Each month, renowned music publication Rolling Stone magazine lists 10 of the newest and hottest artists that fans should get to know. For the month of July, one of the newest and hottest artists that Rolling Stone are recommending to music fans are none other than BTS!
For the 10 new artists you need need to know July 2017 list, Rolling Stone praised BTS as sounding like "K-Pop gone trap, trop-house and even neo-soul; the seven-headed boss you face at the end of a rap music arcade game." The publication then delved into why fans should get to know BTS, pointing to the group's recent sold-out U.S and South American tours as evidence that the world should stand up and take notice of the boys.
Rolling Stone then discussed how BTS' songwriting process has played a part into the group's success, writing that "their songwriting process is part Rihanna and part Wu-Tang: After selecting beats from Korea's top producers, plus a few made by the artists themselves, the seven members flesh out the songs through friendly competition, going head-to-head to see who can come up with the best verses." This approach has ultimately proved to be successful, with the publication praising BTS' "WINGS" album as "one the most conceptually and sonically ambitious pop albums of 2016."
As for a song recommendation from BTS, the magazine tells fans to listen to the group's recent cover of "Come Back Home," some that Rolling Stone deems as having a "beat that bridges the gap between Black Sheep and DJ Mustard, plus bilingual lyrics that make "hangry" feel like existential despair."
A big congrats to BTS for being one of Rolling Stone's hottest artists for July!
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