Although BTS‘s latest comeback, PROOF, was an anthology album, BTS included several new songs, including the emotional title track “Yet To Come” and the upbeat b-side “Run BTS.”
“Run BTS” quickly became a fan favorite, with the song getting banned on music broadcasts for a single swearword even as fans joked that the song was banned because it was too “real.”
But while fans love the song, they haven’t yet gotten to see the performance they’ve been eagerly waiting for.
— Yuri (@Yuri060227) June 17, 2022
me writing a formal email to bighit after we didn’t get a live performance of run bts pic.twitter.com/yWYYfm0hwa
— shannon⁷ (@ENCHANTIINGTAe) June 13, 2022
Although Jungkook did perform the song on VLIVE.
I don't know when we can get run BTS live performance. So enjoy run BTS by jeon jungkook. He rock the rap part! 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/ugsxqGic6b
— 💜엠마⁷💜 (@borahae89) June 15, 2022
In fact, some ARMYs worry that “Run BTS” may receive the same treatment as another fan favorite, “Louder Than Bombs,” which has also never had a live performance.
I fear run bts going down to the route of paradise, louder than bombs and heartbeat
— tonni⁷ • 22.06.10 • (@jtoni_n) June 13, 2022
i can't believe run bts is getting louder than bombs'ed
— hani⁷ (@itsbtszone) June 13, 2022
run bts joining paradise, louder than bombs, and heartbeat in the neglected songs room pic.twitter.com/71QsqMuhEm
— ree 🧊 ⁷ (@mintynkks) June 13, 2022
But it seems as though “Run BTS” enthusiasts can have some hope that there will be an eventual performance of the song. First, RM mentions that he knew the track would be well-liked by fans.
I think a lot of people would have missed this kind of vibe for “Run BTS” more than our title track or “For Youth.”
And then RM shares that he specifically tried to envision a performance while recording the song.
When I recorded the song I wanted the performance to be exciting and for the listeners to be excited as well. So I focused on making the song as exciting as possible.
So at least “Run BTS” enthusiasts can rest assured that RM recorded the song with the performance in mind, which hopefully means that there will eventually be one to look forward to in the future.
Especially because Jin and Suga seem to love the song as much as ARMY.
seokjin talking about run bts oh hes just like me pic.twitter.com/qi0Xko861e
— sarah min (@tanseok) June 21, 2022
Yoongi’s fave song from Proof’s newly released songs is Run BTS…
Absolutely a fan fave in our house too 😍 pic.twitter.com/suMSh0MzzT
— 💜 RACH 🌈「 -ㅅ-「 (@SugaKookiE07_) June 21, 2022