The bond between BTS and their fandom ARMY is truly legendary, and their music video for a new version of â€œMake It Rightâ€ featuring Lauv puts the relationship between artist and audience front and center in a sweet animated fantasy adventure.
The new variant of â€œMake It Right,â€ originally featured on Aprilâ€™s Billboard 200 chart-topping Map of the Soul: Persona EP as a B-side, arrived today (Oct. 18) featuring new English verses courtesy of Lauv fronting the ambientÂ groove of theÂ Ed Sheeran-penned alt-R&B track.Â
The song, which originally peaked at No. 95 on the Hot 100 singles chart, is a lyrical testament to the relationship between the South Korean septet and their dedicated ARMY, and the music video fittingly reflected this with its clips of BTSâ€™ performing in front of their fans during their recent Love Yourself: Speak Yourself world tour. It is also interspersed with a sweet, romantic tale of a boy who is lost and then found by a girl, who becomes his companion and his protector.Â
After they find one another in a lonely world, she turns into a defensive cape while he sleeps. After he wakes up to find her gone, he goes on a lengthy journey on his own bolstered by her magical support, during which he remembers how she was by his side when others heckled them.Â
After he encounters a dragon and thenÂ successfully defeats his foe, a tear from his eye lands on the cape, and she returns to her mortal form by his side. A magical, fairy tale comes off asÂ a metaphor for the interminable bond between BTS and their immensely supportiveÂ ARMY, who may not always physically be by the band members’ sides but are always truly there with them,Â â€œMake It Rightâ€ is a celebration of the relationship between fans and the historic act.Â
Following its release, several hashtags and phrases related to â€œMake It Rightâ€ trended worldwide on Twitter, including the punny â€œBoys with Lauv,â€ a play on BTSâ€™ Map of the Soul: Persona single â€œBoy With Luvâ€ featuring Halsey, also out originally in April.Â Â
Watch the music video for â€œMake It Rightâ€ by BTS featuring Lauv below.Â