BTS grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic taking away live concerts, especially their own Map of the Soul world tour, in the “Life Goes On” music video, released Friday (Nov. 20) along with the group’s latest album BE.
Jungkook, the youngest member of BTS at age 23, directed the nearly four-minute sentimental visual, which brings the ARMY along their favorites’ reflective journey about how the world around them has evolved. V peers out the window while driving in their native South Korea and longingly stares at the Seoul Olympic Stadium, which would’ve been the first stop for their Map of the Soul world tour in April.
Like most people coming up with indoor quarantine activities, V and his bandmates throw themselves a pajama party replete with pizza, video games and movies while the cozy alt-pop jam surrounds them. But it doesn’t compare to the thrill of being onstage again, where they ultimately envision themselves sitting in a semi-circle with stage lights shining down on them for the black-and-white closing scene.