With the remix done by the producer Steve Aoki, ‘MIC Drop’ quickly created strong effects with the signature hip-hop genre of BTS. However, the success of this song also made the audiences concerned due to some risky factors.
MV: a perfect audio-visual product
“MIC Drop” is a song that is against BTS haters publicly with strong, crazy and enchanted bass sounds. Since “Not Today”, listeners have realized that BTS has a strong hip-hop style inside them and it keeps growing and develop completely. At first, BTS may be a bit shy when developing hip-hop style, but until 2017, they have improvements.
If you are not completely satisfied with the original “MIC Drop”, then with the main version, you’ll see it as an outstanding change. It’s a strong energy that develops crazily together with ear-catching beat, which makes you follow it immediately and can’t escape from it. That is what creates a new energy for “MIC Drop”. The last 30 seconds is the highest note which is the peak of the song. The melody of the song is like a bomb that hits the audiences’ minds strongly and is the highlight of the song.
The MV is also made with many different meanings. Its scenes changed continuously from a prison, a supervising truck, an ambulance, the burned cars. BTS’s scheme is not as clear as other MVs, but it seems that BTS did something wrong that put them into trouble.
BTS’s scheme is not as clear as other MVs, but it seems that BTS did something wrong that put them into trouble.
In some scenes, we can see that people flying in the air. According to some assumptions, it represents BTS haters, or BTS and fandom because BTS overcame different difficulties. All of the details create a perfect audio-visual MV.
So, what are experts and some audiences concerned about?
Concerns about BTS
Firstly, it is assimilation. Many people think that, Western factors are threatening the uniqueness of Kpop. This motivation has increased gradually since PSY had an international breakthrough in 2012. Fans who followed BTS since their beginning are afraid that their music style and quality will be influenced while the group power is improved globally.
In fact, the influence of Western towards Kpop is very normal, especially when it strongly affects the change of Korean entertainment industry. In “MIC Drop”, we can clearly see that instead of releasing an English song like SNSD, BTS’s manager decided to lengthen English parts of the song. This can easily be seen in the combination of Latin and European American music. Others realize that their song is lack of a highlight, and what makes the success of “MIC Drop” is its last 30 seconds. However, this is just one of controversial ideas among music experts.
In fact, the original “MIC Drop” was included in the recent album of BTS. The album itself was also a significant division within BTS’s choices: coddle their loyal old audiences, or expand their influence. And BTS did a greater thing: They not only widen Korean favor with “DNA” but also spread their influences on the world.
This is a wise side of their plan in increasing their influence ono the world. One minus point is, they have to assimilate and decrease “their own style” to be suitable with the general music trends of the world.