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[Song & MV Review] BTS - 'Fire'

By eric_r_wirsing   Friday, May 6, 2016   72,160   15,188   157



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BTS has established itself as one of the more popular bands. Legions of stans pushed the MV for "Fire" to over four million views in under a day, and the song itself achieved an "all kill." As of this writing, the MV has a staggering 11 million views! But does it really live up to the hype?

The song is awesome. I couldn't get into their previous single 'Epilogue: Young Forever,' but this tune blew me away. The big-noise synths that power the tune are a particular love of mine, used in Big Bang's "Bang Bang Bang" and "Zero For Conduct" by BASTARZ, etc. And the breaks are a nice touch. Everyone's on point here, with Rap Monster and J-Hope on the raps, Jungkook and V on the chorus, and the rest of the boys, as well. It's got a great hook, too: "Burn it all up -- bow wow wow."

If I thought I was familiar with BTS' style, this exceeded my expectations. Obviously, the question I asked in the beginning is academic; you've doubtless formed your own opinions about it. And, like everything, it's based on your biases. But still, this track pumped me up. At the risk of sounding redundant, this song is 'fire.'


Random images assault the senses. A car falls from the sky, and later blows up. We have a boy with a spray can playing "tag" in front of flashing police lights, and a hooded figure. People burn, and things burn. And flames -- lots of flames. Which is appropriate for a song named "Fire."

The dancing is, frankly, incredible. The moves are on point and just add that much more to the spectacle. I wish I could say I was half that good. And they way they synced the dances to the song's cadence is icing on the cake.

I noticed no fashion fails here -- but bright colors and patterns get a pass in a video like this. They mostly rocked their outfits, except for the hoodie tied around a neck like a poor man's country club snob. Dude -- no.

But is it good? Though it defies logical description, yes. It may help that I like the song, but the MV is a lot of fun. It may operate on video game physics and not make a lot of sense, but the MV, like the song, hits you at a visceral level rather than intellectual. Just through dynamic imagery alone, this one gets a thumbs up.


MV Relevance.......9
MV Production......9
MV Concept..........9


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Maina_Sae Friday, May 13, 2016

Listening to this song gives a kind of rush. Seriously Bultaoreune!The MV feels fresh and pumping from the earlier 'gloomy' MVs of INU, Run & Forever Young epilogue. Matches with Dope vibe I guess.Have listened to 'Save Me'; honestly speaking since I am into EDM music, I really liked this song very much. Yeah 'Fire' is amazing too but for me 'Save Me' has a better spot. (along with INU).

young_in Sunday, May 8, 2016

i like when suga opening,, cool..for me that's MV is 10 overall ... FIRE, BURN IT ALL UP !!! ^^ thumbs up up up!!!

coolarmy Saturday, May 7, 2016

eric_r_wirsing  thanks for writing this article...fighting bts..

mineiscray Saturday, May 7, 2016

Vkook is alive.

xpari Saturday, May 7, 2016

Why did author have to compare them to others, though, this is going to be anti!fodder. :'(

Jimin_IsmineBish Saturday, May 7, 2016

Thank u!!! Youre encouraging me after all the hate they and we Armys received. But personaly would put a 10/10 cuz they 100% killed it😍😍👊👊😜😜😊😊

Jimin_IsmineBish Saturday, May 7, 2016

Ohhh and just wanted to tell you guys there is like 2 little dabs in the dance😆😆😍😍

yuliapermataaa Friday, May 6, 2016

Thank you so much for this article eric_r_wirsingI love it when someone make a review about song and mv of BTS ^^Thank you~~~

Keuxx Friday, May 6, 2016


Keuxx Sunday, May 15, 2016

You all can down as you want. Still 10/10.

hoseokie Keuxx Tuesday, May 24, 2016

In our hearts, they'll always be 1000/10!

ripiasuju Friday, May 6, 2016

you spelt 0 wrong

grace_exo21 ripiasuju Friday, May 6, 2016

HOw did u know allkpop was spelling 0 wrong?? Lolol did u sneak in their building or something? Cuz all i see is the number 9 on this article. U probably need an eye check too.. just saying...

cathy_nicholls ripiasuju Friday, May 6, 2016

0 is number. zero is a word. your point is invalid

hoseokie ripiasuju Sunday, May 8, 2016

*spelled (lmao, the irony)

ripiasuju hoseokie Tuesday, May 24, 2016

haha thats the joke cutie

hoseokie ripiasuju Tuesday, May 24, 2016

if the joke is your terrible spelling, then yeah, it's hilarious

BTS_BornToSlay Friday, May 6, 2016

It's Bangtan Boys, Everyone! <3

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