Your Christmas present from BTS is gonna be a bit late. The superstar K-pop icons announced on Tuesday (Jan. 7) that their next album, Map of the Soul: 7, will drop on Feb. 21.
Pre-orders for the album will begin on Thursday (Jan. 9) for the follow-up to the act’s last formal album, the Billboard 200 chart-topper Map of the Soul: Persona, which dropped in April 2019. A statement from the group’s spokesperson announcing the project teased, “Anticipation remains high as BTS continues the MAP OF THE SOUL series. Global fans are eager to discover how the story will continue on from the previous installment, which explored the message of finding joy in love and reaching out to the world.”
Speaking of the lucky number, the group released the seventh installment of their travel vlog series Golden Closet Film (G.C.F.) on Dec. 27, in which they headed to frigid Finland for their “winter package.”
The video came just three days after Big Hit Entertainment set hearts aflutter with a tweet that read “April 2020. Stay Tuned,” which was accompanied by shadowy images of the seven members over the word “tour” reflected in a purple puddle of water.
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) January 7, 2020
A spokesperson was not availabe for additional comment.