BTS gives us permission to dance to their new track, but I’m not sure if everyone will be dancing.
What I love about this is the vibe. It’s reminiscent of Dynamite and Butter, two tracks that I’m still bobbing to. The music video made me smile, and I’m not complaining about the looks BTS served throughout this song.
The song itself is groovy, and I love the chorus and J-hope’s verse. However, this song didn’t hit as hard like Butter and Dynamite. I still enjoyed it, but the message and concept is getting old.
What I didn’t like about this was the heavy vocal processing. I’m no music expert, but their voices did not sound natural, especially RM, Suga, and J-hope. While I understand that some vocal processing is needed in certain aspects, but at least try to hide it a little.
BTS has already proven that they can deliver quality sugar-pop songs. Now, I’m hoping for an English song with depth and meaning like their Korean tracks. This could be their next challenge, and I’m curious to see if they’ll ever do something like this.
As a side note, I think BTS should tread carefully with their next English tracks.
Overall, I like Permission to Dance. Though, it does feel manufactured, something that’s made for radio and nothing else, but BTS manages to make it fun.