With news of BTS‘s comeback, fans are preparing for their return in a myriad of ways. From searching for reasons and theories behind the comeback map, to educating ARMYs on how to stream and listen to upcoming music videos, to just being totally confused at the whole movement, it’s quite obvious that fans are ecstatic that they are coming back.
ARMYs are helping newer fans on how to properly stream BTS’s music depending on the platform (YouTube, Spotify, computer, etc).
ARMY’ Stream MAP—
— CRAB WITH LUV ⁷ (@IMJOONSCRAB) January 8, 2020
In preparation for ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: 7’, here are guides for streaming on Spotify and your computers.
Do read through these guides to ensure that your every stream for @BTS_twt counts. #7isComing #MAP_OF_THE_SOUL_7
— BTS Voting Fam ⁷ (@BTSVotingFam) January 8, 2020
As well as a helpful guide as to where to purchase albums in order to count for the Hanteo and Gaon charts.
— Sarah ⁷ (@xSarahxCatx) January 9, 2020
Fans have come together to start trending hashtags starting on January 10 to celebrate the release of the Comeback Trailer: SHADOW. It will drop at 12 AM KST.
Comeback Trailer: SHADOW will be released tomorrow at 12 AM KST!
Hashtags we will be trending:
— BTS Hashtags⁷ (@BangtanTrends) January 9, 2020
Fans know that anything and everything BTS releases has some kind of meaning behind it. From the release of the comeback map, phrases such as “Kinetic Manifesto Film” and “Coma Prima” appear, sending fans in a frenzy trying to figure out what everything means.
"Kinetic Manifesto Film" could refer to the kinetic energy. So here kinetic art movement(art which moved) like mobile, mechanical sculptures. Manifesto refers to the film with Cate Blanchett in 2015. Manifesto a standard feature of modernist avant-garde movement +@BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/QwWE6MYOrC
— Lyly-Kymlou⁷ (@Ly_Kymlou) January 8, 2020
This is an example of Kinetic Manifesto Art. I don’t know the form that @BTS_twt’s Manifesto will take but as it seems to be based around movement and participation I wonder whether it is linked to #ARMYPEDIA?#7isComing #BTScomeback #BTSIsComing https://t.co/hP6FAt9eMZ
— Dr Colette Balmain ⁷ (@ColetteBalmain) January 8, 2020
“Coma prima” means like before in italian and in there vcrs they mention past meets future. They really are replicating the past
— Sab⁷ Jeontro (@gcfjkay) January 8, 2020
COME PRIMA PERFORMED BY BTS!!!😳
While on February 28 will be the date for the releasing of the official music video for lead single.
So we're going to see their performance first before watching the mv.
Omg!How could you use Coma Prima as your TITLE TRACK?!😂 pic.twitter.com/BbGrxdD0j3
— Phammy🐻💜 (@phammyVear) January 8, 2020
Fans found that the release date for BTS’s new album is also International Mother Language Day.
MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 release date, 21 February 2020, is the same day as International Mother Language Day.
— BTS UK ARMY UNITE⁷ (@BTSUKUNITE) January 8, 2020
Some also remembered that looking back on previous albums can help in solving the mystery for new ones.
Then this makes sense that Dionysus was the last song on Persona—the last song often connects to the next concept/album. Namjoon said in one of his vlives to “always pay close attention to the outros “. They’re the threads that connect albums. Very purposeful. @BTS_twt #7isComing https://t.co/7GF0lEErX9
— ✨ ms sarah ⁷ ✨ (@sarahmo21232208) January 9, 2020
Even with all these theories and posts about the comeback, it’s no lie that ARMYs are still shook.
Baby ARMYs: What does all this mean?????
Veteran ARMYs: Let's take a look and help you nav….
3 hours later….
— House of ⁷💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 (@theahjummas) January 8, 2020
Either way, we all know that this comeback is going to blow away everything fans have been theorizing about.
This doesn't feel like a comeback.
This feels like a movement.
No matter how much we try to prepare ourselves, we are about to get completely blown away by what's coming.
GP won't know what hit them.
"Are you ready to get hyped up?"@BTS_twt #7isComing #MAP_OF_THE_SOUL_7 💙 pic.twitter.com/B7rLtOT3At
— ✳️ℍ𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 ⁷✳️ (@BangtanNoona_88) January 8, 2020
Who’s ready for the next BTS movement?