Since their inception, BTS have believed that telling their story is the best way for the younger generation to relate to their music. Writing over 90 percent of their own lyrics, the group incorporates universal life experiences, such as sadness and loneliness, in their work and turn them into something more light and manageable. RM has stated that he tries to not sound as if they are preaching or reprimanding people in their songs, “as everyone has different lives and different destinies.
BTS’ “Black Swan” performances have been a work of art and visuals that have set the standards for all performances. These performances only stand next to BTS’ own “Dynamite” performances. When the “Black Swan” music video unexpectedly dropped, the whole world took notice, as the song itself was very different from what BTS had been releasing. The great contrast between black and white and light and shadows made the music video an instant hit. The contemporary dance styles showcased BTS’ numerous talent in being able to do any kind of music. “Black Swan” is simply art in motion.
Black Swan was released on 17th January, 2020. RM is credited as among those who wrote co-wrote the song. Throughout the video, BTS switch from white to black outfits, matching the “Black Swan” concept photos of the album. “Black Swan” joins other MVs “Dope,” “Fire,” “Blood Sweat & Tears,” “DNA,” “Not Today,” “Save Me,” “MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix),” “Boy in Luv,” “Fake Love,” “Spring Day,” “IDOL,” “Boy With Luv,” “War of Hormone,” “I Need U,” “‘ON’ Kinetic Manifesto Film: Come Prima,” “Dynamite,” “ON,” and J-Hope‘s “Chicken Noodle Soup” ft. Becky G as videos with over 200 million views.
Black Swan is BTS’ single from their fourth studio album, Map of the Soul: 7. It was released on January 17, 2020. Black Swan was first released in the form of an “art film,” including an interpretive dance performance by Slovenian-based modern dance troupe MN Dance Company. The second MV was released on 4th March, which features a choreography where it depicts BTS transforming into black swans on the stage of a theatre. The music video was filmed on Broadway Theater District. Black Swan’s very first debut was on The Late Late Show with James Corden. ‘Black Swan’ also beat Adele’s five-year record on iTunes when it reached 103 countries.