“No More Dream” by BTS
‘No More Dream’ is the quintessential song about the need to break out of society’s restrictions. More specifically, it calls for a sense of rebelliousness in today’s youth. This is especially true if one wishes to achieve their dreams. The lyrics speak of big houses, cars, and rings. School and boring public jobs are ridiculed. BTS are resisting the imposition of other people’s dreams on them. Doing what you love seems to be the key message here.
The actual music video begins with the various BTS members recklessly parking a bus. They are dressed as young punks who are interested in having a good time. This transitions into the core song and dance sequence. Youngsters can be seen skateboarding, bicycle freestyling, and dancing against the backdrop of different urban environments. These are interspersed with shots of a school and residential neighborhood. These scenes are used deliberately. They allude to BTS’ desire to challenge existing norms and expectations.
BTS wish to distinguish themselves from other boybands. ‘No More Dream’ allows them to do that. Ultimately, it announces their arrival on the grand stage.
Facts about ‘No More Dream’
‘No More Dream’ was released was unveiled by BTS in June of 2013. It can be found on their ‘2 Cool 4 Skool‘ album.
Following a concerted campaign by Big Hit Entertainment, a trailer was shown on its official YouTube Channel on May 26, 2013. More promotional material was gradually revealed over the course of the next couple of months.
‘No More Dream’ was the 84th most downloaded song on the Gaon download chart on June 9, 2013.
It also peaked at number 5 on July 21 before sliding to number 10 by the end of the month.
It also came in at number 14 on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart on June 29. On June 4, 2013, the Japanese version stood at number 6 the Japanese Daily Oricon Chart.
It also peaked at number 8 on the Oricon Weekly Single Chart.
In 2020, an April Fool’s event brought ‘No More Dream’ to the fore once again. This allowed it to chart impressively on multiple charts again.
This is certainly a song that people continue to look upon fondly. Years after their debut, BTS continue to inspire excitement in fans and casual listeners alike.