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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 โ€” 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 โ€” and the launch of Tiny Desk (home) concerts back in March โ€” 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" โ€” 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 โ€” 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
ABOUT THE SERIES
The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit โ€” stripped-down sets, an intimate setting โ€” just a different space.

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by NPR Music 3 months ago

They're all so supportive of each other you can just tell

by Ivan Lam 3 months ago

someone tell bighit we need more of these acoustic live performances

by Dimple 2 weeks ago

The comment section just proved suga's point : "if you listen to our music without prejudice,you will love it"

by Swati Deshmukh 2 weeks ago

I have watched the Carpool karaoke with BTS after avoiding it for so long and I literally couldn`t stop smiling so I just wanted to learn their names... and here I am being obsessed and watching every of their videos. I wish I would have known them earlier

by Pavlรญna Matouลกkovรก 3 weeks ago

Spring day sounds so beautiful even though I donโ€™t even know what theyโ€™re saying .

by The Life of Kiara 3 months ago

What is with these guys? I'm literally under a spell. I cannot get enough and I'm old enough to be their mom's best friend.

by Elaine Puma 2 weeks ago

Couldn't tell them apart last month, and only know that I liked the purple and green mics. Fell in love with "Dynamite" thanks to a Samsung ad. Found them here subsequently thanks to NPR. Now I can tell them apart. Know their names. And have bought almost all of the albums listed in their discography. My husband is a bit worried as he watched me fell down the BTS rabbit hole over the past month ๐Ÿ˜…They have uplift my spirit as a very difficult year is coming to an end. Thank you BTS! Thank you NPR! ๐Ÿ’œ

by Two Mice On My Bookshelf 3 weeks ago

I am a 45-year-old woman, I discovered by chance on YouTube the performances of bts in the grammy and I found them very talented. Since then I have fallen at his feet. They are handsome ... but above all good people, very funny and have a sweet relationship with each other. I can say that after almost two months I am an ARMY. I am passing the covid 19 and they have saved me. Thanks guys. Thanks BTS!

by Sonia Plana 4 days ago

First time I've ever heard this band sing. They are really talented.

by Mark T. 1 week ago

Live vocals with the band in the background just hits differently. This is gonna be one of my favorite perfomance for these songs by BTS. I loved it so much.

by MARMENiO 3 months ago

I keep coming back to this video, mainly because of the comments. Itโ€™s so rare to see such a positive comment section about bts, and it makes me so happy

by Janka K 3 weeks ago

You seriously should've put an English sub so people will know how beautiful the lyrics are. BTS are also known for their meaningful and beautiful lyrics

by zham 3 weeks ago

Iโ€™ve known about BTS for ages but never listened to them for some reason. After hearing dynamite I thought why not check out the rest of their music and I donโ€™t regret it for one second! Iโ€™ve been obsessed ever since and Iโ€™ve been watching videos of them all day. Theyโ€™re so unbelievably talented!

by R 1 week ago

i wasnt really fan of BTS, even though ive heard their music in the radio. BUT suddenly this video came up and i saw it.AND NOW I AM A FAN. THANKS AGAIN TINY DESK for opening my eyes for good music

by lea lauridsen 3 weeks ago

iโ€™ve always heard of these dudes from twitter and the BTS stans lol but never really checked them out but i can see why they are so appreciated! they doing they thing๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

by ByTyPerez 3 months ago

this video turned me into an army, i fell into the rabbit hole and the new year just passed so i decided to go back to this performance to celebrate :D

by Scarlet Castle 1 week ago

Iโ€™m not even a fan and now Iโ€™m in love omfg

by Camila Nieto 1 week ago

i became an army because of this performance. i normally just listen to indie music and check npr desk performances but i stumbled upon this and i am now in love with the members. it's been almost 2mos since.

by walasilbi 1 week ago

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