BTS has unveiled their newest single “Black Swan” within the type of an artwork movie that includes the MN Dance Firm. Directed by YongSeok Choi, the five-minute video showcases elaborate, spectacular choreography by seven dancers from the Slovenian dance firm, who take middle highlight with no look by the band members themselves.
The video opens with a quote from Martha Graham, an inspiration for the tune: “A dancer dies twice – as soon as after they cease dancing, and this primary loss of life is extra painful.” A press launch notes, “Now in ‘Black Swan,’ BTS dives deep into their inside selves as artists and faces the shadows they’d as soon as hidden. The tune lends voice to their fears that at some point music will not have the ability to transfer or contact them. The very second they arrive nose to nose with the ‘Black Swan’ inside themselves, nonetheless, they’re stricken with a paradoxical realization that music is all they’ve. It’s a confession of an artist who has actually discovered what music means to himself.”
“Black Swan” comes off BTS’ upcoming album Map Of The Soul: 7, out February 21st. Pre-orders for the brand new album surpassed 3.42 million copies within the first week, setting an all-time document for the band. The album is a sequel to the band’s April 2019 EP Map of the Soul: Persona.
Earlier this week, BTS introduced that they’d be funding 22 art installations in 5 cities world wide. Conceived and curated by Daehyung Lee, the Connect, BTS undertaking will oversee sculpture and experimental artwork installations in London, Seoul, New York, Berlin and Buenos Aires. Of their video announcement for the undertaking, the members of BTS mentioned that they hoped the undertaking would “ship a optimistic message to the world [and] give again among the superb love that we obtain.”