‘Dynamite’: Music Video Review

To say that BTS’ August 21 comeback was one of the most anticipated music events of 2020 would be an understatement. As a matter of fact, three to four million ARMYs tuned in for the world premiere of their Dynamite MV and effectively smashed current record held by BLACKPINK for the most watched music video premiere.

The video is already well on its way to 37 million streams on YouTube merely four hours into its release.

It comes as no surprise that fans were watching out for BTS’ comeback.  After all, this is the first full English single that RM, J-Hope, Suga, Jin, Jimin, V, and Jungkook produced on their own and they promised that the song would be the perfect summer antidote to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 global health pandemic.

So, did the Dynamite MV lift the spirits of fans during this trying time?  Of course it did. If anything, BTS never lets the ARMYs down when it comes to delivering good music.

Dynamite delivers a dance track that is a mix of contemporary pop hits with the backdrop of the roaring 60s and 70s.  From the set to the styling and even the choreography, there was a very bubblegum approach that was unique and different from BTS’ previous edgy style. It was good to see them with a different vibe.

While BTS invests heavily on highly technical choreography for their previous hits, the dance steps to Dynamite was simple and fun. The beat was likewise funky, and simply called out to listeners to get up on their feet and dance.

At first, I had trouble making out the English words but that was easily remedied by the close caption that came with the video. I liked the very positive messaging that the song delivered, and it went well with the MV’s concept.

Each member had their fair share of the limelight, and the visuals were on point. I loved their new hair colors. V and Jin also looked especially fetching in the disco segments.  Golden maknae Jungkook held his own with baby mochi Jimin while rap line RM, J-Hope and Suga delivered their English lines with the most clarity. The boys really seemed like they were having fun and it was infectious to everyone who saw them.

All in all, whether you’re an ARMY or not, you cannot watch  Dynamite without a smile on your face. By its end, you’ll feel like you’ve swallowed a rainbow. Yep. Its that fun.

If you’re in the mood, check out my article about Dynamite on checkin.ph