One if not THE greatest album of 2020 is right here. BTS, arguably the most popular band on this planet proper now, simply delivered their new album, ‘Map of the Soul: 7’, on Feb. 21, and followers are obsessed.
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February isn’t even over and what could be the most important music occasion of 2020 has arrived. BTS — these Okay-Pop superstars which have conquered America in a means that has drawn comparability to The Beatles and the British Invasion –- have returned with their fourth LP, Map of the Soul: 7. Released on Feb. 21, lower than a 12 months after their Map of the Soul: Persona, BTS (V, 24, Jungkook, 22, SUGA, 26, Jin, 27, RM, 25, Jimin, 24, and J-Hope, 26) has delivered a 20-track album comprised of a combination of acquainted and unreleased tracks. One such new tune was a model of their single “ON” that includes the unmistakable voice of Sia.
Judging by the response on-line, all of Map of the Soul: 7 is wonderful, because the ARMY flooded social media with their responses to the brand new document. After the album got here out, there have been a number of Twitter tendencies devoted to BTS, together with #BTSComeback2020. “I HAVE NO WORDS,” one excited fan gushed after listening to the document. Another added, “Every song on 7 is a gem, I honestly can’t pick a favorite right now,” and another person raved, “In one album, BTS lifted me up, tore me down, broke my heart and then mended it and healed it.”
Twenty tracks in whole, Map of the Soul: 7 begins with 5 songs from Persona, together with the mammoth collaboration with Halsey, “Boy With Love.” Along with 11 beforehand unheard tracks, 7 accommodates Suga’s solo “Interlude: Shadow,” “Black Swan” (which was launched forward of the album), the opposite single “ON,” and “Outro: Ego,” which Billboard famous is J-Hope’s lately launched solo observe. Being that that is 2020 and every thing is streaming, the digital model of Map of the Soul: 7 accommodates a really particular addition: The second model of “ON” that includes Sia. Needless to say, when the ARMY lastly heard this new model, they had been right here for it.
Map of the Soul: 7 is the band’s fourth LP, and it marks their seventh 12 months collectively (they debuted on June 13, 2013, a day that may quickly turn into a federal vacation in most nations if the ARMY will get their means.) This new album can be one other piece in BTS’ huge puzzle. The Map of the Soul collection attracts upon Jungian psychoanalytic thought for inspiration. Persona’s “Intro: Persona” and 7’s “Interlude: Shadow” and “Outro: Ego” reference totally different parts from the ebook Map of the Soul by Jungian psychoanalyst Murray Stein. The new album additionally references BTS’s personal historical past. Not solely does the 7 title mark what number of years since their debut, however their single “ON” can be a mirror of “N.O.,” a tune from their second EP, 2013’s O!RUL8,2?
As to what followers may count on on this album, Billboard reported that it might characteristic a range of solo moments in addition to unit tracks. BTS’ singers — Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, and V – would unite on “00:00 (Zero O’Clock),” a tune that “touches the hearts of many with its heightened sense of sincerity.” RM and Suga would reportedly unite on “Respect” whereas Jimin and V would exhibit their friendship for the primary time on “Friends.” Map of the Soul: 7 additionally encompasses a tune co-written by Troye Sivan, “Louder Than Bombs,” and Jin’s solo, “Moon,” which is a love-letter for BTS’s devoted fandom, ARMY.
Map of the Soul: Persona debuted on the prime of the Billboard 200. It was their third No. 1 album in lower than 12 months, making them the primary band to realize that purpose since The Beatles. With their recognition rising, count on this album to do the identical. 2020 is BTS’s 12 months and that is BTS’s world.