In the ad, the boy band’s version of the song plays over bottles of the fizzy drink being manufactured in a hip, music-driven Coca-Cola factory before being delivered around the world in the brand’s trademark red trucks.
“I lost my mind, in the city of lights/ In the backstreets, buildings and the neon lights/ When I heard the thunder, I could feel the rain/ It’s the same to me, just a different name/ Won’t you follow me into the jungle/ Ain’t no god on my streets in the heart of the jungle,” the K-pop idols croon, transforming the rock trio’s foot-stomping 2015 hit with Jamie N Commons into a skittering, glitchy electronic beat.
Upon hearing the recreation, X Ambassadors were positively overjoyed, taking to social media to share their excitement about the cover. “@bts_bighit COVERED OUR SONG JUNGLE!!!!!! WOWOWOWOWOW the extent of our standom knows no bounds…thank you legends,” the band wrote alongside their retweet of the Indonesian advertisement.
While BTS just dropped their latest Korean-language studio album, Be, in November, X Ambassadors spent 2020 collaborating with everyone from K.Flay and Grandson (“Zen”) to Illenium (“In Your Arms”). The rockers also released their three-song Belong EP back in March, just weeks after being featured on the soundtrack for the Harrison Ford-starring family feature The Call of the Wild.
Check out BTS’ cover of “Jungle,” as well as X Ambassadors’ ecstatic reaction, below.
— X AMBASSADORS (@XAmbassadors) January 6, 2021