So I FINALLY checked out BTS new album Love Yourself:TEAR and I am now ready to give you my thoughts on it!
I know I know it’s been a long time coming but I’ve postponed it because I’ve just felt myself not being emotionally ready for what is about to go down. But today I realized, I won’t matter how long I wait I’m never going to be ready.
The first track on the Album is Singularity Vs solo track. I have already heard this song before since I saw the music video when it was released, and listening to it again I love it even more. I am always down for soulful R&B songs and V’s voice is just something else in this genre of music. It fits him so well and it sends shivers down my spine. Love it!
- FAKE LOVE
As you might now I have already heard FAKE LOVE too. I recorded a reaction to it so if you want to check that out you can click here! I say this in the reaction video but I was so overwhelmed while watching the music video and the music is so different to be BTS. But things song is so cool in the way it’s built and the sound is so cool. My favorite part is by far J-Hopes and Sugas raps. Or Jimins and Jins part right after Sugas rap, that part really makes it feel like my heart is bursting into pieces. This song is the epitome of reading a sad book and it makes you sad but you continue to read it because it’s SO GOOD!
- The truth untold
Oh wow, this was intense. I am not exaggerating when I am saying this song gave me shivers down my spine. Because it did and it’s still lingering. Right of the bat Vs voice hurts, it made me feel like like i was hit in the face with a pan full of sadness and Jin in this song. Jins voice in this song is absolutely magical. This will sound very weird but stay with me. When I listened to this song by the second chorus when V begins all I could think was: it sounds like he wants to have hope but knows deep inside that it won’t matter. Then Jimins voice just straight up sounds like raw emotions and frustration. Jungkook sounds like he’s already given up and in contrast to that Jin sounds like he’s trying so hard to help the others stay afloat. This song is an emotional masterpiece I love everything about it.
I think it’s good that they listed the spirits a little bit with a funky song after The truth untold. Otherwise it would’ve been real sad real fast. I feel like this song need to be accompanied with one of those MVs where they are just floating around in space. It also feels like if Pied Piper had a big brother 13430 would be it. So far this song is not my favorite song but I am pretty sure that if I give it a few more listens I’ll groove a long to it!
This song is soooo my kind of style of music, it kind of feels weird heard BTS singing it but I guess I’ll just have to get used to it. This is easily one of those songs that I’d just pop on when I’m chillin’ reading my book, sitting on the bus, going for a walk, writing, studying. Anything really I REALLY like this song! Sugas rap in this song was so nice I really liked the flow he had. 10/10 this will end up on my playlist for June.
- Love Maze
AGAIN A SONG THAT IS TOTALLY MY STYLE OF MUSIC WHAT IS GOING ON?! This song is definitely going on repeat for a while I love how cill and laid back it is. I loved the drums and the sounds. Honestly I was sold at the vinyl crackling in the beginning. It still feels so weird to hear BTS do my style of music but also it feels like it’s really them as well? I don’t know I am just as confused as you are, but I like it!
- Magic Shop
This is an ending concert song if I’ve ever heard one. The confetti falling, making eye contact with the fans and waving good bye until next time they’ll meet again. You can feel that this is a song for the fans. The gratitude and happiness is so soothing in this song. I can see them on stage smiling waving and the confetti flying around them. This song bring a very certain kind of happiness, it actually kind of feels like it creates a state of euphoria.
- Airplane pt.2
Originally from J-hopes Mixtape Airplane now has gotten a second part with a much more latin flare. This song feels like the kind of song that would be playing as they fly across the world landing in different cities living their extra life in a montage video. It reminds me a lot of Camilla Cabellos ”Havana” (and I love that song) so I appreciate this latin feel coming into their music as well. Kpop as a genre always in someway shape or form follow what the latest trends are and the latin sound has been very popular recently so I understand why it’s here and I dig it.
This song is so……. weird. Like I got like tropical house vibes, but then also I was transported back into the 90’s but it still feels modern?? And since I know people say that it’s like this albums GoGo. Knowing that I am pretty right to say it’s weird. I can’t wait to see the choreography because I think it’ll complete the whole experience. I always like it when groups put in a ”fun” song so you can really see them dork out on stage.
- So what?
I have one word for this song. Liberating. Listening to this song, it feels like I have no troubles. It feels like a weight is being lifted of my shoulders and like I am just here to live my life to the fullest and have fun. When I listen to music I often see scenes play infront of me, and when I listened to this song I saw a group of young adults having the time of their lives. They were jumping up and down dancing at a festival at one moment and the next they are driving through a tunnel at night then it cuts to all of them sprawled out on the floor laughing sharing food and jokes. This song feels like it’s giving you a pair of small wings to make walking down your designated path a little bit easier.
- Outro: Tear
Besides this song basically being the cypher we all needed. It makes a very important note for the entire album. It lures you into a false sense of security with the soft piano does in the beginning. A feeling or situation we all have faced at least once in out lives before. RM talked a lot about who this album is going to showcase a lot of things about love that we don’t/want/have the courage to talk about. The bad stuff and this sing in particular, really speaks for that message in my opinion. Love can be a false sense of security, in the beginning it feels nice and protective. But sometimes as you go down the line and come out of that state of being newly in love. You are suddenly faced with all of these things love had blinded you for earlier. And that can really tear on a relationship between you and a person or you and yourself.
Wow, this album gave me a lot to think about. Over all I really like this album. My favorite songs are by far Paradise, Magic Shop, Singularity and the truth untold. Those songs just hit a special place in my heart. This album could possibly be my favorite BTS album so far. But I don’t know that feels like a big thing to say. Since I listened to this album on the 27th I can’t really say I’ve had these songs on repeat the entire month so you will definitely see some of these songs in my playlist for June! I was thinking of letting a few more songs follow along into the June playlist because there is a few I know I won’t grow tired of in June either!
Those were my thoughts on BTS album Love yourself: Tear, tell me what you thought about them in the comments below!
Until next time!