Once again, BTS is back with yet another brain-teasing album that had us playing it on repeat and fervently analyzing every concept photo, song, and music video. Since the very beginning, the septet took the habit to nurture their music with rich and profound lyrics that reference different forms of art, with literature being their ultimate muse. Not only do their concepts send fans on a conspiracy theory hunt every single time, but they also encourage us to be cultivated by bringing their attention to various intellectual topics.

Combining learning and leisure, here is a selection of BTS songs that were heavily inspired by literary works.

1. “Butterfly” – “Kafka On The Shore” by Haruki Murakami

The lyrics to “Butterfly” heavily reflect one of the two plots that make Murakami’s “Kafka On The Shore,” which involves a 15-year-old kid who runs away to escape his ill fate. Furthermore, RM directly references the fantasy novel in three lines from his verse: “I don’t know if this is reality or a dream, my Kafka on the shore, don’t go to those woods over there.”