BTS Explore Disco in The Teaser for ‘Dynamite’
The South Korean stars offer a glimpse at their retro-themed single which drops this week
After keeping fans speculating about retro themes and throwbacks with teaser images and posters over the last few weeks, South Korean superstars BTS have unveiled they will indeed be heading towards disco with their upcoming single “Dynamite.”
The teaser starts with the seven members dressed in pastels against a pinkish-purple sky before vocalist Jimin leads the audience into a bright change of scenery with vibrant prime colors and the members breaking into choreography. The visuals and sound dig deep into the disco era of the Seventies and Eighties, complete with old-school moves and classic Saturday Night Fever-style disco finger poses at the end. A press release from the group’s label Big Hit Entertainment states, “The teaser shows a glimpse into the dynamic choreography and the upbeat disco vibe of ‘Dynamite’ that exudes energy and freshness.”
The single and music video are set to drop on August 21st.
Last week BTS announced an ‘offline and online’ concert titled ‘Map of the Soul ON:E.’ Set to take place over October 10th and 11th, 2020, the concert will be the septet’s first ‘in-person’ concert of this year. Fans theorize that the concert will feature performances from Map of the Soul: 7, which were originally meant for the ‘Map Of The Soul’ tour.
Earlier this year, the group attempted to make up the postponement of the tour to fans with Bang Bang Con (a two-day long stream of their older concerts) and Bang Bang Con The Live (a mini-concert/gig), both of which drew a record-breaking number of viewers. The numbers for Bang Bang Con The Live were particularly powerful and unprecedented for any live-streamed show–the gig pulled a paying audience of over 756,600 fans across 107 regions.
According to BigHit Entertainment, BTS will also release a new album in the ‘fourth quarter’ of 2020.