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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  • lo que la gente promete cuando se quiere

    It's my first time watching these videos and I thought that the "classical musicians" were going to be different... 🙃🙃🙃 This was hard to watch.

  • Bangtan Filled Mind
    Bangtan Filled Mind 5 days ago

    this song is a literal representation of my journey with the piano. i literally cried when i read the lyrics for the first time, when he talked about how he neglected it. this song is so touching and the words are so important. they really show yoongi's love for music and the way he can't live without it, even if he wanted to.

  • nine nine !
    nine nine ! 6 days ago

    5:47 No, he didn’t take it too far. You may think he took it too far because you don’t know anything about Suga’s past, how he fought hard to become who and what he is today.

  • A Syrdal
    A Syrdal 8 days ago

    I love this song *so much,* it's probably one of my all time favorite Bangtan songs, and definitely my favorite Suga song. It's also incredibly understandable as a musician, like you guys said. I don't really personify my instrument but it definitely moves me, not only from a personal standpoint but from a musical one. Either way, this was the first song I heard by them that made me cry, and therefore it will always be my favorite. ♡
    Also, I've realized that I only needed to watch the lyrics of this song once to love it. The instrumental build-up and the vocals increasing is something that I can *feel* when I listen to it. And whenever anyone asks me why I like kpop or BTS, *this* is what I will show them. Because I don't need to understand the language to understand the music, love it, and relate to it. _Music is a universal language, even if you can't always feel it._

  • Awesome Nerd
    Awesome Nerd 11 days ago

    Sometimes i forget yoongi has a shoulder injury

  • beretamomma
    beretamomma 11 days ago

    I have dealt with alot of mental health issues myself. When i first heard this song, i cried my eyes out. You cant explain to someone that desperation unless they have lived it. If you have lived it,you will feel it the moment you hear this song. Music gave me something to hold on to, until i was able to be in a better mental state. This is why I respect him alot. He has been through it all, i am glad he is able to see the fruits of his labor.

  • Laura T. Olivari
    Laura T. Olivari 12 days ago +1

    to me, Suga is the best musician alive on earth

  • MsNomzie
    MsNomzie 14 days ago +1

    Of all the music that Yoongi has made, I believe the piano is where he finds comfort.. Knowing Yoongi's history this song is his life story, it is his struggle, and we should be so grateful that he shared it. (This Piano even shows up in Fake Love, and in one of BTS's Festa's. I cry every single time I hear this song. People hate on Kpop, I get made fun of daily because of my deep love for BTS, the thing is, I really honestly do not listen to other Korean artists. BTS touches my soul, they have a song to lift me through any mood I may be feeling and to told my hand through it all. Yoongi is a genius with music and I am so glad that people are starting to honor him for what he has been doing.

  • Sydnee Bartz
    Sydnee Bartz 17 days ago +1

    BTS is pure talent, Everything they do is heaven to me.
    Love you BTS AND ARMY

  • HOPE
    HOPE 20 days ago +1

    This song always made me cry it is soooo deep

  • Janelle Mallari
    Janelle Mallari 21 day ago +1

    I don't like how the blonde girl reacts in all the videos

  • Lil Bun Bun
    Lil Bun Bun 25 days ago +1

    Should we warn them about what they say aboyt bts XD

  • Nora Universe
    Nora Universe 27 days ago

    I love the girl with yellow shirt, you can see shes reeeeally paying attention

  • Koakoa45
    Koakoa45 27 days ago

    it is actually his story with music and playing piano. He smashed his shoulder and still cant move it well but he went back to play his piano and get back into music.

  • Maia Straus
    Maia Straus 28 days ago

    dont mind me im just bawling my eyes out


    Suga,Genius those two words fit in one sentence❤️🔰💜

  • Vitória de Brito
    Vitória de Brito Month ago

    I cried so much after the first time I listened to "first love"

  • Well okay then
    Well okay then Month ago

    I cried... again. One day I’ll be able to hear this song without breaking into tears.

  • Kei lalala
    Kei lalala Month ago

    Yo la primera vez que lo lei me llegó al una hermosa historia del amor por la música.

  • T M
    T M Month ago

    I'm not a musician or a BTS fan, but I've a weakness with this song.
    From the first time I heard it when the album came out (the best of the group, in my opinion), and every time I heard it again, I felt like crying, even without knowing what it was about. It was as if he touched something in me. That's why I started to notice Suga more and to be curious about him. I learned a lot about the boy xD
    It's strange because I'm not a fan of the group, he's not my bias either. It's probably a kind of identification that I have with Suga, which I still feel today.
    Well, I had not listened to the song for a long time, but seeing the complete series of his reactions to the album, hearing it again was almost the same as the first time I heard it and I cried like before haha. ​​I think I just have to admit that it will always be one of my favorite kpop songs :)
    Sorry for my poor english, I used traslator (?)

  • Jungkook Bts
    Jungkook Bts Month ago

    When the lyrics when I hold my crushed shoulder u said u can do kid..... I cried a little because I knew that was a dark part of his past. Suga is a genius when people listen to his music u can hear the emotion in his voice. It’s a beautiful masterpiece. One of my favorite song.

  • 미늉기
    미늉기 2 months ago +1

    Music is a companion to his (suga- minyoongi) life.

  • Mikyeon Ysabel
    Mikyeon Ysabel 2 months ago +1

    They didnt realize that it was about his mother not instrument.

  • Ains Crev
    Ains Crev 2 months ago +1

    I could clearly see who were deeply affected by the lyrics. Those are the ones who are deeply in love with their instruments and that's just so beautiful.

  • mannelshah
    mannelshah 2 months ago

    min yoon gi, genius. those words are enough.

  • Julissa Paola Tapia Zegarra

    Me encanta la sinceridad que tuvieron con la canción de Suga ..muchas gracias por escucharlo !!!
    El realmente no sonríe mucho, porque tiene una personalidad fría, pero eso no quita el gran amor y talento que tiene hacia la música :3

  • kit kat
    kit kat 2 months ago

    This is the first time im seeing the translation in english and i have tears streaming down my face, and then he started rapping about his depression and yep im done

  • nizhoni tom
    nizhoni tom 2 months ago +1

    i love this so much how they completely understood his words

  • limbu himal
    limbu himal 2 months ago +1

    You fucking don't yawn while you are in camera , i really wanna hit your face while yawning😠😠

  • Ashley .M
    Ashley .M 2 months ago +1

    React to "The Last"

  • -Idkwhtimdoin-_sendHeLP -

    Suga is literally my child

  • lol no
    lol no 3 months ago +1

    Wings was _THE_ era. Fight me on this

  • Taetae Kim
    Taetae Kim 3 months ago

    Y'all yawn a lot😂😂

  • Alexa Sheeran
    Alexa Sheeran 3 months ago

    Goddamn, again, this is such a beautiful song!!

  • Holly Hilt
    Holly Hilt 3 months ago +1

    i can't believe she didn't tell them about the piano he loved so much was used in a BTS video and they set it on fire, so he no longer has it and misses it terribly.

  • QuietQuilla W
    QuietQuilla W 3 months ago +1


  • Bae Wae Wae
    Bae Wae Wae 3 months ago +6

    Music literally fed Yoongi. Like, more than his family, music gives *gave* him inspiration to keep on living. He breathes music like O2, he craves it like nicotine, and he's appreciative of it because it was the only thing that saved him. And I actually envy him.. I wish I had a first love like that.

  • Nadia Nasir
    Nadia Nasir 3 months ago

    The lyrics make me cry every time

  • Ahmad Mustafa
    Ahmad Mustafa 3 months ago

    React to suga the last pleaaaase

  • Gracia D
    Gracia D 3 months ago +2

    I cry every time I listen to this I love Yoongi so much! His passion for music is just so big, bigger than life. I love him so much I swear!

  • 음재산
    음재산 3 months ago

    Oh really really like this song UwU. But it's so hard in SuperstarBTS TvT

  • Aoi Rose
    Aoi Rose 3 months ago +1

    I had to stop like four minutes in cause this was the first time I actually read the lyrics and I’m about to cry. I’m in the middle of class I shouldn’t be doing this to myself. This is why Suga is my bias. I relate to his lyrics so much it’s not even funny-both in his BTS songs and his Agust D mixtape.

  • angela arellano
    angela arellano 3 months ago +1

    because if you got to know suga..yuh music really save him..all in him while suffering depression 😢

  • kaki k
    kaki k 3 months ago +2

    I really love songs that I don't need to know the lyric to what the singer is talking about. Suga defiantly amazed me with this song.

  • heavenly josh
    heavenly josh 4 months ago

    when suga says the line about him holding his smashed shoulder, it was based on his experience when he got hit by a car, permanently injured his shoulder and never told anybody about it bc he was afraid it would ruin his career

  • Bridget Dorothy Lucio
    Bridget Dorothy Lucio 4 months ago

    They really need to know the theories

  • chim's_smol_pinkies
    chim's_smol_pinkies 4 months ago +1

    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 4 months ago

    "he's like a korean morgan freeman" asdfhljk

  • Chuu _milkyway
    Chuu _milkyway 4 months ago

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

  • soyothedanny
    soyothedanny 4 months 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 4 months 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.

    • Claire Wagenblast
      Claire Wagenblast 3 months ago

      @Han Ooooh lol, I have no idea what is name is, that why I called him blondish redhead person :')

    • Han
      Han 3 months ago

      @Claire Wagenblast No, the blondish redhead person that you were talking in your first sentence.

    • Claire Wagenblast
      Claire Wagenblast 3 months ago

      @Han Suga? He's the videos profile, he sang First Love. Such a beautiful song.

    • Han
      Han 4 months ago

      Which one is him?

  • Red Asian
    Red Asian 4 months ago

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

  • Meutia
    Meutia 4 months ago +1

    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.

    ARMY BLINK 4 months ago

    Alguem deles é brasileiro??

  • Leinseon Lurno
    Leinseon Lurno 4 months 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 4 months 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

  • 리사
    리사 4 months ago

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

  • Estephanie Vistar
    Estephanie Vistar 4 months ago +2

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

  • Trishia Chan
    Trishia Chan 4 months ago

    I just wanted everyone to cry.

  • SugaKookies
    SugaKookies 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

    • Meutia
      Meutia 4 months ago

      She took it off so she can comment her opinions

  • j dinh
    j dinh 4 months 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 5 months 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 ...

  • 서은ᄏ҉혜!̄̈
    서은ᄏ҉혜!̄̈ 5 months ago +2

    노래 들으면서 머릿속에 그려지는 장면들이 너무 좋다ㅠㅠ

  • Artventure Time
    Artventure Time 5 months ago

    I physically actually just started crying.

  • Rivers
    Rivers 5 months ago

    Yoongi is a musical genius

  • Rivers
    Rivers 5 months ago

    Yoongi has perfect pitch

  • jing yu
    jing yu 5 months 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 5 months ago

    React to Agust D the last

  • Mc nugget artist
    Mc nugget artist 5 months ago

    666K likes omfg

  • Lumos
    Lumos 5 months ago

    Obrigada por legendar.💛🇧🇷

  • Celine Kim
    Celine Kim 5 months 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 4 months 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

  • Chasity Washington
    Chasity Washington 5 months 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 5 months ago