BTS: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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Sept. 21, 2020 | Stephen Thompson -- We've been trying to make a BTS Tiny Desk concert happen for years now - even gaming out ways we might move Bob Boilen's desk far enough forward to accommodate the superstar Korean boy band's dance moves.
In the end, it took a global pandemic - and the launch of Tiny Desk (home) concerts back in March - to make something happen. With BTS cooped up in Seoul, the group held true to the series's spirit by convening a live band for its Tiny Desk debut, and even arranged to perform in a workspace with a music-friendly backdrop: the record store VINYL & PLASTIC by Hyundai Card in BTS's hometown.
Opening with this summer's inescapable "Dynamite" - the group's first single to hit No. 1 in the U.S., as well as its first song to be fully recorded in English - BTS leaned hard into the new track's celebratory, "Uptown Funk"-adjacent vibes. From there, the group dipped into its back catalog, seizing on the opportunity to showcase its quieter side while (mostly) staying uncharacteristically seated. The breezily propulsive "Save ME," from 2016, ultimately gave way to a full-on power ballad in 2017's reflective "Spring Day."
The latter track seemed especially true to BTS's hopeful nature: Introduced with a few optimistic words from rapper and singer RM ("It's been the roughest summer ever, but we know that spring will come"), the song reflects on a need to wait out hard times, even as the weight of present-day pain feels oppressive.
BTS had intended to spend 2020 delighting the BTS Army in arenas around the world, only to spend these last few months performing in isolation. Released on the last day of a grim season, "Spring Day" provides a nice reminder of what awaits us on the other side. We just have to get through fall and winter first.
"Save ME"
"Spring Day"
V: vocals; Jin: vocals; Jimin: vocals; J-Hope: vocals; RM: vocals; SUGA: vocals; Jungkook: vocals; KHAN: drums; DOCSKIM: keyboard; Kim Kiwook: bass; Shyun: guitar
Video and Audio by: Big Hit Entertainment; Producer: Stephen Thompson; Audio Mastering Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

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Hala MommyPh
Hala MommyPh 3 days ago
Please invite them again! Them singing live with a band is so fun! I hope they get to do this again, with their older songs.
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Susanti Yusuf
Susanti Yusuf 6 days ago
Susanti Yusuf
Susanti Yusuf 6 days ago
Heal Hour ago
Love yourself Relay2602
MC Santos
MC Santos 2 hours ago
Jimin's voice hits different. He has the most unique voice and he's such a versatile singer. He's just amazing! Love this Tiny Desk performance.
Nichole Richardson
Nichole Richardson 4 hours ago
The vocalists are so beautiful here, Jungkook particularly
HYYHK0E 5 hours ago
these guys are everything.
Joon's Peeled Potato
I used go be their fan.... But now I'm a Potato. Namjoon's Peeled Potato
Tiffany Santourian
Tiffany Santourian 6 hours ago
12:45 OMG Tae sounds so pretty🥺
Dale Campos
Dale Campos 6 hours ago
January 2021 and I'm still here
Leorin 7 hours ago
Jimin: 2:25 Me: drop your clothes Jimin. Your all mine tonight and we let the bedroom explode like Dynamite
Mintarsih Channel
Mintarsih Channel 7 hours ago
Siap siapa yang berani membunuh Jimin aku
El mundo de las hermanas
Son re hermosoooooos
meow yoongi
meow yoongi 8 hours ago
maybe the reason i became army was to be the one addressed when tae said "army can you hear me"
2:25 jimin definitely knows what he's doing
Giang Nguyễn
Giang Nguyễn 9 hours ago
I really love them, my Bangtanies. They make me so so so happy.
Alona Benida
Alona Benida 9 hours ago
Jk I luv ur voice
BTS BEING BTS 10 hours ago
*BE (Essential Edition) will be released February 19th!* Pre-orders will start Monday, January 25th.
still u
still u 10 hours ago
Vocal King Jeon Jungkook 🔥
AgustD AgustD
AgustD AgustD 10 hours ago
We miss You BTS
Флюза Измайлова
Это что то неземное, обожаю
Pixie Riego
Pixie Riego 11 hours ago
Just came here again for my daily dose of tannies
Swati Sharma
Swati Sharma 12 hours ago
Sounding as clear as a whistle!!
Connect 12 hours ago
Love yourself Relay2598
River Small
River Small 12 hours ago
6:08、6:14 ❤️💙
S Y 12 hours ago
이 영상 계속 반복해서 듣고 싶은데 유투브에 그런 기능이 있나요?
Roy Salam
Roy Salam 13 hours ago
Diadou Sall
Diadou Sall 14 hours ago
Spring Day hit different
LoveLove 14 hours ago
Love yourself Relay2592
高松敬子 15 hours ago
BTS大好きです❣️どうかbadマークつけないでください(;>_<;) 彼らは努力してきたのです‼️ どうか、badマークはつけないでください
We 15 hours ago
Love yourself Relay2587
Prats 15 hours ago
Maya Bulletproof
Maya Bulletproof 17 hours ago
One of the Best performance.. Love you BTS 💜💜💜💜
Susi Laksono
Susi Laksono 17 hours ago
waah suara bagus baget ya teman
Evilis SN
Evilis SN 18 hours ago
I just curious about bts then open YT. why I am moving now and can not stop
Adella Puspitasari
Adella Puspitasari 18 hours ago
been hearing BTS for a long time but just now I fall in love with their music and their personality..better late than never
Жанерке Алгожаева
Suvasni Duggal
Suvasni Duggal 19 hours ago
When will they perform again ♡♡♡
Sapuroh Puroh
Sapuroh Puroh 20 hours ago
Jantra Oswald
Jantra Oswald 21 hour ago
V #1 handsome man in the world, Jin is worldwide handsome with the Golden Ratio face of perfection from any angle. The rest of BTS is perfection. Love you all and thank you!
Jantra Oswald
Jantra Oswald 21 hour ago
I’m completely purple!
Hágatha Santos
Hágatha Santos 22 hours ago
This is precious
Cute Galleto :3
Cute Galleto :3 23 hours ago
Noveliza Soriano
Noveliza Soriano 23 hours ago
I'm an ARMY and reading the contents in the comment section is making me happy. I'm glad their talents and skills are being recognized and not just their just pretty faces. This is the result of listening to them without prejudice. THANK YOU.
Iza Tatak
Iza Tatak 23 hours ago
Can't get over! 💘
Antonette 23 hours ago
I love BTS & I’m proud to be an ARMY !! 💜💜
Boipelo Mphuthi
This where I first got hooked. Their energy is so amazing and they just look so happy! Don't even get me started on the amazing talent they all have.
nahomi villa
nahomi villa Day ago
Wahiba Sid
Wahiba Sid Day ago
this must be the cutest english i ever heard !
Wahiba Sid
Wahiba Sid Day ago
the last song is so emtional , so sad but optimistic !!! put lyrics
Wahiba Sid
Wahiba Sid Day ago
pink mic eyes so attractive , okey i liked the one with black mic , his rap is soft , but he look cutie , his name plz
Ashok Singh
Ashok Singh 19 hours ago
@Wahiba Sid I can get u cuz first time when I saw this guys I also think same
Wahiba Sid
Wahiba Sid 23 hours ago
@Itzel Ramirez oldest what !! he look so young !!!!
Itzel Ramirez
Itzel Ramirez 23 hours ago
pink mic = jin (oldest in the group) black mic= suga/ agust d (second oldest)
Wahiba Sid
Wahiba Sid Day ago
purple mic : vocals ! ad libs ! high notes ! i just can say if he sing in english , he will be one of the best pop singers ! like justin biber !! so much talent ! so breathy voice , soft , healing
Itzel Ramirez
Itzel Ramirez 23 hours ago
purple mic= jungkook and he is the main vocalist. he covered 10000 hours by jb listen to his song “ Still with you” and “euphoria” :)
Wahiba Sid
Wahiba Sid Day ago
golden mic : how cute , maybe the youngest ? angelic voice
Itzel Ramirez
Itzel Ramirez 23 hours ago
golden mic= Jimin, third youngest. i recommend listening to “filter”
Wahiba Sid
Wahiba Sid Day ago
green mic : look like a model , deep voice
Itzel Ramirez
Itzel Ramirez 23 hours ago
his stage name is “V” he has a beautiful check out his song, Sweet night. it’s in english btw
Wahiba Sid
Wahiba Sid Day ago
black mic : swag
Wahiba Sid
Wahiba Sid Day ago
blue mic : he must be leader or smthing !!!
Itzel Ramirez
Itzel Ramirez 23 hours ago
RM, yes he is the leader lol
Wahiba Sid
Wahiba Sid Day ago
Red mic , so energetic , full of happiness
Itzel Ramirez
Itzel Ramirez 23 hours ago
J-hope is his stage name and he is like what you described him as. listen to his“chicken noodle soup”
Wahiba Sid
Wahiba Sid Day ago
pink mic , very emotional voice , just listen to him and cryyy !!!
María Fuerte Martínez
I cant explain how good they make me feel. I am really thankful
Camila Uribe
Camila Uribe Day ago
Chicos los extraño mucho 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺
jimin Day ago
LOVE BTS 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘
hailey Day ago
Ezrowne Day ago
I like jhope voice
Pooja Arivalagan
Spring day totally melted me :(
Adda Rizan Razali
I know you will not skip but just gonna put this here Enjoy! 00:02 Dynamite 4:28 Save Me 8:40 Spring Day
Natashia Day ago
I'm here again 💜 love this performance
Tsering Lamo
Tsering Lamo Day ago
Jungkook has an amazing voice without any background song❤️
Princess Anne Sabulao
M.nd731 Day ago
Those old song rlly brought me back man
Lesly Ekanayake
i love the meaning behind these beutiful songs
Ayca Day ago
this is their best performance
Heal Day ago
Love yourself Relay2582
Peace Day ago
Love yourself Relay2578
Niña Sonza
Niña Sonza Day ago
Over and over again 💜🤟🏼
Siiri Roops
Siiri Roops Day ago
Jimin is the most vocal of this group. He is amazing talent! His voice is SO UNIQUE!!! Bts is THE MUSIC! I am 32 years old and I AM ARMY 💜 My 13 year old daughter is army too and we just love them. By the way today marks 1 year with EVERY SINGLE DAY LISTENING THEIR MUSIC AND IT NEVER GETS ENOUGH!!!! IT IS FOR LIFETIME💜👌
MD Day ago
One of the best things to happen in 2020. Thank you NPR for giving our boys this amazing platform!
Us Day ago
Love yourself Relay2572
Love Day ago
Love yourself Relay2567
박윤애 Day ago
밴드버전으로 듣는것도 색다르고 좋네요^^BTS 화이팅!!
blu may
blu may Day ago
Pure perfection! I wish the translated lyrics for Save Me and Spring Day were added too though.Ttheir lyrics are so beautifully poetic you have to read them otherwise you won't get to feel the beauty of their music washing over you.
Carmen Luque Martinez
5:37 happy Suga
Martha R
Martha R Day ago
You know it must have been tough for them to just remain seated...They probably just wanted to start dancing...such a special concert thank you so much for this.
Maria Billiona
their voice talents really came out here, I just sooo love this
문탱 Day ago
bts 어디까지 진출하는거야 .. 팬 아닌데 진짜 신기하고 자랑스러움..... 더더 잘되세요 ~~ ^^*
김은주 Day ago
잘한다♡최고에요 👍
Maria Billiona
they're killing it
Maria Billiona
this is my all time favorite BTS performance tho they aren't doing the choreo, this is still a top tier
The_1021 K
The_1021 K Day ago
myyy Day ago
Seokjin Vocal King I love you so much
Jerlin Luw
Jerlin Luw Day ago
I love how everyone is wearing V-neck shirts except V(Taehyung) 😂😂
Nitu j
Nitu j Day ago
Dear NRP kindly requesting u if u can put the CC . it will help more people or non BTS fans to understand their lyrics ......★★
흙사랑꾼 Day ago
아 왜 좋아요는 한번밖에 못누르게 되어있는거야~~~~!
Topoftop Kim
Topoftop Kim Day ago
봄날 라이브로 다시 듣기위해서 옴 사랑한다 방탄소년단
Nike Ratnadilla
Miss u uri bangtani
はるか Day ago
ljaj evangelista
Love Jungkook 💖 Teahayung 💖Jimen
HOME & JAZZ Day ago
역쉬 최고다!!!!!♥♥♥
Sammy Takeda
Sammy Takeda Day ago
goldktgal Day ago
What a fantastic little concert. Love all the talented men of BTS.
임동현 Day ago
시작은 앉아있지만 끝엔 서있는 흥탄소년단💜
Cam Seoul
Cam Seoul Day ago
Mấy anh hát live cực đỉnh❤️❤️🥰
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