BTS: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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Stephen Thompson | Sept. 21, 2020
We've been trying to make a BTS Tiny Desk concert happen for years now - even gaming out ways we might move Bob Boilen's desk far enough forward to accommodate the superstar Korean boy band's dance moves.
In the end, it took a global pandemic - and the launch of Tiny Desk (home) concerts back in March - to make something happen. With BTS cooped up in Seoul, the group held true to the series's spirit by convening a live band for its Tiny Desk debut, and even arranged to perform in a workspace with a music-friendly backdrop: the record store VINYL & PLASTIC by Hyundai Card in BTS's hometown.
Opening with this summer's inescapable "Dynamite" - the group's first single to hit No. 1 in the U.S., as well as its first song to be fully recorded in English - BTS leaned hard into the new track's celebratory, "Uptown Funk"-adjacent vibes. From there, the group dipped into its back catalog, seizing on the opportunity to showcase its quieter side while (mostly) staying uncharacteristically seated. The breezily propulsive "Save ME," from 2016, ultimately gave way to a full-on power ballad in 2017's reflective "Spring Day."
The latter track seemed especially true to BTS's hopeful nature: Introduced with a few optimistic words from rapper and singer RM ("It's been the roughest summer ever, but we know that spring will come"), the song reflects on a need to wait out hard times, even as the weight of present-day pain feels oppressive.
BTS had intended to spend 2020 delighting the BTS Army in arenas around the world, only to spend these last few months performing in isolation. Released on the last day of a grim season, "Spring Day" provides a nice reminder of what awaits us on the other side. We just have to get through fall and winter first.
SET LIST
"Dynamite"
"Save ME"
"Spring Day"
MUSICIANS
V: vocals; Jin: vocals; Jimin: vocals; J-Hope: vocals; RM: vocals; SUGA: vocals; Jungkook: vocals; KHAN: drums; DOCSKIM: keyboard; Kim Kiwook: bass; Shyun: guitar
CREDITS
Video and Audio by: Big Hit Entertainment; Producer: Stephen Thompson; Audio Mastering Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Subtitles by Renee Klahr; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

ABOUT THE SERIES
The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit - stripped-down sets, an intimate setting - just a different space.

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  1. NPR Music

    NPR Music

    18 цагийн өмнө

    Want to play your very own Tiny Desk concert? Unsigned musicians: Send us a video of you playing an original song by June 7. Learn more: npr.org/tinydeskcontest

  2. saraswathi pai

    saraswathi pai

    18 минутын өмнө

    Them singing spring day during lockdown Nd quarantine hit really hard we miss u BTS 💜

  3. Tazin X

    Tazin X

    33 минутын өмнө

    Hobi and jungkook harmonising is my favourite concept

  4. Anjali Chowdhary

    Anjali Chowdhary

    Цагийн өмнө

    Bogo Shipda BTS.

  5. Aakriti Chaudhary

    Aakriti Chaudhary

    Цагийн өмнө

    We trully purple u💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

  6. Eliany Delgado Cadenas

    Eliany Delgado Cadenas

    Цагийн өмнө

    Amo

  7. Awesome Tai

    Awesome Tai

    3 цагийн өмнө

    저 키보드 치시는분 예전에 크리스말로윈때 그분아니신가요?

  8. princesse

    princesse

    3 цагийн өмнө

    Je m'en lasse pas 😭💜 c'est tellement beau

  9. Nour

    Nour

    3 цагийн өмнө

    you can give the extroverts line a chair but they won't use it

  10. Yash 00

    Yash 00

    4 цагийн өмнө

    I'm late..

  11. Jayson Makalintulad

    Jayson Makalintulad

    5 цагийн өмнө

    so much autotune

    • Jessicaelle M.

      Jessicaelle M.

      4 цагийн өмнө

      Only on the first song actually, because it's the style of 'Dynamite'. The other 2 it's just their voices ^^

  12. OneMorePixel

    OneMorePixel

    6 цагийн өмнө

    They're really good. I was at 100% ahah.

  13. Aly Jeon

    Aly Jeon

    6 цагийн өмнө

    JK's vocals will always amaze me pls its out of this world

  14. pallavi

    pallavi

    6 цагийн өмнө

    I don't know many things but what I do know is that I trust BTS singing Spring Day with my life ^^

  15. Amk blue

    Amk blue

    7 цагийн өмнө

    When Hobi sings in Spring Day, I feel in heaven

  16. Lilly R

    Lilly R

    7 цагийн өмнө

    The performance of Save me might be the best I have seen, they were so calm and happy and great

  17. dba 1234

    dba 1234

    8 цагийн өмнө

    Thank you for adding subtitles!!!!

  18. Emmeline

    Emmeline

    8 цагийн өмнө

    6:33 Jin casually grabbing Tae's hand, so cuuute !

  19. Keyuri

    Keyuri

    9 цагийн өмнө

    2:13 I thought this line was sung by a girl 😳😳😳

    • e0n

      e0n

      59 минутын өмнө

      Meet Jimin, voice of an angel. 💜

    • S

      S

      7 цагийн өмнө

      No offence but why would they randomly tell a girl to sing only one line in between😂😂

    • 7starsthatshine bright

      7starsthatshine bright

      8 цагийн өмнө

      Jimins vocals are really unique 😘💜😊

  20. herti siagian

    herti siagian

    10 цагийн өмнө

    Jimin's voice like a diamond, i love it ❤️

  21. jeno's nipple that slipped

    jeno's nipple that slipped

    11 цагийн өмнө

    hearing them sing save me and spring day right after, after not listening to those songs in such a long time makes me 🙁

  22. Love

    Love

    12 цагийн өмнө

    Love yourself Relay3702

  23. Josh Manansala

    Josh Manansala

    13 цагийн өмнө

    1:30 JIMINNNNNNN

  24. Mmelodie

    Mmelodie

    13 цагийн өмнө

    Why there are chairs if they don’t use them???😅

  25. BTS ANGELS

    BTS ANGELS

    13 цагийн өмнө

    BTS PERFECT VOICES

  26. BTS ANGELS

    BTS ANGELS

    13 цагийн өмнө

    BTS KINGS OF THE WORLD

  27. BTS ANGELS

    BTS ANGELS

    13 цагийн өмнө

    BTS THE BEST

  28. luxury-reject

    luxury-reject

    15 цагийн өмнө

    Tip: turn on CC (closed captions) for the lyric translation from korean to english! Won’t regret it : )

  29. Nondescript Being

    Nondescript Being

    15 цагийн өмнө

    why does it sound so autotuned

    • S

      S

      7 цагийн өмнө

      *Because they are highly talented and their live singing is great* 😉 (Only the first song had some pitch effects to match the song's feel)

  30. Marcela Ortega Ugarte

    Marcela Ortega Ugarte

    15 цагийн өмнө

    Es un placer poder ver a estás 7 grandes estrellas.

  31. Anggita Shofianida

    Anggita Shofianida

    15 цагийн өмнө

    MY HANDSOME MAN

  32. Anggita Shofianida

    Anggita Shofianida

    15 цагийн өмнө

    I miss you!!!!

  33. Ann Patalinghug

    Ann Patalinghug

    16 цагийн өмнө

    My Birthday is september 15

  34. Ann Patalinghug

    Ann Patalinghug

    16 цагийн өмнө

    Hi bts i want jungkook, v, jhope, jimin, jin, rm, suga❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘😘😍😘😘😍😘😋🥰😙🥳🥳🥳

  35. hamsa vahini

    hamsa vahini

    16 цагийн өмнө

    Every time when I feel lonely here I am, listening to their music and feeling way better.

  36. Rajkumar Sambamphe

    Rajkumar Sambamphe

    16 цагийн өмнө

    Nice song😍😍😍😍

  37. Ester Pajuelo

    Ester Pajuelo

    16 цагийн өмнө

    Jhopeee

  38. Ignacio Ortiz

    Ignacio Ortiz

    18 цагийн өмнө

    son todos iguales

  39. Hannah

    Hannah

    18 цагийн өмнө

    I love how open-minded and positive this comment section is :) So many people who listen without prejudice!! I guess this perfomance gave birth to a lot of baby armies :D

  40. KiM sEOkJin

    KiM sEOkJin

    19 цагийн өмнө

    We listened to this in online school in my chorus class last week lol. I was lowkey fangirling in the chatbox-

  41. Michelle McKinney

    Michelle McKinney

    23 цагийн өмнө

    They are so sweet

  42. Reina Panda

    Reina Panda

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Can someone tell me the name of the dude in the orange pants(not the suite just the pants), I really like his singing voice.

    • S

      S

      17 цагийн өмнө

      The leftmost one is J-hope and sitting besides him is suga

    • (Min Suga=Max Salt)

      (Min Suga=Max Salt)

      22 цагийн өмнө

      That is SUGA. His real name is Min Yoongi

  43. Isabelle Beauvois

    Isabelle Beauvois

    Өдрийн өмнө

    On peut encore plus apprécier les performances individuelles quelles belles voix c est vraiment agréable à écouter 😊

  44. charlie queen

    charlie queen

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    JIN 😭

  45. charlie queen

    charlie queen

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Camping here again huhuhu i love this perf

  46. KiHoon Kim

    KiHoon Kim

    Өдрийн өмнө

    개지린다 ㅅㅂ BTS 월클 포에버

  47. Kelly Keely

    Kelly Keely

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    Wow,first time watching bts with the live band ,now i know why so many people are crazy...including me now. 😂😂😂❤❤❤

  48. Onatnom Ramiel

    Onatnom Ramiel

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    if theres a BTS girlfans, boyfans ...hope there will be a Golden fans ( including parents,single parents and people in 30s and above )😇😇😇😇

    • Aidan Leonidas

      Aidan Leonidas

      11 цагийн өмнө

      There are a lotttt of 30+++ Army, including myself 😁

  49. Onatnom Ramiel

    Onatnom Ramiel

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    their energy is too much😅😅 they are not happy just sitting still while singing😅🤣😂if somebody still say that these young men still doing lip sync, u must be kidding me!!! u need to see an EENT doctor

  50. Dominique Jane Surima

    Dominique Jane Surima

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    by far, my fave live performance of theirs

  51. Rrrrappp #ButterIsComing

    Rrrrappp #ButterIsComing

    Өдрийн өмнө

    BTS NEW ENGLISH SINGLE "BUTTER" COMING OUT ON MAY 21st (13.00 PM KST)

  52. Zein Insert

    Zein Insert

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    My Fellow ARMY💜 let's VOTE Kim Taehyung "" Most Handsome Asian King Fan Choice Voting Contest 2021"" just search in Google and click that Link.He is now Rank#.2 and Let's make Kim Taehyung #.1💜💜💜💜💜 You can VOTE multiple Times😊 Please ARMY lets VOTE💜🙏

  53. Ulrica Luo

    Ulrica Luo

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Why do they use tuning so much?

    • 성이름

      성이름

      16 цагийн өмнө

      Hey it’s tiny desk concert🤣🤣 u know?

    • S

      S

      17 цагийн өмнө

      The first song had some pitch effects for style purposes but the last 2 songs had no effects or tuning....This. Is. A. Tiny. Desk. Concert. And. It. Is. Meant. To. Be. Sung. Live. Without. Autotune

    • Jessicaelle M.

      Jessicaelle M.

      17 цагийн өмнө

      It's the style of the first song, they like it that way 🤷‍♀️ But the other 2 songs it's just their voices.

    • Henz Racaza

      Henz Racaza

      18 цагийн өмнө

      funniest comment ever.

    • Kpop success is not influenced by fcking J-poop

      Kpop success is not influenced by fcking J-poop

      Өдрийн өмнө

      Deaf.😊

  54. Inzali Oo

    Inzali Oo

    Өдрийн өмнө

    One of the best live performance 💜

  55. MNL Studio

    MNL Studio

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I'm an army and I don't like BTS' tiny desk concert. What I love about tiny desk concert is that you can hear raw vocals. But BTS used autotune. You can clearly hear it. I know they have amazing vocals so that's why I'm so disappointed. That's not the "Tiny Desk Concert" I love.

    • e0n

      e0n

      53 минутын өмнө

      Do you ever watch other Tiny Desks, for example the recent one with JB. Just saying, there are some flexible parameters.

    • S

      S

      17 цагийн өмнө

      Dynamite had some pitch effects but I don't hear much effects for save me and spring day though

    • Synergist

      Synergist

      Өдрийн өмнө

      lol, nothing about tiny desk concert is 100% raw vocals. how dumb are you?

    • SoMyMomGaveBirth ToMeAnd-

      SoMyMomGaveBirth ToMeAnd-

      Өдрийн өмнө

      I guess they do it to blend there voices. Otherwise it might not sound good. IDK

  56. Margaret Punsalan

    Margaret Punsalan

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Thank you for adding the subs!

  57. F Mawia

    F Mawia

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Obssseeeeeessed with Jhope's rapping and voice♥

  58. Sadaf Saidi

    Sadaf Saidi

    Өдрийн өмнө

    After watching this i bacame ARMY💜🎵they are full of positive energy💜love you boys💜💜💜💜

  59. april macyit

    april macyit

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Rewatching this to make me feel happy

  60. Allyson N. Morales Marin

    Allyson N. Morales Marin

    Өдрийн өмнө

    the way jungkook can harmonize with literally anything is crazy

  61. Nur 2021

    Nur 2021

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I love you bts❤️❤️❤️❤️

  62. Mentariani Kadek

    Mentariani Kadek

    Өдрийн өмнө

    You all really “glow up” 🥰

  63. Hinata 히 나 타 桜井ヒ ナ タ

    Hinata 히 나 타 桜井ヒ ナ タ

    Өдрийн өмнө

    사랑해

  64. Gabriela de Paiva Miranda Teixeira

    Gabriela de Paiva Miranda Teixeira

    Өдрийн өмнө

    This will never get old

  65. Joy Rillera

    Joy Rillera

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Save me? 😭

  66. Henrry Pérez

    Henrry Pérez

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Fue una buena presentación. No obstante, pareció que el formato de los Tiny Concert no era para ellos y, por tanto, este concierto está lejos de ser el mejor bajo este formato. Para mí, la esencia de estos conciertos es la conexión íntima y creativa entre el artista y sus músicos (o instrumentos, en caso de ser solista), conexión que genera un ambiente especial disfrutable para el público. Tal vez, el número de miembros, la naturaleza del grupo, las canciones elegidas o el escenario (el cual es distinto a otros) ocasionaron que BTS no explotara este formato de concierto en su completitud.

    • Henrry Pérez

      Henrry Pérez

      Өдрийн өмнө

      @Jessicaelle M. No hay problema con que estés en desacuerdo conmigo. Coincido contigo con el hecho de que los miembros de BTS tiene una buena química entre sí. No obstante, de los Tiny Desk Concert que he escuchado, he notado que su esencia es la conexión del artista con el ambiente musical (es decir, con los músicos e instrumentos musicales) y su público. Por eso, pienso que BTS no pudo explotar al máximo este formato. Tal vez, la razón sea el escenario, el número de miembros o las canciones elegidas (por ejemplo, el "Intro" de "The most beautiful moments" hubiese sido genial para que los músicos y los raperos del grupo se luzcan). En mi opinión, otros artistas pudieron explotar al máximo este formato, por ejemplo, Alicia Keys, Natalia Lafourcade, Jeff Milner, The Wu Tang Band, entre otros.

    • Jessicaelle M.

      Jessicaelle M.

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      I disagree, for me they had that connexion between the members through their little interactions, their smiles and complicity. They are not a band so they are not used to sit and speak with the musicians, I don't think it would have felt natural if they had tried it any other way. They don't have to follow a "perfect example", they just made it their own.

  67. Anna Riis

    Anna Riis

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Their English has gotten so much better! I'm so proud, I'm gonna cry 😭

  68. Carlita Kpoper

    Carlita Kpoper

    Өдрийн өмнө

    A veces me pregunto ¿Nos podremos reunir todo ARMY de cada país en un solo concierto de BTS? eso sería realmente hermoso y todos hablando diferente idioma a pero cuando inicie el concierto todos cantamos en coreano como podamos jsjsjsjs ♥♥♥ Solo algún día pasará eso:)

    • Carlita Kpoper

      Carlita Kpoper

      Өдрийн өмнө

      @Jessicaelle M. True it would have to be too big a field jsjsjsjs

    • Jessicaelle M.

      Jessicaelle M.

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      There is no place big enough for all of us 😄

  69. H M

    H M

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Dancing @ the 7:00 minute mark. 😊

  70. Melissa Gracia

    Melissa Gracia

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Acá fue ✨✨✨

  71. L Gervais

    L Gervais

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I come back to re-watch this video whenever I want to be happy and in a good mood! I've seen it so many times!

  72. Claire E

    Claire E

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Each member of this band earns 10 Million dollars a year. They are the cutest multi-billionaires.

  73. flyushkifly

    flyushkifly

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Thank you for adding subtitles..... Finally! 💜💜💜

  74. Jenson Yuen

    Jenson Yuen

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Guitar riff 2:20

  75. April Rogelio

    April Rogelio

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    All song is so nice💜💛🇰🇷🇵🇭

  76. Bravo Lee

    Bravo Lee

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Superb👍👍👏👏👏

  77. Moret Kim

    Moret Kim

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I always comeback here you know

  78. kavtoM

    kavtoM

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    "I exhale you in pain like smoke like white smoke" i don't know why this line always gets me

    • kavtoM

      kavtoM

      Өдрийн өмнө

      @Reagan yes, and it immediately follows with "i say i'll erase you but i can't let you go yet" and everything is pain

    • Reagan

      Reagan

      Өдрийн өмнө

      Same. Maybe because it's such a visceral image of trying to let go of the pain or grief? Idk I get this like.. ache? in my chest every time.

    • kavtoM

      kavtoM

      2 өдрийн өмнө

      @j. ????

    • j.

      j.

      2 өдрийн өмнө

      What??

  79. Alva Thorén

    Alva Thorén

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    i live for Taes energy in this

  80. S G

    S G

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I miss them so much...till we meet again my wonderful magic shop

  81. Alsu G

    Alsu G

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm not a fan but I totally love this video, their voices and energy!

    • Alsu G

      Alsu G

      13 цагийн өмнө

      @Tray Vixk yea I've seen it, too :))

    • Tray Vixk

      Tray Vixk

      Өдрийн өмнө

      Have you seen their Carpool Karaoke episode? Even if you're not a fan, it's pretty legendary lol. They didn't realize they were going to be translated and their conversation in the back of the car was so funny.

  82. julieqiuli

    julieqiuli

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    whyyy they put an ad in the middle of a performance D:

  83. cath white

    cath white

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    The guy with the pink mic .. you are mine

    • Henz Racaza

      Henz Racaza

      18 цагийн өмнө

      kindly fall in line, please.

    • cath white

      cath white

      2 өдрийн өмнө

      @Anali Casa oh yeah he's army's.

    • Anali Casa

      Anali Casa

      2 өдрийн өмнө

      kim seokjin, our

  84. Alva Thorén

    Alva Thorén

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    KIM SOEKJIN HOW DARE YOU BE THIS AMAZING

  85. Касымова Сайкал

    Касымова Сайкал

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    내 안에 있는 최고가 BT라는 것은 대단한 일입니다💜🐻 ❄️

  86. Glad Ohams

    Glad Ohams

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Jhope english pronunciation is improving greatly. I can imagine the work Nanjoon put in to get them to say something in english. Great work everyone.

  87. lubu13able

    lubu13able

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    The guy in the middle with the waistcoat is really handsome

    • Jessicaelle M.

      Jessicaelle M.

      Өдрийн өмнө

      He was named "most handsome man in the world" in 2017 and 2020 ^^

    • 7starsthatshine bright

      7starsthatshine bright

      2 өдрийн өмнө

      His stage name is V his real name is Taehyung 💜 if u want more infos let me know

  88. Ashritha Astakala

    Ashritha Astakala

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    BTS miss Armies And Armies miss BTS !

  89. Tarangini saikia

    Tarangini saikia

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Love you tae😘😘😘😘

  90. Tarangini saikia

    Tarangini saikia

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I m here for v💜

  91. michelle gomez

    michelle gomez

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    My loves

  92. coral ganav

    coral ganav

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    ME DIO MAS ESTO QUE MTV UNPLUGGET

  93. Charlyn Ramona

    Charlyn Ramona

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I don't know why I'm teary-eyed when they sang SPRING DAY.

  94. Hmmm

    Hmmm

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Wow hobi's voice is so soothing when he sings

  95. Natalia Díaz

    Natalia Díaz

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    ¿Por qué esta presentación no dura una eternidad? )): Es preciosaaaaa, debería durar 1 hora o algo jaja )):

  96. bangtan is my anpanman

    bangtan is my anpanman

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Taehyung: You know it all, you're my bestfriend Bro. That hits different!

  97. bangtan is my anpanman

    bangtan is my anpanman

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Please turn on captions/subtitles. NPR already added subtitles! Thanks btw.

  98. Lobo

    Lobo

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Autotune on or off??pretty much on by a big notch🤔??

    • Henz Racaza

      Henz Racaza

      18 цагийн өмнө

      Just the 1st song, which is Dynamite to make it more harmonized bcs it's their hit song that time.

    • Jessicaelle M.

      Jessicaelle M.

      2 өдрийн өмнө

      On the first song yes, and? 🤔 Lots of artists use it nowadays, especially when you have 7 people singing together, it helps to blend the voices to make it sound more harmonious.

  99. Virginis Rampa' Paseno

    Virginis Rampa' Paseno

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Wow

  100. Danaya _

    Danaya _

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Aye, amazing~

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