It’s time, ARMY: BTS’ Map of the Soul: Persona is here.
Following last year’s historic Billboard 200 chart-topping duo of Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer, the South Korean septet made their return today (April 12) with their new seven-track EP. Fronted by the song of summer-ready single “Boy with Luv” featuring Halsey, the septet of songs take audiences through a wide array of sounds and styles.
Opening up with the pre-release track of “Intro: Persona,” RM’s reflective solo, and followed by the single, Map of the Soul: Persona channels listeners through an exploration of BTS’ philosophy towards love, individuality, their fans, and their career. The chill EDM vibes of “Mikrokosmos,” lead into the Ed Sheeran-penned pop-R&B hybrid “Make It Right” before the album switches into the old-school groove of “HOME,” a song through which BTS ruminates on their success and their relationship with their dedicated fan ARMY.