‘The wait is over… The time is now, so let’s do it right.’
K-Pop superstars BTS have signaled the end of the covid-19 pandemic with their funky new track’ Permission to Dance’. The boy band dropped the new song and music video on Friday. Ring in time to get the celebrations started for the weekend.
The track co-written by Ed Sheeran in collaboration with Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid, and Jenna Andrews, who previously worked with the K-Pop titans on ‘Dynamite’ and ‘Butter’ got everyone from RM to Jimin, JungKook to V, SUGA, Jin, and J-hope hitting the high notes and stretching their range as vocalists for their third English-language track.
One listens all it takes for you to join in and sing along to the chorus that goes like: ‘I wanna dance the music’s got me going/Ain’t nothing that can stop how we move yeah/Let’s make our plans and live just like we’re golden and roll in like we’re dancing fools/ We don’t need to worry ‘Cause when we fall we know how to land / Don’t need to talk the talk, just walk the walk tonight/’Cause we don’t need permission to dance.’
While the song is high on energy and rhythm, it is the music video and its subtle but crucial messages of love and hope that are impossible to miss. Doing their bit to spread positivity in these trying times, the boys left a trail of hidden messages in graffiti, text in the backdrop, and even visuals promoting unity and the end to Asian hate crimes.
Rapper-producer, SUGA opens the video holding a newspaper dotted with headlines ‘2022, the beginning of a new era.’
‘Purple balloons signal the end of COVID-19’, and rightly so, we see a purple balloon floating in the sky right before the boys drop the beat.
Much like their 2021 summer single, ‘Permission To Dance’ is already breaking records. The teaser of the music video gave ARMY a taste of what is to come topped worldwide YouTube trends.
Within an hour of its release, the song has already crossed the 10 million mark and shows no signs of slowing down.
‘Permission to Dance’ is also a part of the BTS ‘Butter’ CD that stands today.