K-pop boyband BTS have shared a video for a brand-new remix of their song ‘Make It Right’, featuring American singer-songwriter Lauv. Watch it below.
The ‘Make It Right’ remix opens with a verse from Lauv, who replaces the original Korean lines from BTS members V, Jimin and Jungkook. “I was lost I was tryna find the answer / In the world around me yeah I was going crazy, all day all night / You were the only one who understood me and all that I was going through / Yeah I just gotta tell you / Oh baby yeah, I can make it better I can hold you tighter,” Lauv sings at the top of the track.
The rework arrived alongside a music video that intercuts a short animated narrative with footage from BTS’ recent world tour. Check it out here:
Lauv – real name Ari Staprans Leff – hinted at the collaboration yesterday (October 17) when he tweeted a photo of BTS with himself edited in, as if he were a member of the K-pop group. “Did I finally #makeitright?” Lauv asked in the caption, to which BTS replied, “You always #makeitright.”
You always #makeitright https://t.co/yLl2ObemDc
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) October 17, 2019
BTS and Lauv first befriended each other on Twitter, when the latter suggested they make a song together one day. “I love BTS,” Lauv gushed to Rolling Stone India in May, when asked about their online interactions. “I would love to collab with them.”
@BTS_twt lets make a song
— lauv (@lauvsongs) April 27, 2019
In June, Lauv continued to show his support for BTS by attending the boyband’s Love Yourself: Speak Yourself concert at the Wembley Stadium in London. “Love u BTS,” he tweeted alongside a picture of himself backstage with the septet.
love u @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/MnnddJNN3w
— lauv (@lauvsongs) June 2, 2019
‘Make It Right’ originally appeared on the Bangtan Boys’ latest studio album, ‘Map Of The Soul: Persona’, which arrived in April. On the seven-track album, which NME rated four stars, the K-pop stars “explore the idea of artist versus idol, roping in a couple of high-profile cameos – from Halsey to Ed Sheeran – to craft a record that sees them continuing to raise the bar”, writes Rhian Daly.
Last month, BTS member J-Hope teamed up with Becky G on the song ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’. On the other hand, Lauv is gearing up for the release of his debut album, ‘~how i’m feeling~’, in March 2020.