Dark & Wild

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Dark & Wild
BTS Dark and Wild.jpg
Studio album by BTS
ReleasedAugust 19, 2014
Recorded2014
Genre
Length51:36
LanguageKorean
LabelBig Hit Entertainment
ProducerPdogg
BTS chronology
Skool Luv Affair
(2014)
Dark & Wild
(2014)
Wake Up
(2014)
Singles from Dark & Wild
  1. "Danger"
    Released: August 19, 2014
  2. "War of Hormone (호르몬 전쟁)"
    Released: October 21, 2014

Dark & Wild (stylized DARK & WILD) is the debut studio album of South Korean boy group BTS. It was released by Big Hit Entertainment on August 19, 2014.[1] The album contains fourteen tracks, with "Danger" as its lead single. The third track on the album, "War of Hormone", was later promoted as a secondary single.

Background and release[edit]

On July 30, 2014, Big Hit Entertainment launched a countdown clock[2] on BTS' official website, and on August 5, they uploaded a comeback trailer on YouTube[3] which featured contrasting scenes. One scene from the trailer featured a forest paradise, while another showed black and white abandoned structures accompanied with lyrics from a Rap Monster verse.[4] On August 7, 2014, the company released the first teaser photos[5] and the concept photo for the new album.[6] BTS also released a B-Side Song titled “Let Me Know” for free streaming, which was composed and produced by Suga.[7] The company later released the album's tracklist on the group's official Facebook and Twitter pages.[8] It confirmed that there were 14 tracks, with "Danger" circled in red, indicating that it was the title song.[9] Big Hit Entertainment later released two music video teasers for the lead single "Danger".[10] BTS also later released an audio preview of their album on the group's SoundCloud page[11] which featured short excerpts from the tracks that made up the album with harder hip-hop tracks, R&B sounds and electronica elements interspersed. On October 21, BTS released 19 concept photos[12] of the follow-up song "War of Hormone"[13] through their official Facebook page and Twitter account. The teaser for the remix of "Danger" was then released on November 13,[14] as a result of collaboration with a Vietnamese singer, Thanh Bùi.

Music videos[edit]

On August 19, 2014, the music video for "Danger" was released on YouTube.[15] It featured the group dressed in black performing with sharp choreography in a subway tunnel, and in a warehouse with burning shopping carts.[16] The music video for "War of Hormone" was published on YouTube on October 21, ahead of BTS' follow-up promotions.[17] The music video showed the boys dressed in retro outfits and dancing at an outdoor set.[18] Zanybros produced the "War of Hormone" music video.[19] For both "Danger" and "War of Hormone," the band danced to choreography that was created by Son Sungdeuk. One month later, the remixed version of the "Danger" music video, a collaboration with a Vietnamese singer and songwriter Thanh Bùi,[20] was released. The "Danger" music video was produced and directed by Lumpens[21] and GDW.[22]

Promotions[edit]

BTS held a press conference and comeback showcase on August 19, 2014, performing "Danger", "War of Hormone", and "Let Me Know".[23] The group later continued with their promotion of the album on various South Korean music programs[24] starting on August 21, while performing the lead single "Danger". The follow-up promotion of the album with "War of Hormone" on October 23[25] started right after the release of its music video on YouTube, during their concert tour. On October 17,[26] the group held the first half of BTS Live Trilogy Episode II: The Red Bullet concert tour for the promotion of the album[27] at AX-Korea as the first venue[28] and ended on December 20 in Bangkok.

Commercial performance[edit]

Both singles from Dark & Wild charted on the 2014 Billboard World Digital Songs in different weeks.[29][30] The album debuted at number 2[31] on Gaon Weekly Chart for the third week of August 2014. The album then peaked at number three[32] on the Gaon Monthly Chart for the month of August. The album also ranked number three on World Albums and number 27[33] on Top Heatseekers. This was the second time BTS sent their album on Billboard, and it stayed on the Billboard World Albums Charts for a total of 11[34] non-consecutive weeks. It also won Album Division[35] at the 29th Golden Disk Awards in 2015. Dark & Wild was the fourteenth[36] bestselling album of South Korea Gaon Album Chart in 2014.

Track listing[edit]

All song credits are adapted from the Korea Music Copyright Association's database, unless otherwise noted.[37]

No.TitleWriter(s)ProducerLength
1."Intro: What am I to You"
2:45
2."Danger"Pdogg4:05
3."호르몬 전쟁" (Horeumon Jeonjaeng / War of Hormone)
  • Pdogg
  • Supreme Boi
  • RM
  • SUGA
  • J-Hope
Pdogg4:26
4."힙합성애자" (Hibhabseong-aeja / Hip Hop Lover)
  • Pdogg
  • RM
  • SUGA
  • J-Hope
Pdogg4:17
5."Let Me Know"
  • SUGA
  • Pdogg
  • RM
  • J-Hope
  • SUGA
  • Pdogg
4:15
6."Rain"
  • Slow Rabbit
  • RM
  • SUGA
  • J-Hope
Slow Rabbit4:25
7."BTS Cypher Pt. 3: Killer" (featuring Supreme Boi)
  • Supreme Boi
  • RM
  • SUGA
  • J-Hope
Supreme Boi4:28
8."Interlude:뭐해" (Interlude: Mwohae / Interlude: What Are You Doing) Slow Rabbit0:42
9."핸드폰 좀 꺼줄래" (Haendeupon jom kkeojullae / Would You Turn off Your cellphone?)
  • Pdogg
  • RM
  • SUGA
  • J-Hope
Pdogg3:54
10."이불킥" (I-bul kkig / Blanket Kick)
  • "Hitman" Bang
  • Shawn
  • Slow Rabbit
  • Pdogg
  • RM
  • SUGA
  • J-Hope
  • "Hitman" Bang
  • Shawn
  • Pdogg
4:02
11."24/7=Heaven"
  • Pdogg
  • Slow Rabbit
  • RM
  • SUGA
  • J-Hope
Pdogg3:46
12."여기 봐" (Yeogi-bwa / Look Here)
  • Lee Ho Hyoung
  • Jinbo
  • RM
  • SUGA
  • J-Hope
Lee Ho Hyoung3:39
13."2학년" (2 hagnyeon / 2nd Grade)
  • Supreme Boi
  • RM
  • SUGA
  • J-Hope
  • Pdogg
Pdogg3:55
14."Outro: 그게 말이 돼?" (Outro: Geuge mal-i dwae? / Outro: Does that make sense?)
  • SiMo
  • Supreme Boi
  • SiMo
  • Supreme Boi
2:53
Total length:51:36

Charts[edit]

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Sales
South Korea (Gaon) 257,373+ [40]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Music award ceremonies[edit]

Bout Ceremony Award Result ref
29th (2015) Golden Disk Awards Album Division Won [35]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
South Korea August 20, 2014 CD
Digital download
Big Hit Entertainment
LOEN Entertainment
Worldwide Digital download
Taiwan November 21, 2014
(Taiwan Edition)
CD
Digital download
Big Hit Entertainment
CJ E&M
Universal Music Group
March 8, 2015
(Taiwan Limited Edition)
Japan March 18, 2015
(Japan Edition)
CD Big Hit Entertainment
Pony Canyon

See also[edit]

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