Here is my very humble review
After tackling introspective themes on fame and the Jungian concept of the soul in their Map of the Soul series, BTS chose to comfort their fans and the world through an exceptional global quarantine with songs describing the mundane reality of today , hoping for a brighter day and celebrating life. So here is my review of one of my favorite albums this year.
Life goes On (9.5/10)
The prominent theme of the album is explored through this song. the description of the current bleak situation of the world with powerful imagery . BTS also is found reminiscing about the normal way of life and reassuring that humanity will prevail throughout the recurrent "life goes on" part .
The message of hope is delivered through soothing harmonies over an elegant soft backbeat. The choice of the rappers in this to not go for hard rap but to follow the comforting sound is pretty intimate and shows as usual great understanding of the storytelling through music .
Fly To My Room(8/10)
a song portraying frustration and a profound sense of loss. the lyrics used are this time way more descriptive and more grief-stricken and speak to a lot of our daily experiences in quarantine. Jimin's vocals are anchoring the song and conveying emotional context throughout.
Blue and Grey (10/10)
The very definition of a perfect song.
The harrowing background guitar, the outstanding raw vocal performances by every member. the genius color metaphor to describe a deep state of depression
The better retro song imo using modernized synthetics full of energy. BTS sheds the sadness and reassures their fans that despite not being able to meet, they can still be in each other thoughts through telepathy. The bold chorus choice to go for suga pays off big time.
J-hope outdid himself in crafting this masterpiece. The structure of the song is partitioned into strong distinct rap verses and an unexpected powerful bridge without feeling disjointed. The contrast between the energetic sound and the description of lost opportunities in a pandemic is executed perfectly and makes for an interesting and unique song.
My least favorite song on the album simply because I don't enjoy EDM much. But because of the uplifting words and the sense of escapism in the lyrics, it's a perfect thematic lead to the last most joyous song in the album.
The perfect Funk & Soul note to end the album on. Thematically speaking, it offers the ultimate serotonin doze through an energetic retro upbeat song. army will be shining through the city in 2021 as well.
Overall( 8.6/10) , BTS showed the world again with this intimate project that there is no limit to their artistry and why they are the world's most global act at the moment.
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