BTS released the hopeful music video for their latest Japanese single “Stay Gold” on Friday (June 26).
In the clip, the K-pop idols find themselves trapped and separated in a number of crumbling, desolate settings as they collectively daydream about sharing a sunshine-filled hang complete with gold confetti filling the air.
“Stay gold, even in your dreams/ Stay gold, I’ll find you/ Stay gold, gold, I want to touch you/ Stay gold, your entire being/ Stay gold, enthralls me/ Stay gold, I want you as mine,” the bandmates croon on the track’s romantic chorus. (English translation provided by YouTube.) As the track builds to its climax, the septet manage to escape their various hiding places and come together in a field strewn with purple flowers, trees and a flowing stream.
“Stay Gold” serves as the lead single for BTS’ upcoming fourth Japanese studio album, Map of the Soul: 7 ~ The Journey ~, which is set to be released July 15 via Big Hit Entertainment. The LP will also include Japanese versions of the band’s litany of recent hits like “Boy With Luv,” “Dionysus,” “On” and “Fake Love,” as well as two other original Japanese-language offerings: “Your Eyes Tell” and “Lights.” (“Stay Gold,” meanwhile, also serves as the theme song for Japanese TV drama Spiral Labyrinth — DNA Science.)
Check out the sunny video for “Stay Gold” below.