BTS and Halsey stun queer fans with ‘Boy With Luv’ collaboration reveal
BTS has announced that its next song will be a collaboration with bisexual singer Halsey, and queer fans are ecstatic.
On Sunday (April 7), BTS dropped the teaser trailer for “Boy With Luv,” the first single from the new album Map of the Soul: Persona, which comes out on April 12.
Watch the teaser for the collaboration between BTS and Halsey:
The video shows Halsey on duty at a ticket booth before she locks up, walks away and passes BTS outside the cinema—which is called Persona.
Despite only featuring a few seconds of music, the video has been viewed more than 14 million times.
Queer fans are happy about BTS and Halsey collaborating
The news prompted a delighted reaction from many fans of the South Korean boy band and the American singer.
One person wrote: “halsey and bts said: this one is for the bisexuals!”
Along the same lines, another tweeter commented: “bts’ collab with halsey a BISEXUAL artist and this?? a coincidence? i think not. #BoyWithLuv.”
A different person had an idea for the music video.
They wrote: “wild bisexual concept: instead of BTS fighting over a rando girl, halsey and taehyung are fighting over the other members and in the end taehyung gets the member and halsey goes and finds a cute girl!”
One fan tweeted: “This is extremely exciting! I can already tell that this is going to be an exceptional, chart topping hit and collaboration .”
A different user warned against criticism of the track, saying: “a lot of lgbt people, including myself, actually feel incredibly valid because of this collab.
“Others might not think so, but this will help a lot of people – bts and army included. please be kind with your words,” they added.
The revelation had some people dreaming, like the tweeter who said: “I hope every person bts collabs with isn’t straight. we already getting Halsey.
“Let’s get some bts x troye sivan. and some bts x hayley kiyoko on this album let’s just go full throttle gay.”
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Many commenters leapt on the additional news, revealed on Monday (April 8), that the tracklist included a song named after the bisexual, genderqueer Greek god Dionysus.
One such fan wrote: “We got Dionysus in the tracklist and he’s a Greek god.
“There’s a bi flag in the intro and also they have Halsey on their title track. In short, BTS GAYS.”
“Ancient Greece was open abt homosexuality, there’s a bi flag in the intro and also they have Halsey on their title track. In short, BTS GAYS.”
Another said: “dionysus is the patron of the gays.,., bts’ color for this era is the same color as the bi flag.,., they collabed with halsey., a bisexual icon,,. my point is.,., this one goes for the gays.., the gay pride wins this time,.. omG.”