The comeback trailer for BTS‘s upcoming special album is finally out and it’s everything you’d want and more.
Having watched it myself already all I can say is daaaaaaaaang….
I’ve been left in a state of both amazement and disbelief. As y’all know I’ve been waiting for Jin’s intro to drop since the freaking longest and now it finally has, and it’s a sad rock ballad! Did you hear me An Emo ROCK BALLAD. Could his label have chosen a genre any more fitting to his sensibilities? I certainly don’t think so.
I saw earlier that some were surprised by this sudden direction but maybe they shouldn’t have been, because if you ask me, THIS was the perfect direction to go in. I’ve always thought one of this guy’s strong suits was how he’s able to emote and bring feeling to a song, and a ballad-y song like this only highlights that twice more. To me Epiphany is a singer’s song and I’m quite impressed by how well Jin executed it.
Furthermore I really liked how it’s lyrics beautifully carry on the “Love Yourself” theme. Every time it gets to the, “I’m The One I Should Love in This World” part for example, it packs a mean punch. It really is one of those songs that takes your breath away. I can only begin to imagine how even better something like this would be live. It just sounds like the type of song that would slay at concerts doesn’t it? and I can already imagine the inevitable acoustic version too. 😮 How sick would it be to see Jin rocking this out with his guitar in the upcoming tour…
But I think what gets me even more with this release is that it seems bighit has gained a lot of confidence in Jin’s vocals. I say this cuz I was surprised by how bare bones the MV itself was. I mean we all know the sorts of cash BTS‘s label is raking in these days. They have become world wide famous after all. So I’m pleasantly surprised they instead decided to scale things back with this trailer considering how they have more eyes on them now than ever. Many other companies would have panicked to keep the momentum going by throwing everything including the kitchen sink.
However don’t get me wrong because I am aware that us ARMYs did get some things. I did catch some of those EasterEggs/Callbacks to BTS‘s on going story(gonna need to check online later for some theories on that btw). I just mean that there wasn’t a lot of action or fancy colors to distract viewers this time around. It really relied on Jin vocals first and foremost and that’s fantastic. He has really worked his ass off to improve and it makes me happy to see it getting recognized.
So overall as you can see I was super satisfied with this release. Now share with me how YOU felt down in the comments below. Now excuse me as I go listen to this again.
P.S. raise your hands if this last shot gave you chills.