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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.
SET LIST
"Dynamite"
"Save ME"
"Spring Day"
MUSICIANS
V: vocals; Jin: vocals; Jimin: vocals; J-Hope: vocals; RM: vocals; SUGA: vocals; Jungkook: vocals; KHAN: drums; DOCSKIM: keyboard; Kim Kiwook: bass; Shyun: guitar
CREDITS
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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NPR Music 14 days ago
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Monica Cataluña
Monica Cataluña 3 hours ago
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marsh mart
marsh mart 9 hours ago
BTS hip hop songs are so great. The song lyrics mostly protest the situation around their age at that the moment the songs were made (they make songs based on their own life experience during teenagers 'til today). Whether it's about education, social classes, discrimination, teenagers life crisis, being mocked by others, prejudice, etc etc...they make and sing the songs perfectly. And that's their power since their debut in 2013. The veteran ARMYs recognized these facts and supported them since then (tho many people who had power in the South Korea music industry trying to tackle them). Now, the new ARMYs recognize them for their happy positive energy songs with love myself message hidden in each lyrics. But, the new ARMY slowly will learn the message in their old songs as well. So, basically, ARMY are people with courage to protest the unfair situations in everyday life.
anyu gun
anyu gun 14 hours ago
Sqhfj
Naylin Nazwa
Naylin Nazwa 15 hours ago
Wow 😭😭❤️❤️ Ilove you too much BTS❤️❤️
Osnéia Péccoli
Osnéia Péccoli 19 hours ago
Vcs são muito legais
Fellyce
Fellyce 2 minutes ago
The fact that this video got more than 20 million views in just a month while most of the other video didn't even get half of this view in the same time or even longer.
third december
third december 10 minutes ago
Hey guys dont forget to vote bts in AAA💜
김소라
김소라 26 minutes ago
너희 정말 잘한다 ^^ 사십 아줌마도 뿅 갔어^^
설레는조스누배우님
6:05 killing part
GEN Kim
GEN Kim 50 minutes ago
코로나 좀 끝났으면 노래방 가서 봄날이랑 Save me랑 다 부르고 싶다
n aey
n aey 53 minutes ago
아 나 미쳐ㅠㅠㅠㅜ
timharun
timharun Hour ago
JHope's part in save me was fireeeee
Angela Lowry
Angela Lowry Hour ago
BTS with a live band is magic
Tannie Rockstar
I watched their performance because I missed them. But watching their performance makes me miss them more 😥😢
Hikma Hikma
Hikma Hikma Hour ago
We want more songs😭
beatriz cbs
beatriz cbs Hour ago
jungkook’s 내 심장소릴 들어봐 had me crying
Dea Almira
Dea Almira Hour ago
Kim namjon, Kim seokjin, min yoonggi, Hong seok, park jimin, Kim taehung, jeon Jungkook bts 😍😘😘😍😍😘
Hikma Hikma
Hikma Hikma Hour ago
Jin high note, omg I can't ❤️
Rylea Prince
Rylea Prince Hour ago
Bts: save me save me Me send me the location
Lara Lipata
Lara Lipata Hour ago
JKKKK!!! JIMMMMMMINNNNN!!! ;D
Tiffani Cisco
Tiffani Cisco Hour ago
They're all dripped in Gucci.... flex on me. Also this seriously portrays how much they enjoy what they do I love that.
디디
디디 2 hours ago
Jin 2:50
민윤기 사랑해
라이브가 이거냐고요 심쿵 당함
Killua
Killua 2 hours ago
Their voice heals me.
Killua
Killua 2 hours ago
I love my boys so much.
Nadya Yasmin Dicky
Nadya Yasmin Dicky 2 hours ago
okay so it appears that I am now an army
Felicia Amanda Lim
Felicia Amanda Lim 2 hours ago
Their vocals are just amaziinggg 😍😍😍😍😍😍 and KIM TAE HYUNG, YOU'RE SUCH A FINE FINE FINE MAN. And you're just killine me nowww 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Charmaine Faulkerson
This guys are.sooooo talented!!! God Bless BTS 💜
신민
신민 3 hours ago
진짜 자랑스럽다..이 멋진 사람들ㅠㅠ
Larissa Dumke
Larissa Dumke 3 hours ago
Btsss
aireen de guzman
aireen de guzman 3 hours ago
great bts ,, army forever
Mariz Mendi
Mariz Mendi 3 hours ago
V just lights up the room😍
Jezrell Sañosa
Jezrell Sañosa 3 hours ago
Sino nanood nang dahil sa funny memes😂😂
진심너무좋다고요아놔
rm.....he is my President
ななかな
ななかな 3 hours ago
シュガ❤❤
ななかな
ななかな 3 hours ago
ホビ❤
이윤서
이윤서 3 hours ago
오빠들 그르니깐 내가 CD 먹지말랬죠~~담부터 CD먹으면 내가 너무 좋아!!
o d
o d 3 hours ago
다시 들어도 개 좋아...
lth V
lth V 4 hours ago
너무 멋지다💜💜💜💜🙆‍♀️🙆‍♀️🙆‍♀️🙆‍♀️🙆‍♀️
Kourtney Millare
Kourtney Millare 5 hours ago
Did jungkook said a filipino word '' kapamilya''
Jane Avia Lou
Jane Avia Lou 5 hours ago
Thank you for this
Marvhone Dude
Marvhone Dude 5 hours ago
J-Hope
Ryu David
Ryu David 6 hours ago
12:17 my love
GH PARK
GH PARK 6 hours ago
흥이난다 흥이나 ㅎㅎ 앉아서 노래부른게 더힘들듯 ㅎㅎ BTS는 라이브 너무 잘해요~^^
Rhapael Cagalingan
Rhapael Cagalingan 6 hours ago
I LOVE YOU BTS BABY JIMIN I LOVE YOU
홀쭉하노
홀쭉하노 6 hours ago
한국사람없냐?ㅠㅠ
진심너무좋다고요아놔
최근으로 하면 쭈욱 한국인
Thangpuii 2019
Thangpuii 2019 6 hours ago
I love it 😘😘😘😘
ILOVETHISBANGTANSHIT .OT7
Just don't forget this is FREE you are blessed with this amazing, wonderful, purest BIGGEST BOY GROUP in the WORLD!! 💜💜💜
Bonnie Rosie
Bonnie Rosie 7 hours ago
Just become a fan because of Dynamite
Lamia D Luffy
Lamia D Luffy Hour ago
Welcome home 💜
María Estevan
María Estevan 5 hours ago
Ohhhh welcomeee💜 you came at a good time bc they are releasing a new album november 20😉
Rock Bison Stole My Jam
oh welcome buddy💜
taehyung kim
taehyung kim 7 hours ago
dynamite + save me + spring day
Simran Balmiki
Simran Balmiki 7 hours ago
My favourite song spring day.but my favourite season is winter season thanks😀👍🙏🎉
Minju Kim
Minju Kim 7 hours ago
외국에서 촬영한거 맞죠? 영어로만 대화할 줄 알았는데 한국어로도 대화하는 모습보니 뭔가 말로 표현할 수 없는 기분이 드네요. 세계인들에게 많은 감동과 위로를 전해주는 자랑스러운 코리안 아티스트가 되어주세요. 음악으로 위로 많이 받아서 저도 우리 BTS 7멤버 진심으로 응원해요. LOVE YOU BTS FOREVER ❤
Minju Kim
Minju Kim 46 minutes ago
@봉구토리 그렇군요. 자꾸 영어로 쏼라쏼라해서 외국인줄 알았어요ㅋㅋㅋ
봉구토리
봉구토리 2 hours ago
이태원의 현대카드 바이닐앤플라스틱이란 곳에서 촬영했다고 하더라구요 🤗
buku sap
buku sap 8 hours ago
i love jungkook
Sonam Yiga Reiksel
Sonam Yiga Reiksel 8 hours ago
❤️🤗😘🥰🐰🌞🦁🐱
塩麹
塩麹 8 hours ago
🐹💞JIN
Ima Spd
Ima Spd 9 hours ago
Abangku senat kelas SMP SMP 3 Nanti datang ya ke acara sunatan Abangku ya Atau enggak ngantuk kok pakai keyboard bawaan Aku mau bawa istrimu ya Mbak nyanyi ke sana aku ya nyanyi
Sassy B
Sassy B 9 hours ago
omg they sound so good live???
아_인
아_인 10 hours ago
🥰🌌❣ 잘 듣고가네요 ~ :)
Memoji songs
Memoji songs 10 hours ago
I’m a boy but I love their song
Annisa Rachma
Annisa Rachma 10 hours ago
bangtan batik an cuy:'v
White Rabbit
White Rabbit Hour ago
Wkwkwkw
Via K.
Via K. 10 hours ago
so soulful Spring Day
Pramesti Indita
Pramesti Indita 10 hours ago
this performance is one of my fav recently, and coming here everyday reading a new army is very heartwarming :) borahaeee
Dae Dar
Dae Dar 10 hours ago
simply stunning, full of charm!
류정민
류정민 11 hours ago
❤🧡💛💚💙🤎💜💙💚💛❤🧡💛💚💙💜🤎💜💙💚
fionna gabrielle q. uybengkee
i really can't tell how many times i've repeated this
นราภรณ์ ระดากุล
Love bts Love suga him so cute
Candice Saceda
Candice Saceda 12 hours ago
Jimin looks so good in his contacts
dhanicamharie figueras
l love you bts
akaDauDau
akaDauDau 12 hours ago
JK ad-lib for Jin high note is super goose bump in Dynamite at 2:55
Yun
Yun 12 hours ago
BEST LIVE EVER
Candice Saceda
Candice Saceda 12 hours ago
I'm sad that yoongi has only one part in dynamite :(
uhhoney
uhhoney 12 hours ago
they sound better every time i re-watch this 😭😭
G28 Tingson, Mary
G28 Tingson, Mary 12 hours ago
Watching them makes my heart skip a beat ALWAYS
user5678 aisyah frozen
l love 💜𝔸ℝ𝕄𝕐⁷⟬⟭💜 💜𝗕𝗧𝗦⟭⟬💜
Amy Bug
Amy Bug 13 hours ago
They sound great singing live! Love it!❤🥰
박규용
박규용 14 hours ago
BTS WOW!
anyu gun
anyu gun 14 hours ago
Qtfk
CAROLINA PAREDES SALDAÑA
wasnt long enough ): like if you agree
CAROLINA PAREDES SALDAÑA
THEY ARE THE BEST *W*
15. IB Damar Putra
15. IB Damar Putra 15 hours ago
I love bts so much
15. IB Damar Putra
15. IB Damar Putra 15 hours ago
💜💜💜💜💜
Erika Cabugao
Erika Cabugao 15 hours ago
Im a new fan of bts and im already broke i bought a ton of brs stuff and i dont regret it 💜
S J
S J 16 hours ago
많이 뒷북이지만 너무 귀엽다 진짜..
Nonstoprocker
Nonstoprocker 16 hours ago
The guy with the denim jacket is the best on English.
Rock Bison Stole My Jam
RM learned English by himself by watching 'friends'
Hobi Cindy
Hobi Cindy 13 hours ago
He's the leader , RM aka Namjoon .. check out his album 'Mono' , it's a masterpiece.. and if you like philosophical music , it suits you👍.. also he did the speech at UN
IM Lovers
IM Lovers 16 hours ago
Jimin:"Indonesia army"😭😭😭😭😭
Esther Garcia
Esther Garcia 16 hours ago
i have watched everything BTS but this performance is rated my #1. i come here at least once a day to watch this performance from beginning to end. thank you NPR for inviting them.
y. m.
y. m. 16 hours ago
4:16 save me 8:27 spring day
Angela Hall
Angela Hall 17 hours ago
Love this
neus m
neus m 17 hours ago
Tae's "ᵖˡᵉᵃˢᵉ ˢᵃᵛᵉ ᵐᵉ" at 4:12 🥺🥺🥺🥺 cuteeeeeee
Eric Nolan
Eric Nolan 17 hours ago
Does anyone who can speak English actually rate these dons? 😂
Jennifer Green
Jennifer Green 3 hours ago
If you actually spoke English, Eric, then what you said would actually make sense. Clearly, you don't.
S H
S H 8 hours ago
Rate the performance? 100/10
e0n
e0n 16 hours ago
??? What is your meaning, in English please?
Aiman Ansari
Aiman Ansari 18 hours ago
Anybody notice they have there fav .... colur mic 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙🎹🎙🎤🎤🎤🎤🎤
나를 위한 수라상 slow food
우와 save me 너무 좋당😍✨✨
Martina Lindemann
Martina Lindemann 19 hours ago
Watching this again after the last bangtan episode (grammy backstage, upploaded 10/21) we can see how much they improved their english in just a few months, I love seeing them more comfortable with it. I-Army thanks you s much for that 💜
나를 위한 수라상 slow food
달콤달콤❤️✨✨
Osnéia Péccoli
Osnéia Péccoli 19 hours ago
Aí love
Ariana Diosa
Ariana Diosa 20 hours ago
OMG sus voces
Ariana Diosa
Ariana Diosa 20 hours ago
OMG sus voces
Kimberry
Kimberry 20 hours ago
BTS new album called 'BE' will be out on November 20, 2pm KST. Stay tuned armys and keep streaming!!!
Renn Miranda
Renn Miranda 20 hours ago
This is where it all started (when I love BTS) lol My sister used to watch their practice video of dynamite and I keep on asking her "Who is Jungkook, there?" "Who is Jimin?" Because i keep on hearing those names. When I watched this, that's the time I appreciate their vocals. And V got me! 💕 now I can't stop watching them.
C
C 20 hours ago
Always coming back! Might be my 15th time watching :D
Michael Andrean
Michael Andrean 21 hour ago
These guys is like a Lionel Messi of music industry 🤩
Selma Hayreddin
Selma Hayreddin 21 hour ago
King BTS
Ana Lucia
Ana Lucia 21 hour ago
Hahaha I love u V SO MUCH
이차돌
이차돌 21 hour ago
가창력에 대해서 한사람쯤은 구멍이 생길만도 한데 어째 전부 하나같이 제대로야
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