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(LEAD) BTS releases remix of 'Spring Day' to kick off celebration marking 5th year since debut

All News 16:01 June 04, 2018

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details in last 3 paras; RECASTS headline)

SEOUL, June 4 (Yonhap) -- K-pop superstars BTS kicked off an annual celebration Monday to mark the fifth anniversary of the septet's debut by releasing a remix of its 2017 song "Spring Day."

"The Brit Rock" remix was released on the online audio distribution platform SoundCloud on Monday on the first leg of the 2018 BTS Festa, celebrated on major BTS social media accounts and video- and audio-sharing websites.

The boy band hosts the fan event online every June in celebration of the anniversary of their official debut on June 13 2013.

The remix of the lead track of the second BTS studio album, "Wings," will be followed by 11 additional items, including video clips, photos and other online content, released to BTS fans as per a list released by the group on June 1.

A BTS photo collection, a stage rehearsal film, BTS news, a family portrait and a choreography video are some of the online content BTS has announced for release during the event.

This photo shows BTS during a press conference in May 2018. (Yonhap)
This image announcing the opening ceremony of the 2018 BTS Festa was provided by Big Hit Entertainment. (Yonhap)

The seven-piece band is also scheduled Monday to drop an alternative rock version of their mega hit song "Fake Love" through major online music stores worldwide, their agency Big Hit Entertainment said.

The digital single version, set for release at 6 p.m., features new electronic guitar and drum parts, blending BTS's energetic voices with pulsating rock music.

Big Hit Entertainment producer Slow Rabbit arranged the new version.


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