BTS — or Bangtan Sonyeondan, which interprets as Bulletproof Boy Scouts — have gained an enormous world following, changing into the primary Okay-pop group to prime charts within the US and Britain with a string of sold-out reveals in Los Angeles, Paris and London’s Wembley Stadium.
Their newest effort, “Map of the Soul: 7”, was launching worldwide at 6 pm Friday South Korean time (0900 GMT).
The digit is a reference to the variety of members within the band, and the years since they made their debut.
The group rolled out a 30-second preview of lead single “ON” completely on TikTok Thursday, momentarily inflicting the short-form video app to crash.
They’re the primary band to introduce a single by way of TikTok, and the snippet provided a problem titled #OnChallenge — the place followers have been invited to make use of the sound to create their very own movies.
Greater than 33,000 movies have been made utilizing the observe by Friday morning, together with followers dancing and reacting — in locations together with school rooms.
“Guys I am so excited and nervous and possibly gonna skip a couple of minutes of my biology lesson and take heed to Mots: 7 at the bathroom,” one fan posted on Twitter.
The track “ON”, is “like a diary of our previous seven years”, BTS member RM instructed Apple Music.
“We stumble occasionally however we bought again up… It is like a declaration that we now have admitted our future.”
The gathering is already the most-preordered South Korean album of all time, with greater than four.02 million copies bought.
“We did increase our musical spectrum,” RM mentioned, on the group’s outstanding profession since its debut.
“In 2013 we had a efficiency in entrance of 300 individuals, 500 individuals. However now we’re doing stadium excursions, so all the pieces’s bought larger and happier.”
One other Twitter fan posted: “Lastly it is coming and I am so happy with Bangtan. We are going to break data once more and we might be even stronger collectively.”
However one darkish cloud on the band’s in any other case stellar horizon has emerged: a high-profile live performance initially scheduled for March eight in Daegu has been cancelled as a result of novel coronavirus outbreak within the metropolis.