BTS release new album | Review

Just 24 hours after its release, ‘Map of the Soul: Persona’ continues to make waves and break records. BTS’s most recent album continues to prove their impact worldwide and their incredible talent.

‘Boy With Luv’ featuring Halsey has broken an incredible 3 records in the the first 24 hours of the video’s release. Bright, colourful and infectiously poppy, the track has won the hearts of fans across the globe. By featuring Halsey, the band secured radio play and can now reach even more people. I think this track is incredible; though Halsey certainly takes a back seat, her harmonizing (in both Korean and English) does add a new depth and tone to the track.

What I love about this album and this band is the range of styles they execute perfectly. They’ll have you crying one second and dancing the next. ‘Dionysus’ gets you hyped up, perfect for those who do any kind of sports (or maybe just those people who dance crazily to BTS tracks). It’s the busiest song, jumping from insane raps to even more impressive vocals (Jin’s scream will go down in history), not to mention the instrumentals pushing the track forwards and giving it momentum. Ending the album with this much energy leaves you desperate for more.

My personal favourite is ‘Jamais Vu’. I love the way it slows the album down, not quite a ballad but somewhere close. The track is really driven by their angelic vocals which drip with emotion; you don’t need to understand Korean to feel this in your bones. ‘HOME’ is similarly fantastic and characterised by vocals; the harmonizing and beautiful tones in this song might have made me cry (but you can’t prove anything).

BTS continue to rule the world with Map of the Soul: Persona and I’m excited to see what comes next for the phenomena that never seems to stop. Get yourself a copy of the album and let us know what your favourite track is.

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