BTS World: Original Soundtrack

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BTS World: Original Soundtrack
BTS - BTS World Original Soundtrack.png
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedJune 28, 2019 (2019-06-28)
Length50:27
LanguageKorean
Label
Producer
BTS chronology
Map of the Soul: Persona
(2019)
BTS World: Original Soundtrack
(2019)
Singles from BTS World: Original Soundtrack
  1. "Dream Glow"
    Released: June 7, 2019
  2. "A Brand New Day"
    Released: June 14, 2019
  3. "All Night"
    Released: June 21, 2019
  4. "Heartbeat"
    Released: June 28, 2019
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Pitchfork4.6/10[2]

BTS World: Original Soundtrack is a soundtrack album by South Korean boy band BTS for their Netmarble mobile game BTS World.[3] It was released on June 28, 2019,[1] while the game was released on June 26. It was preceded by the singles "Dream Glow" (a collaboration with Charli XCX), "A Brand New Day" (a collaboration with Zara Larsson) and "All Night" (a collaboration with Juice Wrld).[4] On June 26, the song "Heartbeat" was revealed in the game after its release.[5] The album debuted atop the Gaon Album Chart.[6]

Background[edit]

On June 27, it was revealed that the official album would have a total of 14 songs, including the three main singles, background music, and 7 solo "theme" songs. It was also revealed that there would be a music video released with the single "Heartbeat", which is the lead track on the album.[7]

Singles[edit]

The lead single "Dream Glow", a collaboration with British singer Charli XCX, was released on June 7, 2019.[8][9] The second single, "A Brand New Day" with Swedish singer Zara Larsson, was released on June 14.[10] The third single, "All Night" with American rapper Juice Wrld, was released on June 21.[4]

Promotion[edit]

BTS announced the release of the soundtrack through their social media on June 10, 2019, linking to various Korean e-commerce sites where the album could be pre-ordered.[11] Three singles preceded the album on June 7, 14 and 21.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Heartbeat"DJ Swivel4:13
2."Dream Glow" (with Charli XCX)Stargate3:07
3."A Brand New Day" (with Zara Larsson)
  • Larsson
  • J-Hope
  • Yoo Gi-ta
  • Mura Masa
  • Max Wolfgang
  • Scott Quinn
Mura Masa3:25
4."All Night" (with Juice Wrld)
  • RM
  • Powers Pleasant
3:36
5."Captain" (Namjun theme)
  • Kang Minkook
  • Brandon Jung
Minkook3:19
6."Cake Waltz" (Jimin theme)
  • Minkook
  • Lim Hyunji
Minkook3:44
7."Shine" (Yunki theme)JungMinkook3:52
8."Not Alone" (Jeongguk theme)
  • Minkook
  • Hyunji
Minkook3:45
9."Friends" (Hoseok theme)JungMinkook3:36
10."Wish" (Seok Jin theme)MinkookMinkook3:57
11."Flying" (Taehyung theme)Skylar NamMinkook3:36
12."LaLaLa" (performed by Okdal)
  • Minkook
  • Jung Jichan
Minkook3:11
13."You Are Here" (performed by Lee Hyun)
  • Minkook
  • Jichan
Minkook3:36
14."You Are Here" (instrumental)
  • Minkook
  • Jichan
Minkook3:36
Total length:50:27

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[12] 73
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 104
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[14] 58
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[15] 37
French Digital Albums (SNEP)[16] 13
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[17] 4
Scottish Albums (OCC)[18] 91
South Korean Albums (Gaon)[6] 1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 67
US Billboard 200[20] 72

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "방탄소년단 - BTS WORLD OST (BTS - BTS WORLD OST)". Synnara Record. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  2. ^ Kim, Joshua Minsoo (July 4, 2019). "Various Artists: BTS World: Original Soundtrack Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Spangler, Todd (June 5, 2019). "BTS World Free Mobile Game Release Date Set, Will Feature Original K-Pop Soundtrack". Variety. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "'All Night,' Third Song From BTS WORLD's Original Soundtrack, To Be Released On June 21". Yahoo! Finance. June 21, 2019. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  5. ^ Tinubu, Aramide (June 27, 2019). "There's 1 Quintessential Meaning At The Core Of BTS' 'Heartbeat'". StyleCaster. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart – Week 26, 2019". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  7. ^ "'BTS 월드' OST 앨범, 6월 28일 오후 6시 전 세계 발매 | 웹진 인벤". inven.co.kr (in Korean). June 28, 2019. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  8. ^ Herman, Tamar (June 5, 2019). "'BTS World' Mobile Game Sets Release Date, With BTS Set to Drop Soundtrack Songs". Billboard. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  9. ^ Bote, Joshua (June 7, 2019). "BTS unveils 'Dream Glow', their latest English language crossover smash, with Charli XCX". USA Today. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  10. ^ "'A Brand New Day,' Second Song From BTS WORLD's Original Soundtrack, To Be Released On June 14". Netmarble. June 13, 2019. Retrieved June 14, 2019 – via PRNewsWire.
  11. ^ "#BTS WORLD OST 예약구매 링크 안내". June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019 – via Twitter.
  12. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #532". auspOp. July 6, 2019. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Soundtrack / BTS – BTS World" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  14. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  15. ^ "Hitlisten.NU – Album Top-40 Uge 26, 2019". Hitlisten. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  16. ^ "Top Albums Téléchargés". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. July 5, 2019. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  17. ^ "Oricon Top 50 Albums: 2019-07-22" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  18. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Soundtrack / BTS – BTS World". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  20. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 9, 2019.