I never thought I’d see the day where American pop punk collided with Korean pop, but here it is. And I’m EXCITED.
On December 14th Fall Out Boy surprised us all with a remix collab of their song “Champion” featuring Korean pop group BTS member RM.
BTS started working their way further into American fans hearts earlier this year when they won a Billboard Music Award, and again last month when they performed their hit song “DNA” on the American Music Awards.
They collabed with Steve Aoki and Desiigner as well for a remix of their own song “Mic Drop”, but “Champion” had a totally different feel.
RM is the only member featured in the song, and I’m amazed at how his rap mixes so well with Patrick Stumps vocals. The song starts off with one of RM’s powerful rap verses, completely in English, before transitioning to the equally as powerful chorus by Patrick.
All in all, the song is just that: powerful. Definitely , one you love to blast in your car for a bad ass “I can do anything” feeling. As a former pop punk/Fall Out Boy lover, and a current K-Pop/BTS lover, I may be a little biased when I say this song is amazing, but trust me. It is. Two things that I never thought could collide did, and I’m so happy for it.