When Bangtan Boys (BTS) released a surprise short video titled “Wings” last night (Sunday, 4th September) at 11pm, it got fans into a frenzy.
But they were also puzzled.
However, their questions have been answered, as just this morning (Monday, 5th September), Big Hit Entertainment revealed that “Wings” is the title of BTS’ yet-to-be released 2nd full studio album.
The company confirmed the news by retweeting a news report detailing the comeback details of BTS on their official Twitter.
While there isn’t a set date for the release yet, Big Hit confirmed that the album will reach fans by the end of the year. The report also revealed that the boys will be releasing continuous short films throughout the rest of the year until the release of their album.
As the 1st video chronicled member Jungkook’s struggle with himself, fans are speculating that a total of 7 clips will be released, each detailing the story of a different member, namely, Rap Monster, Jin, V, Suga, J-Hope, and Jimin.
Watch the mysterious short film, titled “Begin”, here:
UPDATE (8th September, 12:15pm):
Big Hit Entertainment has dropped 2 more teaser short films for BTS’ upcoming comeback.
The first clip, released on 6th September (Tuesday), featured Jimin in what looked like a hospital. It was titled “Lie” while the 3rd clip “Stigma”, released yesterday (Wednesday, 7th September) night, portrayed member V being interrogated and trying to run away from his past.
All 3 videos released so far references the novel “Demian” by Hermann Hesse, but V’s video, particularly, seemed to be a continuation of BTS’ “The Most Beautiful Moment In Life” concept.
UPDATE (9th September, 4:20pm):
As predicted, each BTS member has their own teaser video, and the latest one features rapper Suga.
Titled “First Love”, it is a dark and grimy short clip which shows Suga looking lost as he wanders into a store. As the rapper starts playing the piano, an alarm sounds, propelling him to escape the shop. Yet again, the teaser bears resemblance to BTS’ “The Most Beautiful Moment In Life” concept.
While there’s no definite release date for BTS’ upcoming album, South Korean news outlet Donga has reported that the group is currently in the final stages of the album production. They are also planning to release the album in October.
View the short film here:
BTS debuted on 13th June 2013, and has since garnered a solid following by singing about the harsh truths of modern society. So far, they have released 1 full studio album and 4 extended plays.
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Source: soompi / Featured image: Big Hit Entertainment