Korean band BTS released a documentary titled ‘Coldplay X BTS Inside My Universe Documentary.’ The documentary gives a closer look at how their recently released song My Universe was composed. The video was shared on the official YouTube channel of BTS, Bangtan TV on Sunday. However, the video revealed that Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin was approached by BTS about 18 months before the song was recorded.
Chris said at the beginning, “About 18 months ago, I got a message from somebody. They said BTS wants to do a song with you. I said, ‘How? How would that work?’ I didn’t understand how that could be possible.” He also revealed that the title, ‘My Universe,’ was something his friend once said and he thought it was a ‘cool’ title for a song and he then penned the track.
Chris travelled to South Korea for two days and recorded the song with them. He also gave gifts to the BTS members. While RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook were also excited to record the song.
V mentioned, “This song is all about us creating something together. That’s why Chris came here in person and recorded with us as well. I really loved the theme not alone but together.” While J-Hope added, “It could have been done remotely but we could add more sincerity to the song this way.”.
Jungkook also reveals that when he was set to head into the recording studio, he was scared and he might mess the song up. He said, “It feels like when I first debuted. Chris Martin will be directing my performance and I’m worried I’ll mess up.” However, Chris came up as a cheerleader and encouraged him. He was also impressed with him and requested the translator to say, “Please tell JK he’s so impressive.”
Talking about the lyrics of the song, BTS leader RM said that Chris said the song is very personal to him because he was frustrated over not being able to perform live in concerts. RM said, “I thought about how to make this relevant to BTS. Since the lyrics go, ‘You are my universe,’ this song should definitely be dedicated to ARMY. I wrote the lyrics while picturing the day we reunited with ARMY.”
Chris added, “I think it’s very special to me that the most popular artist in the world speaks Korean and is like a group of brothers, not from the West, and it just feels very hopeful to me in terms of thinking of the world as one family. Then of course, when you see how they are as people and their songs, it’s really a message of togetherness and finding, being yourself, all the stuff I agree with.”
BTS and Coldplay released the song on Friday. The members of both groups met in New York and posed for a picture before the release of the song. It was then revealed that BTS had gifted Coldplay with modernized hanboks. Meanwhile, Jin revealed he received a guitar from Chris. Coldplay and BTS debuted the song at Global Citizen Live, which took place this weekend.
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