Charli XCX Links Up With BTS Members On “Dream Glow”
Charli XCX really is one of the busiest people in the world. Last month, the 26-year-old linked up with Lizzo on “Blame It On Your Love.” And she has not stopped since then. Next up was a cover of the Spice Girls “Wannabe” called “Spicy” that was demanded by the pop gods. Then she live-premiered a collaboration with Christine And The Queens that appears to be titled “Gone.” Last night (June 6), she introduced a second Troye Sivan duet (a sequel to “1999” called “2099”) that they played for the first time at Go West Fest. That’s not all. Today (June 7), she links up with Jin, Jimin and Jungkook of BTS on another new song – “Dream Glow.”
Produced by Stargate, the single is one of several the K-Pop Kings plan on dropping before the June 25 release of the BTS World game. The new songs will be housed on a soundtrack – the septet’s first project since their chart-topping MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA. And they’re kicking off the collection with a breezy, bilingual bop. “Sometimes I stop and stare. Follow my dreams right there,” Charli sings on the chorus. “Sometimes my dreams come true. Sometimes they turn to blue. Dream glow.” There’s another refrain that repeats throughout: “Keep on shining, make it brighter than a spotlight.”
Unsurprisingly, the track is shaping up to be a massive success. At the time of publication, “Dream Glow” is sitting at number 2 on US iTunes. If this keeps up, expect a strong debut on the Billboard Hot 100 in the coming weeks. In the meantime, press play on the must-hear collab below.