It’s official! Legendary band Coldplay and South Korean giant BTS collaborate for the first time. After months of endless speculation and clues, it was officially announced that his song is called ‘My universe.’
Earlier in the day, Alien Radio FM, a website created for Coldplay news, dropped cryptic symbols and was later translated to Coldplay x BTS. According to Coldplay fans, the language is derived from the planet Epiphane on the website! The writing at the top of the web page translates to “Everyone is aliens somewhere”, which can be used as a key to decipher the code.
For those wondering how the translation was achieved, the language is derived from the planet Epiphane in https://t.co/sJq89R49P1! The writing at the top of the web page translates as “Everybody is a foreigner somewhere”, which can be used as a key to decipher the code ???? ???? pic.twitter.com/rElWhSmqcg
– Coldplaying (@coldplaying) September 13, 2021
The official announcement was made later in the day by Coldplay followed by BTS’s official Twitter name. The song is available for pre-order and will also have a single release on CD. This will contain the single and an instrumental, along with handwritten lyrics by both groups! Interestingly, a minute after the announcement, the CD sold out.
– BTS_official (@bts_bighit) September 13, 2021
Recently, BTS appeared on the special episode of the YouTube Originals weekly music series “RELEASED” on September 9 and led directly to the premiere of BTS’s ‘Permission to Dance’ MV (Shorts Challenge ver.) On September 10 at midnight. ET. The band were joined by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin for an intimate conversation about what inspired the #PermissiontoDance Challenge on YouTube Shorts and to discuss their shared experience as global musicians. During the conversation, Suga talked about the positive impact they have had on people all over the world. “[There is a] gap between who [fans] I think I am and who I really am, ”he said. “They believe that I am a good person who can do many things. I was very concerned about that situation, but I tried very hard to live up to their expectations. I think our team has made very brilliant and good music in both the lyrics and the message. So in that sense, I am trying very hard to live as a good person. “
Speaking about the challenge, Jimin said, “Actually, the purpose of this challenge was to give a positive message to people, but we also felt grateful, comforted, and received positive energy as we watched people do the challenge.”
“The use of sign language is also very significant.” V added: “The sign language part was very significant.”
Speaking to PopCrush recently while promoting the single ‘Higher Power’, Chris Martin praised BTS by quoting, “When it comes to BTS, I have nothing but love and respect for them. The seven guys, I think they’re great, they stand up for good things and sing about great things. I love the fact that they are so big and sing a lot in Korean, that they don’t always have to sing in English. I love them so much, so if the right song came out, I would never say no. “
In February 2021, BTS performed Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ during the MTV episode Unplugged. Over the years, the song has been a part of the group in a number of ways: one could have heard it in one of their videos, on Jimin and Jin’s Spotify playlist, Coldplay is on the collaboration wish list for V and RM.
So this has been a long-awaited collaboration and full-circle moment for two legendary groups who only respect each other and the craft. Once again, it shows that there is no such barrier when it comes to music.
Coldplay is gearing up for their upcoming ninth studio album Music of the spheres, which will be released on October 15, 2021.
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