K-pop icons and Grammy-nominated group BTS released their much-anticipated anthology album “Proof” and talked about how special it is in their nine-year journey with ARMYs.

BTS dropped the album on June 10 that featured the lead single “Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment).”

BTS photo for the “Proof” album (Big Hit Music)
Scenes from the “Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)” music video (Big Hit Music)

The album came 11 months after BTS released their single CD “Butter.” “Proof” is a three-CD album that has three new songs: “Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)”, “Run BTS” and “For Youth.”

It has a total of 48 songs from BTS’ greatest hit songs, solo and sub-unit tracks selected by each member, unreleased tracks and special tracks.

“Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)” is a medium-tempo, alternative hip-hop track in which BTS take the past difficulties and challenges they faced in stride,

“Run BTS”, which opens CD2, is a powerful up-tempo hip-hop genre track that narrates the seven members who have been there for one another throughout their journey as a team, and the determination of BTS to keep running as they always have.

The last track of CD3, “For Youth,” is a fan song dedicated to their fans, ARMY. The track begins with a piece of memory BTS and ARMY spent together by sampling “EPILOGUE: Young Forever” from BTS’ 2016 album, “The most beautiful moment in life : YOUNG FOREVER.”

The music video for “Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)” also shows the journey BTS went through and expectations for their new chapter.

BTS members talked about “Proof” and ARMYs.

“I feel thrilled every time we release new music for the first time. I hope many people will enjoy the album. ‘Proof’ is a special album that closes the first chapter of BTS before going into our 10th year. We especially paid more attention to the lyrics as our message to our fans, ARMY who have been with us for nine years, is the key to this album,” said RM.

Jin said, “‘Proof’ walks through BTS’ history, so it reminds me of nine-years of memories. This will be one of those albums I listen to a lot. It will be fun to listen to the unreleased tracks.”

“We carefully finalized the order of the tracks as the album speaks of BTS’ history. My suggestion would be to listen to the album in the order. We are honored to capture our nine-year journey in this album. Listening to the album will trace you back in memory and the paths BTS have walked,” said Suga.

According to J-Hope, “I’m happy and excited that we are finally releasing a new album after a long time. I just want to enjoy the album with our ARMY. Proof is a chronicle of BTS and ARMY, and it is a special album as it contains all our memories together. It is the soul of BTS, so I hope many people like it!”

Jimin said, “I feel happy and strange at the same time as it’s been a while since we released a new album. ‘Proof’ holds a special place in our hearts as it includes the past lead singles and previously unreleased tracks. While creating this album, we spent meaningful times together looking after one another and deeply connecting with one another.”

“As the album represents our past nine years, this is a gift for our fans who have been supporting us and creating our history together,” said V.

Jungkook said, “It feels like we just finished writing a big book. As always, we gave a lot of thoughts into every detail of this album while working on it. It is a reflection of the time we spent together as BTS and the emotions we felt throughout our nine-year journey.”

To mark their ninth anniversary since debuting in 2013, BTS will reveal performance of the new tracks through “Proof” Live via official YouTube channel BANGTANTV on June 13.

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2022/06/10/bts-releases-anthology-album-proof-hope-many-people-like-it/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bts-releases-anthology-album-proof-hope-many-people-like-it)