BTS Persona Album Review


Bangtan Boys, or better known as BTS, is a k-pop group that has been rising up since 2013 when they first debut. With all seven members -Jin, Namjoon, Suga, J-hope, V, Jimin, and Jungkook- they have made a big name for themselves in the music community. Their fans, they call ARMY, which stands for “Adorable Representative M.C for Youth”, they have become one of the fastest growing k-pop group of 2019. Their newest album Map of the Soul: Personal has reached number 3 on the billboard album charts. On this album they have seven songs, including: “HOME”  and “Dionysus”.

For ARMY all over the world, they waited for the day that this album would come out. There is also a lot of meaning behind the album. It, in and of itself, goes deeper than most people think it would for such young people to write and understand. An ARMY saying that “The album talks not about teen’s love or ambitious, but about exploring your persona and the start of your self discovery”. In this album there are four different versions that you can get, in each version the members have different outfits on to give you more of a look at what they wear. Within the album itself, there is a photo card for the buyer to keep as a reminder about the person.

With this album, they partnered with Halsey, for their song “Boy With Luv”.  With their song “Make it Right” there co- written with the well known artist Ed Sheeran. This album was released on April 12 2019, their music video for “Boy With Luv” becoming the most viewed video within 24 hours with a number of 74.6 million views. Also breaking the records of the most viewed video in 24 hours and most viewed video in 24 hours by a K-pop group. Lastly, despite BTS being a Korean group, they still think about their intentional ARMY and try to include some English in their songs. I, myself, really enjoyed listening to Map of The Soul: Persona, and would rate it a 10/10. I am an ARMY member though so my opinion is a little biased.