BTS’s Jungkook Is Praised For The Meaning Behind The Background Vocals In His World Cup Song “Dreamers”

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It makes the song even more meaningful!

BTS‘s Jungkook is gaining praise as fans explain the real meaning behind the background vocals in his song “Dreamers.”

Poster for Jungkook’s “Dreamers” | @bts_bighit/Twitter

Jungkook proved himself to be a true global icon as he made history at the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He not only exhibited his impressive talent but also his vast professionalism, having encountered an unexpected technical difficulty mid-performance.

Despite that, Jungkook still delivered a flawless performance, leaving fans shook with his vocals, visuals, and dance moves…

…and proving that the BTS members’ solo debuts are on another level.

But as well-deserved as the praise for his performance was, Jungkook has also gained attention for the cultural roots of “Dreamers,” which features Qatari artist Fahad Al Kubaisi.

As Twitter user @jiminieepaws explains, the background vocals of “Dreamers” are rooted in the sailing culture of the Persian Gulf, where Qatar is located. According to @jiminieepaws, historically, sailors on trading ships each had very specific roles within their crews, such as pearl diving.

Seeing as the sailors’ job was extremely wearying, one of these roles belonged to the crew member in charge of raising their spirits.

The melody heard in “Dreamers” thus comes from the tunes that were used to cheer up the sailors…

…drawing from the genre of music called “hdadi.”

User @jiminieepaws expressed their heartfelt appreciation for the inclusion of local culture in Jungkook’s song…

…something that fans echoed as they commented on how much more meaningful the song became with this information in mind.

Jungkook really went above and beyond to not only deliver a beautiful performance, but to make a deeply thoughtful song too!
Read about the cultural roots of the opening act of the 2022 FIFA World Cup on the thread below.