BTS‘s leader Rap Monster and maknae Jungkook have released a beautiful duet cover of ‘Fools‘, a hit song by Aussie YouTube star-turned-singer Troye Sivan. It’s so good, I can’t stop listening to it!
The pair uploaded the cover onto their official Soundcloud account, along with a post on their blog website, mentioning that it was performed, with vocal arrangement done by the two BTS members at their dorm. Note: “방숙” is short for “방탄소년단 기숙사” (trans: Bangtan’s dorm)
Props to them for still working on covers even while they’re at home – given they must be so busy and tired preparing for all the end-of-year event schedules with special stages etc. Such a lovely gift for their fans this holiday season.
Prior to their official cover of the song, Rap Monster has previously recommended it before on the band’s official Twitter.
Rap Monster and Jungkook – or as I like to call them, ‘Kookie Monster’ – have paired up before on previous covers such as ‘Like A Star’ by J. Cole. I have to say, they are my favourite BTS duo.
Bias aside (they’re my top two favourite individual members of BTS), I find that the contrast of Rap Monster’s rough rap voice and Jungkook’s soft melodic lullabies can actually really complement each other. They’re able to keep such a great balance between their voices to prevent one from overpowering the other and can mold it smoothly together in songs without any clashing.
They also have awesome harmonies and are really good at conveying the emotions and meanings of the songs they cover. I just love it when they work together and I hope there will be more sub-unit releases from them in the future.
Until then, I’m a happy Kookie Monster.