Just days away from the release of their album BE (Deluxe Edition), K-pop behemoths BTS have revealed the tracklist.
We know this was coming. We know this was going to happen, but it just got so much more real. Days away from the release of their album BE (Deluxe Edition), BTS have revealed the tracklist.
The group dropped the full tracklist on their social media along with a short message, referencing what is the title track of the album ‘Life Goes On’.
— BigHit Entertainment (@BigHitEnt) November 10, 2020
“Life goes on, like an echo in the forest, like an arrow in the blue sky, on my pillow, on my table, life goes on like this again,” said the message.
ARMY (BTS’ fans) had, of course, guessed pretty early on the significance of this phrase, especially since the group stressed it in their moving speech at the 75th UN General Assembly. “Now more than ever, we must try to remember who we are, and face who we are… Our tomorrow may be dark, painful, difficult. And we might stumble and fall down.
“But the stars shine brightest when the night is darkest. And if the stars are hidden, we’ll let the moonlight guide us,” they’d said, closing it out with a ringing: “Life goes on, let’s live on.”
Aside from the group’s popular hit ‘Dynamite’, which made them the first K-pop group to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the album contains seven songs.
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In a statement to Variety earlier this year, the band said of BE (Deluxe Edition): “The new album imparts a message of healing to the world by declaring, ‘Even in the face of this new normality, our life goes on.’”
In the same statement, they emphasized that this album is their most ‘BTS-ish’ work: “The septet took a step further and was involved not only in the music making process, but also in the overall production: concept, composition, design, etc. It reflects the thoughts, emotions and deepest ruminations of BTS while working on the album.”