As soon as the announcement for BTS’ new single came out together with the artwork for it, fans around the world all went crazy in making theories about what kind of song it would be. Many were speculating that it would be a cute and soft song as they went off the words ‘to melt ARMYs hearts’. However as soon as teaser pictures dropped, the fans realized how wrong they were.
As soon as the single and the music video dropped, the song should’ve been recognized as a banger. Following the success of their previous English single ‘Dynamite’ which was released to give the fans some good feelings and hope following the pandemic, ‘Butter’ is more of a dance summer song to bring some positive vibes all around.
The song starts with the soothing vocals of members Jungkook and V with a distinct beat under, giving a smooth wink to Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal, before moving onto a more honey-like pre-chorus sung by Jin. As soon as the chorus hits, it gets more upbeat with a beat that makes you want to get up and dance, having delicious vocals of Jungkook, Jimin and V. In the second verse V makes a reference to Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad’.
“Don’t need no Usher / To remind me you got it bad”
The song gets impossibly better as soon as the rappers jump into the song, called the rapline consisting of Suga, RM and j-hope.
“Ice on my wrist, I’m the nice guy /
Got the right body and the right mind
Rollin’ up to party, got the right vibe /
Smooth like (Butter), hate us (Love us)”
During RM’s part they give a nod towards their beloved and supportive fans, called ARMY.
“Got ARMY right behind us when we say so.”
All in all, this is the song of the summer which at this point would be very hard for anyone to deny.
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Review by Anissa Steijns