BTS released their latest entrant on the Billboard Hot 100 music chart – ‘Butter’ in May. The smooth summer song opened on the No.1 spot on the chart. And while the ‘Butter’ mania isn’t over yet, the K-pop septet is all set to treat their fans with BTS Festa 2021, the band’s annual event. Celebrations are already underway with BTS’ leader RM dropping a brand new solo track. Titled ‘Bicycle’, the song is a soothing, soulful take on the simpler things in life and of course, biking.
RM has produced, written, and arranged ‘Bicycle’ which seems to be full of personal thoughts and musings. Crooning to the melodic track, he sings about riding his bike on an empty street and it gets really deep. With lyrics like “Already my heart is in weekend mode/ I don’t see no open cars, no open bars/ It’s not bad, a road that’s completely alone/ the hearts of people floating like an island,” its full of metaphors linking the act of riding to little joys and dreams.
Listen to ‘Bicycle’ here:
In a blog post, RM described the making of ‘Bicycle’ and how he came up with the lyrics. “I really made up the lyrics while riding my bike,” he said. He further added that he’s always been talking about bikes so he wanted to make a song about it. And since it has been three years since ‘Mono’ he thought releasing the track during the Festa celebrations was a good excuse. “I’m always excited to ride a boke but once I put my two feet on the pedals, I always get a little sad. Perhaps because I miss a lot of things..” he continued as per a fan translation of the blog post. The full letter accompanying the track is available on the blog post here.
‘Bicycle’ arrives on the heels of ‘Butter’ Hotter, Cooler and Sweeter Remixes (the many versions of their chart-topping track) that just kept getting better. Fans did have an idea about something new coming up from the Festa 2021 schedule but the song came as a complete surprise. Here’s the line-up in case you missed it:
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Cover artwork: Bhavya Poonia/Mashable India
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