BTS on teaming with Ed Sheeran for their new single 'Permission to Dance': 'We just couldn't resist it'

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BTS on teaming with Ed Sheeran for their new single 'Permission to Dance'

Entertainment Weekly News 14 July, 2021 - 05:07am

When the English crooner unveiled a demo of "Permission to Dance," a track he'd co-written with Snow Patrol singer Johnny McDaid and frequent collaborator Steve Mac, to the K-pop band, they knew immediately they wanted to record it.

"Ed sent us this amazingly good song, and as soon as we listened to it we just couldn't resist it," J-Hope tells EW over Zoom. "We thought it went really well with our image too, so we just went with it."

The septet looks forward to meeting Sheeran soon. What would they do if they finally got to hang out? "I'd tell him I'm a really big fan," says V. "I'd sing him our song!" adds J-Hope.

Jungkook is optimistic the project is just the beginning of their hit-making relationship. "I'm really thankful to Ed Sheeran," he says. "I hope we have more chances to work with him."

"I would listen to it every day if that happened!" says V.

Whether they'll continue to put out songs in English is yet to be seen, but the pop stars haven't ruled it out. "We're open to anything," says RM. "Maybe when it's time, I think we'll be able to release another song in English or Korean or Spanish — or any language."

The fact that the track arrives as many listeners are emerging from lockdown isn't lost on the band. "We're going through some confusing times right now, but it is getting better, so we worked really hard on this song, hoping that day we can dance freely together will come as soon as possible," Jimin says.

As for the choreography in "Permission to Dance," the group insists it will be "really easy" to learn (we beg to differ, but sure). It also incorporates international sign language for the words fun, dance, and peace. Originally, the band used Korean sign language, but they switched to something that could be understood globally for added impact — "so that the whole world can dance to it together," says Suga. "I think that makes it all the more meaningful."

In the latter portion of the single's music video, BTS invite their crew and other members of their team — fans think they may have spotted their choreographer, bodyguards, and even Big Hit Entertainment chairman Bang Si-Hyuk and CEO Park Ji-Won — to join them in the groove, driving home its core message: You can dance wherever, whenever, with whomever you choose.

If the moves, as they say, are easy, climbing the Billboard Hot 100 is another feat entirely. A year ago, the South Korean group hadn't reached the top of the U.S. chart. Now they're on their way to scoring a total of five singles that have peaked at No. 1, including their first English-language song, "Dynamite," which spent three weeks there last fall. "Savage Love" and "Life Goes On" followed, while "Butter" has held the top spot for seven weeks.

Considering seven is the band's lucky number, BTS was thrilled to learn of this achievement. "We were really excited and happy when we first heard the news," says V, enthusiastically holding up seven fingers. "It was really late at night, and we really want to say thank you to our fans."

As for what's next now that they have that enviable Billboard benchmark in the bag? "We just want to see the ARMY" — or, Adorable Representative M.C. for Youth, the name for their devoted followers —"as soon as possible!" says Jimin. "Please!"

Listen to "Permission to Dance" — and try to learn that choreo — above.

Watch BTS’ television debut performance of ‘Permission To Dance’ on ‘Fallon’

NME.com 14 July, 2021 - 05:07am

BTS have performed their latest single ‘Permission To Dance’ on television for the first time.

For their debut TV performance of the English-language track – co-written by Ed Sheeran – the septet took over the atrium of a shopping mall, which was decorated with thousands of purple balloons. The set was part of the K-pop boyband’s “two-day takeover event” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

“I just wanna dance / The music’s got me going / Ain’t nothing that can stop how we move,” they sang on the cheery chorus. Later during the performance, the group were joined by a troupe of dancers for a massive dance number.

BTS’ “takeover” of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will continue tomorrow (July 14), where they will perform a “special edition” of their chart-topping hit ‘Butter’, according to Billboard.

Aside from Sheeran, ‘Permission To Dance’ was also co-written by Snow Patrol’s Steve Mac, frequent Sheeran collaborator Johnny McDaid and Jenna Andrews. The song is also featured on the newly released CD version of the group’s chart-topping English-language single ‘Butter’.

Earlier this week, ‘Butter’ extended its hold on the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the seventh week in a row. The song has so far spent its entire run on the chart on the top spot, since its debut on May 21.

In other BTS news, the boyband are set to perform for the Global Citizen Live broadcast in September, alongside acts like Lorde, Billie Eilish, The Weeknd and more.

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Watch: BTS Performs “Permission To Dance,” Talks About Working With Ed Sheeran, And More For Day 1 Of Takeover Event On “The Tonight Show”

soompi 14 July, 2021 - 05:07am

BTS appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” for their 2 day takeover event!

On July 13 (local time), which was the first night of the event, BTS talked about various topics involving music and their fan base and performed their latest hit track “Permission to Dance.”

First off, BTS shared their thoughts on being nominated for a Grammy with their song “Dynamite.” RM shared, “I’m sorry for the cliché, but it is one of the biggest honors as an artist. It was the first time a Korean [group was nominated], and that’s so meaningful and historic.” He didn’t forget to express their gratefulness and appreciation to the fans.

The group then talked about working with Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote “Permission to Dance.” When Jimmy Fallon asked if they remember when they first met Ed Sheeran, RM said, “We can’t believe we haven’t met him yet, and this is our second project with him, but we never met him yet.”

In response, Jimmy proudly stated, “I know you better than Ed Sheeran. So I have some song ideas if you want.” He referred to their song “Butter” and joked that he could make songs about the dairy aisle, and RM played along, saying, “Maybe [it could be about] cheesecake or cereal or anything [else].”

BTS continued to answer different questions Jimmy Fallon had for them. When Jimmy Fallon asked if they were originally going to call their fan base Bell, RM admitted it was true. He explained that the name Bangtan Boys in Korean and the word bell in Korean (bangwool) both start with “bang.” Then he brought up the idea that if their fans had really been called Bells, they could ring bells at their concerts. RM covered his face in embarrassment as he said, “Thank God [it wasn’t chosen]. ARMY is so much better.”

Then Jimmy Fallon asked if Jimin was really going to go with the stage name Baby J. Jimin shared that both Baby J and Baby G had been options but he felt weird introducing himself as one of them. That’s why he just decided to go with his real name. Jimmy Fallon joked that Jimin could also use the stage name Jimin Fallon. Jimin commented, “I like it. Starting next time, I’ll perform as Jimin Fallon.”

Jin also talked about his cooking skills, Suga dished on the first album he bought, and J-Hope answered whether he considers himself the most fashionable member of BTS. At the very end of the clip, the members discussed the most surprising things they learned about each other.

Check out BTS’s performance of “Permission to Dance” below!

BTS will return for the second night of the event on July 14 (local time).

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BTS reveal they haven't met Ed Sheeran despite collaborating with him twice

NME 14 July, 2021 - 02:15am

K-pop powerhouses BTS have shared that they have yet to meet Ed Sheeran in person, despite having collaborated with him twice.

During the group’s “two day takeover event” of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on July 13, BTS sat down with host Jimmy Fallon, who asked about their first meeting with British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. However, leader RM admitted that the group “can’t believe that we haven’t met him yet.”

“And, you know, [‘Permission To Dance’] is the second project with him, but we never met him yet,” elaborated RM. Prior to ‘Permission To Dance’, which was released last week and co-written by Sheeran, BTS enlisted the British singer-songwriter for their 2019 song ‘Make It Right’.

The seven-member South Korean group also made their debut television performance of ‘Permission To Dance’ during their appearance on The Tonight Show. BTS’ “takeover” of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will continue tomorrow (July 14), where they will perform a “special edition” of their chart-topping hit ‘Butter’, according to Billboard.

Aside from Sheeran, ‘Permission To Dance’ was also co-written by Snow Patrol’s Steve Mac, frequent Sheeran collaborator Johnny McDaid and Jenna Andrews. The song is also featured on the newly released CD version of the group’s chart-topping English-language single ‘Butter’.

Earlier this week, ‘Butter’ extended its hold on the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the seventh week in a row. The song has so far spent its entire run on the chart on the top spot, since its debut on May 21.

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