BTS Announce New Album ‘Love Yourself: Tear’
BTS have announced their next album.
The K-pop phenoms shared the news via Twitter on Monday (April 16), revealing the record is titled Love Yourself: Tear and will arrive May 18. It serves as the follow-up to 2017 EP Love Yourself: Her, but will instead be a full-length album, joining previous LPs Dark & Wild (2014) and Wings (2016).
The band teased the project earlier this month in a cinematic video called "Euphoria: Theme of Love Yourself Wonder," which appeared to connect narratives they'd included in past music videos and featured a snippet of new music, assumedly from the upcoming album.
As reported by Billboard, the record was initially thought to be titled Love Yourself: Wonder due to a widespread fan theory based on Korean literary terms and storytelling, but has, of course, since been disproved.
According to BTS’ official fan site, known as a fan cafe in Korea, pre-orders of Love Yourself: Tear will go on sale on April 18.