BTS fans with “twelvehitphobia” were finally rewarded yesterday, Oct. 20 at 12 a.m. KST, as Big Hit finally dropped the first concept photo for the band’s upcoming album “BE” on all social media platforms.
Twitter was flooded with the hashtags #BEisComing #BEpresaves #BTS_BE.
As early as April this year, the group’s leader RM confirmed they were working on a new album due to the cancellation of their “Map of the Soul World Tour.” StayConnected and CarryOn vlogs and vlives videos were shared subsequently by all members to stay connected with fans during the pandemic’s lockdown.
Fans were even more ecstatic to learn that the boys would have a more hands-on participation with the album’s concept, design and overall production.
V is the project manager in charge of visuals and the concept photo didn’t disappoint. We see the group lounging casually with various musical instruments around them, in disheveled formal shirts and casual bottoms, and an endearingly serious air.
“BE” will be available worldwide on Nov. 20.
But before we usher in the era of “BE,” let’s look back at the most iconic concept photos the boys have given us in the past seven years of their discography. It’s interesting to see how they have all grown up and have kept outdoing themselves in their concept shoots .
2 Cool 4 Skool (single, released on June 12, 2013 , 9 tracks)
O!RUL82? (EP, released Sept. 11, 2013, 10 tracks)
Skool Luv Affair (EP, released February 12, 2014, 10 tracks)
Dark & Wild (Korean Studio Album, released Aug. 20, 2014, 14 tracks)
Wake Up ( Japanese Studio Album, released December 24, 2014, 13 tracks)
YOUTH / HYYA ERA
The Most Beautiful Moment In Life Pt.1 (EP, released April 29, 2015, 9 tracks)
The Most Beautiful Moment In Life Pt.2 (EP, Nov. 30, 2015, 9 tracks)
Young Forever (Korean Studio Album, released May 2, 2016, 19 tracks)
YOUTH (Japanese Studio Album, released Sept. 07, 2016, 13 tracks)
WINGS (Korean Studio Album, released October 10, 2016, 15 tracks)
You Never Walk Alone (Repackaged Album, released February 13, 2017, 18 tracks)
LOVE YOURSELF ERA
Love Yourself: HER (EP, released Sept. 18, 2017, 11 tracks)
Love Yourself: TEAR (Korean Studio Album, released May 18, 2018, 12 tracks)
Love Yourself: ANSWER ( Korean Studio Album, released Aug. 4, 2018, 26 tracks)
Face Yourself (Japanese Studio Album, released April 4, 2018, 12 tracks)
MAP OF THE SOUL ERA
Map Of The Soul Persona (EP, released April 12, 2019, 8 tracks)
Map Of The Soul 7 (Korean Studio Album, released Feb. 21, 2020, 22 tracks)
Map Of The Soul The Journey (Japanese Studio Album, released July 15, 2020, 13 tracks)