BTS Defies Expectations With J-Hope’s ‘Outro: Ego’

by Jeremy Spirogis
BTS Outro: Ego J-Hope

Based from the first couple of tracks from BTS’s upcoming album Map of this Soul: 7, numerous thought the record album could have a dark idea. On Feb. 3, BTS circulated the album’s newest comeback truck featuring J-Hope. “Outro: Ego” definitively proved that BTS’s Map regarding the Soul: 7 is certainly not a dark record album, it’s an introspective one. The record album covers every one of BTS’s difficulties and triumphs through the previous seven many years.

BTS Outro: Ego J-Hope
J-Hope of BTS | Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

The comeback truck may be the outro for ‘Map of the Soul: 7’

Map of this Soul: Persona didn’t have the state outro, making Map of this Soul: 7 a continuation regarding the emails through the very first record album regarding the show.  For Map regarding the Soul: Persona, RM had “Intro: Persona.” The very first track introduced from Map regarding the Soul: 7 was Suga’s “Interlude: Shadow.” J-Hope’s “Outro: Ego” finishes your way of Carl Jung’s teachings.

According to Jung, the Persona is a person’s outward mask they show the whole world. With the Persona, one usually conceals their true self or conforms to a public picture. RM explored this idea in “Intro: Persona” as did the people in BTS with Map regarding the Soul: Persona.

The Shadow may be the animal side of a person’s personality, also it includes both “creative and destructive energies.” In “Interlude: Shadow” Suga grappled using the destructive part their Shadow brings, but recognized he must coexist along with it.

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To Jung, the Ego signifies someone’s aware head and assists one find who they really are. The Ego focuses on identification, which is the style J-Hope tackled with “Outro: Ego” within the return truck.

Because each rapper covered a different sort of idea in an intro, interlude, and outro, Map of this Soul: 7 could possibly be in a kind of chronological purchase. As the people in BTS explore Jung’s principles about finding one’s true Self, they’ll additionally think about their very own trip as music artists.

BTS recommendations their last with ‘Outro: Ego’

“Outro: Ego” is filled up with numerous recommendations to BTS’s last. An example from BTS’s very first previously return truck played at the start. This again strengthened the proven fact that BTS is revisiting their particular last with Map regarding the Soul: 7.

“Intro: Persona” sampled “Intro: Skool Luv Affair” from BTS’s 2014 EP SKOOL LUV AFFAIR. “Interlude: Shadow” sampled “Intro: O!RUL8,2?” from BTS’s 2013 EP of the identical title. “Outro: Ego” referenced BTS’s first record album 2 KOOL 4 SKOOL

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As J-Hope drove a motor vehicle within the return truck, the license plate read “BTS 13613.” This sources BTS’s debut date from 2013. At the start of the truck, brief clips of BTS’s past songs video clips played.

J-Hope references his very own last in BTS’s ‘Outro: Ego’

The comeback truck recommendations J-Hope’s last as well as referencing BTS’s last. During one the main songs video clip, J-Hope recreates poses from their youth photographs whilst the photographs perform behind him.

“Life not of J-Hope but Jeong Ho-seok flashes by,” he says whilst the youth photos look.

The track additionally features J-Hope’s quintessential design, and “Outro: Ego” appears like it might match their 2018 mixtape, Hope World. With the song’s words, J-Hope reflects on their trip as a dancer along with BTS.

“Seven years of anguish come out finally / Oppressions all resolved / Into my heart come answers from my most trusted,” he says.

The track additionally features a blatant mention of the the Kingsman film team. The people in BTS have now been followers regarding the team for decades. In 2019, they performed a Kingsman-themed group of “Dionysus” at the 2019 KBS Song Festival, indicating the overall performance had been a comeback sign all along.

The song is a positive culmination of J-Hope’s journey

Given that “Outro: Ego” may be the finale of Map regarding the Soul: 7, this indicates the record album may become much more upbeat whilst the tracklist goes on. While “Outro: Ego” varies in visuals and tone, it’s nevertheless in the same way introspective as “Interlude: Shadow” and “Black Swan.”

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“That way, way, way / Wherever my way / Only Ego, Ego, Ego / Just trust myself / Way I trust / Became my fate / Became my core / Hard it was / And sad it was / Still reassured and / Made me know myself,” the official lyric translation reads.

“Outro: Ego” references the despair and hardships it took to make it to this time. As J-Hope revisits their previous thoughts and reflects on their individual and expert trip, he acknowledges in “Outro: Ego” that he’s more guaranteed of himself.

With “Outro: Ego,” J-Hope tends to make a selection. Instead of after the roadway indications, he decides his very own fate. This culminates with all the last chance regarding the songs video clip showing J-Hope overlooking a sparkling town. He’s reached their location, and “My Way,” “ARMY,” “Trust Myself,” and “Hope” tend to be projected all around the town. If “Outro: Ego” is the culmination regarding the trip, Map of this Soul: 7 will likely to be the street which takes BTS here.

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