Classical Musicians React: Suga 'First Love'

  • Published on Apr 26, 2018
  • For the 54th reaction video of season 2 of this series, classical music majors react to Suga's 'First Love' lyric video.
    Thanks to Twitter ARMY's and RM's VAPP video ( reflecting back on the WINGS album, I was able to write up and read short intros to each solo song before the reactors watched the videos. For our solo song marathon, I encouraged the reactors to pay 50% attention to the music and 50% to lyrics...except for Suga's solo where I asked them to pay most attention to his lyrics.
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  • chim's_smol_pinkies
    chim's_smol_pinkies 6 hours ago

    I feel like going into Yoongi's life story would have added so much to these musician's reactions and made it even more meaningful. As a child he loved music, especially piano, and was very much into that style. But around the end of elementary school, that is when he started getting into hip-hop and began to discover a passion for wanting to make a career out of being an idol. He loved music so much that he was willing to go against his parents to be able to make a life out of it. I cry every time I reach the part in the song where he speaks about his shattered shoulder. This is a big example of how I think his backstory would have helped. At that point in time, he had been an underground producer and rapper, making his own songs to sell to make end's meat. Because his parents had turned him away, he had to survive on his own and worked unbelievably hard to do so. He put so much effort into these songs that people would then steal. He would regularly have to choose between eating once a day or being able to take the bus. As he wasnt making enough money, he also got a job as a delivery boy. And one night, when he was out working so hard, he was hit by a car (he has mentioned how it was no more than a few centimeters away from crushing him completely) and his shoulder was completrly broken. This was mere months before he was to debut as an idol: the dream he had worked for his entire life and dedicated his everything to. But because of his shoulder, he couldnt play the piano (the one thing always there for him), and even had to stop b-boying, which was another one of his passions. And yet, he still didnt tell his agency, for fear of being cut from the group and not being able to follow his dream. He was willing to leave his parents, give up everything else, hide a broken shoulder despite constantly having intense dance practices, and work unbelievably hard despite his horrible depression for years with the hope of following this dream that he now thought he had lost. His love for music is what kept him going: his love for that brown piano. And because he never gave up, he saw his dream finally become real. And when it did, despite never having supported him previously, when he saw his parents in the audience filled with adoration, he bowed to those who had shunned him for having the dream they were now beholding, sobbing as I'm sure he remembered everything he had gone through that led to that moment. His story is one of the most inspiring I have ever seen: and also a reason why it frustrates me to see so many people not give this masterpiece of a song and this hero of a man a chance simply because they dont speak Korean. But even then: despite having so many haters saying they're nothing, just as his parents said he would never succeed, BTS is on top of the world and is daily changing millions of lives. If that doesnt show that music is more powerful than any language in existence, I dont know what does. 💜💜💜

  • Alexus Hardy
    Alexus Hardy 11 hours ago

    "he's like a korean morgan freeman" asdfhljk

  • A S TH E T IC W O N YO

    You should react to so far away jin and jk ver.

  • soyothedanny
    soyothedanny 8 days ago

    These comments are making me cry. I'm not a musician but I was happy to see that you guys could relate and see that music is everything for Suga

  • Claire Wagenblast
    Claire Wagenblast 8 days ago

    The blondish redhead person was talking over the most meaningful lyrics in the song and wasn't reading while he was talking and that made me so angry lol, but that's probably only because I love Suga so much and just wish that everyone could know what he went through so that people would no longer make fun or say that they, as a group are stupid. This is one of my favorite BTS songs and I literally cry almost every time. As a singer, it means a lot to me as well. There was a time when it seemed that my voice was meaningless. I would get told "SHUT UP" or "You have a good's just...annoying now." So I gave up, I even stopped talking as much as I did because it felt like no one cared what I had to say. But, I eventually got back into it and wrote songs. That was how I wanted everyone to hear me. Singing is what gave me such an ability to share my strong emotions. It helps me so much and AUGH I love him so so so so much.

  • Red Asian
    Red Asian 9 days ago

    I am not crying
    You are!
    No, its the onions!

  • Meutia
    Meutia 10 days ago

    Can't believe people complaining that they comment too much and didn't focus on the music and lyric.. If you subscribe to this channel you can point out that they actually comment less than usual in this video and comparing to their other video, they're actually very focus on the lyric in the video. This is their reaction video and of course they deserve to comment their opinion.

  • Suelem Siqueira
    Suelem Siqueira 13 days ago

    Alguem deles é brasileiro??

  • Leinseon Lurno
    Leinseon Lurno 14 days ago

    Please you should look up the lyrics again. Its very important. I felt like my hand wanted to go through the screen to reach y'all and tell u to stop looking away the lyrics whenever u talk. *sigh

  • avigale barjose
    avigale barjose 14 days ago

    4:00 I just feel like at the beginning he was lost but by the end he's together now with his piano so he's like expressing his feeling through the rhythmic drive

  • 사리
    사리 18 days ago

    Why does this make me cry every time I listen to it stopp yoongi

  • Estephanie Vistar
    Estephanie Vistar 20 days ago +1

    oh mah gawd why is mah bae so emotional im sorry i didnt notice when we were together 😢😢
    *dont shade me*

  • Clock Work
    Clock Work 20 days ago

    I just wanted everyone to cry.

  • SugaKookies
    SugaKookies 21 day ago

    This is why Yoongi will always be my number one bias and role model☺️

  • h x n e y
    h x n e y 22 days ago

    That girl who keeps taking off that one earbud makes me annoyed 💀

    • Meutia
      Meutia 10 days ago

      She took it off so she can comment her opinions

  • j dinh
    j dinh 24 days ago

    The guy in the blue shirt = sugas hair in his audition

  • jungkook faceu is nomnom

    I cry every time I hear this song,begin,born singer I don't know why!!! Maybe becuz I know their story from their debut I've been their fan so everyone of their lyrics has a special place in my heart

  • Aulyn Pang
    Aulyn Pang 29 days ago

    Clutching my crushed shoulder i said "That i wont be able to do this anymore" - this is probably after that huge accident and probably went through a huge slump ...

  • 서은혜
    서은혜 Month ago +1

    노래 들으면서 머릿속에 그려지는 장면들이 너무 좋다ㅠㅠ

  • Artventure Time
    Artventure Time Month ago

    I physically actually just started crying.

  • Rivers
    Rivers Month ago

    Yoongi is a musical genius

  • Rivers
    Rivers Month ago

    Yoongi has perfect pitch

  • jing yu
    jing yu Month ago

    어렸을 때 처음 그림을 그리고 엄마께 칭찬받은 이후로 자연스럽게 그림을 그리게 됬어요. 아무생각없이 그냥 나가서 놀고싶음 놀고 가끔 그림그리고싶음 그렸어요. 근데 어느순간 그 때의 저로서는 감당하기 힘든 시련?이 왔어요. 상황도 감정도 감당이안되고 매일 집가는길이 다 깜깜하고 안좋게만보이고. 어디 말할데도없어서 그냥 조용히 울고 그랬는데 그때 그림이 굉장히 도움이 됬었던거같아요. 감당안되는 감정이나 생각을 내보내는 느낌! 유치원때 만난이후 벌써 20년이나 함께하는.. 큰 나무. 배경. 기둥? 의지할수있는 마음의 한 장소같아요. 그래서 이노래듣는데 특히더 공감이 갔어요. 물론 정말 큰도움을 준 친구도 있었고. 꿈도있었는데. 꾸준히 평생 함께 있어주고 지지해주는건 그림이었네요

  • Hattie Bright
    Hattie Bright Month ago

    React to Agust D the last

  • Mc nugget artist
    Mc nugget artist Month ago

    666K likes omfg

  • Lumos
    Lumos Month ago

    Obrigada por legendar.💛🇧🇷

  • Celine Kim
    Celine Kim Month ago

    i like the 2 asians the most because they actually feelings music while the others take his song so lightly. One pair legit laughed and at the beginning one is stretching their leg. The asians actually appreciated the way he styled his life story when he was young

    • Meutia
      Meutia 10 days ago

      What's wrong with stretching legs lol? You must be new to this channel. They're normal people, they're not idol who have to keep their appearance everytime in video

  • Saya Ai saka
    Saya Ai saka Month ago

    I cry everytime I hear "first love". I am a singer and pianist myself and without it I would literally die. I'm not kidding because I have experienced things that others my age should never experience. Music is my escape where i can let all my inner thoughts out. Suga is the member I relate to the most.

  • Lily Joan
    Lily Joan Month ago


  • wieRD oNE
    wieRD oNE 2 months ago

    The girl with yellow shirt (and blue T shirt guy) I thought she was about to cry

  • MA IN
    MA IN 2 months ago

    Please react suga seesaw

    KPOP FANATIC 2 months ago

    Wait i’m shooketh I’ve never seen the English lyrics for first love before so my heart literally broke when I read them holy-

  • i don't know nan molla
    i don't know nan molla 2 months ago

    My favorite song ever...❤️

  • sara ahmed
    sara ahmed 2 months ago

    React to so far away by suga

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  • floescola dieou
    floescola dieou 2 months ago

    Her horn has my name?? Lmaoo what I love that yay vive les Floriane

  • Snow Tigress
    Snow Tigress 2 months ago

    When I read the lyrics again I literally started to cry again. Great reaction and to the guy in the red plaid when it comes to how Suga views music as a whole, it was all he had at one point if I’m not mistaken. So the way I see it, a simple piano is more than just an instrument to him. Music is both his life and livelihood.

  • Айлин Канаева
    Айлин Канаева 2 months ago +2

    Thank you, commentators...
    It turned out my knowledge about guys is not complete
    Thank you so much, army

  • Zgymorph
    Zgymorph 2 months ago

    I kinda wish they explained the Yoongis background growing up and how it makes the song make more sense, that he grew up in poverty and his piano and music was all he had to get him through, then he finally made it into bts and it was a big deal but then he was working multiple jobs and had his shoulder crushed and permanently injured in an accident because he had to work multiple jobs to support himself and his family, and then even when bts was getting big, or when he was an underground rapper his parents never supported him, and he felt like music was truly the only thing he had.

  • ryy ou
    ryy ou 2 months ago

    Maybe you wanna give them Agust D (Agust D and The Last?)?

  • Carolina Tudela
    Carolina Tudela 2 months ago

    The guys that said that the piano explosion at the end should have been there all the music really didn't catch the story behind the song. This is much more a snippet of Suga's life with the piano than just a mere song. At the beginning there's barely no piano because he's a child, he just met the piano and is beginning to learn how to use it. You can hear from the lyrics, from his tone and the few scarce notes here and there, like a child testing out. As the lyrics goes on and he gets older, the piano becomes more proeminent, he knows how to play now, it is a big part of his life. And when he's in despair, all instruments come in an explosion surrounding and suffocating him. What saves him is the piano, because it is and always will be there. That's when he realizes no matter how old he is, no matter what happens, he'll always be just that kid and it's piano.
    It's beautiful, poetic and makes me cry every time I hear it.

  • Nochu JK
    Nochu JK 3 months ago

    I just teared up. The song really hits you 😭

  • Patricia Ramírez
    Patricia Ramírez 3 months ago

    I relate to the song in the way that my first love was myself. Accepting who I was even though I was bullied and stuff. Those things only prove how much you should have self esteem even if you stand up alone. This song is beautiful.

  • blue side
    blue side 3 months ago +3

    They talk too much :/ they've missed alot

  • Ktø- tø
    Ktø- tø 3 months ago

    It may not be right to say it like it's judgmental, but I don't mean it.
    In fact, the young man's phrase that Ming Jung had overdone turning a piano into an animate object, not even so, had given him life-unnecessarily, was wrong.
    I realize they all just had to react somehow, to Express an opinion and that's all. . . they are not fans, and did not learn information about Bts in more detail, but still I do not think this phrase is appropriate.
    This piano burned down in his old house, where his mother was, she played this instrument too, so he was so important to him. Was like a man who's always been there, despite the fact that he is always forgotten, pushed and otherwise walked away from it.
    He still blames himself for it. But still. this piano remained in his heart forever, that's why he exhibited him as a living person in his solo track

  • Ayanne Santana
    Ayanne Santana 3 months ago

    I don't think the lyrics are kind odd because the piano is his first love so I think that the lyrics is in a perspective of a child, so makes sense that he gave so much importance to an object

  • Olivia Sanchez
    Olivia Sanchez 3 months ago

    I always thought with first love the beginning is the way it is because it’s in the point of view as a child and the beat and the melody grow as yoongi grows. It’s so deep and beautiful and most musicians have felt that way.

  • lil meow meow
    lil meow meow 3 months ago

    I cant listen to this song with out crying like I'm sobbing right now

  • Minh Tran
    Minh Tran 3 months ago +1

    You guys *need* to react to ‘The Last’

  • Kookie Lookie
    Kookie Lookie 3 months ago


    Edit:and also his award of "Billboard Singer"

  • warmestmachine
    warmestmachine 3 months ago

    I'm so proud of Suga, he really is a genius, I honestly can't wait for his songs... I'm pretty sure we'll see something coming out in 2019... Or I hope, either way I know I'm not gonna be disappointed, because all he does is art.

  • sadako
    sadako 3 months ago

    I started to crying at the fist moment and when Yunyi and Kevin start to talking they looked so emotional ):

  • IVxider MMM
    IVxider MMM 3 months ago

    I love this song on its own without reactions because I can relate so much with it. I have a Violin and when I first touched that bow I feel in love with the sounds it could make. Exactly how when you touch that first key on the piano its breath taking. My only friend at that time WAS my Violin I would take it to public places to perform songs. I would even sometimes get tipped. Everyday I came home from school I would pick it up and practice for hours. Thank you Min Yoongi for this song.

    BTSARMYJIKOOK Anime 3 months ago

    Omg suga not shuga

  • W whoanoway
    W whoanoway 3 months ago

    Why cant they focus ughh

    • Meutia
      Meutia 10 days ago

      Ugh it's already normal for them to give comment from their point of side of view. Did you actually see the video? They keep focusing on the video and the music. When you compare this to other song, they give comment less on this one because they're really trying to focus on the lyric.

  • Imagine Butterflies
    Imagine Butterflies 3 months ago

    You know.. this made me cry. Not their reactions I was completely ignoring them but as I was reading the lyrics I really pictured it in my mind and I started crying and crying.. I don't know if its because I've been up till 6:47 am but I really felt Yoon's feelings and it hit me hard. I really love First Love. It's really an amazing song and I believe if you really think about it can make anyone cry.

  • gpkl mni
    gpkl mni 3 months ago +31

    "I never expected to hear something like this from a kpop group" is such a MOOD when it comes to BTS! I don't listen to kpop music, it's not my taste, but BTS offer something different, their music is so deverse and takes a step beyond the typical kpop. I really enjoy their music.

  • Danika Miles
    Danika Miles 3 months ago

    One of suga's best pieces. He was so vulnerable with this song. I feel honestly privileged to have been able to be alive when this song was released. Yoongi, thank you so much.

  • BaconHairNoob
    BaconHairNoob 3 months ago

    Suga thank for remind me

  • Andrea Salazar González

    Suga in this song is talking about her mother anybody understands this you have mother’s too OMG

  • -lysbys
    -lysbys 3 months ago

    Thank u for ur precious reaction.
    Umu♡ u know well what we want to feel together.

  • 민 슈가Min Suga
    민 슈가Min Suga 3 months ago

    Só eu que acho a voz do Yoongi uma dlç? ASMR

  • James Corrigan
    James Corrigan 4 months ago

    Classical Musicians React: BTS 'The Truth Untold'

  • poison revenge
    poison revenge 4 months ago

    This song makes me cry

  • Wan derer
    Wan derer 4 months ago

    I disagree that the lyrics needs to follow the music. Emotion doesn't follow a beat.

    • Meutia
      Meutia 10 days ago

      It is music

  • Abi Betancud
    Abi Betancud 4 months ago +1

    Suga bebé 😍

  • ImYoUrHoPe
    ImYoUrHoPe 4 months ago +1

    I'm trying my hardest not to cry in class oh man holy shiT

  • dana madeleine ermita
    dana madeleine ermita 4 months ago +1

    I kind of want to sit them down and explain what suga means line by line..... Its not just about the instrument... It's about his relationship with music and yes it is a personification of what music is to his life.... This is him rapping his guts out and exposing his raw self.... He talked about his depression and that music was what made him go on....

  • da xia
    da xia 4 months ago

    suga i luv u

  • Hayley D
    Hayley D 4 months ago

    Suga always has so much emotion in his voice when he raps especially in his solos its always very raw

  • m'kayla abila
    m'kayla abila 4 months ago

    yoongi make me cry :(

  • Sophia Lurey
    Sophia Lurey 4 months ago

    Just realized his first love was the piano

  • cool me
    cool me 5 months ago

    U should see the live performance for this, the music was live as well so i think u'll really enjoy it

  • koO kim
    koO kim 5 months ago

    Me estoy viendo todos tus videos, me encanta las reacciones de tus amigos, Gracias por los subtitulos 💜

  • Hope McGregor
    Hope McGregor 5 months ago

    *sobbing in the corner while they are there just casually talking*

  • mali the villain
    mali the villain 5 months ago

    Urgh such a talented Angel

  • Nana Injiar
    Nana Injiar 5 months ago

    So far away please next time 🙏

  • Queen Trash
    Queen Trash 5 months ago

    *Korean Morgan Freeman*
    Hell yeah.

  • ORYU
    ORYU 5 months ago

    Please react after the song end..

  • Kyle
    Kyle 5 months ago

    Thankyou for this!!

  • Nobel Faith Evangelista
    Nobel Faith Evangelista 5 months ago +1

    Are they doing the reaction at night? cause some are keep on yawning and sounds sleepy.

  • C. VA
    C. VA 5 months ago


  • shinga ssd
    shinga ssd 5 months ago

    슈가 당신의 음악성에 찬사를보냅니다

  • Leyla Savage007
    Leyla Savage007 5 months ago

    One of my favorite songs. I'm glad I found this channel. I love classical music and BTS. ❤❤❤

  • Leyla Savage007
    Leyla Savage007 5 months ago

    She called him a Korean Morgan Freeman. Lmao

  • Leyla Savage007
    Leyla Savage007 5 months ago

    Awwww Suga.

  • BTS 4EV3R
    BTS 4EV3R 5 months ago

    I love this song

  • Save the lama Drama
    Save the lama Drama 5 months ago

    I cry when I listen to this song

  • xian kim
    xian kim 6 months ago

    He's a musical genius

  • ShouShoopaShoops
    ShouShoopaShoops 6 months ago

    Please react to Serendipity from Jimin !!!

  • TheAllDream •
    TheAllDream • 6 months ago

    Спасибо за русские субтитры. Надеюсь их будет больше~~~

  • 【Mii_Dream】
    【Mii_Dream】 6 months ago +1

    *reads song lyrics and watches their reactions*
    *focuses on the song lyrics during the really emotional parts*

    _and it was just a song for a piano, yet.._

    _it's always better than my future and current love life_

  • WonderlandsFalling
    WonderlandsFalling 6 months ago

    I feel like they should have gotten a bit of Sugas past and how far hes come because it means that much more that when no one was there for him, music always was.

  • Ripndip
    Ripndip 6 months ago

    찡하네요.. 더 많이 공감가실 거 같아요 ㅠㅠ

  • Portia L
    Portia L 6 months ago

    Please note that for a performance, they actually brought in his old childhood piano for this solo. (The one he talks about in the lyrics)

  • Elvira Schlee
    Elvira Schlee 6 months ago +1

    The thing is, suga only had music back then

  • PixelCraft Style
    PixelCraft Style 6 months ago +1

    Play can y’all shut up and watch the damn video

  • 안병욱
    안병욱 6 months ago

    헨리는 작가를 해야될거 같아 ^^

  • Karla Arevalo Penate
    Karla Arevalo Penate 6 months ago

    My ears were blessed😭😭

  • ᄀ소정
    ᄀ소정 6 months ago

    Never mind ...,please