Get your tissues ready and prepare to sob, ARMY. Jungkook has shared an update about “Decalcomania.”
On his 22nd birthday, Jungkook released a preview of his in-progress English song, “Decalcomania.” Decalcomania is a technique, commonly used by surrealist artists, that involves transferring designs from paper to other surfaces, such as pottery. (Think “decal.”) In the lyrics, Jungkook uses decalcomania as a metaphor for self-exploration and identity.
All the numbers too big
Can’t get out of your game
Oh I want to paint it like you
I want to be your decalcomania
— “Decalcomania” lyrics
For two years, fans have patiently waited to hear a final version of “Decalcomania” on Jungkook’s first mixtape, nicknamed JJK1. Unfortunately, that might not happen now.
jungkook – "decalcomania"pic.twitter.com/byW9KfxQxv
— soe🍒 (@jeonstaaarr) February 25, 2021
During BTS’s Zoom fan meeting, an ARMY asked Jungkook about “Decalcomania.” It turns out that the song no longer exists anywhere except Jungkook’s Twitter recording and in his memory. He erased the files but says he could recreate them.
🐹Decalcomania when release?
🐨I think he threw away
🐯He threw it away as I threw it away
🐰Nonono stays in my head
🐹Are the files still there?
🐱 Idk Deleting files is unusual
🐰I can work again pic.twitter.com/sEOF7C0PWV
— 오구ᴾᵀᴰ (@951230_951013) August 9, 2021
Even so, some fans are mourning the heartbreaking loss of this beloved song and coming to terms with the fact that they might never hear its final version.
what is worst than heartbreak?
□ being cheated on
□ break up with your partner
☑ knowing that all decalcomania files are deleted
— jungkook simper⁷ (@kookdice) August 9, 2021
Jungkook deleted decalcomania file completely…….. the only song i’ve been waiting for NO ONE EVER TALKS TO ME pic.twitter.com/jcWAawYYeu
— 제이 👬💕 (@dionysusverse) August 9, 2021
sending big hugs to every single 'decalcomania' enthusiast out there
— Jung Kook 🌟 (@dreamjeons) August 9, 2021
For more from the Zoom call, find out how V‘s mixtape is going, or check out Jungkook’s nickname here: