BTS – Black Swan Full Lyrics
A dancer dies twice – once when they stop dancing and this first death is the more painful
Over a delicate instrumental reminiscent of the group’s 2018 single “Fake Love”, the R&B track recalls the pain of growing distant from one’s passions, in this case dancing. Throughout the song, there never seems to be a true climax, the vocals always distant yet there nonetheless. Fitting for the title of the song, a black swan is an event that happens unexpectedly, has an extreme impact, and is something of human nature. The track also seems to reference the 2010 movie Black Swan, a movie about a ballerina struggling with her own sanity as her lead in the production of Swan Lake.
The release of the song was accompanied by an art film performed by MN Dance Company, which features an orchestral rearrangement of the song.