BTS' Jin turns a year older on 4 December, and has dropped an early surprise gift for his fans all over the world.
On Thursday (03/12), a few hours ahead of his birthday, Jin went on Twitter to share a new track called 'Abyss,' available on YouTube and Soundcloud. Produced by frequent NUE'ST and SEVENTEEN collaborator BUMZU (Gye Beom-ju), the song was co-written by Jin, RM, Pdogg, and BUMZU.
안녕하세요 진입니다— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) December 3, 2020
제 생일 두시간 전이네요
열심히 준비한거 올리고가요!#JIN #Abysshttps://t.co/tjvuU67Wbmhttps://t.co/GMKP9e3R6S
A letter to ARMY also accompanied the new song, with Jin sharing how he's been experiencing burnout recently and wanting to put his feelings down into words. Jin also extended his thanks to RM for writing the song's chorus.
Read the letter here:
Hello, this is Jin.
Not long ago, during a press conference, I said this
“I don't want to share my sad feelings with my fans. Because I want to show only good things.
But if it's music, the story is different. I usually don't want to share it with my actions, but I think it would be okay to show it as music.”
In fact, there was a big burnout recently, but I think it was because I had a lot of thoughts about myself.
I ranked #1 in the Billboard Hot 100 and received congratulations from many people. Can I receive this?
In fact, there are a lot of people who love music more and do better than me, but is it okay for me to receive this joy and celebration?
As I went deeper, it felt like I wanted to put it all down because it was hard.
After receiving counseling about this, I talked to Bang Pidi-nim, and he said, “Would you like to write this feeling in a song?”
What if I don’t have confidence to make it well and the result is not good, I have already come to a position where it should not be done.
That doesn't matter to Bang Pidi. But if you do, you will surely do well, and he said he will find the right person for you.
That's how I met the composer, Gye Beom-juhyeong, and now I talked about my feelings and many things.
He was a bright and positive person. My brother said he wanted to help me, and he brightened me up again with the positive power of saying, 'Let's write about a lot of anxieties~ If it doesn't work, you can try again.'
After talking so many things, I made my feelings into a track on the spot as it is, and I wrote the stories I wanted to do with this, and Abyss was completed. I want to say thank you again to Gye Beom-ju.
It's a bit depressing song that doesn't fit on your birthday, but I think it'll be ambiguous unless it's a birthday, so Abyss was released.
Army, please listen carefully even if you are lacking.
ps. Thank you, our leader, for writing the chorus lyrics.
Jin, together with the rest of BTS, has had an eventful couple of weeks - getting their first GRAMMY nomination, making and breaking Billboard records with 'Life Goes On' and their new album, BE, and being crowned the most-listened-to K-pop act on Spotify for 2020.
BTS are slated to perform at the upcoming Melon Music Awards on 5 December and the Mnet Asia Music Awardson 6 December. They will also be performing at the Weverse New Year's Eve Live concert on 31 December with fellow Big Hits Labels artists like TXT, GFRIEND, ENHYPEN, NU'EST, Lee Hyun, and BUMZU.
Listen to 'Abyss' here: