“I don’t know what came over me but I cried for hours repeating the song over and over again. I didn’t cry beacuse of the visuals or sound itself. I cried beacuse the song made me feel loved. It was like that song pulled me back to myself.”anonymous BTS fan
I was a presenter at BTS: A Global Online Interdisciplinary Conference, a virtual event that took place May 1-2, 2021. The conference was hosted by California State University, Northridge.
My presentation was on the topic of Strong Experiences with Music (SEMs). It included preliminary findings from my mixed-methods study of BTS fans (known as ARMY) about their most intense experiences with BTS’ music, and any lasting effects or personal growth outcomes they attribute to those experiences.Continue reading “Strong Experiences with BTS’ Music”