As BTS accumulates an impressive discography full of features from huge Western artists, the K-pop phenom’s leader RM will be featured on a remix of Fall Out Boy’s “Champion” that comes out at midnight ET tonight.
A Spotify shell of the song attached to Fall Out Boy’s profile on the streaming site circulated widely across social media on Thursday, and the hashtag #RMxFallOutBoy trended worldwide on Twitter for several hours.
But Fall Out Boy’s official Twitter account confirmed the news by pairing a gif of a dancing llama with the text, “SURPRISE! New RM Champion remix out everywhere Friday at midnight @BTS_twt #RMxFallOutBoy”
— Fall Out Boy (@falloutboy) December 14, 2017
All major music streaming sites will carry the song, which listeners will be able to access here.
Although RM is a rapper by trade, this collaboration appears to be the latest proof that the BTS member isn’t tied down to any genre. His group previously collaborated with EDM artists like The Chainsmokers on the Love Yourself: Her B-side “Best of Me” and Steve Aoki (along with Desiigner) on their Billboard Hot 100-charting remix of “MIC Drop.”
Outside of his prolific career with BTS, RM has established himself as a dynamic solo artist who has previously collaborated with fellow rappers Wale, Warren G and Gaeko.
Fall Out Boy released “Champion” as the second single from their album Mania in June. The original version is an anthemic pop-rock song that sidesteps disillusionment in search for self-affirmation. The song spreads a message that complements RM’s own penchant for meaningful lyricism.