BTS Announce New Album ‘Love Yourself: Answer’
UPDATE: According to Soompi, Love Yourself: Answer will be a repackaged album featuring seven new tracks.
EARLIER: Just two months after unveiling their record-breaking May album, Love Yourself: Tear, BTS have announced another new record will arrive next month.
Titled Love Yourself: Answer, the LP is the third in their Love Yourself series, following the aforementioned Tear and 2017’s Love Yourself: Her. It will be released August 24, with pre-orders beginning July 18.
BTS broke the news to their ARMY via a post uploaded to their fan-only blog, known as a "fan cafe" within the K-pop world.
So far, information about the project is sparse, though according to Billboard, it is reportedly a separate entity from Tear and will include two to three new songs. In the past, the K-pop phenoms have put out extended reissues known as "repackages" in South Korea, like 2016’s The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever, but it seems as though Answer will be a standalone. The group's label, Big Hit Entertainment, has not yet clarified what will be included on the album.
Love Yourself: Answer will also reportedly complete BTS' four-part Love Yourself series, which is based on the four narrative elements of a storytelling form known as 起承轉結. The superstar septet will reportedly perform the new music in South Korea for the first time at the kickoff of their Love Yourself world tour on August 25 and August 26 in Seoul. They will then head to North America for over a dozen sold-out stops of their concert series.
See their Answer announcement below.
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