I give up trying to understand the story behind these concepts.  Just give me the music and dancing.

Combining a little EDM with some island style percussion, BTS manages to surprise with the first full track from their new album.

Blood, Sweat & Tears is pop goodness, sonically.  The vocals are on point and show a new style for the group; giving a lot more diversity in tone from verse to verse as well as opening up a new realm for them in terms of subtly background vocals.  The rap verses are well balanced and play well against the beat as each rapper brings a distinct flow to the table.  They also work well with the dynamic beat by Philtre (Planet Shiver) as they easily ride atop the wave of sound that, itself, could have been a hit.

The lyrics are also solid as well.  BTS has always come with a little extra meaning to some of their songs and this is no exception.  While it could be seen as the group talking about wanting to give their all and take all the love that someone wants to give, they usually also mean these things as an metaphor for fame and their fans.  This song is no exception as we are beginning to see an overarching theme to the words used in the concept (Bible verses, imagery of bittersweet love, poisonous obsession, etc.).

Add to that some solid choreography and a new look for the video and it looks like BTS has another hit on our hands.  Not bad for a group that some were counting out

Sidenote: Uh…there will be no aggressive crotch grabbing, lip licking, or seductive looks into the camera.  My heart can’t take it.

Either click the [CC] button in the player to see the translated lyrics or (if the lyrics are covering half the screen for you) scroll down for the Kpoply provided lyrics.

Lyrics:
My blood sweat tears My last dance too
Just take ’em take ’em
My blood sweat tears My cold breath too
Just take ’em take ’em
My blood sweat tears

All My blood sweat tears
and my body mind soul
I know they’re all yours
This is a spell that’ll punish me
Peaches and cream
Sweeter than sweet
Chocolate cheeks
and chocolate wings
But your wings are devil’s wings.
There is a ‘bitter’ next to your ‘sweet’
Kiss me it’s okay if it hurts
Just tighten me so quickly
that I can’t even feel the pain anymore
Baby it’s okay if I get drunk
I’ll drunk you deep now
A whiskey called ‘you’

My blood sweat tears My last dance too
Just take ’em take ’em
My blood sweat tears My cold breath too
Just take ’em take ’em

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ok to be hurt so tie me up so I can’t run away
grab me tight and shake me up so I can’t come to my senses
kiss me on the lips a secret between just the two
Deeply poisoned by the jail of you
Can’t serve no one but you and I knew
The grail was poisoned but drank it anyway

My blood sweat tears My last dance too
Just take ’em take ’em
My blood sweat tears My cold breath too
Just take ’em take ’em

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Kill me gently
Close my eyes with your hands
Can’t resist it anyway
Can’t even run away anymore
You just too sweet too sweet
too sweet

My blood sweat tears
My blood sweat tears

 

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