BTS leader RM and SE SO NEON’s lead singer So!YoON! – AKA Hwang So-yoon – have dropped a music video for their new collaboration, ‘Smoke Sprite’.
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Released on March 14 at 6pm KST, ‘Smoke Sprite’ is the lead single from So!YoON!’s second studio album, ‘Episode1: Love’, which arrived at the same time. The new visual features the singer running through a snow-covered field with sunburns all over her body.
RM later appears in a junkyard as he sings and raps to his verse on the track, and the pair eventually wind up standing back-to-back as they perform the final lines of ‘Smoke Sprite’.
“Take on my knees / Stuck with you in your dreams / Tell me more I could die / Take on like a beast,” sings So!YoON! on the hypnotic chorus.
‘Episode1: Love’ is the follow-up to So!YoON!’s 2019 self-titled debut solo album. Ahead of the album’s release, the singer also dropped the pre-release single ‘BAD’ and B-side ‘Canada‘ last month. The new album comprises a total of 11 tracks, including a collaboration with parkjiyoon on ‘LOVE (a secret visitor)’.
Notably, parkjiyoon also recently worked with RM on the song ‘No.2’ from his debut studio record ‘Indigo’ in late 2022.
Last year, So!YoON! teamed up with Japanese Breakfast on a Korean-language version of the latter’s 2021 single ‘Be Sweet’. The collaboration was released alongside a neon-lit visualiser that features the pair driving while vibing along to the song.
Meanwhile, So!YoON! is the latest artist RM has collaborated with over the past year. He previously featured on Balming Tiger’s 2022 single ‘Sexy Nukim’. The BTS member also enlisted the of musicians such as Anderson .Paak, Erykah Badu and Mahalia, for his debut solo studio album ‘Indigo’.
RM has also contributed to the creation of bandmate Jimin‘s own upcoming debut solo album ‘FACE’, being credited as a contributor for the tracks ‘Face Off’ and ‘Like Crazy’. The record is set to be released on March 24.