Move aside, Justin Timberlake: Balming Tiger and RM of BTS are bringing sexy back in a fresh new light with ‘Sexy Nukim’ a ridiculously catchy track merging elements of pop, R&B, and trap while discussing different things that can make someone sexy. The main message of the song is that you don’t have to be drop-dead gorgeous or have people fawning over you to be “sexy” – you can just be yourself, and you should celebrate all the things that make you who you are!
After hearing this track, we’re crossing our fingers that RM can work with the Balming Tiger collective more. This amazing group of talents includes so many creative voices that come together in such a fierce way! ‘Sexy Nukim’ has been stuck in our heads for days, and we don’t think that’ll change anytime soon. We wanted to share the love with you, so here are some things we love about ‘Sexy Nukim.’
The Music Video
From start to finish, this music video is a whole ride that will keep you intrigued at every moment! It has everything from pillow fights and trippy drone shots to bikes and overflowing pools, with such a cool aesthetic that matches the effortlessly cool energy of the song. It’s honestly not fair that it didn’t get a fancy premiere event at a luxurious movie theater because we would’ve made sure to find a way to be there.
Okay, you knew this one was coming. We love some Namjoon in this hive! His rap verse on ‘Sexy Nukim’ is dripping with confidence, and the singing interlude he does in the middle makes our hearts flutter. This man’s duality never fails to amaze us, and his section was definitely one of our favorite parts of the song!
It seems like Balming Tiger loves RM as much as we do because they told DIY that they had a blast working with him! We’ll pretend our invite to that studio session got lost in the mail because we’re sure they wouldn’t intentionally exclude us from hanging out with so many amazing artists at once.
His performance was great. We ended up using the lyrics and rap style that he sent us for the first time. He understood the music 120% and drew his own style within the flow of the track. And because he’s a man of such a humble, charming personality, we’ve been able to have fun throughout our work with him. Rather than teaching each other, we naturally exchanged good influences.
Balming Tiger to DIY
Like we mentioned earlier, the driving idea behind ‘Sexy Nukim’ is that you don’t have to be conventionally “sexy” to embody that energy. It’s all about finding out what makes you, you, and owning it! It’s such an important, empowering message everyone needs to hear, reminding us that we’re perfect the way we are and don’t have to conform to what might be expected of us.
The song makes the concept of ‘sexy’ appear as it appears or has a different meaning. It could be external sexiness, it could be internal confidence, the lyrics say what ‘sexiness’ is.
Balming Tiger to DIY
What do you love about ‘Sexy Nukim?’ Who do you want RM to collab with next? Let us know in the comments below, or hit us up on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! And for more K-Pop song recs, click here because we’ve got plenty.