Global sensation BTS will mark the beginning of a new story with the worldwide release of their eagerly awaited album MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA set for 12th April, 6 PM KST/10 AM BST release. Having concluded their ‘LOVE YOURSELF’ series last year, the iconic band returns on a quest to find one's true self.
Woven seamlessly throughout seven brand new tracks, the album is a nod to the band’s past while showcasing their maturity and new found understanding of love and the ever-widening world around them. The tracks have a clear message: finding joy in love and reaching out to the world.
Their lead single ‘Boy With Luv’ - which Grammy nominated and chart topping singer-songwriter Halsey lends her vocals to - parallels their past teen anthem ‘Boy In Luv’ from 2014. While the band’s prior release talked about young love, ‘Boy With Luv feat. Halsey’ is about how true strength and love come from finding joy in the smallest things in life.
Another exciting collaboration comes with Ed Sheeran in the form of the delicate track ‘Make It Right’. RM’s solo piece ‘Intro : Persona’ asks the fundamental question ‘Who am I?’, while ‘Mikrokosmos’ paints the world through human interest. In ‘HOME’, BTS finds refuge where their fans are. ‘Jamais Vu’ is a unit song by j-hope, Jin, Jung Kook and ‘Dionysus’ blasts signature BTS hip hop beats from start to finish.
As global superstars who play stadiums, have addressed the UN and initiated an unprecedented international campaign ARMYPEDIA, BTS now looks to shape the future reflecting on and using the power they have gained while embracing all its shadows.
BTS commented, “We find strength and happiness in every moment. You’ve given us so much love, and now we want to get to know our fans more. We filled our album with our genuine feelings and the messages that we want to share with you.”
The band will make their TV performance premiere of the new lead single on SNL on 13th April. They’ll be embarking on a stadium tour across the globe starting May, including two sold-out nights at London's Wembley Stadium June 1st and 2nd.