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At Listening party sessions we will put on an album, podcast, or interview and briefly talk about it afterward. If you would like transcripts of what will be listened to, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org when you sign up.
This week we’ll listen to:
BTS Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
. With BTS cooped up in Seoul, the group held true to the series’s spirit by convening a live band for its Tiny Desk debut, and even arranged to perform in a workspace with a music-friendly backdrop: the record store VINYL & PLASTIC by Hyundai Card in BTS’s hometown. Opening with this summer’s inescapable “Dynamite” — the group’s first single to hit No. 1 in the U.S., as well as its first song to be fully recorded in English — BTS leaned hard into the new track’s celebratory, “Uptown Funk”-adjacent vibes. From there, the group dipped into its back catalog, seizing on the opportunity to showcase its quieter side while (mostly) staying uncharacteristically seated. The breezily propulsive “Save ME,” from 2016, ultimately gave way to a full-on power ballad in 2017’s reflective “Spring Day.”