BTS’ MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA
GLOBAL ICON BTS POURS OUT THEIR HEARTS TO FANS
FINDING JOY IN LOVE AND REACHING OUT TO THE WORLD THROUGH THE LEAD SINGLE ‘Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)’
BTS signals the beginning of a brand new story with the release of their newest EP MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA on April 12.
As global superstars who play stadiums and are loved by countless fans across the world, BTS now looks to shape the future reflecting on and using the power they have gained while embracing all its shadows.
Opening the MAP OF THE SOUL series with PERSONA, BTS talks about the joy in finding love, and reaches out to the world with the messages they want to share with their fans. The band is especially curious about the stories of each and everyone who have helped them become who they are today.
There are a total of seven tracks in this album, through which BTS weaves together what they genuinely felt both within themselves and the ever-widening world around them. Through RM’s solo piece ‘Intro : Persona’, BTS asks the fundamental question: ‘Who am I?’. World-leading singer Halsey takes part as featured artist in the lead single ‘Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)’ where BTS talks about how true strength and love come from finding joy in the little things in life and reaching out to the world.
The album includes ‘Mikrokosmos’ which paints the world around oneself through human interest and the collaboration with world-famous singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, ‘Make It Right’. In ‘HOME’, BTS finds refuge from their hardships and loneliness where their fans are. ‘Jamais Vu’ is a unit song by j-hope, Jin, Jung Kook and ‘Dionysus’ is a signature BTS hip hop track blasting ad-libs and powerful beats from start to finish.
■ Album composition
-MAP OF THE SOUL: Released in 4 versions of PERSONA albums 1,2,3,4
-Photobook: 150 X 210 X 7.5(mm) / 76 page(EACH) (each version differs from photo) / 1CD
-Photocard: 1 random out of 7 types for each version 1,2,3,4 (28 types in total)
-1 Clear Photo Picket (※Initial, limited quantity randomly presented※)
-Minibook (Hwa-Yang Yeonhwa The Notes): 1,2,3,4 total 4 versions / 90 x 27mm / 20 Page(EACH)
-1 random out of 7 postcards (7 types in total) 80 X 120(mm)-One type of photo film 170 X 46(mm)
-First time limited poster presentation 1,2,3,4 1 each / 620 X 448mm