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Coldplay and BTS’ new song, My Universe, will be out on September 24

This story was first published on June 28, 2021, and updated on September 22, 2021. 


Attention BTS army, you probably already know this but—it’s official. Coldplay will be collaborating with our favourite septet to release a new track entitled My Universe that is set to drop this Friday on September 24.

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So far, we know that the digital release of this highly-anticipated collaboration will be released just weeks before Coldplay’s upcoming studio album, Music Of The Spheres is set to drop in October.

Chris Martin of Coldplay appeared on the Kelly Clarkson Show recently and spoke briefly about it, too.

He said: “My Universe is about someone being told they can’t love a certain other person, or can’t be with this race, or they can’t be gay—whatever it might be.”

So far, Coldplay and BTS have been teasing fans with Instagram clips of them singing together as well as with a lyric and audio teaser for the new song.

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While we begin the countdown to their new song, why not take a trip down memory lane and listen to some of the other artists that BTS has collaborated with over the years.

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1. Ed Sheeran

Above BTS (방탄소년단) 'Permission to Dance' Official MV

In July this year, BTS released their hit single Permission to Dance, which was written by none other than our favourite British crooner, Ed Sheeran. 

Ed Sheeran first revealed this during a radio interview in June where he also mentioned that he had worked with BTS previously on another song.

He said, “I’ve actually worked with BTS on their last record, and I’ve just written a song for their new record. And they’re like super, super cool guys as well.”

Sheeran wrote Make It Right for the group in 2019, and it was featured on their album Map of the Soul: Persona.

When Permission to Dance dropped, the music video quickly garnered over 22 million views in less than four hours. It later debuted at number one on the Hot 100 list and today, their music video on Youtube has over 316 million views. 

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2. Steve Aoki

Above BTS (방탄소년단) 'MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)' Official MV

BTS has collaborated with Steve Aoki on a number of tracks and each one has been well-received.  

One of their biggest hits together was Mic Drop, a song that Aoki remixed to give it an EDM spin. The song, which also features rapper Desiigner, was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2018.

This made the band the first Korean group to ever have an album accredited gold by the RIAA.

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3. Charli XCX

Above Dream Glow (BTS World Original Soundtrack)

In 2017, BTS fans were thrilled when Charli XCX revealed that she had flown out to Seoul to work with the boy band on a special project. However, it was only two years later that fans got to see the result of their collaboration which came out in the form of the song, Dream Glow.

The song features the perfect balance of Korean and English, allowing both their musical styles to merge and produce such a dreamy track.

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4. Zara Larsson

Above A Brand New Day (BTS World Original Soundtrack) (Pt. 2)

Zara Larsson's collaboration with BTS, A Brand New Day, includes the sounds of a traditional Korean string instrument and it is absolutely soothing to the ears. 

The end result is a Western track with an undertone that honours its Korean roots. 

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5. Halsey

Above BTS (방탄소년단) '작은 것들을 위한 시 (Boy With Luv) (feat. Halsey)' Official MV

Who could forget one of the band’s most popular collaborations? When BTS teamed up with Halsey for Boy With Luv, music fans and Armys all over the world stood up as one to celebrate this summer-loving track.

The catchy track quickly rose up the charts and became such an earworm—but no one was complaining, of course.

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6. Honne

Above HONNE - Crying Over You ◐ (feat. RM & BEKA)

Honne’s Crying Over You was arguably one of the best breakup songs of 2019. However, did you know BTS leader RM was also on the track? He may feature on only one verse in this song but he certainly managed to insert some stark realism into the song.

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