KEY POINTS

  • The set of BTS' "Stay Gold" music video was manually built by the production team
  • The music video set was assembled inside a physical studio
  • The music video was for BTS' latest Japanese single "Stay Gold"

BTS’ gorgeous “Stay Gold” music video set was created by a team from scratch and not the result of computer graphics like what most initially thought.

Behind-the-scenes images from the set of BTS’ “Stay Gold” MV popped up on a South Korean forum on Sunday (June 28). The photos showed how the set of the music video for the K-pop boy band’s latest Japanese single was manually built from scratch inside a physical studio.

In the set photos, a team put together an artificial landscape with green grass and thousands of purple and white flowers. In the center of the set is a tall tree with white leaves next to a small pond.

BTS fans were quick to express their awe over how the production team was able to build the massive set.

"Wow, I really thought that it was CG. The making process seems unbelievable," the writer of the community forum post wrote.

On Twitter, a BTS fan account made a thread about the band’s music video set, with pictures and shots of the makeshift backdrops.

Another Twitter user praised the team behind the “Stay Gold” music video, saying, “lets [sic] appreciate BTS CREW for exerting their efforts and amazing skills in making the STAY GOLD MV set!”

“WOW!!! Look at the SCALE of these behind the scenes pics of the construction of@BTS_twt Stay Gold hill and field of flowers set from Art Director/Production Designer (MU:E) No wonder #BTS said it was one of their top sets EVER So. Much. Work,” another fan posted.

BTS released the music video for their latest Japanese single “Stay Gold” on Friday (June 26). The storyline follows the K-pop band members finding themselves trapped and separated in a slew of dilapidated settings as they all daydream about sharing a sunshine-filled atmosphere.

The K-pop septet’s latest track serves as the lead single for their upcoming fourth Japanese studio album “Map of the Soul: 7 ~ The Journey ~,” which is slated for release on July 15, Billboard reported.

The album will feature Japanese versions of BTS’ most recent hits such as "Boy With Luv," "Dionysus," "On" and "Fake Love," along with two other original Japanese offerings, "Your Eyes Tell" and "Lights."

Since its release on Friday, BTS’ “Stay Gold” has ranked no. 1 on the U.S. iTunes sales chart. The Japanese single’s music video also boasts a whopping 43.8 million views on YouTube so far.

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