Global superstars BTS have unveiled their new single ‘Permission To Dance’, released as part of their CD single Butter.
Written by Ed Sheeran (who also wrote ‘Make It Right’), Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid and Jenna Andrews, ‘Permission To Dance’ is a breezy high-energy summer bop which encourages you to dance like no-one’s watching. The feel-good release is the latest uplifting offering from BTS and is “dedicated to anyone who is having a bad day or is discouraged in the face of reality”.
The accompanying music video further reiterates the positive message of the song with the group showcasing their stellar moves and glorious personalities. The visual also emphasises the importance of togetherness by featuring a diverse range of people from various backgrounds, whilst BTS incorporate international sign language into their routine, performing the signs for ‘fun’, ‘dance’ and ‘peace’.
At the time of writing, the visual has amassed over 78 million views on YouTube.
‘Permission To Dance’ follows on from the worldwide success of BTS’ previous single ‘Butter’, which continues to thrive on the charts. In fact, ‘Butter’ is currently celebrating its sixth consecutive week at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, marking the group’s longest run at number one. According to MRC Data, “Butter” amassed 28.3 million radio airplay audience impressions, up by 2%
Both tracks appear on the group’s newly released mini EP, which also includes instrumental versions of both singles. You can check out the EP in its entirety below.
BTS will be celebrating the US TV premiere of ‘Permission To Dance’ on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for two nights on July 13 and 14.
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