Get prepared, ARMY. BTS is about to ring in 2020 at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in New York City on Dec. 31. But as we method the brand new 12 months, ARMY can’t assist however reminisce the beginning of 2019, through which Jimin shocked BTS followers with the discharge of “Promise.” And fairly frankly, the heartfelt message behind the track is simply as related today because it was one 12 months in the past.
BTS’s Jimin releases ‘Promise’ on Dec. 31, 2018
A couple of moments after the clock struck midnight in Korea on Dec. 31, 2018, Jimin released “Promise” on BTS’s Twitter account.
“Everyone, you’ve waited a very long time, proper? I lastly shared my own song with the general public,” Jimin wrote, translated by Billboard. “This is a song for me, as it is a song for you. It’s the first time and it is still premature but please enjoy it. Thank you for waiting, ARMY.”
Jimin dropped “Promise” on SoundCloud, making the brand new monitor out there to pay attention totally free. And in response to the BTS weblog on Big Hit Entertainment’s web site, Jimin composed “Promise” alongside Slow Rabbit, who additionally served because the track’s producer. Jimin additionally co-wrote the lyrics along with his bandmate, RM.
Then a number of days after Jimin launched “Promise,” SoundCloud confirmed the BTS member’s solo monitor obtained 8.5 million streams throughout the first 24 hours. Thus, breaking the web site’s file for the “best first-day debut” of all time, in response to Forbes.
Jimin explains the which means behind ‘Promise’
The phenomenal achievements apart, “Promise” has a particular which means for Jimin. During a VLIVE broadcast in January, the singer-dancer opened up in regards to the eye-opening seven-month journey taken to create the monitor. And Jimin revealed that the unique lyrics weren’t fairly as hopeful.
When he first began engaged on the track, Jimin stated he was “feeling so down and my mindset was dim. So I was fixated on dark songs.”
He later added: “I’m not honest. That’s my personality I hate it so much — that’s why I started composing this song. Why can’t I say something honestly? I should say that I’m tired when I feel tired, but I can’t be honest with myself. That’s what made me feel so suffocated. And that’s the reason why I composed this song.”
But ultimately, Jimin’s perspective started to shift because the “dark feelings” he skilled started to vanish. “Things got better,” he stated. “At first, I wanted to write negative lyrics, but after meeting friends and talking with members and meeting fans at concerts, there was something that I realized.”
Jimin then shared that his turning level was on the Citi Field live performance on Oct. 6, 2018, the place he made a promise to not be so laborious on himself shifting ahead.
“When you feel tired, you are the one who suffers,” Jimin stated. “The same applied to me. I think I was wrong. I thought that I was tired and lonely — I realized that they are just a few people that you can be honest with. There are a lot of people who would feel more tired than me and can’t be honest with themselves. That’s how I felt.”
He continued: “When I was performing at the Citi Field, I realized something. Let’s make a resolution and a promise. Situations can be miserable, but let’s not make myself miserable. Let’s not insult myself. That’s how I felt. That’s how I thought of the word promise. And I wanted many people to listen to the song. I wanted to comfort as many people as possible. That’s the mindset I had when I worked on the song.”
BTS followers have a good time the anniversary of Jimin’s ‘Promise’ on social media
On the one-year anniversary of Jimin’s “Promise,” BTS followers organized a celebration on social media, trending #1YearWithPromise and #ForeverJiminsPromise on Twitter worldwide. And in fact, ARMY left loving messages to precise their appreciation for the track.
“약속 (Promise) was released 1 year ago,” as soon as fan on Twitter wrote. “It’s a personal song crafted by Jimin, who poured his heart into it & shared with the world 1 year ago today. I hope you continue to be your own light.”
“it’s been a complete 12 months since promise was released,” one other fan tweeted. “proud is an understatement.”
Meanwhile, many followers took the time to share how “Promise” has helped them get by way of 2019.
“today marks one year of promise,” an ARMY wrote. “can y‘all believe that it‘s really been a whole year since jimin posted this beautiful gift out of nowhere? promise is such a beautiful song.. it’s a song that calms me down and makes me feel comforted whenever i listen to it.”
“jimin released promise earlier than the brand new 12 months so we may begin off with a message telling us we’ve issues to dwell for,” one other fan tweeted. “‘promise me several times a day, even if you feel alone don’t throw yourself away.’ he wanted to send us into the new year with love & hope.”
And principally, most people are grateful that “Promise” — and Jimin — exist throughout the similar universe.
“Thank you Jimin,” an ARMY wrote. “I really really really hope years from now this song still holds you together in the worst of times & still heals you just as it does to us every single day. I love you.”
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