BTS gave fans a beautiful overview of new music on Wednesday in a trailer for their upcoming album Map of The Soul: Persona and the focus has fallen on RM's self-recovery. The extensive trailer has a look inside a new song with RM, or Kim Nam-joon, in the spotlight, exploring the idea of personal definition and "who am I" the concept he has previously dreamed of. But what the fans are thrilled about is the "But Namjoon" concept, which has long been accustomed to shame the K-pop star when others go beyond their expected limits.
The new song has a line in Korean, translated into "Three syllables of my name and the word" but "who had to come before any of them" according to a translation and screenshot submitted by a number of BTS fans on Twitter.
The term "But Namjoon" was created using RM's own surname. The term is a "which K-pop community uses when one of their [favorite artists] does something problematic and they will redirect attention to Kim Namjoon, rapper and leader of BTS, and to justify their actions," according to Slang dictionary. Through the term, the K-pop star and the leader of the BTS have been blamed for all the mentioned problematic issues in the K-pop community.
The concept began when Namjoon was accused of a number of controversies, including plagiarizing texts from other rappers. He apologized with apology in 2015. "First of all, I would like to sincerely apologize. Even though I'm at the beginning of my career, as an artist, I often feel the pain of creating something," he said, as reported by Digital Music News. "When I can't write music out of my own inspiration, I get the inspiration from talking to friends, reading books, I like watching movies, interviews and letters from fans. When a line leaves an impression on me, I write the line down in my note. "
The action of returning" but Namjoon "in the series is comparable to other artists who use hate speech to them for their own creative advantage, as Taylor Swift turns the snake emoji into a symbol of his own power and a tour image staple. For RM's angle, it recovers a sentence that has been used as guilt or shame again in its past and shows the world as it really is now.
Fans of the group praised RM for their creativity and strength in using the phrase to his advantage. "Namjoon recovers" but Namjoon "card", wrote Twitter user @ THICJ00N. "This is not great d *** energy … this is colossal schlong power."
Others were happy that he was aware of the sentence, as well as the support of his fans. "The fact that Namjoon himself knows the phrase" but Namjoon "means he has seen it before, which means he also saw us all in defense and decided to end it himself with a single verse !!! Get over this power movement, "wrote @myoonies.
Map of The Soul: Persona is expected to be released on April 12. It's the first album released by BTS since Love yourself: Answer in 2018.