Saturday 22 February 2020

# BTS # comeback

Map Of The Soul : 7

source: @BigHitEnt on Twitter

Assalamualaikum and  good day dearest ! As promised this entry is dedicated for BTS and their team on  the making of the new album, 'Map Of The Soul:7'. Just for the heads up, this will be lengthy post.

So, as I've mentioned before, I am so hype for this comeback for whatever reasons, the last time I'm this hype for BTS comeback was for LY:Tear so yeah it's kind of big deals for me. While I'm writing this post, I actually had no idea where and which part should I begin. Well, let's just let me rant my heart out.

I was so determined to write this entry last night but then there was some problems with my Internet connection and when the problem settled, I am so sleepy hence no post. Alright, let's get right into the topic.

source : @BigHitEnt on Twitter

First, the tracks on the album. A total of fifteen new songs were included in the digital album along with five songs from the previous album, 'Maps Of The Soul : Persona meanwhile the physical album only had fourteen new songs along with five songs from the previous album.

The first MV released for this album was the track number #6 Interlude:Shadow. This song was sung by Suga and vibe was really really great ! The intro part was not really catchy but as song went I immediately fall in love with the song. Especially with the relate-able lyrics.

The next one was Black Swan. Instead of the usual MV where we got the members in it, this MV was filmed and performed by MN Dance Company. And let me tell you, I got goosebumps with all their dancing. Even though I can dance to nothing, I really love watching people dancing. The choreography was so great and the MV was definitely an art !

And watching their performance makes me wonder what kind of choreography would BTS member brings. Anddd, my quest finally answered when BTS appeared on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'. On the show, they talked about the new album and what to expect, they also played hide and seek with the hosts and most important thing, they performed 'Black Swan' with a very beautiful set ! Everyone, say thanks to the show team !

After this show was aired, I think V and J-Hope went on a surprise Vlive and talked about the show. And who would had thought that V actually accidentally kicked Hobi on his head. Oh my goodness. Even with a small mishap, Hobi however continued to perform like nothing's wrong. Much respect for him. I am glad that they actually went barefoot because you wouldn't want to know how its feels to get kicked on the head with shoes on, yeah, I've experienced that.

The next and the last pre-released MV was the Outro : Ego which is a solo song of J-Hope. And, just like J-Hope himself, the MV was filled with colors and was so cute ! I personally (maybe most of the ARMYs) loves the transition of his childhood photo to a remake of that photo !

And, through this MV, there was lots and lots of theories going on inside the fandom. Like, there was so much similar scene in the MV with the previous MVs. During the HYYH era, I loves reading those theories like crazy but then I got lazy and the last time read those was during highlight reel era. Oh gosh, I miss reading theories.

This album reminds me of the 'Wings' album because of all the solo songs by all members and also the song by rap line and vocal line. The diversification of this album was the addition of songs sung by specific units. It is something new for BTS album. 

Last night, I had listen to every tracks on the album for the first time and some of the song really had me hooked the first time ! I'll talked about it later, and now we've got to look for the 'ON Kinetic Manifesto Film : Come Prima' MV.

I had always loved this kind of video and no doubt this is my favorite MV of all ! The minimalist concept, the dancers, the choreography, the music, everything was just so great ! And what makes me wonder was, why does we have TWO MV FOR THIS SONG ! LIKE WHY ?! This is not the official MV as stated on the schedule. Great, now I am wondering what kind of vibe would the official MV be. Maybe something like Idol MV ? Or Blood, Sweat, Tears ?  Oh, I will keep wondering till the 28th then. Sucks but nothing I could do.

They actually released a teaser video on TikTok but I obviously did not have an account nor the apps so I have no idea what kind of song was ON until I watched the MV on YouTube. So, yeah, I kind of freaked out for a couple moments, especially when they stood in a straight line and JK just went sung his line in english and boy, how did I actually went through that. And the dance break, dang, the dance break. 

My favorite line from the song were

Gotta go insane to stay sane

and Suga's rap part. Boy, I had it bad for this song. And me being me, I love to go through comments the second time I play the video and there's this one comment that caught my eyes. I like the way this person explained what the lyrics on about. It makes me see things deeper than the surface.

Now, the MV was on the #2 of the trending list in Malaysia. So, people go and watch it !

On this part onwards, I would be talking about the other tracks on the album. 

1. Solo Songs

RM's solo was the Intro:Persona, the one that was released in the previous album. As for Suga and J-Hope, their solo songs was the one that I mentioned on the above which 'Interude:Shadow' and 'Outro:Ego' respectively.

As for the vocal line, track number #8 Filter is Jimin's solo. I haven't had time (read:too lazy) to look up for the lyrics translation so I had no idea what the song was about. But, I kind of got the vibe of 'Airplane pt.2' from LY:Tear. Maybe it was just me.

Track #9 시차 or translated as 'My Time' was Jungkook's solo song. Unlike his other solo song, this one brings a completely different vibe. I don't know how to explain this but I definitely aware that this song had his vocal stood out more.

Inner Child, the #14 track is V's solo. Out of four members of vocal line, I kind of more into V's voice. This song is so soothing and had me on dreamy land. This song brings a new side of his voice in a good way. The vibe was completely different from what he used to do so it excite me more !

The last on the line was our big bro, Jin. His solo song called 'Moon', number 16 on the album. Just like V, this song brought a new side of him. As far as my knowledge, Jin's voice suited a slow ballad more but then he had this song which was different from what his voice used to. And I love it !

2. Units

We are going to talk about the basic first so let's started with the rap line,  because I freaking love BTS's rap line! And track #12 UGH! did not disappoint one bit ! Somehow, I had the feels of their old rap song vibe. Something like 'Cypher pt.2' but not quite there. One thing that I am sure of is, this song would flare up the concert even more and I can't even be the part of that !

And the very next track, #13 00:00[Zero O'Clock] was sung by the vocal line. I think that this is a sweet song, even though I have no idea what the lyrics was about. It sure is a new kind of music that they never really had tried before. The song makes me smile wide !

During 'Maps Of The Soul:Pesona', we had given a song called 'Jamais Vu' which was also on this album on the track four. This song was performed by J-Hope, Jungkook and Jin and it is an unusual mix but they did it ! And for the next unit, we had Jimin and V with their song, Friends. Doesn't the song title and the singer just spoke to us about the entire song? Haha. We knew how much V and Jimin treasure each other as friends. And to think that they had a song together, aren't that sweet? Oh my poor heart !

And the last units consist of RM and Suga on the track #17 Respect. I had always thought these two member are awkward with each other but they actually did not. In fact, they had been living with each other the longest ! And the skit at the end of the song ? Did not see that coming and it's cute!

3. Group song

There are seven song on the album that was performed by all members and three (Boy With Luv, Make It Right and Dionysus) are from Persona album. That leaves us with four new song, #7 Black Swan, #10 Louder Than Bombs #11 ON, #18 We Are Bulletproof : The Eternal

Out of all four, I love all four. Make sense huh? Every of its own had their own vibe and color so it kinds of impossible for me not to love the songs. I kind of expect track #18 to be something like the old version of Bulletproof but it was not! And it managed to make me tear up. I seriously cannot chill with this song.

As for 'Louder Than Bombs' I don't think BTS had this kind of song before. It kinds of freak me out for a moment but it turns out so good ! I usually did not shiver just from the audio but this song changed that ! 

source: @BigHitEnt on Twitter

I think this is it all I wanna say of the album. The was so much content that I have yet to watch but too lazy to but definitely will (we both know that this would take years). So far, this album had been successful as the title track, ON debut as the first on all K-Chart which was so amazing ! Now, let's patiently wait for the official MV for ON.

So, gotta stop here because it's been hours since I started typing. Have a  good day people !

UPDATE 27/2/20

Sooooo, I just finished watching the Official MV of 'ON' and I little bit baffled now. First off, the MV gave me a very unfamiliar vibe with all the scenes. It was so not BTS like. I am not sure whether it is good or not. In my personal opinion, I don't think that kind of scenes suits the song, it didn't seems fitting at all. On the bright side, I actually like the MV because it kind of shows a totally different side of BTS MV. Now, I don't even know how those theories' maker gonna fit the MV onto their theories.

Another thing that really caught me off guard was the 'No More Dream' typography at the end of the MV and that typography transact into 'Dream' and the MV ended. Wow. The only one thing that going on in my mind was, they really take this reboot theme seriously because before N.O was released, it was 'NMD' which was their debut song. Sooooo, I guess we just gotta wait till the next comeback, or event, or whatever thing they planned on doing. Let's enjoy the new MV.

with me,


  1. wow minat kpop ye sue.. artis kpop ni struggle kan..

    1. hehe sy minat je semua tapi more to kpop hehe

  2. Lama dah tak follow up lagu kpop ni. Hehe

    1. saya follow bts dengan mamamoo je yang lain tu tak sangat dahh

  3. Honestly Hana tak ada specific fanatic untuk mana-mana kpop group. Tapi... Kakak Hana mesti tengah angau layan album baru BTS skarang ni hahaha

  4. kadag-kadang saya layan jugak KPOP hehehe... BTW dah follow Thes, follower ke#148. Hope we can be friends

    1. thank you for the follow ! let's be friends =D

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  6. Not a fan of BTS but still love their album haha

  7. Bestlah video klip black swan tu.. sangat art.. memang deep..

  8. I like HYYH's era (as well as Skool Luv Affair's album lol); old fan would notice how BTS is pursuing a different kinda of vibe when it comes to their music evolution - but the underlying gist remained the same. They keep going, and growing! AT this point, I do not know what to expect anymore cause they are just getting good and good and good; but remained humble, as an artist <3

  9. Hello, I'm an ARMY too. All of their songs very umpphhhh.

  10. waa, akk pn peminat korea jugak... anyeong! done follow u dear

  11. Ya, saya juga telah menonton koreografi dance mereka di lagu Black Swan.
    Bagus memang.

    Salam kenal ya

  12. okay juga album diorang yang baru ni..