Paul McCartney enjoys BTS & seeing them going through what Beatles did
The Beatles saw an unprecedented era of success that no other band could match. The popularity of their albums and the personas of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr are unparalleled. However, the level of their fame now has a competitor, and that is the Korean band BTS. Their genre of K-pop music has taken over the world, mesmerizing the hearts of fans who can’t even understand Korean. And now, fans are comparing their popularity to that of the Beatles. And who better to certify that than a Beatle himself? Here’s what Sir Paul McCartney has to say about BTS.
BTS remind Paul McCartney of the Beatles
Recently, Sir Paul appeared on the SmartLess Podcast as a guest with hosts Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes. There, the hosts asked him if there were any current pop acts that display “true artistry” as the Beatles did. And the very first name that popped into his head was that of BTS. Paul McCartney explained:
For me, it’s not really because of the music like it is for the fans, but for me, it’s [about] just seeing some young kids go through what we went through. BTS— Korean guys. I like watching them and seeing what’s going on, I think they’re good. I couldn’t sing one of their songs, but I like them.
And sure enough, the levels of popularity BTS are achieving is similar to that of the Beatles. They are the first group since the Beatles to top the Billboard 200 with four different albums in the space of 21 months.
Moreover, BTS also admire the Beatles and Paul McCartney on a regular basis. Just last year, they sang a cover of the fab four’s iconic song Hey Jude on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Check out Sir Paul’s reaction to the heartfelt cover: