“Waste It On Me” by Steve Aoki (featuring BTS)
“Waste It On Me” is an ambient EDM song by American DJ and EDM producer Steve Aoki. The track features vocals from the renowned South Korean boy band BTS (the Bangtan Boys).
This EDM song tells the tale of two lovers with two different views on love. One looks at love from a pessimistic point of view calling it a “messed up” thing and a waste of time. However, the other partner looks at it from an optimistic point of view and strongly believes that one should never give it up. The latter encourages the former not to give up on love and give their love a chance. They tell them that if they think love is a waste of time, they should feel free and waste it on them.
Facts about “Waste It On Me”
- The song was written by Steve Aoki and six others. Rapper RM is the only member of BTS to contribute to the writing of this song. He is therefore the only Bangtan Boy to receive writing credit on this track.
- Aoki solely produced this track. “Waste It On Me” was released on October 25, 2018.
- Despite the song officially featuring BTS, not all members of BTS contribute vocals to it. RM, Jungkook and Jimin are the only Bangtan Boys that are featured on the track.
- This song went down history as BTS’ first full song sung entirely in English.
- Contrary to popular belief, “Waste It On Me” isn’t the first time Steve Aoki and BTS are working together. The two worked together in May 2018 on “The Truth Untold”. Aoki was featured on that track. Prior to that, in 2017, Aoki made a remix of BTS’ “MIC Drop”. This EDM song can therefore be said to be BTS’ third collaboration with Aoki.
- Shortly after the song was released, Aoki took to Twitter to announce something amazing. According to him, the song was streamed over a million times four hours after being released.
- “Waste It On Me” was released approximately three days after RM released his solo track “Moonchild“.
Listen to “Waste It On Me” below.
Few hours after Ultra Music released the lyric video of this song above, it garnered over 1 million views!
What Steve Aoki said about the collaboration
In a statement during the song’s release, Aoki said he found it an absolute honor working with BTS. He went on to refer to BTS as one of the most inspirational group of guys he has met in a while.
What BTS said about the collaboration
The Bangtan Boys called the collaboration a meaningful and heart-felt. They also mentioned how amazing the song was and how much they loved creating it.
Which album does “Waste It On Me” appear?
The song appears on Aoki’s 2018 album titled Neon Future III. It is the third track on that album.