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The group BTS gathered together for a new album.
On May 11, BTS released a meeting to discuss the concept and message of the new album on YouTube’s official channel ‘BANGTANTV’. Jimin, who said in the previous YouTube live, “I took over the new album’s music as the Project Manager”, requested members on this day, “Tell me the album’s topic, desired music style, and how many songs you would like to do for a group song.”
Suga suggested, “I’d like for the album to not be very dark. Rather than explicit comfort, I like it if we could offer a more metaphorical message like ‘Spring Day’ to give hope to everyone.” RM added, “I want to say that people that no matter what’s going in the outside world, our lives go on.”
The members continued to discuss each other passionately, pulling out their thoughts. RM and Suga described their experiences as examples, explaining the message they wanted to include in their upcoming album.
RM said “’Telepathy’ came to my mind when I was talking to a friend about ‘What people like to hear?’ When we looked on WeVerse or Twitter, there are a lot of people who are upset that our concerts were canceled. How great would it be if we could convey how we feel without having to say anything? All the time we have spent for seven years, the eyes we exchanged during concerts, I thought it would be our telepathy.”
Suga said, “I pulled out a book yesterday, and there was a small note on the first page. It popped out like a bookmark. In that moment, I was spaced out. I’d like it if the keyword for our album was letters. It would be fun to write. “
Jin said, “If we talk about good times and hard times with friends, we all have different experiences, but we can empathize. What if we wrote about ’empathy’?” Jungkook suggested, “I wish there was a song that could solve stress.”
Afterwards, BTS members gathered opinions saying, “I wish this album should include an exciting song.” J-Hope said, “I think it would be nice to show our colors. I wish I could feel like ‘BTS-like’ at least one song.” V also mentioned ‘So What’.
Members went on to discuss unit songs as well as group songs. While listening seriously to each other’s thoughts, laughter never ceased during the meeting. “Let’s organize our ideas and send them to Jimin.” On this day, there were over 330,000 viewers watching BTS ‘YouTube live.