The teaser for new BTS track ‘Dynamite’ is already breaking the Internet

The group wanted to share some 'positive energy' with their fans.
August 19, 2020 1:38 p.m. EST
August 26, 2020 7:11 a.m. EST
BTS are taking over the internet—again—not that they ever really stopped being a force. The uber-successful K-Pop group is continuing their world domination with the upcoming release of new single “Dynamite,” which will arrive in full on August 21. The seven-piece boy band released a sneak peek of the track on August 18 and the song is already exploding. You know, like dynamite.The English language track has the same high-energy feel of the band’s massive 2019 “Boy With Luv” single, which featured American singer Halsey. This time around, the band is adding a touch of disco and previewed the music video for “Dynamite” along with the audio teaser. The video opens with BTS members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook wearing an array of pastel outfits while in front of a beautiful sunset. In another scene, the members dance in front of a building with the word DISCO written on the front and show off their best 1970s dance moves. The colourful teaser video also includes some new hair hues, including a blue-headed Joon.
The single will be part of the group’s upcoming album that's dropping sometime before the end of the year. Teasing the song and album back in July, the group appeared on the Korean broadcasting app V Live."We are preparing an album for the second half of this year but decided to first release a single because we wanted to reach our fans as soon as possible," BTS told Billboard. "Due to COVID-19, people around the world have been going through tough times and we wanted to share some positive energy with our fans. The song is upbeat and sung in English, just like 'MIC Drop' and 'Waste It on Me.' We thought that the song sounded perfect as it is in English. We recorded the guide version and felt that the result was something totally new and fresh."[video_embed id='1913806']RELATED: etalk Explains: Everything you need to know about BTS[/video_embed]Fans of the prolific group have been celebrating the 21-second audio and video teaser, helping “Dynamite” to trend worldwide shortly after its release and break YouTube viewing records and racking up 31 million viewers in just 24 hours. “Dynamite” will arrive in full on Friday, August 21 at midnight EST. The band will go into promo mode, or at least COVID-19 promo mode, which will include an appearance on The Today Show on Monday, August 24 and the release of a B-side music video for “Dynamite” on the same day.BTS will perform “Dynamite” for the first time at the 2020 MTV VMAs, airing on CTV2, Much and VRAK on Sunday, August 30. The group is up for three awards, including Best Pop Video, Best Choreography, and Best K-pop. The physically distanced award show will be hosted by Keke Palmer and performances will take place around New York’s five boroughs. In addition to BTS, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, who lead this year’s pack with nine nominations each, will perform their duet “Rain On Me.” Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd, Roddy Rich, Maluma, J Balvin, Doja Cat and CNCO will also perform at this year’s show.BTS are also scheduled to perform as part of the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival, a virtual mega-concert that will take place on September 18 and 19 and feature performances by Coldplay, Usher, Kane Brown, Miley Cyrus and more.Just this week, GQ Japan shared the cover for its September issue, which features the Korean boy band. It’s high fashion meets hair goals and another way the K-pop are dominating our feeds.[video_embed id='2017024']BEFORE YOU GO: Jessie Reyez performs national anthem on top of the CN Tower[/video_embed

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