Everything You Need to Know About BTS’ Latest Album, ‘Map of the Soul: 7’

Map of The Soul: 7 Versions

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Let’s talked about the versions within the album Map of The Soul: 7! The album comes in four different versions. You can see the main differences through the cover art for the album, as well. If you compared Map of The Soul: 7 with the other BTS albums, the size for the newest album was much larger than the others!

The album contained a photo book, lyric book, CD, mini book, photo card, post card, sticker, coloring paper, and poster. Other differences between the four versions are the photo card sets and the photo book sets. Within each version there are random BTS personal photo cards, so you might have to guess whose you would receive.

The same is true for the photo book set, you would receive the photo book with one of the different photoshoot concepts for BTS. But the photo book set came up sequentially from the concept photo 1 until concept photo 4!

First Version:

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With the first version, people who bought the album would receive the first concept photo book of Map of The Soul: 7!

Second Version:

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Through the second version, they would receive the concept photo 2 of BTS for Map of The Soul: 7 teaser!

Third Version:

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Through the third version, you could receive the concept photo 3 of BTS within the photo book!

Fourth Version:

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Then, as you would expect, the fourth version would give you the concept photo 4 of BTS within the photo book!

For all of the album versions and the package details, check out the Map of The Soul: 7 unboxing video here:

Map of The Soul: 7 Teasers Photos

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As people have seen, BTS’s comeback was divided into four different concepts. Then through the four concept, it was dominated by nude colours and monochrome vibes. Here are some of the picture teasers for Map of The Soul: 7!

Concept Photo 1

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Through the first version, the members looked like saints or angel. The members were wearing all-white outfits and small white feathers were floating around.

Concept Photo 2

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Within the dark concept and dark outfits, the BTS members were looking liks ‘black swans’ with their fluffy, dark wings behind them in the second version teaser!

Concept Photo 3

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The third version of the teaser for Map of The Soul: 7! With the vintage vibes, BTS members sat next to each other while they were surrounded by food and drink. Their pose also reminded people of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci!

Concept Photo 4

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Then, last but not least, BTS’s Map of The Soul: 7 with the fourth concept! With the black and white concept,Β  the BTS members were surrounded by animation that showed the bright side of them, as well!

Map of The Soul: 7Β Tracklist

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The album consisted of 20 different songs, some of which have been released previously through the album Map of The Soul: Persona, as well, such as Boy With Luv, Intro: Persona, Make It Right, Jamais Vu, and Dionysus. Here is the full tracklist for Map of The Soul: 7!

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  1. Intro: Persona
  2. Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)
  3. Make It Right
  4. Jamais Vu
  5. Dionysus
  6. Interlude: Shadow
  7. Black Swan
  8. Filter
  9. My Time
  10. Louder Than Bombs
  11. ON
  12. UGH!
  13. 00:00 (Zero O’Clock)
  14. Inner Child
  15. Friends
  16. Moon
  17. Respect
  18. We are Bulletproof: Eternal
  19. Outro: Ego
  20. ON (feat. Sia)

Since the latest single, ON was part of the album, it made ARMYs remember BTS’s previous single, NO, which was released in 2013. Through the NO music video, we can see that the BTS members were being controlled by anonymous people, but eventually they fought back against them by saying ‘no’!

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Let’s reminisce about the NO era by watching the music video here:

Meanwhile, through the latest single, ON, BTS told a story where they used to experience hard times, and struggled while they were becoming huge artists, as well. Moreover, we can see through the music video that every member of BTS also showed their struggle respectively into amazing concept, as well!

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We are Bulletproof: Eternal is also on the tracklist, making longtime fans nostalgic. How did it happen? We are Bulletproof: Eternal was a reference from their pre-debut song, which was titled by We Are Bulletproof in 2010, and was followed by a sequel song titled We Are Bulletproof part 2, in 2013.

We are Bulletproof: Eternal tells the story of BTS, who have grown up in the past seven years and matured as people and as a group. In We Are Bulletproof and We Are Bulletproof part 2, BTS was showing that they have never given up to chasing their dream and proving themselves to the people who might underestimate them.

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To refresh your memory, watch the We Are Bulletproof part 2 music video here:

BTS’ First Comeback in 2020, ON!

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Previously, BTS amazed their fans with their first comeback in 2020, with the hit single ON! In the song, BTS also revealed the truth and meaning behind the song, as well. It was representative for a feeling, with the condition that it’s okay if someone doesn’t feel okay, and it is alright if we fail or have flaws.

The single was released as the same day as the Map of The Soul: 7 album, on February 21, 2020. There’s also another version of the single, which is a collaboration the female singer Sia. If you look at the translation of the lyrics, they consisted of messages that the group has had their own struggles in their career. Despite all of the hard times, they kept moving forward and kept going ‘on and on’!

Some of the highlight from the lyrics, such as the part which was “You should know, can’t hold me down cuz you know I’m a fighter”, “Bring the pain“, and other lyrics that have been translated into English, such as “Even if I fall, I come right up, scream“, and many more!

ON‘s music video:

Through the music video for ON, BTS presented their fans with a wonderful setting, where it shows the scene of the BTS members going to the mountains. It also has a ‘nature’ vibe, and reminding people of movies such as The Maze Runner, Alice In Wonderland, and many more! Even through their outfits, which also matched with the concept, and showed the scene where RM was surrounded with animals in the forest, as well!

ON‘s cinematic video:

Meanwhile, through the kinetic manifesto film of the ON video, BTS made fans fly with their skillful performance while the members were dancing and singing along with the army of dancers behind them! Obviously, the group members were the spotlight of the scene, and they were surrounded by a bunch of dancers! With the monochrome outfits and ‘clean’ background, the video was really eye-catching!

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How did ARMYs react to ON? Obviously, they were really excited! They had given several reactions, but mostly ARMYs were very proud of BTS through each of their comebacks, as well!

That was all of the information about BTS’s latest album, Map of The Soul: 7! We can see that BTS had a wonderful career throughout the years, and it all came from their own hard work and experience through all that time. Let’s always support them, and make sure you listen to their new album!

Which is your favorite track from Map of The Soul: 7? Comment down below!