Contact Us

BTS Release Music Video for Japanese Version of ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears,’ And It’s a Total Acid Trip

BTS Blood Sweat Tears Japanese Music Video
YouTube / Universal Music Japan

As previously announced, the internationally demanded boys of BTS are set to dominate the Japanese charts once again with the long-awaited Japanese-language version of their 2016 Korean smash hit, “Blood, Sweat & Tears.”

The accompanying music video for the release has arrived today (May 9) — and, well, good luck trying to make any sense of it.

Paintings, psychedelic splatters of neon and (what appears to be) drugs and alcohol pepper the color-coated visual, as the boys beat each other up, flee and generally freak the f–k out in the high-octane, symbolism-heavy music video. While the Japanese visual centers around art like its Korean counterpart (and includes several clever visual overlaps), the new version is edgier, grittier and much more intense than the sleek, choreography-filled original. This is no casual trip to the museum, that’s for sure.

The release of “Blood, Sweat & Tears” in Japan also marks the group’s first release with their new label in Japan, Def Jam Records.

But which version of the video do you prefer? Watch both, then vote below.

Japanese version:
Subscribe to PopCrush on
Korean version:
Subscribe to PopCrush on

BTS Through the Years:

Subscribe to PopCrush on

NEXT: WILL BTS ATTEMPT A U.S. CROSSOVER?

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Best of PopCrush

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://popcrush.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for PopCrush quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!