The visuals features the seven-piece group dancing along the hip-hop song at various locations, singing about realizing that a love that was thought to be fated was actually a lie.
BTS (Bangtan Boys) fans, the wait is finally over. The South Korean boyband finally released their highly-anticipated album “Love Yourself: Tear” along with music video for lead single “Fake Love” on Friday, May 18.
Just like any other K-Pop music video, the visuals features the seven-piece group dancing along the hip-hop song at various locations. There are also scenes where each boys watch as things around them get destructed. The song itself finds them singing about realizing that a love that was thought to be fated was actually a lie.
“If it was for you/ I could pretend that I was happy even if I was sad/ If it was for you/ I could pretend that I was strong even if I was hurt,” they sing over the trap beat. “Wishing that love is perfect as itself/ Wishing all my weakness is hidden/ In a dream where nothing worked out for me. I raised a flower that couldn’t bloom.”
As expected, the music video quickly garnered million of views upon its release. The visuals has surpassed 30 million on YouTube in 16 hours since its release, making them the fastest musician to reach the milestone on the site.
In an interview with Billboard, BTS discussed the choreography of the track, saying that it was inspired by the Japanese “Three Wise Monkeys” maxim. “There’s an old saying, like, ‘See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil,’ ” leader Rap Monster a.k.a. RM said. “We put that saying in the main part of our choreography. So it’s going to be an interesting point if you find this old saying in our choreography. It’ll be more powerful than ever.”
BTS is set to perform the track at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, where they are once again nominated for Top Social Artist, as well as on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show“.
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