Just a few days after killing it at the AMAs, BTS returned Friday morning (Nov. 24) with the remix of their song “Mic Drop,” the highly anticipated collaboration between the K-pop group, Steve Aoki, and Desiigner.
A swaggering hip-pop track featured on their album, Love Yourself: Her, which quickly became the highest-charting Korean album ever upon its release in September, “Mic Drop” is an energetic hype song about BTS’ global popularity-- and even features a shout-out to Billboard. The new, Steve Aoki-produced version -- stylized “MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)” -- lays thick EDM synths and trap beats over the original melody veering the song away from its original hip-hop leanings. The remix was released with a music video that features both Aoki and the Korean septet.
An alternate version of “Mic Drop” was also released that features a lead-in from Desiigner featuring the rapper's fast-talking, trap-laden delivery. The music video version replaces Desiigner with the Korean version's original intro raps courtesy of BTS’ J-Hope and Suga.