Wow! Two Pinoys are co-writers of BTS’ new single Black Swan


PH Army, here’s something to make you more proud of BTS’ new single! 

The Kpop superstar group’s new track Black Swan from the highly-anticipated Map of the Soul album was actually co-written by two Filipino songwriters. 

Vince Nantes and August Rigo got songwriting credits, alongside Big Hit Entertainment’s producer Pdogg, BTS leader and main rapper RM, and North Carolina rapper-songwriter Clyde Kelly, for a song that fans are calling a “musical masterpiece”.

Minutes upon its release on Friday, BTS’ new track trended worldwide and topped iTunes charts in over 90 countries. 

The music video titled Black Swan Art Film features Slovenian dancers from the contemporary dance company MN Dance Company. 

“NEW BTS SINGLE OUT NOW!! Co-wrote this one with my bro @augamatic … Available on all streaming platforms & the music video crazy!!” Nantes happily shared on his Instagram account. 

The Filipino-Canadian Rigo, on the other hand, shared a fun fact from while working on the song. 

“When I was working on this, Ruby was just born and I didn’t want to leave her to go to studio so I brought the studio to her,” said his Instagram post. 

Based on his Instagram profile, it appears he has also co-written songs for other international artists like Justin Bieber, One Direction and Chris Brown. 

BTS’ upcoming album Map of the Soul: 7 will be released on February 21.

The sensational boy group is also set to perform Black Swan for the first time on the American late-night talk show “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on January 28.

Lyka Nicart
Lyka Nicart
Lyka Nicart wanders on the internet, hearts Kpop (and ofc her bias), loves everything purple. When she's not writing, she's fighting with her dear cat.