The sound released from the microphone Chris Martin once again pierces the sky. Hundreds of thousands of lights caress it. There are no stars, there are no clouds. The moon, luxurious witness to another night of music in the River stadium, sparkles and dances to the rhythm of the sparks stepping down from the grandstand to their third show.
There is something different from the other two presentations of Coldplay in Nunez. Because, on stage, another protagonist appears: is Kim Seok-jin, better known as Jinthe leader of the South Korean boy band BTS.
“We can’t wait for this moment to come,” they say Clarione a handful of the thousands of fans who came to the Monumentale to enjoy the last one? appearance of the referent of the K-pop genre before doing military service. And she had to say goodbye in style: previewing an unreleased song with the British band.
The role of the BTS ARMY
The reception was consistent. The army, as the followers of the artist Gwacheon call themselves, organized a campaign on social networks to pay him a different tribute: they watched the show with purple colored papers to display them in front of the mobile phone torch and thus illuminate the stands with a different tone.
That wasn’t all. Also there were posters, headbands, t-shirts and all kinds of merchandising with references to the band that will remain a few years away from the scene.
Chris Martin’s presentation
Even if the apparition was late in coming. After 11pm, when tears began to appear after the final chords of Fix you, the Coldplay singer interrupted the recital share a reflection
At that moment he said that years ago, tired of the music he was making, they offered him to work with a K-pop band. And, with little hope in the unknown, affected them. But it ended up being “one of the best” collaborations of their career.
That was how he introduced Jin, who received a warm ovation from the fans. “We need them,” pampered Chris. after announcing his future in the army.
What followed was part of what was expected from rumors circulating throughout the week. Coldplay introduced The Astronautthe theme he composed with Jin.
Contrary to what was imagined, the Korean artist did not accompany the band at the time of interpretation My universethe song they performed last year with the special collaboration of BTS.
“Thank you Argentina,” Jin returned the affection once his performance was over. Her farewell gave rise to bizarrethe song with which the British closed their third River.
The preview of the show
“What are you doing, Jin?” they wondered online in recent days, after Kim Seok-jin traveled from South Korea to Argentina. The answer was not long in coming: a few hours after his arrival at Ezeiza international airport, heColdplay members posed with their colleague and posted the photo on their social networks.
“Jin is here! Rehearsal for The Astronaut at the River Stadium, Buenos Aires. Tomorrow it will be performed live for the first time, “the British band announced Thursday. And so it was: the leader of BTS, who had already given the gift in the second show at Most Monumental, became the protagonist the third of the ten planned.
A little over a year ago, precisely on September 24, 2021, they presented Coldplay My universethe second single from their ninth studio album, Music of the Sphereyes The surprise? She recorded it in collaboration with the K-pop band.
In fact, when the name of the song was announced in July of that year, the participation of the South Korean group was not mentioned. It was all exposed months later when Chris Martin and the septet members began interacting publicly until they finally brought up the topic.
His next role: military service
Like Jin, Suga (29), J-Hope (28), RM (28), Jimin (27), V (26) and Jungkook (25), the other six members of the Seoul-based K-pop group have decided to put a break in your journey: On October 17 they announced they will do military service.
Enrollment is mandatory in South Korea for males over the age of 18. Although they must do this before they reach 28, the gang was exempted thanks to a bill approved by parliament in 2020.
This resolution provides that pop figure who stand out in popular culture and art they can postpone the service until the age of 30. Jin, the eldest of the seven, was the first to start the recruitment process: he had asked to postpone the duty two years ago, but on December 4th he will turn 30.
“He will begin the process as soon as he completes his schedule for his solo release in October. Then they will continue with the recruitment of the Korean government “, had informed the record label Bit Hit Music through a statement.
The military service has a minimum duration of 18 months, a term that forces the South Korean group to distance itself from its fans for a while. Even if nobody says hello. They really do like a break.
“No matter how many years go by, we will be here waiting for them and supporting them”, their followers, known as Armys, agreed on social networks. And probably Jin’s appearance with Coldplay was one of the last by far.