BTS’ Legendary NPR Tiny Desk Concert

BTS performed a stripped back set for a NPR Tiny Desk (Home) concert

Haley Mendoza

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: September 21st, 2020 4:27pm pst

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A BTS Tiny Desk concert is exactly what we needed to start off the week. 

Yes, you read that correctly. BTS, also known as the most popular boy band in the world, performed a stripped down set for NPR.

NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series has notoriously featured popular musicians performing intimate sets at a desk in their headquarters. However, COVID caused a shift in their filming, resulting in the Tiny Desk (Home) concert series. 

The Home concert series has opened a realm of possibilities, allowing global artists to participate much easier. NPR even stated that they’ve “been trying to make a BTS Tiny Desk concert happen for years now.” This new filming standard allowed it to happen.With the K-pop sensation in Seoul, a home concert was the perfect opportunity to introduce them to Tiny Desk. 

The band started off the set with their hit song, “Dynamite.” This song was their first to be recorded fully in English and their first song to hit number 1 in U.S. charts recently, making BTS the first all South Korean group to claim the spot. The song has been everywhere this summer, and rightfully so! 

Credit NPR Music

With stripped back vocals and a disco-pop vibe, the Tiny Desk version of the song is sure to become a new favorite. According to the K-Pop group, this performance marks their first time performing “Dynamite” with a live band. We have to say, they completely rocked it! 

They also performed “Save ME” and “Spring Day,” which were released in 2016 and 2017. These ballads are softer than “Dynamite,” but just as amazing. The vocals in this session are just as impressive at the band’s outfits. 

The concert marks a legendary moment for both BTS and Tiny Desk as it merges two different audiences. We can not wait to see what’s next! Also, in case you needed clearer instructions: this performance is a must listen to. I suggest checking it out ASAP.


About The Author:

Haley Mendoza is a lover of all things film and TV. Whether you want to bond over horror movies or competition shows, she’s always down. Haley attends Emerson College, pursuing a degree in Media and Visual Arts and writing scripts in her spare time.

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

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