Jungkook, the youngest member of BTS, revealed how nervous he was to record in front of Chris Martin. Even Martin was “a little nervous” because he had never met BTS before. Here’s what we know about these artists and their latest collaboration for the chart-topping single, “My Universe.”
BTS and Coldplay collaborate on the song ‘My Universe’
BTS, one of the most popular bands in the world, earned their first Grammy nomination last year for “Dynamite.” He has collaborated with artists such as Sia, Halsey and Charli XCX. The 2021 award-winning band brings their first collaboration with Coldplay’s Martin.
To make the experience more intimate, Martin traveled to South Korea to record personally with Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.
As fans of Coldplay, some members of BTS shared that they were nervous about meeting the “Lovers in Japan” singer, especially Jungkook. According to a video with Martin, the feeling was mutual.
Chris Martin went to South Korea to make ‘My Universe’
During September 2021, BangtanTV released . Posted a “My Universe” documentary for youtube.
In it, fans watch Martin and members of the K-pop group meet, hug and later collaborate on their original song for the first time. Martin shared how special the occasion was, especially due to the safety concerns related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
“We’ve been very lucky that people let us come in just to record, and it was quite a stressful journey,” Martin said. “And I was a little nervous here. I’ve never met BTS before.”
Of course, the artists became fast friends, with Martin admiring Jungkook’s vocals and even recording together with all seven members.
“My Universe” itself is about how love “transcends all things,” be it gender, boundaries or sexuality. Since its debut on Spotify, the song has garnered over 35 million plays.
BTS previously shared their love for Chris Martin and Coldplay, even releasing a live version of ‘Fix You’.
As of February 2021, K-pop group Martin and the other members of Coldplay had not met. However, the idols often shared their love for the band. during a live stream From 2017, RM answered a question saying, “Do you like coldplay? I like coldplay, warmplay, hotplay, coolplay…”
In 2020, the oldest member of BTS added “Fix You” to their playlist titled “Gin’s Favorite Tracks”, which currently has over seven thousand followers. when bts performed mtv unplugged, He surprised fans with a performance of “Fix You”, a song originally written by Coldplay.
“This song comforted us, so we wanted to create this cover to comfort you too,” Jimin said. Of course, this song choice was very fitting for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has been uplifting fans across the world.
Music by BTS, including their recently released album, Spirit Map: 7Available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and most major platforms.
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