The A.R.M.Y. rushed to social media to share their excitement over the new clip, which features BTS rapper RM delivering the album’s aggressive lead single “Persona,” rocketing the album’s all-caps hashtag to the number one trending hashtag worldwide on Twitter.
Many in the A.R.M.Y. also pointed out the parallels between the band’s new visual and the comeback trailer for their 2014 album Skool Luv Affair, including the identical animated openings of the two videos as well as RM coolly posing in front of a classroom blackboard.
Map Of The Soul: Persona is slated for release on April 12 via Big Hit Entertainment.
Check out some of the reactions to the new trailer below.
Its here and its starting and I am so fucking excited!!!!!!
— Ashley Renee —- (@ashrg85_Tae) March 27, 2019
— ???? ????? ??????– (@jungkarla_) March 27, 2019
— daisy //JOONTRO (@yoonchild7) March 27, 2019
I don’t care what bs YouTube is gonna pull this time & I don’t care who else is gonna try to stop us this comeback I want to make this one even more legendary than the others I want their voices & music to be heard everywhere bc it’s what they deserve#MAP_OF_THE_SOUL_PERSONA
— ———- (@botwbts) March 27, 2019
— taekook — (@taekookmemories) March 27, 2019
— Jiminipity (@JessicaSndr_) March 27, 2019
— ~—————- (@Karima32749049) March 27, 2019
— Nessa–//Pre-Order Map Of The Soul (@sopeiology) March 27, 2019
— Sam | ? (@BangSamTan) March 27, 2019
— Eternity (@my_universebts) March 27, 2019