This is big news!! Finally, BTS shared “Proof.” For the uninitiated, this may be confusing. To simplify, boy band K-pop group BTS finally let out a teaser to announce their upcoming album, “Proof.”
Some minutes prior to 8:30 pm IST on May 4, (midnight KST, May 5), a notification for a live stream popped up on BTS’ official YouTube channel BANGTANTV. This was an instant flashback to BTS’ previous similar live stream, where we watched a slab of butter melting slowly for an hour, to reveal the logo of the song that we now know and love: “Butter.”
The live stream was titled “0612091102120820…. 0610.” Again, while ARMY watched it agog and knew what the numbers meant, for some it needed deciphering. Each quartet is a date (mm/dd pattern) to chronicle past releases and then comes “0610.” This is June 10, the much-awaited date with BTS’s forthcoming “Proof.”
The 5 minutes and 21 seconds long clip finally fused from the “Permission To Dance” logo to an emblem revealing “Proof.” Silence followed and then came a one-liner: “We Are Bulletproof.”
Interestingly, the new stamp bears semblance to BTS’ official logo and eventually transformed into ARMY’s official logo. This brings us back to what we now know to be RM’s “hint” during BTS’ concert in Los Angeles in November 2021. At the time, RM said, “So, we were the bullet and you guys were our proof. We’re now truly bulletproof.”
“Proof” is an anthology album comprising three CDs, including different tracks that “reflect the thoughts and ideas of the members on the past, present and future of BTS.” Additionally, it will include three brand new tracks. With June 13, 2022, marking nine years since BTS’ debut, “Proof” will relive the group’s history.
The album can be pre-ordered onwards 7:30 am IST on May 5 to June 9. “Proof” is available in two different versions, “standard” and “compact,” each containing 3 CDs.
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