BTS: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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Stephen Thompson | Sept. 21, 2020
We've been trying to make a BTS Tiny Desk concert happen for years now - even gaming out ways we might move Bob Boilen's desk far enough forward to accommodate the superstar Korean boy band's dance moves.

In the end, it took a global pandemic - and the launch of Tiny Desk (home) concerts back in March - to make something happen. 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 \u0026 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."

The latter track seemed especially true to BTS's hopeful nature: Introduced with a few optimistic words from rapper and singer RM ("It's been the roughest summer ever, but we know that spring will come"), the song reflects on a need to wait out hard times, even as the weight of present-day pain feels oppressive.

BTS had intended to spend 2020 delighting the BTS Army in arenas around the world, only to spend these last few months performing in isolation. Released on the last day of a grim season, "Spring Day" provides a nice reminder of what awaits us on the other side. We just have to get through fall and winter first.

"Save ME"
"Spring Day"

J-Hope: vocals; SUGA: vocals; Jungkook: vocals; V: vocals; Jin: vocals; RM: vocals; Jimin: vocals; KHAN: drums; DOCSKIM: keyboard; Kim Kiwook: bass; Shyun: guitar

Video and Audio by: Big Hit Entertainment; Producer: Stephen Thompson; Audio Mastering Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Subtitles by Renee Klahr; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit - stripped-down sets, an intimate setting - just a different space.


  • We
    We32 menit yang lalu

    Peace in Myanmar731

  • Gwenny Tanapon
    Gwenny Tanapon37 menit yang lalu

    Am i the only one who deeply obssessed with their voices 😭😭😭😭

  • Scribles7
    Scribles7Jam Yang lalu

    New BTS fan, can someone tell me if I’m right? (Trying to learn all there names) Black - Suga Orange/Gold - Jimin Green - V Silver - RM Pink - Jin Red - J-Hope Purple - JungKook P.S there all amazing 🤩

  • 7starsthatshine bright

    7starsthatshine bright

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    Yes u got that right 💜

  • Kasper Svendsen
    Kasper Svendsen7 jam yang lalu

    The autotune is strong with this one!

  • Us
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    Love yourself Relay4029

  • Min Yoongi
    Min Yoongi8 jam yang lalu

    Haciendo tiempo para más tarde

  • BTS 2020
    BTS 202013 jam yang lalu

    Jin has so much power in his voice. This is mesmerizing

  • Mary Mendicino
    Mary Mendicino13 jam yang lalu

    That lining of Jimin’s shirt.......all about the details! Beautiful!!!💙

  • Mary Mendicino
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  • Chu Chu
    Chu Chu14 jam yang lalu

    amazing perfect awesome, i love BTS

  • Jaspreet Multani
    Jaspreet Multani17 jam yang lalu

    absolutely amazinggg

  • Sydney Lee
    Sydney Lee18 jam yang lalu

    00:00 dynamite 4:15 save me 8:23 spring day

  • Ace Guiller Firmalino
    Ace Guiller Firmalino18 jam yang lalu

    ,, game on girl school

  • I'm theAlienHinding in area51&my friends left me
    I'm theAlienHinding in area51&my friends left me20 jam yang lalu

    6:04 8:42 10:13

  • Love
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    Peace in Myanmar724

  • Dae
    Dae22 jam yang lalu

    i love it!

  • Kakarot Raditz
    Kakarot RaditzHari Yang lalu

    Only tried to listen because both my sisters are big fans, I wish this version of dynamite was the one playing on the radio for the past year or so lol. The energy is cool and they can jam. I see why people like them.

  • Love
    LoveHari Yang lalu

    Love yourself Relay4020

  • Karen Yau
    Karen YauHari Yang lalu

    Vocal Kings 😍

  • 아멜1898
    아멜1898Hari Yang lalu

    From Worldwide Handsome Jin to Jimin not so handsome to biggest fan of adorable talented Jimin real quick!! from Elfs to Army!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • 정세영
    정세영Hari Yang lalu

    아름다운 음악을 전해주는 bts 감사해♡ 특히. Spring Day .. 따뜻한 슬픈 목소리에 많은 생각을 하게 하는. 눈물이나.ㅠ

  • Miles smile Aloot
    Miles smile AlootHari Yang lalu

    Spring day i love the song I miss that song😭😭

  • Miles smile Aloot
    Miles smile AlootHari Yang lalu

    I love you bts I purple you💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜:)

  • Miles smile Aloot
    Miles smile AlootHari Yang lalu

    Bts is the best singer in kpop group

  • Miles smile Aloot
    Miles smile AlootHari Yang lalu

    Bts love you😭😭

  • Miles smile Aloot
    Miles smile AlootHari Yang lalu

    I'm ready

  • Cath Ferreras
    Cath FerrerasHari Yang lalu

    rewatching this performance that turns me into a kpop fan, happy 8th bangtan!!! ♡

  • Good Luck
    Good LuckHari Yang lalu

    Peace in Myanmar716

  • Tea tree
    Tea treeHari Yang lalu

    I think it was a conscious decision to put the extroverts at both ends and in the middle. Look at them always standing up and partying 🤣💜

  • Peace and Peace
    Peace and PeaceHari Yang lalu

    Love yourself Relay4012

  • Lucky Musukwa
    Lucky MusukwaHari Yang lalu

    never new jhope's vocal is this good

  • I'm theAlienHinding in area51&my friends left me

    I'm theAlienHinding in area51&my friends left me

    20 jam yang lalu

    Yes, he is great singer. He did hidden vocals in Almost every BTS songs .

  • Lucky Musukwa
    Lucky MusukwaHari Yang lalu

    the best vocals my ears have ever heard

  • Nipun Sudarshana
    Nipun SudarshanaHari Yang lalu

    Bts you are best of best.

  • Nats Camillo
    Nats CamilloHari Yang lalu

    I dont know why but I'm always here everynight everyday...

  • Sweet Madeen Sabellina
    Sweet Madeen SabellinaHari Yang lalu

    6:04 J-Hope's part in Save Me is my favorite 💙🧡

  • Heal
    HealHari Yang lalu

    Peace in Myanmar716

  • 큐큐
    큐큐Hari Yang lalu

    이거 진짜 라이브 맞죠?? 누구하나 박자 음정 호흡 흐트러지지않고 음원이랑 똑같죠?? 완전 멘붕옴

  • Sakrambo cherry
    Sakrambo cherryHari Yang lalu

    Last yr i always heard there song Dynamite where ever i am specially in shopping mall really like that song but i dont known whose the singer.and now my frend posting Butter mv timeline i watch theme JK catch me my attention bcoz hes so cool nice voice with purple long hair.

  • Aubrey Danielle Music
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  • Albino Rodriguez
    Albino RodriguezHari Yang lalu

    Great performance. NPR made this to be personal for all who's watching this. Subtitles bring it all together. I can understand not just the music, but the lyrics bring it all into perspective. I've just recently have become a follower of BTS. I'm 59 and there's a youthfulness that I'm enjoying. God Bless BTS!

  • The Negotiator
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    ³⁰ years of Recycled American culture. You Hurry up and buy

  • Julie Ann Dalisay
    Julie Ann DalisayHari Yang lalu

    Kim Taehyung 💜💜💜

  • Rose H
    Rose HHari Yang lalu

    I recall this was around the time I started knowing of BTS. I couldn't tell them apart, and didn't know who is who. Now I know all their names from oldest to youngest.

  • Prometheus
    PrometheusHari Yang lalu

    Love the last song “spring day”…beautiful lyrics.

  • My dog said haters are lame and I said "IKR"
    My dog said haters are lame and I said "IKR"Hari Yang lalu

    90% : Non-Kpop guys 10% : KPOP stans Here a stan comment you have been searching for 😊😊😊

  • LoveLove
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    Love yourself Relay4004

  • Heal
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    Peace in Myanmar708

  • Peace
    Peace2 hari yang lalu

    Love yourself Relay3997

  • Gamer Bree
    Gamer Bree2 hari yang lalu

    SAve me hit different

  • Imma Concepcion Llanera
    Imma Concepcion Llanera2 hari yang lalu

    Jhope 🥺🥺🥺

  • Amore Tredoux
    Amore Tredoux2 hari yang lalu

    Are all the mics a bit tuned or is it just me?

  • Syeda Buraira
    Syeda Buraira2 hari yang lalu

    Came here after watching the Butter Music Video

    IRISH BINUYA2 hari yang lalu

    Taehyung is gorgeous🥰

  • becsinthesoop
    becsinthesoop2 hari yang lalu

    maybe my favorite video on the whole big wide internet tbh

  • Sky Band
    Sky Band2 hari yang lalu

    6:05 💜💜💜

  • cindy mcclay
    cindy mcclay2 hari yang lalu

    O m g they all sounds good I love them

  • Venee Dixon
    Venee Dixon2 hari yang lalu

    I always loved that part in spring day where Jimin sings with Yoongi

  • NoJams95
    NoJams952 hari yang lalu

    2:28 PARK JIMIN you minx, you know you’re pretty and I AM HERE FOR IT 😭💜

  • Rose H

    Rose H

    Hari Yang lalu

    I too am just here for Jimin vocals!

  • Petitjean Yolande
    Petitjean Yolande2 hari yang lalu

    Ils sont formidables une voix magnifique je les adores ,j’adore les entendre chanter 🎤 il m’apporte beaucoup dans ma vie je les écoute du matin au soir il me donne du baume au cœur 👏👏👏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍😍😍😍🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🤗🤗

  • Marinθ Jeon
    Marinθ Jeon2 hari yang lalu

    Esta bien escuchar SAVE ME a todo trapo

  • Cryslaine Da Silva
    Cryslaine Da Silva2 hari yang lalu

    Jungkook que voz ❤❤❤❤🐰

  • 별밤
    별밤2 hari yang lalu

    보고있어도 보고싶다 🥺🥺🥺

  • Ari
    Ari2 hari yang lalu

    BTS have been provinding me with the safest and most comforting place to take the path of finding out who i am. Everytime i come back to this live, i can't help but feel so very alive, and filled with gratefulness. The beauty and emotion their voices convey... this feels like home. Stan BTS for a better life.

  • Amanda Y
    Amanda Y2 hari yang lalu

    omg this version of 'save me' is growing on me and getting me hooked big time. esp at 5:52 suga's part with jk's adlibs (THE GROWL oh lawd) as well as tae's (he does the "woah woah")

  • BANAAG, Kim Amalthea C.
    BANAAG, Kim Amalthea C.2 hari yang lalu


  • Anahita
    Anahita2 hari yang lalu

    When they were singing spring day I was so lost in tht song tht I forgot what I was studying 🙄

  • Love
    Love2 hari yang lalu

    Love yourself Relay3989

  • Gukkie. glitter
    Gukkie. glitter2 hari yang lalu


  • Jo Ha
    Jo Ha3 hari yang lalu

    My farts hit better notes

  • e0n


    2 hari yang lalu

    You're speshul.

  • Jennifer Green

    Jennifer Green

    2 hari yang lalu

    And yet, you have no record deal.

  • Thiên Trang
    Thiên Trang3 hari yang lalu

    We miss you, BTS!

  • Robina
    Robina3 hari yang lalu

    Just love reading comments from non army and praising them by describing their mikes and looks💞😇

  • colas Nic
    colas Nic3 hari yang lalu

    I see so many people loving BTS and becoming ARMYs because of this performance

  • Affu Queen
    Affu Queen3 hari yang lalu

    Wow shuga's gogal is very cool I purple you BTS kamsamnida

  • OppAi Daisuki
    OppAi Daisuki3 hari yang lalu


  • Jennifer Green

    Jennifer Green

    3 hari yang lalu

    "Biot" is not a word.

  • Antonette Joyce Borromeo
    Antonette Joyce Borromeo3 hari yang lalu

    i hope they go to npr again and sing more of their songs. their live performances are soooo perfect!!! smooth like butter, indeed :)

  • Anita Yadav
    Anita Yadav3 hari yang lalu

    Who came after BTS live to hear coz they both sit on same table...

  • Mhalu Banales
    Mhalu Banales3 hari yang lalu

    BTS are very talented they try to sing English song i like the most when the perform their energy can see thier moves it shows they love to perform in front of thier ARMY...thats why many people love BTS more ..keep it up boys (the GOLDEN boys )BTS

  • ᄏ뭘봐
    ᄏ뭘봐3 hari yang lalu

    갸잘해 미친

  • Aulia Indri
    Aulia Indri3 hari yang lalu

    I am sure I am not the only one who become an ARMY after the hype of BTS Meal

  • Iqra♡


    12 jam yang lalu


  • Vanilla Chai

    Vanilla Chai

    2 hari yang lalu

    @Aulia Indri good choice!

  • theConnieAurora


    3 hari yang lalu

    @Aulia Indri that’s one of my favorite songs also!

  • Aulia Indri

    Aulia Indri

    3 hari yang lalu

    @theConnieAurora tomorrow

  • theConnieAurora


    3 hari yang lalu

    Welcome to the fandom! :D what songs do you enjoy most?

  • Tom Peart
    Tom Peart3 hari yang lalu

    3:07 that ending tho

  • Alex _Kills
    Alex _Kills3 hari yang lalu

    This is one of my favorite performances of Spring Day. Feels so personal. BTS just has so much talent, and the band was absolutely amazing 🙌

  • Royal Palms
    Royal Palms3 hari yang lalu

    Every single one of the members is dripping with phenomenal talent.

  • Anyele Sousa
    Anyele Sousa3 hari yang lalu

    This is like perfection, all my favorite songs ever!

  • Aranbrely Dc
    Aranbrely Dc3 hari yang lalu

    amo infinito

  • Nicole Smith
    Nicole Smith3 hari yang lalu

    So cool and beautiful!!

  • Jhs All Rounder
    Jhs All Rounder3 hari yang lalu

    Im here again :D

  • Song .Nam
    Song .Nam3 hari yang lalu

    Love their talents, love their passion, love their humbleness towards humanity.

  • glen coco
    glen coco3 hari yang lalu

    YES THIS IS WHAT WE NEEDED NO DANCING JUST SITTING DOWN SINGING THEIR HEARTS OUT AND HAVING FUN, also i'm so glad they performed save me!!!! i love that song and i miss those older ones

  • Puspa Gita Febriany
    Puspa Gita Febriany3 hari yang lalu

    i come here whenever i feel like crying

  • 쓔가-님
    쓔가-님3 hari yang lalu

    Ladies and gentleman im back again... With another account to watch my fave band...

  • Dae
    Dae3 hari yang lalu

    so joyful

  • Jane Austen
    Jane Austen3 hari yang lalu

    It's like a warm feeling on a rainy day sitting on a window with a tea, headphones on & listening to this is H.A.P.P.I.N.E.S.S Thank you BTS💜 Specially Save me & Spring Day

  • Bridget B
    Bridget B3 hari yang lalu

    A co worker introduced me to Beautiful Beings..Talented beyond words.

  • Skyes V
    Skyes V4 hari yang lalu

    I cried after hearing Jimin's "We miss you, Army" I'm taking my final preboard exam right now, and while listening to Spring day I suddenly stop because I miss you too, Bangtan!

  • Shreya Venkataraman
    Shreya Venkataraman4 hari yang lalu

    i keep coming back to this, one of my most favorite performance of these songs spring day sounds so honest, i can't help but tear up

  • Luciano Mello
    Luciano Mello4 hari yang lalu

    This is the first time I heard them, really good.

  • theConnieAurora


    3 hari yang lalu

    If you like these kinds of Live Performances, they just did one called BTS ROOM LIVE for Festa. It’s a medley of their songs and is similar to this video :) glad you enjoyed this

  • cx
    cx4 hari yang lalu

    I love this performance

  • Good Luck
    Good Luck4 hari yang lalu

    Peace in Myanmar708

  • Ramanpreet Kaur
    Ramanpreet Kaur4 hari yang lalu