The group performed “Dynamite,” “Save Me” and “Spring Day”
BTS performed three of their songs on “NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” series on September 21st. The performance took place in Seoul, in the record store VINYL & PLASTIC, a place that reflected the basis of these concerts: stripped-down sets and an intimate setting.
Accompanied by a live band, the group started the performance with their latest single “Dynamite,” the upbeat disco pop track meant to bring energy to those who listened to it. The song recently took over the no. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 100 chart for two weeks in a row, making BTS the first South Korean artists to ever achieve this.
They followed with one of their older songs “Save Me” from their 2016 compilation album The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever, a track that they hope to perform live once more in front of their fans.
BTS finished with another hit, an older song called “Spring Day” from their 2017 album You Never Walk Alone. The song itself carries the message of hope, something that the group wanted to convey as we are going through a particularly complex and uncertain time. With this track, they hoped to bring some comfort.
During the song’s intro, RM said “It’s been the roughest summer ever, but we know that spring will come.” The touching song was the perfect choice to end the performance as it carried a more calming and hopeful tone, enphasizing that we need to wait for these hard times to pass and give space for the spring day to come.
The group also broke the “Tiny Desk Concert” record for most views on its first day, as the performance video reached 1 million views in just 33 minutes.