BTS & Chris Martin Talk About ‘Permission to Dance Challenge’ Meaning, Fame

SEOUL, Sep 10 (Yonhap) – K-pop sensations BTS caught up with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin to talk about the recent “Permission to Dance Challenge” and what it means to be famous.

In a video posted Friday (Korean time) on the weekly YouTube music show “RELEASED”, Martin conducted a virtual interview with the septet on July 23-August. 14, which invited people to submit 15-second videos of their interpretations of dance moves from BTS’s hit song “Permission to Dance.”

“This challenge was meant to give people a message of positivity, but watching them participate in the challenge, we felt gratitude, solace and we also received a lot of positive energy,” said Jimin, member. by BTS.

“Permission to Dance” is the group’s third English single and their second collaboration with British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.

Following its July 9 release, the song debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the July 24 chart.

The Shorts Challenge version of the “Permission to Dance” clip, which features some of the submissions, was created at the end of the interview.

Challenge participants have appeared on the YouTube show to share their BTS-related experiences, in countries ranging from the United States to Britain, South Korea, Russia and India.

“Until a few years ago, I had never formally learned to dance,” said BTS member V. “I just loved dancing and dancing on my own. Back then, I wasn’t shy and danced whatever I wanted to dance, and I think that’s what got me to this point.”

Martin added that he was “glad I didn’t need permission to dance because I’m not a very good dancer.”

“But,” he added, “I made a decision about 20 years ago that I don’t care if it looks cool.”

Asked by Martin about the group’s appointment as the presidential special envoy, Suga replied that he often felt a lot of pressure.

“In reality, I might not be such a person, but people think I am a very good person or capable of doing a lot of things,” he said. “So I struggled with that, but I think I’m trying really hard to live up to their expectations.”

Martin also asked if the band ever had a time when they felt like a “global phenomenon”.

“When we look at each other we really do sometimes feel like we’re next to nothing,” BTS conductor RM responded in English, describing times when it seems their songs and dances “just don’t make sense. “.

“But when you see the fans, their eyes and when we dance and sing in front of them, their energy, their honesty and their message, their letters, their words – those are the only reasons we haven’t given up and that ‘ is the only reason for the existence of the group, “he said.