Though 2017 is close to its end, Korean group BTS are nowhere near to slowing down after the best year of their career so far. Just days after making K-pop history by breaking into the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 40, the septet released a brand new song in Japan.
With an orchestral electro-pop melody, the new track “Crystal Snow” is a seasonal tune from the boy band just in time for the winter. It's their first original release since Love Yourself: Her came out in September, and was released on Wednesday (Dec. 6) on the MIC Drop / DNA / Crystal Snow Japanese single album.
Filled with twinkling chime effects and soaring vocals from the band members, “Crystal Snow” is mellow in its five-plus minutes of balladry. The song features a lesser-seen side to the band’s trio of rappers, with the inclusion of swaying singsong rap verses -- a softening touch that nicely matches the harmony-heavy chorus.