Each year, the Korean group mark the anniversary of their debut, which occurred on June 13, 2013, with a series of new photos, profiles, video content and new music.
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‘Bicycle’ is RM’s first solo material since the release of his 2018 “playlist” project ‘mono’. The song was produced, written and arranged by the rapper and singer-songwriter John Eun. Last year, RM provided backing vocals on Eun’s song ‘Hope’.
“For me, riding a bike always gives me a thrill, but when I put my feet on the two pedals it always feels a bit sad,” he wrote. “Whether it’s because there’s a lot of things that I miss… Even I don’t know the reason.”
He added: “Ever since I was a trainee, I always wanted to move the blurry scenery that I couldn’t quite capture while riding a bicycle into a song.”
The artwork for the release was created by Korean artist Moon Sungsik, who RM has “been admiring” and asked to be involved with the project.
Listen to ‘Bicycle’ above now.
BTS will hold a special livestream event next weekend (June 13-14), called BTS 2021 MUSTER SOWOOZOO. When translated into English from Korean “sowoozoo” means “mikrokosmos”, the name of a track on the group’s 2019 record ‘Map Of The Soul: Persona’.
The first performance (June 13, 6:30pm KST/10:30am BST) will be followed by a “world tour” version at the same time the following night, featuring some of the band’s foreign language songs.
Meanwhile, BTS recently released two new remixes of their chart-topping and record-breaking new single ‘Butter’. The ‘Cooler’ and ‘Sweeter’ mixes arrived on Friday (June 4), and followed the previous ‘Hotter’ remix.