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Korean band BTS release thier new album Map of the Soul: Persona

Korean band BTS will release their new album next month and have shared the first taste of their album ‘Map Of The Soul: Persona’ in their new comeback trailer.

The band recently confirmed that the new tracks would be released on April 12, marking a new era for the group following their 2017-18 trilogy ‘Love Yourself’.  Part of the clip features leader RM rapping in front of a blackboard with words related to psychologist Carl Jung’s theory about the human psyche, including persona, ego, and shadow.

The title of BTS’ new album refers to that theory. Graffiti is painted on the walls of the classroom, including phrases like “Who am I?” And “Who are you?”. Further details of ‘Map Of The Soul: Persona’, including tracklists and album artwork, have yet to be confirmed. The band will celebrate its release by making an appearance on SNL on April 13.

On March 26 saw the release of RM’s latest collaboration with Honne. The rapper featured on a new version of their song ‘Crying Over You’. The upcoming range of BTS Mattel dolls were also unveiled online yesterday. The collection was inspired by the seven-piece band’s music video for ‘Idol’. The dolls will reportedly be released in September.

BTS will return to the UK in June to perform two shows at Wembley Stadium as part of the ‘Love Yourself: Speak Yourself’ world tour. Tickets for the first concert sold out within 90 minutes. The gigs follow the band’s UK debut last year, when they performed two sold-out shows at London’s The O2.

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