BTS Releases Third Japanese Album 'Face Yourself' Featuring 4 New Songs
Korean boy band BTS released their first new music of 2018 today, dropping their third Japanese album Face Yourself.
Featuring 12 tracks, the album features both new and old music from the record-breaking act. Along with Japanese versions of older tracks already released in Korean and Japanese, including “Blood, Sweat & Tears,” “DNA” and “Mic Drop,” Face Yourself contains four new tracks: "Intro: Ringwanderung," "Don't Leave Me," "Let Go" and "Outro: Crack.”
Following the 'X Yourself' theme of last year's Love Yourself: Her, Face Yourself begins off with an homage to that album: “Ringwanderung” is a house remix of the songs originally released on Her, which recently marked its 25th week on the Billboard 200 chart, while “Crack” end things off with an ambient, old-school-inspired hip-hop melody. Meanwhile, the other two new full-length tracks present sentimentality in the form of the sleek orchestral EDM of “Don’t Leave Me” and the romantic electropop & alt R&B ballad “Let Go.”
Along with being released as a physical album, Face Yourself was released simultaneously internationally digitally, a rarity for music coming from the restricted Japanese music market. It's now available stateside through Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music, and Google Play.