Because the musical voice of a technology, BTS might be described in some ways, however “burned out” was by no means assigned to them till at this time (Jan. 17) when the South Korean septet graced the world with their introspective new tune “Black Swan.” The primary single from their forthcoming Map of the Soul: 7 album, the members use the tune to specific their chilling emotions about how artists view their craft, and the way they really feel when their love of it’s misplaced.
The atmospheric, haunting mix of mournful instrumentals and entice beats explores the creative thought of how falling out of affection with one’s craft is akin to loss of life.
“The guts now not races when listening to the music play,” Suga sings throughout the reflective top of the tune. “Looks as if time has stopped/ Oh, that will be my first loss of life/ I been all the time afraid of.” RM follows: “If this will now not resonate, now not make my coronary heart vibrate, then like this can be how I die my first loss of life. However what if that second’s proper now?” “No tune impacts me anymore/ Crying a silent cry,” Jimin mournfully relays just a few moments later.
Based on a press launch, the tune serves as, “A confession of an artist who has really discovered what music means to himself.”
The discharge of “Black Swan” follows shortly after Suga’s solo “Interlude: Shadow,” which units the tone for the upcoming album to proceed BTS’ exploration of Jungian psychoanalytic thought following final yr’s Billboard 200 chart-topping album Map of the Soul: Persona. In Jungian psychology, the Map of the Soul — as relayed by the guide of that identify by Murray Stein that BTS has revealed impressed elements of the sequence — explores the internal workings of the persona, shadow, and ego.
“Black Swan” drops greater than a month earlier than the arrival of Map of the Soul: 7 on Feb. 21, and was shared by way of each a studio model on digital music platforms and an artwork movie that includes a efficiency by Slovenian fashionable dance troupe MN Dance Firm. The visible explores the struggles put forth by BTS within the lyrics as interpreted by the dancers.
It’s fronted by a quote from fashionable dance legend Martha Graham: “A dancer dies twice — as soon as after they cease dancing, and this primary loss of life is the extra painful.”
Watch the “Black Swan” video beneath.