After a remarkable year that's included two albums in the Billboard 200 and two headlining arena dates for KCON 2016, BTS is ensuring their streak doesn't slow down with a wholly accessible dance single that's perfect for today's pop soundscape and should help break the K-pop boy band to even greater heights.
"Blood Sweat & Tears" is the lead single off BTS' second full-length album, Wings, and, as the LP title suggests, the internationally beloved band could take off and become even bigger than before. The single boasts a melancholic, emotional sound with BTS' Jimin, Jungkook, and V opting for feathery vocal coos, swirling in beautifully with the impassioned, at-times-grunting deliveries from rappers Suga, Rap Monster and J-Hope. The smoky, electronic-dance breakdown after each chorus sounds like the emotionally tinged, genre-bending chart toppers of Major Lazer and Justin Bieber. In fact, it wouldn't totally surprise us to hear Major Lazer remixing "Blood Sweat & Tears" and throwing Bieber into the mix. That's how accessible this song is in 2016.