BTS To Release New Song As OST For Upcoming Japanese Drama
On March 26, Billboard Japan reported that BTS’s new song had been selected as the theme song for the upcoming Japanese drama “Spiral Labyrinth – DNA Forensic Investigation” (literal translation).
According to the report, the new song is titled “Stay Gold” and will be part of BTS’s new Japanese album that is expected to drop this summer. This will be the group’s first Japanese release since last year’s “Lights/Boy With Luv.”
The report includes comments from BTS and Tanaka Kei, the drama’s lead actor, about the OST. BTS stated, “We are happy to be able to participate in the theme song for the drama ‘Spiral Labyrinth.’ We hope that many people will look forward to it with love and interest. Please look forward to ‘Spiral Labyrinth’ and ‘Stay Gold!'”
They added, “‘Stay Gold’ is a bright song with expressive lyrics that anyone can relate to. It suits the atmosphere and story of ‘Spiral Labyrinth’ very well, so please enjoy them together.”
Tanaka Kei stated, “Generally speaking, it was a really cool song. It left an impression on my heart and ears and made an impact on me. I really like this song. If you listen carefully, it’s a medium number. Whether the drama will be a medium number as well, I don’t know yet, but I think that the combination of seemingly different things will build toward a new climax. Like the song says, I will work hard as a cast member to make the drama ‘Stay Gold.’ Also, because BTS is popular with the people around me, I will remind everyone to watch the drama.”
The drama “Spiral Labyrinth – DNA Forensic Investigation” is based on a manga of the same name (“Rasen no Meikyū” in Japanese) and stars Tanaka Kei in the lead role. It premieres on April 24 on TV Tokyo.