Members of the BTS Army flocked by the 1000’s regardless of frigid temperatures to see the group – also called the Bangtan Boys – stay and in-person on the Today Show’s out of doors plaza. Stopping by the morning information present on the identical day their new album “Map of the Soul: 7” was launched, RM, V, Jungkook, Jimin, Suga, Jin and J-Hope sat down with Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, Carson Daly, and Al Roker for a stay interview to debate the extremely anticipated new assortment of songs.
Successful earlier than it dropped
With a plethora of pre-orders from their large fan base, BTS’ new album has already offered greater than four million copies earlier than it even dropped. This is the group’s fourth Korean-language studio launch and seventh album general, in keeping with Today.com.
Every Army was entertained whereas ready for the band with a number of BTS music movies on the plaza’s massive display screen. “Boy with Luv,” “Idol,” “Not Today,” “Mic Drop,” and the video for his or her new single “On” was streamed for the packed crowd.
Summer in NYC?
The Okay-Pop group considers their new album a mirrored image of their time collectively. “The title is ‘7’ because we’ve got seven members right here, as you see, and it’s been seven years since our debut,” RM defined to the Today co-hosts and screaming followers. “This album is like a big statement and declaration that we admit our destiny, recognize our destiny.”
Army members had the chance to serenade their favourite band when Kotb talked about that the devoted followers had been ready out within the chilly and will wish to sing certainly one of their favourite hits from the group. “Do y’all like “Boy with Luv?”” Kotb requested the gang, which acquired an amazing response prompting the plenty to interrupt into the fan-fave track.
The sing-a-long impressed Guthrie to pose a query to the group. “That actually gives me a really good idea. What do you guys think about coming back here this summer?” she requested, referring to their out of doors Summer Concert Series on the plaza. “It’ll be warmer.”
“We’ll see if we can come back in the summer so they don’t have to wait in the cold weather,” RM stated, being thoughtful of their followers. “We love summer in New York.”
“Let’s make a date!” Guthrie exclaimed.
The album is already receiving essential approval for its introspective focus and infectious music. “It’s an album about being in a band, about the relationships that form and get tested in the crucible of insane fame, all set to some of the most genre-invigorating music of their career,” August Brown of the Los Angeles Times wrote.
Their track “We Are Bulletproof: The Eternal” displays the robust bond throughout the group that has fashioned by way of their shared expertise of stardom and all that comes with it.
“We had been solely seven
But we’ve got you all now
After seven winters and comes
At the ideas of our entwined fingers
Yeah, we obtained to heaven
Throw stones at me
We don’t worry anymore
We are we’re collectively, bulletproof
(Yeah we’ve got you have got you)
Even if winter comes once more
Even if I’m blocked off, I’ll nonetheless stroll
We are we’re eternally, bulletproof”
– from We Are Bulletproof: The Eternal
Brown says the track “leaves fans feeling the arc of the journey, a piano ballad that insists the BTS Army really is in this together, that the band is figuring out this life thing right along with you.”
Army members shall be seeing numerous their favourite group within the close to future. BTS is scheduled to seem on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on February 24, and their “Carpool Karaoke” phase with The Late Late Show‘s James Corden will air on February 25. Their 37-date world tour begins in April.