BTS is about to return with new music soon.
While speaking to fans during an unannounced V Live audio livestream, the group unexpectedly announced their plans to release a new English single next month ahead of a new album. The new digital single will be released on Korean and international streaming sites on August 21.
According to the conversation between the seven members during their livestream, they felt the “fun, summer” single could give “positivity” and good energy to those around the world who are affected by “the current situation”—likely referring to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. Member V shared that the demo track was originally in English and the band themselves felt the lyrics were great as is, marking what very well could be the first time the full group performs on an all-English track. This would follow their Steve Aoki collaboration “Waste It on Me” that was officially credited to BTS as a full group, but did not feature vocals from every member.
The BTS boys added that they are preparing to release a new album to be released in the second-half of the year. This would follow up their record-breaking Map of the Soul: 7 studio album that dropped just in February.
The plans were confirmed by their Korean record label Big Hit Entertainment in a follow-up announcement. “We would like to thank all ARMY for your continued affection for BTS, and we ask for your love and support for the new digital single soon to be unveiled,” Big Hit wrote on BTS’ official fan-club application WeVerse.