RM From BTS Featured on Fall Out Boy 'Champion' Remix Out Tonight
As BTS accumulates an impressive discography full of features from huge Western artists, the K-pop phenom's leader RM will be featured on a remix of Fall Out Boy’s “Champion” that comes out at midnight ET tonight.
A Spotify shell of the song attached to Fall Out Boy’s profile on the streaming site circulated widely across social media on Thursday, and the hashtag #RMxFallOutBoy trended worldwide on Twitter for several hours.
But Fall Out Boy’s official Twitter account confirmed the news by pairing a gif of a dancing llama with the text, “SURPRISE! New RM Champion remix out everywhere Friday at midnight @BTS_twt #RMxFallOutBoy”
RM later tweeted out, "so great to work with @falloutboy "
All major music streaming sites will carry the song, which listeners will be able to access here.
Although RM is a rapper by trade, this collaboration appears to be the latest proof that the BTS member isn’t tied down to any genre. His group previously collaborated with EDM artists like The Chainsmokers on the Love Yourself: Her B-side “Best of Me” and Steve Aoki (along with Desiigner) on their Billboard Hot 100-charting remix of “MIC Drop.”
Fall Out Boy released “Champion” as the second single from their album Mania in June. The original version is an anthemic pop-rock song that sidesteps disillusionment in search for self-affirmation. The song spreads a message that complements RM’s own penchant for meaningful lyricism.