AceShowbiz - Even though BTS (Bangtan Boys) has collaborated with Hollywood stars before, their latest collaboration is surely something that fans have never expected. For the lead single off their upcoming album, the South Korean superstars join forces with Halsey, prompting fans of both stars to go wild over the news.
Titled "Boy With Luv", the song is set to be released on Friday, April 12 local time along with its music video. The teaser for the visuals has recently been released, featuring Halsey sitting inside the ticketing window at what looks like a movie theater. Later on, the "Without You" singer goes out of the place and walks down the street, where she runs into all members of BTS.
They don't exchange any words or lyrics, though Jungkook can be heard singing over electro-pop beat, "Then a boy with love."
The video successfully drove their fans crazy as many of them took to the comment section to leave gushing messages. The 46-second clip itself has been viewed more than 9 million times in less than 24 hours. "Out of everything that I was thinkin, imagine, waiting, hoping, I DIDN'T EXPECT THAT AT ALL. I'M DYING OH MY GOD. THIS IS THE SONG. THIS IS THE YEAR," one said. "IM ROOTING FOR THIS SO MUCH! CANT WAIT FOR THE MV TO BE DROPPED AAAHH," another excitedly exclaimed.
"Boy With Luv" will mark the first collaboration between BTS and Halsey, though the latter has been a huge fan of the boyband for a long time. Speaking to Heat, she praised the seven-piece group, "They were so inspirational to me when I was making 'Hopeless Kingdom' because I've been on BTS for a really long time. I was watching some of their earlier concept videos and I saw some of the philosophical references they were using and the colors and the warmness, it inspired me so much."
"As someone who loves making concept videos for my fans, part of the fan experience of being a fan of them was going through all that and I got to see it from the other side," she continued. "And it helped me when making my second album. I am rooting for them, man."