KEY POINTS

  • In the music video, BTS and Coldplay defy a ban against music
  • The boybands connive with an alien group "Supernova 7" to sing "My Universe"
  • Fans said the music video exudes "Guardians of the Galaxy" vibes

BTS and Coldplay premiered the sci-fi inspired video for their collaborative song "My Universe" Thursday.

The upbeat music is part of Coldplay's upcoming album, "Music Of The Spheres," and is set to be released on Oct. 15.

The music video opens to a shot of different colorful planets with a narrative text that says, "Once upon a time, many years from now, music is forbidden across the spheres. On three different planets, three different bands defy the ban. DJ Lafrique on her alien radio ship, unites them via Holoband. All the while they are hunted by the silencers."

In the video, the musicians team up with an alien group called Supernova 7 to defy the rulers of the spheres galaxy that prohibits music. Through holograms, the musicians sing the English-Korean track together whose lyrics aim to promote unity saying, "And they said that we can’t be together because, because we come from different sides…You, you are my universe and I just want to put you first.”

BTS members show off their dancing skills towards the end of the video as the words, "We are all in the Universe" appear on the screen.

BTS and Coldplay also released two new versions of the track on Monday including an acoustic recording and a Supernova 7 mix courtesy of Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman.

This followed the release of the 13-minute documentary Sunday titled, “Inside My Universe,” which followed both bands as they record their joint project in South Korea. The documentary includes a commentary from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin who shared how music brought the two bands together.

“About 18 months ago, I got a message from somebody. They said, ‘BTS want to do a song with you,’ and I said, ‘How would that work?’ I didn’t understand how that could be possible,” Martin said in the documentary.

In the documentary, Martin also revealed that he got the phrase “my universe” from a friend and decided to reserve it as the title for the collaborative track with BTS.

On Twitter, “Guardians of the Galaxy” became a trending topic as ARMYs linked the vibe of the "My Universe" music video to the popular 2014 superhero fantasy film.

“Is it only me or I feel like I’m watching the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” a fan said after tweeting a photo of two planets featured in the music video. 

Members of the South Korean boy band BTS arrive at the United Nations headquarters to deliver remarks on development Members of the South Korean boy band BTS arrive at the United Nations headquarters to deliver remarks on development Photo: POOL / John Minchillo