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.


  1. Jansen David

    Jansen DavidPrije 50 minuta


  2. gl5gl5

    gl5gl5Prije sat

    이버젼은 맨 처음 정국이 얼굴안보여주는 거빼고 애들 목소리 컨디션이나 밸런스, 밴드와의 조화, 모든게 완벽하다💜

  3. We

    WePrije sat

    Peace in Myanmar745

  4. Us

    UsPrije 2 sati

    Love yourself Relay4046

  5. Jane May

    Jane MayPrije 3 sati

    6:04 ALsO, J-Hope's singing voice is sooooo... ugh, I hate to be fangirling but its SOOOOO sMoOTh (like butter)!!!

  6. Jane May

    Jane MayPrije 3 sati

    2:11 Jimin's voice is so beautiful! It sounds so clear and strong! I have a question, how come people didn't clap on the last two songs?

  7. Malintzi Pimentel

    Malintzi PimentelPrije 4 sati

    2:27 Album Texas sun - khruangbin

  8. Moonchild Bunny

    Moonchild BunnyPrije 8 sati

    You may put on lipstick but I still will be here

  9. Bubba

    BubbaPrije 11 sati

    They really seem to be having fun 🥺💗

  10. gabriellevampyre

    gabriellevampyrePrije 11 sati

    ok the best accent from BTS apart from RM is definitely JK

  11. Netraxia

    NetraxiaPrije 12 sati

    They’re the most talented

  12. Beatriz Leão

    Beatriz LeãoPrije 12 sati

    They look EXTRA handsome in this video!! I love to hear them singing live, we often have they autotuned in audio versions, when we all know they can actually sing. This its one of my favorite videos of them performing

  13. rushieka franklin

    rushieka franklinPrije 12 sati

    I’m a new Army and I’m officially obsessed I’ve watched nothing else but BTS for like two weeks

  14. S

    SPrije 13 sati

    Wow I’ve been watching their videos since last night…… Never been a kpop group fan tho.

  15. Zoé Steinebach

    Zoé SteinebachPrije 13 sati

    I‘m obsessed with Hobis Part in Save Me omg

  16. manisha

    manishaPrije 15 sati

    Today, while I write this comment, I became an ARMY. These boys are amazing and humble. And so SO TALENTED. ✨

  17. 마이쌈

    마이쌈Prije 13 sati

    Welcome to our family 💜

  18. violet kim

    violet kimPrije 17 sati

    이런느낌 넘나 좋아용 ㅠㅠ 우앙 이런 느낌 전달하려면 진짜 곡이 내 자체가 되야 하는데 감탄밖에 안나와용... 당신들은 뭐죵???? 존경합니다....

  19. Astiti Haryani

    Astiti HaryaniPrije 17 sati

    Miss em

  20. 누구게

    누구게Prije 17 sati

    와 무슨 CD 틀어놓은 줄;; 뭐 이리 라이브를 찰 지게 잘하는거임 어후 정말 너무 좋아

  21. lastfirst Niallr

    lastfirst NiallrPrije 18 sati

    Me from One Direction to BTS 🖤❤️🖤

  22. Gina Frost

    Gina FrostPrije 19 sati

    Going from nosy mom trying to figure out what my daughter is listening to, to okay....these guys can sing and the energy is off the charts. Glad I took the time to see for myself instead of listening to other moms complain.

  23. Cakes are good!

    Cakes are good!Prije 9 sati

    As a retired teacher, I’m glad and thankful that you did too. I think you will find the guys have an incredible work ethic, kind hearted, super smart (RM is a REAL genus) and creative. I think they are good role models for all of us, even us old folks.

  24. Shao Yu Hsieh

    Shao Yu HsiehPrije 20 sati

    The person who wear black suit stole RM’s job plus I see 3 clones in the middle.

  25. Gemma louise

    Gemma louisePrije 22 sati

    Been listening to these guys since their first release .. super impressed how far they’ve come but not surprised at all, they’re fantastic ❤️

  26. AMC

    AMCPrije 22 sati

    oooooh....BTS....the outfit colors rock 👌🏼.."it's been the roughest summer ever, but we know that spring will come, so let's go together.. let's go✌🏼"💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

  27. 민윤기열녀

    민윤기열녀Prije 23 sati

    존나잘하잔아ㅅㅂ 방까들땜에 맘졸이면서 들어왔는데

  28. Mintunmyat Mintunmyat

    Mintunmyat MintunmyatPrije dan


  29. You and Me

    You and MePrije dan

    Peace in Myanmar738

  30. Peace Love

    Peace LovePrije dan

    Love yourself Relay4039

  31. John Mark Yeban

    John Mark YebanPrije dan

    BTS Biot

  32. DiamondWolf25 Gaming

    DiamondWolf25 GamingPrije dan

    Very cool kpop band

  33. NPR Music

    NPR MusicPrije dan

    Love the Tiny Desk? Prove it. Join us (virtually) for Tiny Desk Trivia Night on June 30. RSVP:

  34. yg kim

    yg kimPrije dan


  35. Valeria Ascate Quispe

    Valeria Ascate QuispePrije dan


  36. Rashelle Anne

    Rashelle AnnePrije dan

    We miss you too

  37. Marino Del Carpio

    Marino Del CarpioPrije dan

    I can't understand a thing but I love it.

  38. Sky E

    Sky EPrije dan

    Turn CC on for translations.

  39. Rishika Rajagopal

    Rishika RajagopalPrije dan

    Pink mike guy is mine!!

  40. Sky E

    Sky EPrije dan

    His name is Jin and he goes by "worldwide handsome".

  41. Immacula Justin

    Immacula JustinPrije dan


  42. Still Waiting For Cypher 5

    Still Waiting For Cypher 5 Prije dan

    I don't know how many times I've watched this.

  43. mute winter

    mute winterPrije dan

    English and Korean subtitles. Thank you NPR

  44. Rupali Debroy

    Rupali DebroyPrije dan


  45. Lilou Soulier

    Lilou SoulierPrije dan

    Their voice live is something insane 😭🥵🥺❤

  46. secret

    secretPrije dan

    what date did i watch this again? uhm maybe.... ok i rewatch🙂

  47. nanden Anos

    nanden AnosPrije dan

    jk high note 😍😍 U nailed it🥰

  48. Isabella Manganaan

    Isabella ManganaanPrije 2 dana

    from not caring to who they are, to coming back to this video (and a thousand other performances) everyday......... yep i'm in love with these boys

  49. Bella Young

    Bella YoungPrije 2 dana

    Happy to find English and Korean subtitles available at last! Better late than never Thank you NPR

  50. Geranie Leigh Uy

    Geranie Leigh UyPrije 2 dana

    I love this so much!!!! They are all spectacular!

  51. A H

    A HPrije 2 dana


  52. Josephine Chege

    Josephine ChegePrije 2 dana

    I never ever thought I would love kpop...but bts changed my mind...they are just spectacular...All the way from Africa

  53. Liz Smith

    Liz SmithPrije 2 dana

    Happy 8th Anniversary BTS! You are and always will be a huge part of my life forever. Your songs are an inspiration to me and helps remind me to love more fiercely and make new amazing memories (which can be difficult being a widow for 2 years) so Mahalo (thanks) for all you do. I hope you know how much your Army loves and appreciates you. Keep making beautiful, incredible music and creating wonderful memories with us! I 💜 you all!

  54. Aimen Fayyaz

    Aimen FayyazPrije 2 dana

    Here again for the nth time! This is the best video to exist on the Internet, everrrrr!

  55. humaira Marzan

    humaira MarzanPrije 2 dana

    They are speaking in English😭I am crying💜

  56. Tanatchapond Gawee

    Tanatchapond GaweePrije 2 dana

    Song BTS is healing me 💜💜💜 love you all guys

  57. lirieli

    lirieliPrije 2 dana

    jaja um ano disso-

  58. BonsaiJoon

    BonsaiJoonPrije 2 dana

    I love coming back here again and again, this is definitely one of their best performances I love it so much

  59. Laib Malik

    Laib MalikPrije 2 dana


  60. Elena Naranjo

    Elena NaranjoPrije 2 dana

    Me encantan todos, pero hay que reconocer que Jungkook tiene una voz preciosa. Aunque no sé, también me gusta la de V, la de Jimin.....

  61. RAIZA

    RAIZAPrije 2 dana

    Jins voice is so clear wow

  62. RAIZA

    RAIZAPrije 2 dana

    Their line of vocalist are amazing

  63. MsMiika13

    MsMiika13Prije 2 dana


  64. Izabela Bućkowska

    Izabela BućkowskaPrije 3 dana


  65. Izabela Bućkowska

    Izabela BućkowskaPrije 3 dana

    Jimin is an angel.

  66. TVはるてる

    TVはるてるPrije 3 dana

    진짜대단하다 라이브도 자랑스럽다

  67. Tani Henry

    Tani HenryPrije 3 dana

    ____.....*****KIM TAEHYUNG*****.....___ 😍😍

  68. vhallerina

    vhallerinaPrije 3 dana

    Jin’s dance move in 1:52 is a mood and a vibe lol

  69. Jul Jimmy Gonzales

    Jul Jimmy GonzalesPrije 3 dana

    Hopefully my homies don't find me here >. >

  70. Olivia Robles

    Olivia RoblesPrije 3 dana

    Man i love these beautiful humans 💜

  71. Professor Weberton Emanuel

    Professor Weberton EmanuelPrije 3 dana

    Banda boa demais! Conheci há pouco tempo! Cantam bem e a banda é muito boa! Parabéns! Too good band! Just met! They sing well and the band is really good! Congratulations!

  72. akrockstarans

    akrockstaransPrije 3 dana

    was I the only one who cried buckets during spring day? That song just has the most special place in my heart

  73. Stephanie G.

    Stephanie G.Prije 3 dana

    I just noticed the subtitles are in both Korean and English. Western shows could never😮‍💨🤚

  74. Ellex

    EllexPrije 3 dana

    uploading the double subtitles, both in korean & english, that's genius move ^^

  75. Yuyun Rachman

    Yuyun RachmanPrije 3 dana

    Now i know why ARMY exist

  76. taeyni

    taeyniPrije 3 dana

    Breaking record even didn't tried ✨

  77. LJO

    LJOPrije 3 dana

    I got into them 4 weeks ago, perfect timing with FESTA and all. Now I Am officially addicted and making my rounds to everything BTS on HRcharts and Weverse. 💜💜💜💜

  78. LJO

    LJOPrije dan

    @Sky E I saw that! 🤣🤣🤣

  79. Sky E

    Sky EPrije dan

    They have a song called Pied Piper (check out their live) and this guys are only ones (celebrities or artists) telling their fans that don't be too addicted to them and live & do your work responsibly.

  80. e0n

    e0nPrije 2 dana

    Butter, Festa and now the new Japanese album...lucky you! The rabbit hole is deep, enjoy! 💜

  81. Lela

    LelaPrije 3 dana

    Welcome to the army :D

  82. Iliana Carolina Zepeda De Leon

    Iliana Carolina Zepeda De LeonPrije 3 dana

    @NPR Music Please bring them back to do this in person!!!! :)

  83. Bruce Chum

    Bruce ChumPrije 3 dana

    Love it bts

  84. 정희택

    정희택Prije 3 dana

    라이브도 이렇게 잘 하시다니..... 항상 새롭고 신선한 충격을 안겨주는 세계최고의 그룹 BTS~🤘 너무 좋아요 !

  85. JEAD

    JEADPrije 3 dana

    Can't forgot this performance My tears can't stop droppin' When they sung spring day😭

  86. birdeynamnam

    birdeynamnamPrije 3 dana

    This performance is so incredible, I keep coming back to it 🥰😭

  87. Julie Kim

    Julie KimPrije 3 dana

    This is the first time in 10 years I'm donating to NPR!

  88. Aphro Nite

    Aphro NitePrije 3 dana

    Will BTS do this again?

  89. jennifer anne angeles

    jennifer anne angelesPrije 4 dana

    I love bts

  90. Connect

    ConnectPrije 4 dana

    Love yourself Relay4035

  91. Chennille Ann Bleu Gundayao

    Chennille Ann Bleu GundayaoPrije 4 dana

    im not an ARMY but just wow, all of their voices are surreal! i even searched who jimin is cause his voice sounds so unbelievable

  92. e0n

    e0nPrije 2 dana

    If you think his voice is unbelievable, check out his amazing dance. 😭😭😭 💜

  93. Lela

    LelaPrije 3 dana

    thank you for giving them a chance :D if you like Jimin's voice maybe try listening to this solo songs Lie, Serendipity and Filter :)

  94. jay

    jayPrije 4 dana

    the way they hype each other up is so cute, it always looks like they’re having so much fun performing

  95. Ghina Ramadhiani Pratiwi

    Ghina Ramadhiani PratiwiPrije 4 dana

    jimin lucu banget :(

  96. Karim Ali

    Karim AliPrije 4 dana

    The spring will come

  97. The Kech Experience

    The Kech ExperiencePrije 4 dana


  98. Roshni Shahi

    Roshni ShahiPrije 2 dana

    Search it somewhere else


    BTS BEING BTSPrije 4 dana

    BTS will be releasing a new track July 9th!

  100. Jeisinta Hana Hanifah

    Jeisinta Hana HanifahPrije 9 sati


  101. BANGTAE

    BANGTAEPrije 18 sati

    It's called 'Permission to dance'

  102. BANGTAE

    BANGTAEPrije 18 sati

    @Amru Ramadhan Syakur tht has already been released

  103. Arlie CIA BTS

    Arlie CIA BTSPrije 21 sat

    💋❤👸🤩🥰CiA JACIARA👸🐈 MoCi 🐈MiKi 2

  104. V Kim

    V KimPrije dan

    it's one day after my birthday 🥺

  105. vvv. M

    vvv. MPrije 4 dana

    each of them is immensely talented

  106. vvv. M

    vvv. MPrije 4 dana

    did you find Jungkook sad too?

  107. Jessicaelle M.

    Jessicaelle M.Prije 3 dana

    They're probably all a little depressed and tired of performing without a crowd 🤷‍♀️

  108. vvv. M

    vvv. MPrije 4 dana

    4:55 ❤ 6:59 😂 omg I love them 7:13 thank you 🙏 8:41 our Hoseok sings💫

  109. vvv. M

    vvv. MPrije 4 dana

    Taehyung kills me every time... he is too cool, handsome and all the most

  110. We

    WePrije 4 dana

    Peace in Myanmar731

  111. Gwenny Tanapon

    Gwenny TanaponPrije 4 dana

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

  112. Scribles7

    Scribles7Prije 4 dana

    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 🤩

  113. Jessicaelle M.

    Jessicaelle M.Prije 3 dana

    Yep 🤗 It's a good start but they just recently changed their mics so it's not a really good method. I advise you to watch videos of each of them or their solo songs to get used to what face goes with which name. Welcome 🤗💜

  114. 7starsthatshine bright

    7starsthatshine brightPrije 4 dana

    Yes u got that right 💜

  115. Kasper Svendsen

    Kasper SvendsenPrije 5 dana

    The autotune is strong with this one!

  116. Kasper Svendsen

    Kasper SvendsenPrije dan

    @Sky E and you are completely correct, about not being forced to like something or someone. My comment has never been about my like or dislike of BTS. Only stating the obvious fact that they use a lot of autotune. But for some people this apparently means that I dislike these guys🤷🏼‍♂️

  117. Sky E

    Sky EPrije dan

    Autotune or not if you decide not to like them for any reason, just go ahead not like them. Your personal taste and choice. No one is forcing you to like them.

  118. Kasper Svendsen

    Kasper SvendsenPrije 2 dana

    @Wen Yer Se and that is what I don't understand. These guys are decent singers no doubt about that. Eminent no, but decent absolutely. As shown in, amongst others, Carpool Karaoke. Let's listen a little closer to that. They aren't perfectly in pitch. Sometimes a little flat, sometimes a little sharp. Sometimes a little out of sync with each other. But it has SO much more character. SO much more presence. SOOOOO much more feel. And I simply cant grasp, why these guys would sacrifice all of that, by putting on this metallic robotic autotune voice. Autotune is not a bad thing, don't get me wrong. It has a lot of possibilities if used correct (I can recommend watching Rick Beato talking about the subject), but when used like this, it takes all the life out of the performance. And that is a shame. Ohhhh don't get me started with the rappers haha :D

  119. Wen Yer

    Wen YerPrije 4 dana

    That's how they sound when they sing. There's 8 years of off-stage videos of them singing casually, warming up, acapella, etc and even a Carpool Karaoke, it's well-known how they sing if you just look into it. We even know how the rappers sound when they sing and how the singers sound when they rap 😂. There are even voice teacher and vocal coach videos talking about it.

  120. Kasper Svendsen

    Kasper SvendsenPrije 4 dana

    @Zora wow wow wow Zora… Put you pants back on and relax😂😂 I have not given any opinion on either… Not Bieber, nor BTS. Just stating the obvious fact, that they use autotune. No I don’t know their voices, and I doubt that any body does, when they hide behind a massive wall of technology. I would love to here them sing without a mic, and listen to their singing capabilities. BTS is a great performing group. Entertaining to watch. Just a pity that they have to use such a huge amount of autotune🤷🏼‍♂️

  121. Us

    UsPrije 5 dana

    Love yourself Relay4029

  122. Min Yoongi

    Min YoongiPrije 5 dana

    Haciendo tiempo para más tarde

  123. BTS 2020

    BTS 2020Prije 5 dana

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