BTS unveiled in 2019, the Map of the Soul series contains the honest and heartfelt story of BTS and their journey of discovering their true selves. The first chapter of this story, "Map of the Soul: Person", sang about the world and the joy of love, and the discovery of the self as it is displayed to the world; "Map of the Soul: 7" now turns inward to the shadow within in a candid acknowledgment that it, too, is part of the self.
"BTS" looks back on the past seven years of BTS since their debut as 7 members of one team. The journey was not always smooth sailing, and there were special travails that they had to endure in their rise as global superstars. Now, understanding that the scars left by those hardships is a part of their real selves, BTS accepts both 'the self I want to show' and the 'self I want to scorn' to at last tell their own story of finding their 'real and complete selves'.
Bridging fine art and popular art through such initiatives as the global art project "CONNECT BTS" and the promotional single "Black Swan" which has an art film featuring a modern dance interpretation of the early-release track, also its official music video was released as a surprise on March 4.
The lead single "ON" was released on February 21 along with the album and with a dance video called "Kinetic Manifesto Film: Come Prima". Its official music video was released a week later on February 28 "ON" peaked at #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, making it their first single that make it to the top 5.
BTS is poised to show their latest growth as artists through their fourth studio album "MAP OF THE SOUL: 7"
"Map of the Soul: 7"
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