Jung Kook and Usher set the dance floor on fire in the new video for their remix of the BTS star’s “Standing Next to You.” In this case, a moodily lit abandoned warehouse flooded with daylight stands in for a club, but either way, the dynamic duo fill the space with slick move after slick move.
The clip opens with JK and his crew bopping out to the song’s driving disco beat, with the K-pop star ready for action in studded black pants and a matching vest over a white T-shirt. If you ever wondered how much influence BTS’ members have taken from Michael Jackson when it comes to their dance style, this visual is all the proof you need that they’ve obsessively studied the late King of Pop’s every heel flick, crotch grab and hip pop.
After Jung Kook and his six male dancers pull off slow-motion body rolls while popping and locking, the singer takes center stage in the cavernous space shot through with shafts of light as they help hold his mic stand while he hits sky-high falsetto notes. After a barrage of slick moves, Usher comes into the frame to pull off some of his OG maneuvers, looking like a nightclub Terminator in wide-leg black pants, a cropped black leather jacket over a black tank, black gloves, shades and, of course his shining “U” medallion.
Nimbly sliding across the floor with his patented fancy footwork, Ush joins the JK gang and they stand next to each other and vibe it out, with the two men putting on a hip-swivel clinic for the song’s final minute before walking off with a handshake.
The “Standing” remix dropped earlier this month featuring a new verse from Usher — with a “Yeah!”-themed tease of the video coming shortly after — a few weeks before JK announced that he would be the latest member of BTS to begin his mandatory South Korean military service alongside fellow BTSer Jimin. At this point, all seven members of the group — who are expected to return from a break in 2025 — have either enlisted or are preparing to enlist.
Watch the “Standing Next to You” remix video below.