BTS is thanking fans for their continued support in the last year that had been tough on everyone. They recognize that fans have a loyalty and love like no other and would like to give back some of that love to ARMY by releasing a ‘new’ album “BE (Essential Edition),” which is an extension to their record breaking “BE” album that was released on 20th November 2020.
BTS’ “BE” album debuted on all the major Billboard charts at no. 1, made history as its lead song “Life Goes On” became the first non English song to debut at no.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Life Goes On” talks about continuing to exist in a dark world but with hope that things will get better. The “BE (Essential Edition)” album will feature eight songs from the BE Deluxe Edition. “Life Goes On,” “Fly to My Room,” “Blue & Grey,” “Skit,” “Telepathy,” “Dis-Ease,” “Stay” and “Dynamite,” as well as additional material.
The statement from Big Hit read,
Hello, This is Big Hit Entertainment. BTS’ new album “BE (Essential Edition)” will be released on Friday, February 19, with pre-orders starting on Monday, January 25. During 2020, BTS was able to experience the heartfelt and enduring care and affection of fans and the world, even as we all faced a year of a new normality. No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, a nomination for the 2021 Grammy Awards—at every milestone were the resonance and passion of the fans of BTS for the thoughts, feelings and inner reflections contained in their music.
With “BE (Essential Edition)”, we hope to show the deepest of appreciation to all fans who have stood by BTS in the making of history. We hope that BTS together with all fans will continue on their remarkable journey in 2021. We ask for your continued love and interest for “BE (Essential Edition)”. Pre-order begins: 11 AM, January 25 (Mon), 2021 (KST) Release date: 2 PM, February 19 (Fri), 2021 (KST)