BTS is here to add to your holiday cheer.
The world-famous South Korean boy band on Thursday dropped a nearly three-minute video showing its seven members doing a practice dance routine to a holiday remix for the May-released, and Grammy-nominated, “Butter” single.
Unlike the official video — which has roughly 652 million views and shows the K-pop group bouncing between styled black-and-white and color scenes — this new one is more casual and playful.
Since its release, the video earned more than 9 million views. The remix itself, called “Butter (Holiday Remix),” was released early this month and is the fifth “Butter” remix.
In it, the performers appear to be in a studio whose back wall has a balloon display spelling out “Happy Holidays” decorated further with some wintry-looking wreaths. Adding to the Christmas fun, they wear cute holiday-season sweaters, head pieces shaped like antlers and bunny ears — and some have tinsel tied around their necks, shoulders and waists.
Though an unofficial video, the septet still dances with smooth moves and shares smiles with each other. The clip has already received cheery comments from followers, one of whom said “BTS makes my [Christmas] extra wonderful every year,” while another said, “You guys look so cute and fabulous it was so smooth MERRY CHRISTMAS BTS.”
News also broke Friday that BTS member Suga tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from in-person concerts in the US.
Suga, 28 — whose real name is Min Yoon-gi, had received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in August and did not show any symptoms of the illness. He also had not come into contact with other band members, as he was in self-quarantine.
Early in December, the group additionally announced they’d be taking their first break since 2019.
What’s more, the members also said they planned on spending the holiday season with their families for the first time since 2013.