BTS Not Today Music Video Review by One Stop K-Pop

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BTS Not Today

I swear the people at Big Hit Entertainment are trying to break the internet by doing back to back releases of the BTS music videos.  “Not Today” came out February 19, 2017, and within 24 hours hit 6 million views.  I’m sure all the fans are continuously streaming the video, and for good reason, it’s probably their best video to date.

I’ll be completely honest, I don’t normally drool over music videos, but there was definitely a puddle of drool on my desk by the time I finished watching… the first 10 or so times.  But enough about that, let’s break this baby down.

Song

One thing that’s amazing about BTS is the fact that no single one of their songs sounds the same.  They add something unique to each track, and “Not Today” is no exception.  This track is a total hype song.  There’s so much energy in every single second of it, it’s impossible to sit still.  I can see it being used as a training song, without a doubt, because even my lazy butt was ready to get up and move!

I loved that the song truly started by getting straight in your face with Suga’s sick raps.  Out of all the rappers in the group, I think he was best suited for that because of the attitude he brings with his raspy voice.  From that point on, there’s no dull moment in the song.

Rap Monster moves in next and stays right in your face with an almost taunting tone.  The vocals move in next, with a nice little scene of their own, which is just amazing.  Their portion brings down the vibe to a slower roll before taking it right back up with the chorus.  That’s not to say that they bring the energy down though, they keep it right on going, especially with Jungkook’s “Gun! Ready! Fire!”. That was just adorable.

I can honestly say, there’s not a single thing about this song I didn’t like.

Costumes and Set

So, I have to touch on the costumes first, because putting multiple BTS members in leather-like pants should be a crime.  Enough said.

The costumes were absolutely on point.  They stood out well amongst the backup dancers, with each having a splash of white or some sort of bright color.  I loved how the jackets flowed behind them as they ran too, it gave it the sense that they were really hauling ass.

Overall, the set was beautiful.  Those mountains in the background were just crazy cool looking and the stage they ended up dancing on (see above image) was amazing.  The reflective surface was a nice touch and almost looked like water in some scenes.

Lyrics

All the underdogs in the world
A day may come when we lose
But it is not today
Today we fight!

No not today
Some day, the flowers will wither
But no not today
But today’s not the day
No no not today
It’s too early to die
Too good day
No no not today
No no no not today

Yeah, we are extra
But still part of this world
Extra plus ordinary
That’s not even that special
Today we’ll never die
The light will pierce through the darkness
You want a new world too
Oh baby yes I want it

If you can’t fly, run
Today we will survive
If you can’t run, walk
Today we will survive
If you can’t walk, crawl
Even if you have to crawl, gear up
Point, aim, shoot!

Not not today! Not not today!
Hey crow-tits, everyone, hands up
Hey friends, hands up
Hey, if you trust me, hands up
Point, aim, shoot!

We won’t die, don’t ask
Scream, not not today
Don’t kneel, we won’t cry
Hands up, not not today
Hey not not today
Hey not not today
Hey not not today
Point, aim, shoot!

Too hot, success doublin’
Too hot, somersaulting on the charts
Too high, we on trampoline
Too high, someone stop us

We couldn’t fail
Because we believed in each other
What you say yeah (say yeah)
Not today yeah (day yeah)
We won’t die today yeah

Trust me, who is next to you
Together we won’t die
I trust you, who is next to me
Together we won’t die
We believe in the word, together
We believe that we’re Bangtan
Point, aim, shoot!

Not not today! Not not today!
Hey crow-tits, everyone, hands up
Hey friends, hands up
Hey, if you trust me, hands up
Point, aim, shoot!

We won’t die, don’t ask
Scream, not not today
Don’t kneel, we won’t cry
Hands up, not not today
Hey not not today
Hey not not today
Hey not not today
Point, aim, shoot!

Throw it up! Throw it up!
Throw away the fear in your eyes
Break it up! Break it up!
Break the glass ceiling that traps you
Turn it up! (turn it up!)
Burn it up! (burn it up!)
Till the day of victory (fight!)
Don’t kneel, don’t break down
That’s (do) not today!

Not not today! Not not today!
Hey crow-tits, everyone, hands up
Hey friends, hands up
Hey, if you trust me, hands up
Point, aim, shoot!

We won’t die, don’t ask
Scream, not not today
Don’t kneel, we won’t cry
Hands up, not not today
Hey not not today
Hey not not today
Hey not not today
Point, aim, shoot!

BTS Not Today Music Video Review