The release date for BTS next album is November 20, 2020. [17][33] "Telepathy" is a playful 1980s-inflected disco and funk song that makes use of an electronic production. gave it 7.2 out of 10, based on their assessment of the critical consensus. If BTS wants to keep secrets about BTS, they should probably stop telling BTS! They’ve released eight studio albums, four compilation albums and six extended plays over the years. 11/11/2020. [73] It's lead single "Life Goes On" debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100 with 150,000 downloads and 14.9 million U.S. streams, becoming BTS' third number-one song following "Dynamite" and "Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)" remix. “Even in the face of this new normality, our life goes on.” General Release Date: November 20, 2020 2pm KST (7pm HT / 9pm PT / 10pm MT / 11pm CT / 12am ET) Time Conversion By doing so, BTS became the first group in eight years to have two number-one albums in the same calendar year since One Direction in 2012, and also the first act since Ed Sheeran in 2017. On November 10, the band posted the album's track list and digital cover. Be received generally positive reviews from music critics, who praised the album for its authenticity and simplicity while a few had somewhat mixed feelings and found it unadventurous. "[24] Annabel Nugent of The Independent praised the album for experimenting with various musical styles and stated that it "avoids the pitfall of sounding like a checklist. [63][64], Be received generally positive reviews from music critics; most of them praised the album's authenticity while a few also found it unadventurous. In a fan cafe post, Big Hit Entertainment revealed the release date of the album, and explained that pre-orders will begin on 28th September (Wednesday). [16][34] The album expands on a wide-range of emotions,[35] exploring themes of comfort, loneliness,[16] anxiety,[36] depression, burn-out,[37] fear,[20] frustration, restlessness, sadness,[26] hope, connection,[32] resolve, and joy. Scheduled to go on a world tour in support of their first 2020 release, the group was forced to cancel all shows due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. [31] The record starts off slow with "warm, soothing ballad-esque comforts,"[32][33] before picking up pace in the second half with "some of the band’s more refined, savvy and uplifting pop yet. In The Soop episode 6 release date… Episode 6 of ‘In The Soop’ will be released on Wednesday, September 23 rd on JTBC and on Thursday, September 24 th on Weverse. Preorders for the deluxe edition began the following day. As a result, BTS became the fastest group to earn five number-one albums since the Beatles between 1966 and 1968. Later that day, details about the album’s packaging were also revealed. From release date and comeback trailers to track list and songs, here is everything to know about the upcoming album of BTS, Map of the Soul: 7 By Ilin Mathew January 9, 2020 05:45 +08 After months of fans theorizing, BTS’ album 2020 is confirmed. [17][18][25] The song is driven by '70s beats,[24] Auto-Tuned vocals,[23] G-funk whistles,[30] a groovy bassline,[32] synth bass, "stacked-up" vocal harmonies, a cowbell,[42] and jam band percussion. See it in English below. "[20] Lyrically inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic,[20] BTS described the album as "a letter of hope" during the quarantine era. “An album is being released, but we’ve only just kicked off, so there haven’t been any in-depth decisions made regarding what sort of song we’ll do, what our title [track] will be like. Or, June 25 in the U.S. — thanks to the wonders of time differences. | iHeartRadio. The pandemic unexpectedly put a lot of our original plans to a halt. [17][23][24] Be eschews the vast "soundscapes and psychoanalytical concepts" of the band's previous works. The K-pop boy band phenomenon has announced its comeback this month with a digital single release on 21 August, a prelude to a new album to come in the latter half of the year.Titled 'Dynamite', the revealation of the single's name sent fans rejoicing about their explosive comeback that awaits. "[23] Rolling Stone compared the track to the band's slow-burning 2017 single, "Spring Day". G et ready, BTS fans, because the K-Pop group is about to drop a brand new album, called BE. With everything going on in 2020, BTS’ In The Soop is that dash of light-hearted entertainment that we all need. The single, which they didn’t reveal the title at that time, was set to be released on August 21, 2020. BTS is dropping another album this year! "[18] Rolling Stone noted that the record "explores the different highs and lows BTS is feeling throughout this strange, difficult time. Later that day, details about the album’s packaging were also revealed. BTS will be holding a LIVE on VLIVE for the release of BE & ‘LIFE GOES ON’ on November 20, 2020 @ 5pm KST(11.19 @ 10pm HT / 11.20 @ 12am PT / 1am MT / 2am CT / 3am ET). Bts are very inspiring people and I can’t even begin to imagine what they went through to get where they are today, but I’ll take the time to thank bts now for becoming the amazing boys we all know and love. IN THE SOOP: You can rent the actual house from BTS’ In The Soop! At the time of writing, BTS Universe Story will be released on mobile devices on Thursday, September 24 th, 2020. [51][22] The "layered vocals, echo-y synth, and celebratory horns" are used to recreate the '70s retro sound[44] and lyrically talks about the joy and appreciation of little things that makes life valuable. 00:00. It will contain the most “BTS-esque” music yet and will have a message of healing to ARMY all around the world! "[32] Jochan Embley of Evening Standard called the album "exquisitely produced" with "near faultless" vocal performances, and opined that although it "doesn't take many risks" it works as "a thing of comfort for millions. BTS’ most recent album, Map of the Soul: 7, was released in early 2020. Before the announcement, fans on Twitter also speculated that the album would come in August 2020 based on various clues. 1 In The Five Largest Music Markets In The World", "BTS Postpone North American 'Map of the Soul' Tour Amid Coronavirus Pandemic", "BigHit Announces 2020 Plans For BTS, Its 'Next Mega IP' Seventeen And New Debuts", "BTS Talks "Dynamite," New Album, and ARMY Creativity", "BTS to Release New Album, 'BE (Deluxe Edition),' in November", "BTS's new album is sublime comfort pop for the soul in lockdown", "BTS – 'BE (Deluxe Edition)' review: a sensitive, stunning document of pandemic life", "BTS Return With Uplifting New Record 'Be, "Review: On pandemic album 'Be,' BTS longs for better times, then dances through the tears", "Album reviews: The Cribs – Night Network, and BTS – BE", "On Their Pointedly Chill New Album, BTS Are Mostly Content To Just BE", "Breaking Down Every Track on BTS' New Album Be", "The new BTS album confirms they're K-Pop's most emotional group", "BTS' BE Comforts Listeners with the Hopeful Message That Life Goes On: Review", "Review: BTS's Be Vies for Simplicity but Proves Too Insular", "BTS aims to prove 'Life Goes On' despite COVID-19 with new music", "BTS – BE review: Life goes on as K-Pop titans embrace the pandemic's ups and downs", "BTS's 'Life Goes On' Did the Impossible", "BTS's new album 'BE' is filled with hope — and reasons to dance again", "BTS says new album 'BE' is a 'letter of hope, "Breaking Down BTS' Most Devastating BE Lyrics", "BTS Offer a Message of Healing and Hope on 'Be, "BTS Remind Us That Things Always Get Better on 'BE, "This Hidden Gem In BTS' BE Isn't A Song At All", "It's here: K-pop megastars BTS release new album, 'Be, "Song You Need to Know: BTS, 'Fly to My Room, "BTS 'BE' Album Review: The Seven Members Take On More Creative Control Than Ever Before", "BTS's First All-English Single Is a '70s Homage With a 2020 Feel", "BTS' "Dynamite" Defies the West Much More Than It Bends to It", "BTS Seek to Light Up the World With Vibrant Disco-Pop Single 'Dynamite, "K-pop's BTS does it again, shattering records with all-English 'Dynamite, "BTS' New Song 'Dynamite' Is The Perfect Disco Pick-Me-Up To Bust The 2020 Blues", "BTS' New Song 'Dynamite' Is a Contender for Song of the Summer", "BTS Goes Disco On English-Language Banger 'Dynamite, "BTS Reveal Explosive New Single "Dynamite" and Video: Watch", "BTS's first English language song is 'Dynamite, "Let BTS Charm You Entirely in English for the First Time Ever in Video for 'Dynamite, "BTS Announce New Album 'BE (Deluxe Edition), "BTS Announces the Title For Lead Single on New Album 'BE (Deluxe Edition), "BTS Reveal Tracklist for Upcoming Deluxe Album 'BE, "BTS Close Down 2020 AMAs With 'Life Goes On,' 'Dynamite, "BTS light up the AMAs 2020 with 'Life Goes On' and 'Dynamite, "Watch BTS' Beautiful 'Life Goes On' And 'Dynamite' AMAs Performance", "Watch BTS Serve a Pajama-Clad Performance of 'Life Goes On' on 'Good Morning America, "Watch BTS Perform 'Life Goes On' on 'The Late Late Show With James Corden, "BTS: New album BE 'authentic' but takes 'few risks', say critics", "BTS Earns Fifth No. [52][53][54], On September 27, 2020, Big Hit uploaded a teaser poster with the album's name, also announcing the release date. But could there be yet another on the way? "[66] Aggregator AnyDecentMusic? | iHeartRadio. BTS Universe Story: Release date. [39] The album closes with the summer anthem,[41] "Dynamite", a 1970s-flavoured disco-pop[44][45][46] song with elements of funk, soul[47] and bubblegum pop. BTS had the most entries of any artist on the 100-spot ranking, with 13 of their albums entering the final chart. On November 13, they held an unboxing session of the album which was broadcast live on their YouTube channel. [106] It was one of two BTS albums to make it on the top ten ranking, the other being Map of the Soul: 7 in first place—BTS was the only artist with multiple albums on the list. The time has almost come for the world's biggest boyband to release their new album. After the massive success of BTS’ all English track Dynamite, the group is all set to release their new mini-album in English. Volume 60%. [65], Writing for NME, Rhian Daly described Be as the "most accurate musical encapsulation of the rollercoaster that is pandemic life so far" and that the group strikes a "perfect balance between encouragement and reassurance. On July 10, 2020, the account teased that something new was definitely coming this summer. Fans can pre-order the album here. With this, BTS became the fastest group in over 42 years to earn three number-one songs in a span of three months, since the Bee Gees. Before the official announcement of their second album in 2020, Namjoon confirmed in an April live stream that the boys were already working hard at new music. [60] The band performed it from the Seoul Olympic Stadium in matching black and white outfits. The record sees the band members contributing to various aspects of the album including songwriting, development, production, visual aspects, and direction. | iHeartRadio. [102][103] The album also entered Germany's Offizielle Top 100 at number four,[104] and the Czech Albums at number five. "[21], Consequence of Sound's Mary Siroky dubbed the album as "the cozy comedown" which "brings the listener home in every sense, inviting us into the world of these seven young men in a way none of their other albums have so far. [109][110][111], ^shipments figures based on certification alone, (Download the attachment and open the albums file), List of number-one albums of 2020 (Belgium), List of number-one albums of 2020 (Canada), List of number-one albums of 2020 (Ireland), List of number-one albums from the 2020s (New Zealand), List of number-one albums of 2020 (Poland), "BTS's New Album Has Now Hit No. Volume 60%. After 9 months since the record-breaking Map of the Soul: Persona was released, BTS has announced they’ll be returning with the latest instalment to the series ‘Map of the Soul: 7.’. “This [live] content doesn’t have a particular name or anything,” he explained. [79], Be debuted at number one on South Korea's Gaon Album Chart with first week sales of 2.274 million copies on Hanteo Chart, representing the second-highest first sales figures in the chart's history, behind Map of the Soul: 7. Created in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Be is inspired by the thoughts and feelings the band experienced during the conception of the project. BTS confirmed another new album in 2020 in a V-Live on July 26, 2020. [16][33] The melancholic, slow-jam number "Blue & Grey" is a soft pop ballad[19] that uses colors to illustrate depression and anxiety. [75] They also became the first group and ninth overall act to prevail on top of the Artist 100, Hot 100, and Billboard 200 charts simultaneously. [108], Credits adapted from Big Hit's website, NetEase Music and Tidal. BTS’s parent company Big Hit Entertainment made the announcement via Weverse as they wrote: “BTS MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 will be released on Friday, February 21. Nine months after releasing their album, Map of the Soul: 7, BTS came back last night with their newest album, BE. Sandy Lyons. [91] In the Flemish region of Belgium, Be attained number one on the Ultratop 200 Albums chart, becoming the band's chart-topping album in the country. [76] Seven tracks from the album charted simultaneously on the Hot 100 chart, with "Life Goes On" and "Dynamite" in the top-10, "Blue & Grey" in the top-20, and "Stay" in the top-40. BTS ARMY, rejoice! BTS Announces Release Date for New Album Map of the Soul: 7 By Kat Moon Updated: January 17, 2020 4:11 PM ET | Originally published: January 7, 2020 5:03 PM EST BTS announce release date for comeback album titled 'Be' AKP STAFF . However it provided us an opportunity to step back and focus on ourselves as well as our music. The title track is “Life Goes On.” The music video for “Life Goes On” was directed by Jungkook. BTS is dropping another album this year! | iHeartRadio. ... with BigHit sharing a cryptic photo teaser with the date April 2020.