Love Yourself: Tear

Love Yourself: Tear

by BTS

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Overview

Just a month after issuing their Japanese-language Face Yourself, K-pop boy band BTS issued their third official full-length, Love Yourself: Tear (Bighit Entertainment). Capturing contemporary pop trends, Tear employed tropical house, sleek synth atmospherics, and smooth R&B-inspired singing that was relatively more subdued -- for BTS -- than their prior output. Even the Steve Aoki collaboration "The Truth Untold" traded that DJ's trademark bombast in favor of a sweeping, piano-driven ballad of sorts, more fit for waving lighters (or mobile phones) in an arena than bringing the house down with big drops. "134310" infuses a hip-hop lounge vibe with a jaunty flute sample, while the sleek electronics of the MNEK-assisted "Paradise" slide and glide. "So What" is the closest the boys come to anything as rousing as "Not Today" or "Fire," but the track leans more toward pure rave bliss than boot-stomping aggression. Stylish and yearning, Love Yourself: Tear is BTS at a polished and focused peak, cohesive enough to feel like it was conceived in one particular period rather than cobbled together like some of their previous releases. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

Product Details

Release Date: 05/18/2018
Label: Bighit Entertainment
UPC: 8809440338092
catalogNumber: 1007
Rank: 370

Album Credits

Performance Credits

BTS   Primary Artist,Vocals
Suga   Vocals,Rap
P-Dogg   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Vocals,Rap
Bang Si Hyuk AKA "Hitman" Bang   Keyboards
RM   Vocals,Rap
Supreme Boi   Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Rap,Vocoder
Slow Rabbit   Vocals
Docskim   Synthesizer,Bass,Piano,Keyboards
Charlie J. Perry   Bass,Keyboards
J-Hope   Vocals,Rap
Jung Kook   Synthesizer,Choir, Chorus
Hiss Noise   Synthesizer,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
ADORA   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Vocals,Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Suga   Composer,Engineer
Steve Aoki   Composer,Producer
Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young   Composer
P-Dogg   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
Bang Si Hyuk AKA "Hitman" Bang   Composer,Producer
Charlie Perry   Producer
Jinbo   Composer
Ali Tamposi   Composer
Uzoechi Emenike   Composer
Noah Conrad   Composer
Tyler Acord   Composer
Orla Gartland   Composer
Martin Luke Brown   Composer
RM   Composer,Engineer
Supreme Boi   Composer,Engineer
Slow Rabbit   Composer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,Rhythm Programming,Additional Production
Docskim   Composer,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Charlie J. Perry   Composer
J-Hope   Composer,Engineer
Jake Torrey   Composer
Lophiile   Producer
Yang Ga   Engineer
Liza Owen   Composer
Jung Kook   Composer,Producer
Roland Spreckley   Composer
Roman Campolo   Composer
Hiss Noise   Composer,Producer
Candace Nicole Sosa   Composer
Annika Wells   Composer
ADORA   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,Rhythm Programming
HuskyFox   Artwork

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