BTS is known for being one of the rare K-pop groups that tackle social issues in an industry where political disengagement is the norm for idols. Their subject matter has changed as they’ve matured as a group, but they’ve been addressing problems in society since their first mini album, O!RUL8,2?, in 2013.
Suga addressed the socially conscious lyrics in “Go Go” on their recently released album, Love Yourself: Her, at a press conference Monday (Sept. 18), as Soompi reports. “The current generation uses phrases like YOLO and having fun squandering money, but I don’t think people think about why they use such terms so much even while using the terms,” said the famously ascetic member, who once gifted his fans transportation cards along with handwritten letters on his birthday. “It isn’t a BTS album if there isn’t a track criticizing society.”
(In an exception in their discography, none of the members wrote the lyrics on “Go Go” -- in fact, Big Hit Entertainment CEO, Bang Si-Hyuk, was one of the three songwriters.)