BTS Has a New Song Coming Soon: 'We Wanted to Share Some Positive Energy'

BTS
Peter Ash Lee

BTS photographed on Jan. 19, 2018 at Korea House in Seoul.

BTS gave their fans some good news to wrap up the weekend with: A new song is coming -- and soon!

"We have prepared a new single for ARMY, set for Aug. 21. We are preparing an album for the second half of this year, but decided to first release a single because we wanted to reach our fans as soon as possible," the boy band shared live via Korean broadcasting app V LIVE. "Due to COVID-19, people around the world have been going through tough times and we wanted to share some positive energy with our fans."

They also revealed that the digital single -- which they did not share the name of -- will be in English. "The song is upbeat and sung in English, just like 'MIC Drop' and 'Waste It on Me,'" they revealed. "We thought that the song sounded perfect as it is in English. We recorded the guide version and felt that the result was something totally new and fresh."

The guys added that just like for their fans, the global coronavirus pandemic has been hard on them, and that music has been helping get them through these trying times.

"We also needed a breakthrough during these unforeseen times, so we worked on this new song. This is a new challenge for us as well," the band said. "When we first heard and recorded the song, we were energized and our spirits were lifted up. We can't wait to share this song with you all and enjoy it together."

This good news comes shortly after it was announced that BTS would be among the artists performing for the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Fest, which is set to air Sept. 27.

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