Following their humongous success both in the east and the west, BTS are showing no signs of stopping as they will soon be releasing a brand new Japanese song as well as a compilation album full of Japanese versions of their well-known songs in the summer.
Grammy nominated, chart topping, record breaking and history making BTS are on a role that is showing no sign of stopping and their most recent announcement comes via their official Japanese fan club as well on Big Hit Labels YouTube channel where they released a short, thirty second teaser. The song- called “Film On”- is a Japanese power ballad that is going to be the ending theme for a Japanese movie coming out in April called SIGNAL The Movie: Cold Case Investigation Unit. The song will be released on the same day as the movie on April 2nd. According to the description on the fan club website, BTS’s youngest member Jung Kook participated in the composition of “Film Out” alongside Japanese pop rock group Back Number. We get a quick listen to it in the teaser and its sounding pretty great. Also, can we take a moment to appreciate how fabulous the boys look in the teaser? The band is killing it as always. Jin is especially serving some intense and heart stopping looks here. I really hope he gets to show off his acting skills more in the music video, or just any upcoming music video. He’s definitely more than just a pretty face. Though that face is definitely more than a little pretty. Someone cast Kim Seokjin in a K-drama damn it.
Whilst “Film Out” is due for release on April 2nd, on June 16th the Korean group will be releasing a compilation album- called BTS, THE BEST that will include their global smash hit “Dynamite”, (I really wish they would re-record “Dynamite” in Korean or Japanese but I’ll keep dreaming for now) as well various Japanese versions of some of their most famous hits such as “Black Swan”, “IDOL”, “FAKE LOVE”, “Dionysus” and more. The compilation album will also include some of their songs that were recorded just in Japanese, like “Stay Gold”, “Lights” and “Your eyes tell.” These Japanese songs and covers of their Korean music- as well as their original Japanese songs- are already out there at the moment. If you haven’t heard them, I would definitely suggest checking them out. They are fantastic and a testament to the hard work, skill and dedication that BTS have when it comes to creating music specifically to be accessible to fans around the world. Re-recording songs in another language can’t be easy but BTS can already successfully tick off English and Japanese alongside their native Korean.
BTS, THE BEST will have a total of 23 tracks but limited editions of the album will include extra features like unseen footage, music videos, photo cards, stickers and more. You can check out the BTS Official Japan Shop to pre-order and for more info, make sure you have a look at the BTS Japanese Fan Club website. BTS, THE BEST is due for release on June 16th 2021 whilst the single of “Film Out” will release on April 2nd.