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BTS to release new English single next month

27 July 2020, 11:13 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

K-pop stars BTS have announced that they're releasing a new English single next month ahead of a new album expected to land later this year.

Last month, BTS released their Japanese single "Stay Gold".

Over the weekend, the K-pop group announced that they will release a new single next month during a livestream on V LIVE, a Korean livestream broadcasting app.

The band said, "We have prepared a new single for ARMY, set for August 21. We are preparing an album for the second half of this year, but decided to first release a single because we wanted to reach our fans as soon as possible. Due to COVID-19, people around the world have been going through tough times and we wanted to share some positive energy with our fans."

While the single title is yet to be revealed, BTS confirmed that it'll be sung in English, "The song is upbeat and sung in English, just like "MIC Drop" and "Waste It On Me". We thought that the song sounded perfect as it is in English. We recorded the guide version and felt that the result was something totally new and fresh."

BTS added, "We also needed a breakthrough during these unforeseen times, so we worked on this new song. This is a new challenge for us as well. When we first heard and recorded the song, we were energised and our spirits were lifted up. We can’t wait to share this song with you all and enjoy it together."

The band have been busy this year. Earlier this month, they released their Japanese album Map Of The Soul: 7 ~ The Journey ~, which followed on from February's MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 LP. Suga of the group also released his D-2 mixtape as Agust D in May, and Junkook released new solo track "Still With You" last month.

BTS' new English-language single will arrive on 21 August via Big Hit Entertainment.
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