South Korean septet BTS released the three-song Japanese collection FAKE LOVE/ Airplane Pt.2 on Tuesday (Nov. 6). The project features a total of three tracks between brand-new, Japanese versions of the title songs and a remix of the latter, and the group also shared a new music video for “Airplane Pt. 2.”
In the music video, BTS’ members — RM, Suga, J-Hope, Jungkook, Jimin, V and Jin — are seen performing the Latin pop-influenced song amid bar scenes and dancing up, and in, a storm to the mariachi-referencing chorus. The song celebrates the group’s achievements and global reach.
Both “Fake Love” and “Airplane Pt. 2” were originally released in May on the group’s Billboard 200 chart-topping album, Love Yourself: Tear. “Fake Love” became BTS’ first-ever top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when it debuted at No. 10 on the chart dated June 2.
BTS announced their new Japanese release in September and later pulled the planned single “Bird” due to controversy surrounding Japanese songwriter Yasushi Akimoto. It was initially reported that the new album would also feature a remix of the group’s hit “Idol,” but the versions made available through Apple Music and Spotify only feature the three aforementioned tracks.
The single collection follows the April release of BTS’ Japanese LP Face Yourself. Since the release of their first Japanese remake of their 2013 debut single “No More Dream” in 2014, BTS has had 19 songs appear on the Japan Hot 100.
BTS is currently in the middle of their sold-out Love Yourself World Tour, which kicks off its Japanese leg at the Tokyo Dome on Nov. 13.
Watch the music video for BTS’ Japanese version of “Airplane Pt. 2” below: