BTS

BTS World [Original Video Game Soundtrack]

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In the midst of their global pop takeover in 2019, South Korean boy band BTS found themselves the subjects of the mobile game BTS World. Within the game, users finally had a chance to become the group's manager and lead them to fame before they hit it big in 2012. The accompanying companion piece, BTS World: Original Soundtrack, adds a few choice nuggets to the BTS catalog, but make no mistake, this is not an official BTS album. On the first four tracks, BTS members are joined by the guest artist/producer pairings of Charli XCX and Stargate ("Dream Glow"), Zara Larsson and Mura Masa ("Brand New Day"), and Juice Wrld and Powers Pleasant ("All Night") for a trio of collaborations that range from shimmering synth pop to smooth hip-hop. The bulk of the effort features whimsical compositions by Kang Minkook, who delivers one theme song per BTS member. Echoing the spirits of a Disney/Ghibli score, these delightful instrumentals split the difference amongst soothing jazz, dramatic strings, and even a brief moment of action-packed flair (on Namjun's theme, "Captain"). The soundtrack closes with a light ditty from indie pop duo Okdal ("LaLaLa") and a soaring rock ballad by Lee Hyun ("You Are Here"). For diehards, BTS World provides ample fodder to sate appetites hungry for more BTS-related material and offers an expanded range of unexpectedly pastoral elements to incorporate into BTS' usual sphere of high-energy anthems and emotive ballads.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
BTS
2
BTS
3
BTS
4
BTS
5
BTS
6
BTS
7
BTS
8
BTS
9
BTS
10
BTS
11
BTS
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