BTS did a Tiny Desk gig that might surprise you


On Monday, K-Pop’s beloved boy group became the latest artist to appear in the home series of sleek, more intimate performances featured on NPR.

Naturally, they started with their first single entirely in English and number 1, “Dynamite”.

It was their first time playing the track with a live band, according to the seven-member group.

NPR had been trying to do a BTS Tiny Desk gig for years now – even playing around with ways to move Bob Boilen’s desk far enough to accommodate the dance moves of the superstar Korean boy group, the producer and editor said. by NPR Stephen Thompson in a YouTube caption on the show’s video.

“In the end, it took a global pandemic – and the launch of the Tiny Desk (home) concerts in March – for something to happen,” Thompson wrote. With BTS locked up in Seoul, the band stayed true to the spirit of the series by summoning a live band for their Tiny Desk debut, and even arranged to perform in a workspace with a backdrop. musical: the VINYL & PLASTIC by Hyundai Carte record store in BTS’s hometown. “BTS is already the biggest K-Pop group around, and they continue to be successful.

The “Dynamite” video in August broke a YouTube record for most views in 24 hours, and BTS performed last week on “America’s Got Talent”.


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