL & PLASTIC by Hyundai Card in BTS's hometown.
Opening with this summer's inescapable "Dynamite" - the group's first single to hit No. 1 in the U.S., as well as its first song to be fully recorded in English - BTS leaned hard into the new track's celebratory, "Uptown Funk"-adjacent vibes. From there, the group dipped into its back catalog, seizing on the opportunity to showcase its quieter side while (mostly) staying uncharacteristically seated. The breezily propulsive "Save ME," from 2016, ultimately gave way to a full-on power ballad in 2017's reflective "Spring Day."
The latter track seemed especially true to BTS's hopeful nature: Introduced with a few optimistic words from rapper and singer RM ("It's been the roughest summer ever, but we know that spring will come"), the song reflects on a need to wait out hard times, even as the weight of present-day pain feels oppressive.
BTS had intended to spend 2020 delighting the BTS Army in arenas around the world, only to spend these last few months performing in isolation. Released on the last day of a grim season, "Spring Day" provides a nice reminder of what awaits us on the other side. We just have to get through fall and winter first.
SET LIST
"Dynamite"
"Save ME"
"Spring Day"
MUSICIANS
V: vocals; Jin: vocals; Jimin: vocals; J-Hope: vocals; RM: vocals; SUGA: vocals; Jungkook: vocals; KHAN: drums; DOCSKIM: keyboard; Kim Kiwook: bass; Shyun: guitar
CREDITS
Video and Audio by: Big Hit Entertainment; Producer: Stephen Thompson; Audio Mastering Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

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    • That's how it starts 😅

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    • Welcome 🤗

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    • What?

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    • It's live

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  • man

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  • じんすき

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  • 안녕하세요 pls 😊

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  • 안녕 오빠

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  • Seeing new fans appreciating our BTS babies make my heart happy

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  • they are so enjoyable

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  • I Love them🥺

    JJ2 gün önce
  • Eversince I watched crash landing on you on netflix in January 2021 and heard seri talk about BTS I checked them out now every day I watch their performances and really love their music and just their overall personalities ,I wish I knew them years ago It would have had a positive influence on my life🎵

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    • everyone in the BTS ARMY agrees u find bts when u need them the most :) i’m glad u found them

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  • BTS LOVE FOREVERMORE ALWAYS

    Ken KanekiKen Kaneki2 gün önce
  • Save Me and Spring Day remain favorites of ARMY and I'm thankful for the boys gifting this performances to us

    Karla GonzalezKarla Gonzalez2 gün önce
  • We miss you BTS...

    onneonne2 gün önce
  • Me encanta bts ellos literalmente me salvaron la vida si no fuera por ellos yo no estaria aqui para contarlo, realmete bts llega el dia en que pierdes la fe en algo o alguien y que canten "save me" pega un monto, estoy muy feliz, contenta, al saber que ellos cumplen y cumpliran sus sueños y al estar en estos 3 o 4 años con ellos me he dado cuenta que siempre los vere con esa linda etapa de mi vida, me orgullese decir que soy fan (army). gracias bts por estar en mi vida.

    Valentina Renteria VazquezValentina Renteria Vazquez2 gün önce
  • Jimin looked so emotional after he said, “We miss you Army.” Broke my heart.

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  • GOOD Job 0:05

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  • GOOD Job 0:05

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  • Wow!!!👏👏👏

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  • GOOD Job 0:05

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  • Bts best group to just chill and have fun :)

    Mathew :3Mathew :32 gün önce
  • 🛐🛐🛐🛐

    Giuliana MirandaGiuliana Miranda2 gün önce
  • One of the best performances from BTS live! Can't count how many times that I've watched this. Love their bright energy and beautiful voices.. Magnificent! Love BTS💜

    JinitheuniverseJinitheuniverse2 gün önce
  • Wow, this performance really brought out how beautiful all their voices are!

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  • Гордимся Вами!

    Thi Trinh PhamThi Trinh Pham3 gün önce
  • Who likes them?

    AdelaideAdelaide3 gün önce
    • @S BLINK NATION most of ARMY are adults lol

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    • Lots I mean lots of middle schooler and elementary kids lol

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    • millions of people lol

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  • That' good! They are nice guys. :)

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