Following the success of Map of the Soul: 7, BTS is returning later this year for a new album. As noted by the K-pop group, the comeback album will be out in the second half of the year.
While fans, ARMY, are already “gearing up” toward the group’s next music offerings, the members of the all-male K-pop band surprised the fandom with more exciting news. In their most recent livestream interview, the boys revealed that a new single is arriving this August, according to Forbes.
On Sunday, the BTS members “treated” their fans on a special VLive broadcast. As reported, the K-pop stars “unexpectedly” announced their upcoming plans in the next few months, the reports said.
Ahead of their upcoming album, a new “digital single” is reportedly set for an August release, both on Korean and international streaming sites. As revealed, the single will be in English, and the release date is on Friday, August 21.
During the livestream broadcast, the members of BTS reportedly shared that the single will be a “summer track.” As explained, they sought that the “upbeat” music could offer a “breakthrough” amid the pandemic crisis across the globe. This is also to share “some positive energy” with fans as the world continues to battle against the current situation, the k-pop stars added.
In explaining why the single is in English, V reportedly said that they all felt the lyrics “sounded perfect,” as is. Publications then added that this is likely the first time that they will perform an all-English track.
Some reports also went on to assert that BTS might accomplish “more new goals” with the new single. Aside from going for an all-English performance, this is also reportedly the first time that they will release a stand-alone single ahead of an album. They, along with the single, could “hit incredible new highs,” Forbes added.
Following the unexpected news from the K-pop group, the fandom, ARMY, immediately expressed their “excitement” on social media, according to Cheat Sheet. In an instant, the hashtag “BTSISCOMING” reportedly went trending worldwide.
Several fans and supporters also reportedly shared their speculations about the upcoming single. As stated, BTS will certainly break records, and might even “shake” the Western industry upon the single’s release.
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