AceShowbiz - Global sensation Bangtan Boys a.k.a BTS is ending 2017 with a bang. After releasing "MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)", which soon topped many charts, the seven-piece Korean boyband has premiered a Japanese track entitled "Crystal Snow".
The five-minute ballad, which is written by leader Rap Monster, finds the boys singing about someone who still loves his ex-lover. The song also features a lesser-seen side of the group's rapper trio (Rap Monster, Suga and J-Hope), who display singsong rap verses.
As expected, fans of BTS, known as ARMY, went wild over the track. Many of them were particularly impressed by Jin's high vocals on the soulful song, while some praised Rap Monster for his ability to express longing for a temporary love.
A fan took to Twitter to say, " 'Crystal Snow' is proof of BTS' versatility as artists. They are capable of making energetic, hardcore bops like 'Fire' and 'MIC Drop', but can also make soft sounding, easy on the ears and sentimental songs like 'Crystal Snow' and 'Spring Day'. Legends." Another fan simply said, "I can't stop listening to 'Crystal Snow' it's so beautiful," adding snowflake and crying emojis.
Crystal Snow is proof of BTS versatility as artists. They are capable of making energetic, hardcore bops like Fire & MIC drop, but can also make soft sounding, easy on the ears & sentimental, songs like Crystal Snow & Spring Day. Legends. #CrystalSnow_BTS— ladz | #28 (@stussyjimin) 6 Desember 2017
i can't stop listening to crystal snow it's so beautiful ❄😭— Jihan is proud of bts☄ #28 (@wthparkjimin) 6 Desember 2017
"Crystal Snow" is one of the tracks off the group's eighth Japanese singles album "MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow", which was released on December 6. Following the release of the effort, it didn't take too long for the set to climb atop Oricon Daily Single chart with 269,861 units, marking the fifth time that BTS topped the chart.
The album also set a new Japanese singles record for a K-Pop artist with the most sales during first week of release. It defeated TVXQ's "Break Out!", which sold 255,917 in the first week back in 2010. If the effort sells additional 20,000 copies, it will also set a new record as the highest selling Japanese single of all time for a K-pop artist. The record is currently held by TVXQ's "Break Out!", which sold a total 289,412 copies.