BTS has shared a second video for their single “On” after releasing a first video for the song last week.
The video opens with BTS member Jin finding an impaled dove on a battlefield. RM is later shown standing with animals in front of a ship, bringing to mind Noah’s Ark.
The new “On” video was seemingly inspired by Game of Thrones, Maze Runner, Hunger Games, Lion King and other media, along with biblical motifs, fans remarked online.
The video set a record upon its release, becoming the most-watched YouTube Premiere video of all time, with 1.54 million concurrent viewers tuning in for its debut.
According to an announcement, “The video symbolically depicts BTS’ vow to accept their predestined path as fate and to keep going on, no matter the obstacles. The band’s signature charisma and perfectly synchronized choreography during the video’s dance break is set to attract the attention of millions of viewers around the world. As the global superstars continue to reach new heights, the lead single ‘ON’ sees BTS reach yet a new apex as versatile musical artists on a celebrated seventh year of their career.”
“On” appears on BTS’ new album Map of the Soul: 7. BTS released the album and the “Kinetic Manifesto Film: Come Prima” version of the music video Friday.