On November 30, 2015, the second part of BTS two-part series was released with 9 tracks. The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 peaked at rank 5 for the South Korean Albums yearly charts and got to rank 1 for a few of the weekly and monthly top charts. A three-day concert was announced for this album on September 16, 2015.
In less than a day, the tickets were completely sold out and there were several servers that crashed upon the ticket release. Impressive!
The album starts out with “Intro: Never Mind”. Now when I first herd this, internally I kept finding myself humming Love the Way You Lie by Eminem and Rhianna. I’m not quite sure what it was about the track that got that stuck in my head, but I couldn’t get it out! This particular piece was written and produced by Suga and Slow Rabbit and promotes Suga’s feeling about the success he’s found with the group. Beautiful lyrics are backed up by a lovely piano track.
The next track on the album, “Run” is a love song with a peppy twist. Unlike most love songs, which sound sappy, this little gem features the lovely vocals of Jungkook and Jimin and a catchy chorus without the sappy feeling.
“Butterfly”, the third track on the album is quite possibly one of the sweetest sounding songs released by BTS to date. With the sweet harmonies of the vocal group and the softer rapping (when compared to other tracks), this song is definitely a fan favorite. This song was one of the ones featured at the beginning of the trailer/album preview.
BTS went for a real “boy next door” vibe with Whalien 52. While the song isn’t fast paced, it does have a great beat and upbeat feel. They transition from the more gentle sound to a far more aggressive one with “Ma City”. This track really gets your attention with its powerful raps, especially when coming directly from the previous tracks.
“Silver Spoon” is definitely a hip-hop song at its core. It has a great dance feel and is super addicting. Despite my lack of dancing skills, I found myself trying to dance along with it, which was a terrifying sight. Skipping over “Skit: One Night in a Strange City” and moving to “Dead Leaves” or “Autumn Leaves” depending on the translation, you find a great example of how easily BTS can incorporate synthesized sounds into their works without taking away from their sound and without overcompensating.
Finally, the album ends with “Outro: House of Cards”, a fun, dramatic piece, that relies heavily on the violin and piano backgrounds to set to the mood for the piece.