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The BTS and Coldplay “My Universe” collaboration has been released, and it triggered magnificent enthusiasm from both ARMYs and Coldplayers worldwide. However, did you know that there are over 5 undisclosed facts hidden behind the scenes of the “My Universe” creation process?
Behind the Scenes of BTS x Coldplay “My Universe”
Two legends from different music spheres have come together to create a brand-new world in a dream collaboration! Granting the wishes of fans and the artists, the universe itself has unleashed its power in creating a partnership that’s become a historical moment in the music industry: BTS x Coldplay “My Universe”.
After its official release on September 24, BTS and Coldplay compiled a documentary video for their “My Universe” historical collaboration. Furthermore, this video portrayed behind-the-scenes moments in the creation and recording process of “My Universe”, and there were over 5 undisclosed facts revealed in this video.
5+ Undisclosed Facts Behind the Scenes of BTS x Coldplay “My Universe” Collaboration
1. Chris Martin Originally Wrote “My Universe” FOR BTS
First, you may have noticed that Coldplay’s founder and lead vocalist, Chris Martin, is the one creating “My Universe” song. However, did you know that Chris Martin originally wrote My Universe for BTS?
In the BTS x Coldplay “My Universe” behind-the-scenes documentary, Chris Martin mentioned that he’d taken “My Universe” to his friend and said, “Let’s do this demo for BTS!”.
Furthermore, in his interview with Zan Lowe, he also stated that when he told his friends that he’d got a song to give to BTS, his friends suggested, “Why don’t we hold on to it and give it to BTS?”.
And that exact suggestion is why “My Universe” ends up being a magnificent collaboration project between these two legends.
2. “My Universe”: a Dream-Come-True Project for BTS and Coldplay
When the BTS x Coldplay “My Universe” rumor first surfaced, most people believed it would be a dream coming true for BTS, especially V, who’d repeatedly stated his dream of collaborating with Coldplay.
seeing taehyung achieve one of his dreams makes my heart so full. he always wanted to make a collab with coldplay and now they have a song coming out 🙁 pic.twitter.com/5N8s2gWNGo— rebeka (@agustdwita) September 22, 2021
Indeed, this outstanding collaboration was ignited by BTS V’s wish, but then it became a dream for Chris Martin as well. In the BTS x Coldplay “My Universe” documentary, Chris Martin mentioned that after the idea of BTS and Coldplay collaboration started, he didn’t understand how such collaboration would even be possible, “How would that work?” he thought.
Then, the phrase “My Universe” appeared, and it triggered everything as if the universe was giving its support to this brilliant idea. After 18 months of creation process, “My Universe” dream collaboration has finally come true!
About 18 months ago, I got a message from somebody. They said, “BTS want to do a song with you” And I said, “How would that work?”….Then I took it to my friend and said, “Okay lets do this demo for BTS.” – Chris Martin pic.twitter.com/DwXwXovu6u— JY.YK⁷ 🖤💜🐙 My Universe Is Coming (@Serendipity__JK) September 26, 2021
3. Chris Martin Personally Directed the Creation and Recording Process
Moreover, one of the most crucial facts revealed in the BTS x Coldplay “My Universe” behind the scenes documentary is that Chris Martin personally created the song “My Universe”. Not only that, but the Coldplay vocalist also directed both the creation and recording process of “My Universe” with BTS.
The Creation Process
In the documentary video, Chris Martin mentioned that he immediately wrote down “My Universe” because he thought it was a cool title.
Then, Chris Martin also mentioned in an interview that he created “My Universe” with a track he got from Bill Rahko and turned them into beautiful music on the same day.
“Bill Rahko made this loop with a bit of vocal on it, and I said, “Oh, please can I take that away?” And, I’m not a great driver, but I was driving around, and then the chorus of ‘My Universe’ just landed.”Chris Martin
After his part of “My Universe” was completed, he communicated with BTS and gave spaces where BTS members could participate in writing the lyrics. Therefore, BTS RM, J-Hope, and Suga ended up writing the Korean part of “My Universe”, which Chris Martin praised, “They’re so good!”
Chris Martin as BTS Performance Director
Once the creation process was finished, Chris Martin flew to Korea, met with BTS, and directed the recording and performance as BTS director for the day. He divided the parts and specially chose BTS Jungkook and V to sing the Korean parts. Furthermore, as if he had truly understood BTS vocal constructions, Chris Martin then personally asked Jimin to showcase his high vocal range.
And in the end, showing how happy he was with the result, Chris Martin praised BTS for their amazing work, especially Jimin, V, Jungkook, and J-Hope.
chris martin smiling and saying ‘that’s great’ after jimin finishes his line 🥰pic.twitter.com/eunItQJCzZ— zimin zimin (@jiminticaI) September 26, 2021
“that was perfect”— elysha 💜 | KIM TAEHYUNG (@myonlyTAEger) September 26, 2021
the way Chris Martin praised Taehyung and his vocals as soon as he amazingly executed his part 😭 please taehyungs heavenly voice really sounds so soulful and beautiful! pic.twitter.com/i8ne1HX3Rz
jungkook recording his part in my universe and being praised by the chris martin is everything aaah i’m getting secondhand happiness here he sang so well pic.twitter.com/6f7aYzovTm— kat (@caIumjungkook) September 26, 2021
CHRIS MARTIN TO JHOPE 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺 pic.twitter.com/2hmhgYfZ0Z— steph (@bananaandkookie) September 26, 2021
4. The Hidden Messages behind “My Universe”
Being an unordinary love song, Chris Martin originally wanted “My Universe” to represent a love that transcends all borders.
However, once it becomes a dream-come-true collaboration with BTS, various inspiring messages are embedded in the song, extending the meaning towards the theme: “Not alone, but together.”
“This song is all about us creating something together. That’s why Chris came here in person and recorded with us as well.”BTS V
“There’s the universe where you and I exist. Be that as it may, we’re all having fun together like a festival. I think that’s what he’s going for.”BTS Jimin
Coldplay x BTS Inside ‘My Universe’ Documentary | Jimin— Jimin Global 🌏 (@JiminGlobal) September 26, 2021
🐥: There’s the universe where you and I exist.We’re all having fun like a festival. I think that’s what he’s going for. pic.twitter.com/5W7v9Z2y90
As a result, although both BTS and Coldplay could actually record and work on the song remotely, Chris Martin decided to fly to Korea. He conquered various obstacles to meet and work with BTS in person. Therefore, BTS members were impressed. They believed that Chris Martin did it to convey the message of togetherness vividly.
“It could have been done remotely. But we could add more sincerity to the song this way.”BTS J-Hope
In addition, BTS RM also added that while “My Universe” is a very personal song for Chris Martin, representing his frustration that Coldplay couldn’t play live. That is why as its relevance to BTS, RM wrote his part of the lyric as a dedication for ARMY.
“I wrote the lyrics while picturing the day we reunite with ARMY.”BTS RM
NJ: I thought about how to make this relevant to BTS. Since the lyrics go like “You are my universe”, I thought this song should be definitely dedicated to ARMY. I wrote the lyrics while picturing the day we will reunite with ARMY.@BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/JU4EqgFb2F— Sel⁷ (@BTStranslation_) September 26, 2021
5. “East Meets West” Historical Moment
Finally, one of the essential undisclosed facts about BTS x Coldplay “My Universe” collaboration is how it becomes another “East Meets West” moment that will be forever engraved in music history. “My Universe” unites BTS from the East and Coldplay from the West as brothers, creating one family in a brand-new universe they’ve created together.
“I think it’s very special to me that the most popular artist in the world speaks Korean and is like a group of brothers not from the West. And it just feels very hopeful to me in terms of thinking of the world as one family.”Chris Martin.
And that is why both BTS members and Chris Martin had a blast working on “My Universe” together.
You can tell how genuinely happy they are w/ this collaboration. Their adoration and the way they commended each other are really admirable. So many good things to learn from this collab, especially, their message of ‘HOPE & TOGETHERNESS’.♡ #MyUniverse #ColdplayXBTS pic.twitter.com/BYg5dGuiKP— Zner⁷🐙💜 (@FZner) September 26, 2021
This is so wholesome 🤍 I mean this clip depicts everything while producing my universe, BTS and Chris from coldplay obviously had fun doing it and the way they expressed their joy, their emotions while distributing lines each member, so proud of them. pic.twitter.com/PvtgoXnlR2— Lhai⁷ (@vanteccino) September 26, 2021
So, what do you think about these fantastic behind-the-scenes facts BTS and Coldplay “My Universe” collaboration, Kpop fans? Feel free to share some thoughts in the comment section while listening to the newly released “My Universe” acoustic version.
Also, here’s the full video of the BTS x Coldplay “My Universe” behind-the-scenes documentary.
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