BTS Tried To Translate 'Dynamite' To Korean But It Didn't 'Work Out Really Well'

BTS Tried To Translate 'Dynamite' To Korean But It Didn't 'Work Out Really Well'

BTS is opening up about making their first all-English track “Dynamite“!

In a new interview, the guys dished on how they actually didn’t fully intend for it to be an English only song.

“When we first listened to the ‘Dynamite’ demo, I actually tried different titles or lyrics in Korean,” RM told Variety. “I tried to write some rap on that track, but nothing worked out really well. So, ok, well, why not keep it this way? Let’s give it a shot! It’s 2020, why not do some crazy things?”

Jungkook added that the experience of recording and singing in only English was quite different.

“It was an unfamiliar experience to record and sing this song in English. We had to practice the pronunciation a lot to try and make sure that the feel and emotions of the lyrics were really reflected when we sang it,” he said. “We translated the lyrics into Korean and read them very carefully. We thought about what they meant in Korean as we recorded them into English.”

“Pop music in English is really what we grew up listening to. English songs are not something unfamiliar to us — we are used to them,” J-Hope added. “But the feelings that go into writing songs in English is very different from what goes into writing them in Korean, so this was still something new. It required a lot of work, especially on the pronunciation, and a lot of practice.”

BTS will be on The Tonight Show all this week, stay tuned for their first performance. In the meantime, you can check out their Tiny Desk concert again right here!

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