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Review: BTS will blow you away with new ‘Fake Love’ music video (Includes first-hand account)

“Fake Love” is the lead single of their new album, and it truly captures the theme of their latest studio offering, in a way that is clearly expressed. It is sonically and lyrically powerful, and it embodies the emotions of saying goodbye in a raw yet sincere fashion.

Their song’s music video was directed by YongSeok Choi, which features the band’s stunning choreography skills. Within one day, the video went viral, accumulating over 54 million views on YouTube, and counting. They prove that they have the greatest, most dedicated fans in the world.

BTS will be performing “Fake Love” at the Billboard Music Awards tomorrow night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Their performance is slated to use the worldwide motif and saying “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.”

Most impressive about “Fake Love” is that it combines elements of pop, hip hop, grunge, trap rock and adult contemporary music. “Fake Love” showcases a darker sentimentality of their music, where a love that was once believed to be destiny turned out to be fake in the end.

This fall, BTS will be embarking on a world tour, which will include a 10 date run in North America.

“Fake Love” is available on iTunes.

The Verdict

Overall, their music video for their single “Fake Love” is compelling from start to finish. The lyrics are exceptional, and the diverse sounds capture its melancholic mood. The energy and zest of BTS radiates throughout this vivacious single, and it is infectious. The video for “Fake Love” is a true work of art, and it garners an A rating. Well done.

Written By

Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 16,000 original articles over the past 15 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a five-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past two years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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