BTS are officially back.
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The global superstars have finally returned with brand new music with the release of their career-spanning anthology album, PROOF, as well as its lead single, 'Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)'.
A return to their roots and a glimpse of what the future holds for BTS and ARMY, the brand new single proves that "the best moment is yet to come." The music video takes fans back to different BTS moments in time, with the iconic 'No More Dream' bus making an appearance. "We'll keep coming back for more," the group promises in their first new song since 2021's 'Permission To Dance'.
Aside from the lead single, PROOF also includes new tracks 'Run BTS,' a throwback to BTS' early years, and 'For Youth,' a CD-exclusive and a love letter to ARMY which starts off with 'Epilogue: Young Forever' from their beloved HYYH era.
In a press release, RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, V, Jimin, and Jungkook share their thoughts on the past nine years and their new album.
RM said, “I feel thrilled every time we release new music for the first time. I hope many people will enjoy the album. PROOF is a special album that closes the first chapter of BTS before going into our 10th year. We especially paid more attention to the lyrics as our message to our fans, ARMY who have been with us for nine years, is the key to this album.
Jin said, “Proof walks through BTS’ history, so it reminds me of nine years of memories. This will be one of those albums I listen to a lot.” He added, “It will be fun to listen to the unreleased tracks.”
SUGA said, “We carefully finalized the order of the tracks as the album speaks of BTS’ history. My suggestion would be to listen to the album in the order.” He also mentioned, “We are honored to capture our nine-year journey in this album. Listening to the album will trace you back in memory and the paths BTS have walked.”
j-hope said, “I’m happy and excited that we are finally releasing a new album after a long time. I just want to enjoy the album with our ARMY. PROOF is a chronicle of BTS and ARMY, and it is a special album as it contains all our memories together. It is the soul of BTS, so I hope many people like it!”
Jimin said, “I feel happy and strange at the same time as it’s been a while since we released a new album. Proof holds a special place in our hearts as it includes the past lead singles and previously unreleased tracks. While creating this album, we spent meaningful times together looking after one another and deeply connecting with one another.”
V said, “As the album represents our past nine years, this is a gift for our fans who have been supporting us and creating our history together.”
Jung Kook said, “It feels like we just finished writing a big book. As always, we gave a lot of thought to every detail of this album while working on it. It is a reflection of the time we spent together as BTS and the emotions we felt throughout our nine-year journey.”
PROOF features a total of 48 tracks – from three new songs to unreleased tracks, demos to handpicked songs by the members - marking the ending of their "first chapter" and the beginning of their new era. To celebrate, the GRAMMY-nominated act has also announced a special comeback show titled PROOF LIVE on 13 June (the day of their ninth anniversary) where they're set to perform their new songs, as well as choice cuts from PROOF.
Go on a trip to memory lane with 'Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)':