Before I was a K-pop stan, I used to be that kid in high school who listened to Fueled by Ramen bands, sported side bangs, and wore black every time I went out with friends. Panic! at the Disco, My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Mayday Parade–you name it, I probably had them on my trusty iPod video. But long gone were those days and now all I listen to these days are alternative R&B and yes, K-pop.
Music tastes come and go but it seems like K-pop idol BTS’ RM (formerly Rap Monster) is all set on bringing back all those elementary-high school feelings back by collaborating with punk pop legends Fall Out Boy. Fans hyped up the track hours before the drop through the hashtag #RMxFallOutBoy, and unsurprisingly, it trended worldwide on Twitter.
The song, a remix of Fall Out Boy’s “Champion,” includes empowering rap parts from RM and it’s obvious that he did not disappoint.
Listen to the full track here and let us know what you think:
By Denise Fernandez