BTS‘ album “Wings” is often seen as the crowning jewel of their discography but as a result many people may not be aware of some of their lesser known discography from before the release of Wings.
These are some B sides from before Wings that you should listen to. That is of course, if you haven’t already!
#1 – Silver Spoon (The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever)
“They call me BAEPSAE!” shouts RM during the intro. The funky yet aggressive beat just sounds so BTS, simply a must listen.
#2 – I Like It (2 Cool 4 Skool)
This softer track from their debut album contrasts heavily with the tone of the rest of the album. Suga goes crazy in the middle of this song, showing how much skill he had even at debut.
#3 – BTS Cypher Pt. 3 (Dark & Wild)
The BTS Cypher series is famous for raw lyrics which don’t hold anything back. RM’s first verse in particular is scathing. Suga’s rap at the end is slick also.
#4 – Butterfly (The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt.2)
This track is just beautiful. It is lyrically and musically stunning. The lyrics contain so much emotion and Jungkook’s vocals in particular shine in this song.
#5 – Converse High (The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt.1)
A strange song lyrically but a great one. It’s essentially a debate regarding the shoe brand “Converse” with a pleasing beat and some compelling arguments.
#6 – 2nd Grade (Dark & Wild)
Lyrically, it’s a kind of reflection on their time in the K-pop industry thus far and because of that it’s a real time capsule of a song. A very busy backing track which includes gunshots and explosions which combine with their vocals to make it a very enjoyable song.
#7 – Boyz With Fun (The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt.1)
This song is so damn catchy. It really seems like BTS had fun doing this one with everyone jumping in and getting their own slice of the song. It reminds me of a friendly rap battle where friends are just goofing aroung.
#8 – Attack On Bangtan (O!RUL,2?)
If you didn’t know the Korean name for BTS, you will after listening to this song. A pretty standard composition for a BTS song but it works so well. It’s lyrics are energetic and fun so it’s well worth a listen.
#9 – Tomorrow (Skool Luv Affair)
A very inspirational track. BTS have never been afraid to tackle hard issues that people may be facing and this song is a great example of that. It teaches us not to give up on our dreams or ourselves.
#10 – We On (O!RUL8,2?)
A smack in the face for their haters. BTS responded in kind with this scorching hot track with a very catchy chorus. Everyone gets their chance to spit some fire back towards those who looked down on them in this track.