BTS Blood Sweat & Tears Music Video Review by One Stop K-Pop

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BTS Blood Sweat & Tears

BTS really blew everyone out of the water with “Blood Sweat & Tears”.  Dropping that ‘bad boy’ persona completely, they take on a more mature, and if you ask the fans, more sexy persona and that is definitely reflected both in the song and the video.

They’ve gone through a few different phases with the style of their videos, starting with a complete dance focus, then a story focus with almost no dancing, but they seem to have settled on a mix of the two.

This music video features a very vague, mysterious story that anyone who wants to do a literary analysis on would have a field day, paired with a very clean, mature dance.  While I may prefer the ‘bad boy’ sort of things, this is still definitely one of their best works yet.

One of the first things that stuck out to me, besides the contacts they were wearing – those really can change a look completely, was the mix of the setting and costuming.  The boys weren’t wearing matching clothing, but it was similar in nature and each gave off the feel of ‘money’.

The setting had a similar effect with a distinctly ritzy vibe.  What I really loved was that the main visible area was clean and well kept, but behind the scenes, in individual rooms, it was more worn and less cared for.  I’m not sure if that was exactly what they were going for, but it definitely stuck out to me.

Lyrics (Credit to Color Coded Lyrics):

My blood, sweat and tears
My last dance
Take it away
My blood, sweat and tears
My cold breath
Take it away
My blood, sweat and tears

Even my blood, sweat and tears
Even my body, heart and soul
I know that it’s all yours
This is a spell that’ll punish me

Peaches and cream
Sweeter than sweet
Chocolate cheeks
And chocolate wings
But your wings are wings of the devil
In front of your sweet is bitter bitter

Kiss me, I don’t care if it hurts,
Hurry and choke me
So I can’t hurt any more
Baby, I don’t care if I get drunk, I’ll drink you in now
Your whiskey, deep into my throat

My blood, sweat and tears
My last dance
Take it away
My blood, sweat and tears
My cold breath
Take it away

I want you a lot, a lot, a lot
I want you a lot, a lot, a lot
I want you a lot, a lot, a lot
I want you a lot, a lot, a lot

I don’t care if it hurts, tie me up
So I can’t run away
Grab me tightly and shake me
So I can’t snap out of it
Kiss me on the lips lips,
Our own little secret
I wanna be addicted to your prison
So I can’t serve anyone that’s not you
Even though I know,
I drink the poisonous Holy Grail

My blood, sweat and tears
My last dance
Take it away
My blood, sweat and tears
My cold breath
Take it away

I want you a lot, a lot, a lot
I want you a lot, a lot, a lot
I want you a lot, a lot, a lot
I want you a lot, a lot, a lot

Kill me softly
Close my eyes with your touch
I can’t even reject you anyway
I can’t run away anymore
You’re too sweet, too sweet
Because you’re too sweet

My blood, sweat and tears
My blood, sweat and tears

The dancing in this video was really different than I expected.  While I know the boys do what most would consider ‘sexual’ type movements, none of them ever really stuck out to me.  Not this time, this entire video oozed sex appeal, especially with the dance.

BTS Blood Sweat & Tears Music Video Review