‘Bicycle’: BTS member RM releases solo track as part of group anniversary celebrations

The song is part of the South Korean pop band's annual anniversary BTS Festa celebrations

BTS are celebrating their eight year anniversary with the 2021 BTS Festa in June. AP
BTS are celebrating their eight year anniversary with the 2021 BTS Festa in June. AP

BTS continue to deliver the goods this month.

As part of the BTS Festa 2021, an annual anniversary celebration of the group's 2014 debut album Dark and Wild, the septet have released original and reworked songs over the past week.

The latest is Bicycle, a solo track by band member RM.

Written by the singer and rapper with veteran South Korean artist John Eun, the track is a breezy affair.

Over tasteful guitars and piano, RM uses the two-wheeler as a metaphor for life.

"Sometimes just let it roll, like the wheels of a bicycle," he sings

"When you're sad, let's ride a bicycle. Let's put the wind beneath our feet.”

Bicycle was preceded by a number of musical and artistic releases by the group. The BTS Festa began on Wednesday, June 2, with an upload of fresh band images.

The next day the group updated their self-written profiles on their website.On Friday, they released three choreographed videos to the tracks N.O, Black Swan and Dynamite.

On the same day, the band released a pair of new remixes for Butter and Sweeter. Celebrations culminate on Sunday and Monday, June 13 and 14, with a two-day live-streamed event, featuring a performance by the group.

No stopping BTS

The South Korean pop group's popularity is at an all-time high.

This month, the stars launched their signature McDonalds BTS Meal, which is available in the UAE until Monday, June 28.

In April, the boy band released Butter, their second track in English, after 2020 Grammy Award-nominated Dynamite.

BTS also recently spoke out against racism by issuing a statement on #StopAsianHate. The group posted a letter, in English and Korean, to Twitter in March to support the campaign.

“We feel grief and anger,” the message said. “We recall moments when we faced discrimination as Asians. We have endured expletives without reason and were mocked for the way we look. We were even asked why Asians spoke in English.”

BTS also leant their support to Black Lives Matter in 2020 with a $1 million donation to the organisation.

Updated: June 8, 2021 07:30 PM

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