If you are a fan of BTS, you will be excited to know their album Map of the Soul: 7. This album is unique because it’s the seventh installment in their Map of the Soul MOTS 7 Versions series, and it’s also been hinted that it will be the last album in this series.
The album has been highly anticipated by fans worldwide, and with good reason. BTS never disappoints when it comes to music, and their latest singles promise a fantastic album. The title track “ON” is a funky, retro track showing off BTS’s signature sound!
Map of the Soul The Journey Overview
BTS’s fourth Number-One Album Japanese studio album, Map of the Soul: 7 ~The Journey~ was official release on July 15, 2020. “Stay Gold,” the album’s title track, is a song from the same name initially released as a single in 2019. This album includes tracks from prior releases such as “FAKE LOVE/Airplane Pt. 2” and “Lights/Boy With Luv.” It also contains new original songs written specifically for this release by BTS.
How Many Versions Does MOTS 7 Have?
There are seven versions of Map of the Soul 7, each with its unique artwork and tracklist. The album was released in three phases, containing two versions.
The first phase was released on February 21, 2020, and contained Version 1: Persona and Version 2: Inner Child.
The second phase was released on March 9, 2020, and contained Version 3: Ego and Version 4: Shadow.
The final phase was released on April 12, 2020, and contained Version 5: True Self and Version 6:hosts.
Each version of the album comes with a different cover photo and sleeve design and a different set of photo cards. You can find more information about the versions of Map of the Soul 7
Why Do Korean Album Have Different Versions?
K-Pop albums often have different versions because the artists want to give their fans various options to choose from. For example, some versions might have different cover art or exclusive bonus tracks. They allow fans to pick the version they like the best and help support the artist by increasing album sales.
The Announcement of MAP OF THE SOUL
On January 7, BTS released a brand new album, which will undoubtedly send fans into overdrive. The group’s legion of devoted followers went berserk on social media after the news was announced.
PLANS FOR MAP OF THE SOUL
The MOTS7 album was released over four phases by Big Hit Entertainment. The debut single and an MN Dance Company Art Film were launched on January 10. The comeback map included London, Berlin, Seoul, New York City, and Buenos Aires linked to the comeback trailers. This international project called “Connect BTS” connected 5 cities and 22 musicians to define a link between art and music.
The band’s story will be detailed in a drama series that will air in the second half of 2020. The members won’t be portrayed by themselves, though. Actors will play younger versions of all the band members and how they met.
CONCEPT PHOTOS ALBUM OF MAP OF THE SOUL
BTS has released four versions of concept pictures to excite ARMY with sneak peeks at what the Map of the Soul: 7 albums will look like here:
MOTS: 7 Concept Photo Version 1
MOTS: 7 Concept Photo Version 2
MOTS: 7 Concept Photo Version 3
MOTS: 7 Concept Photo Version 4
WHAT’S THE STORY OF THE MAP OF THE SOUL ALBUM?
A heartfelt story of BTS and their search for their “real selves,” BTS will release their fourth studio album, “MAP OF THE SOUL: 7” on February 21.
The MAP OF THE SOUL series is the honest and heartfelt story of BTS’ journey to finding out who they indeed are. The first chapter of this narrative, “MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA,” sung about the world and the pleasure of love, as well as the revelation of self in front of others; “MAP OF THE SOUEL: 7” now turns inward to explore the shadow within in an open acknowledgment that it too is a component of oneself.
“MAP OF THE SOUL: 7” looks back at BTS’s seven-year history as one unit. The road wasn’t always smooth, and they faced particular challenges in their rise to worldwide superstardom. Now that the scars left by those challenges are considered part of their genuine selves, BTS understands that to tell their narrative about discovering their “real and whole selves,” they must first accept both “the self I want to show” and “the self I want to despise.”
BTS is poised to continue its expansion as an artist with the release of “MAP OF THE SOUL: 7,” which will combine fine art and popular art through such projects as the worldwide art project CONNECT, BTS, and the “Black Swan” film, which features a modern dance adaptation of the early-release song.
TRACKLIST OF MOTS: 7
The Map of the Soul: 7 tracklist features 20 songs, 15 of which are brand new tracks. Here’s the list if you’re wondering:
- Intro: Persona
- 작은 것들을 위한 시 (Boy With Luv) (Feat. Halsey)
- Make It Right
- Jamais Vu
- Interlude: Shadow
- Black Swan
- Louder than bombs
- ON — Title Track
- 욱 (UGH!)
- 00:00 (Zero O’Clock)
- Inner Child
- We are Bulletproof: the Eternal
- Outro: Ego
- ON, Feat. Sia (Digital-Only Release)
Map of the Soul – CD Packages
The CD sets contain the same essential content: an album, a photo book, a lyric book, a tiny notebook, postcards, stickers, coloring paper, and posters. Each varies slightly based on which of the four-CD packs is purchased. Each of the four-CD versions comes with one of 32 different random photo cards to make the collection more attractive.
Which MOTS: 7 Version Hits Album is the Best?
All of them! They’re all great in their way. Each new version of Map of the Soul brings something new and exciting to the table, and fans of the album will enjoy each one. Version 7 is no exception, with its fresh mix of sounds and styles will keep you hooked from beginning to end. So whether you’re a longtime fan or just discovering it for the first time, check out Map of the Soul 7! You won’t be disappointed.
Promotions After Release Map of the Soul
BTS has been quite busy after the release of the album. They performed on The Tonight Show, Starring Jimmy Fallon, and joined James Corden for “Carpool Karaoke” on The Late Late Show.
Map of the Soul World Tour
To celebrate the band’s success, they began the BTS’ Map of the Soul Tour at Olympic Stadium in Seoul on April 11, 2020. They then continued their music to North America, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands. The Tour came to a close at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo on September 2, 2020.
So many exciting things are in store for BTS fans in 2022. First up, they will perform three back-to-back concerts in Seoul this March. Then, weeks later, the group will fly out to the US to perform another set of shows in Las Vegas (and hopefully attend the Grammys). BTS also confirmed they’re planning to drop a new album release this year, although its release date hasn’t been revealed. So hang in there, ARMY’s
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