BTS released their second promotional track "Save Me" which might cements their spot as my new favorite boy group.
My #1 favorite boy group for years has been SHINee but that honor now goes to BTS. Out of eleven tracks they have released, I've only disliked, which was "Boy In Luv". I could shit on that song for days. Just thinking about that it makes me cringe. Their Japanese releases are another story though.
I know a lot of you will accuse me of "BTS-fagging" or whatever but if a group keeps on releasing solid track after solid track, then I'm going to keep praising their stuff while shitting on the garbage. And if the good shit outweighs the bad shit, I'm not going to start reaching for and making up bad shit just to appease to more people.
Jungkook continues to wreck my bias list.
Anyway, the song is great. As someone who loved "Fire" and will be replaying that song a lot, I will be replaying "Save Me" a lot more. Which is weird because it's fucking BTS doing a ballad. Or the closest thing we'll ever get to them doing one. However it's not the standard OST ballads that K-pop has become so accustomed , but rather a sound inspired by Dance Hall(?) (possibly Tropical House, someone please correct me.) The melody is gorgeous and what makes this song stands out among other BTS songs, is that there is just as much singing, if not more, than rapping. Speaking of the rapping, it's not to harsh on the ears and sticks to the mellow vibe of the song.
This song isn't done with surprises as it contains another one: 60%-70% is sung by Jimin. Typically most of the vocal work goes to Jungkook, which is expected since he's the best singer in the group. However it's a nice change to see Jimin carry a song.
The visuals in the video are about as stripped down as possible, and is honestly fine with me. Not every music video can be "I Need U" and "Run", and this dance version works better with the song than a story-driven music video in my opinion. All of the members look good, the only one that really stands out is V with that bright ass pink hair. But other than that, no one got shafted here.
I just felt like posting some Yoongi here.
So overall "Save Me" was full of surprises, but very well done surprises and an overall fantastic track.