The 14-track album includes the instrumentals featured on the band’s app and hears appearances from all seven members. It is produced by longtime BTS-collaborator DJ Swivel, who is known for working on their Love Yourself: Answer album from 2018.
Leading up to the release of the BTS World album was a string of collaborative song drops. “Dream Glow” featuring Charli XCX and “A Brand New Day” featuring Zara Larsson both appear on the album. BTS’ song “Heartbeat” also comes with its own fantasy-meets-reality visuals which sees all seven members on their own journeys. The video, which features clips from the band’s “Love Yourself World Tour” as well as sci-fi-esque graphics and ends with a tribute to their fans, reading, “See you there again, where we first met in 2012.”
BTS also announced they will be releasing a new single on July 3 called “Light,” which will be sung in Japanese. You can stream the BTS World album on platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music now, and you can watch the video for “Heartbeat” above.
In other news, the list for the most-streamed and best-selling songs of mid-year 2019 has released.