Big Hit Entertainment has confirmed that BTS will release a new album next month with Seoul playing an integral part in its concept.
According to Big Hit Entertainment, BTS is scheduled to return on April 12 with a completely new album in a surprise comeback. The album titled MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA is the first from the group in about eight months.
During the second half of 2018, the group released the last installment in their Love Yourself trilogy with LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘Answer’ in August. The capstone to the trilogy saw BTS making impressive gains on Billboard’s album chart and streaming giant Spotify. Notably, it became the first Korean pop group to enter the top ten in Billboards Hot 100 chart with Fake Love, the title track from LOVE YOURSELF 轉 ‘Tear.’
Starting in May the group will embark on a world tour with stops in Sao Paulo, London, Paris, Osaka, and more in addition to several in the U.S.