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BTS Reveals the Meaning Of ‘On’ + EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | #MTVFreshOut

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– It is Friday, February 21st, 2020 and there is an army of fans in Times Square and not just any army, it is the ARMY Because we've got one of the biggest groups on planet earth in our studio, BTS is here

– [Jamila] That's right, they just dropped their new album plus a music video and today they are commanding their ARMY right here on MTV This is "Fresh Out Live" All right What's up and welcome to "Fresh Out Live", your destination for new music, unreal performances, and surprise drop-in Now today, for example, we have the biggest pop stars in the world here to hang out with us

And I'll give you guys and you guys a hint, right? B T S (cheering) But first, we have some other big news for you guys The Weeknd just announced his upcoming album for "After Hours", coming out on March the 20th Now Adele, she let it slip that she's also releasing a new album in September during her best friend's wedding, aw And one artist who Adele has a huge inspiration on is Sam Smith, dropping a brand new album called "To Die For" this May

Better be to die for Now this album is set to feature Calvin Harris and Normani That's right – You like that? We got some Normani fans in the house Well, the biggest album of the week is here

I think you guys know what I'm talking about BTS officially dropped– (cheering) "Map of the Soul: 7" and not only did they drop an album, but they also blessed their fans with a brand new music video We've got it for you right here on "Fresh Out Live" let's take a look ♪ (Singing in foreign language) bring the pain, oh ♪ ♪ (Singing in foreign language) bring the pain, oh ♪ ♪ Rain be pouring ♪ ♪ Sky be falling ♪ ♪ Everyday oh na na na ♪ – "Fresh Out Live" brings fans the hottest artists Today's guest is a global phenomenon

In 2019, they made Time Magazine's 100 most influential people This year, they became the first k-pop group in history to perform at the Grammy awards and now, they're dropping by MTV "Fresh Out Live" for the very first time Join me in welcoming BTS (cheering) ♪ (Singing in foreign language) bring the pain, oh ♪ ♪ (Singing in foreign language) bring the pain, oh ♪ ♪ Rain be pouring ♪ ♪ Sky be falling ♪ ♪ Everyday oh na na na ♪ ♪ (Singing in foreign language) bring the pain, oh ♪ (cheering) – BTS – All right

And we are– – [Group] BTS (cheering) – The sights and the sounds are incredible here in our Times Square studio Gentlemen, I can't thank you enough for stopping by here "Fresh Out Live", I know you're incredibly busy What a day to stop by The new album is out, "Map of the Soul: 7" you guys took your time on this one, you wanted to get it right

20 tracks, 15 new ones Why was it so important, tell me a little bit about the album, but why was it so important to take your time on this one, a little over a year, to get it right? – You know, as you see, the title of the album is seven So we need at least seven months to work on this album Sorry, that's a joke (laughing) I'm just kidding We actually put, there's a series called "Map of the Soul" that we have been keeping on and, we actually put the shadow and the ego part together in this album

So yeah it took quite a long time, I wanna tell the all, the behind the stories, the reason why we took it so long but, it's gonna get so long so I can't tell all of it but, but you know, the time took really long but you know, we put that quality and much effort as the time it took – That's right (cheering) – Thanks J-Hope, thank you – The album can be considered a reboot and an expansion of your previous bodies of work How has your music changed from seven years ago to now? (speaking in foreign language) – That's right, Suga

(cheering) – On the new album, there are group songs, there are individual songs Can you take me inside the writing process? – Okay (laughing) Since it's seven sounds, oh you wanna tell something V? (speaking in foreign language) – You dropped the music video for "On" today We were showing our audience here, we got some of the biggest fans (cheering) of BTS And what do you know, there it is on the big screen

Why was this the right song to lead with? – Okay, JK body, wow (laughing) (cheering) – To call it a music video, it's really like, it's a movie, these visuals you guys give us It had 15 million views in its first six hours I can't even imagine what it has right now Why was this the song to lead with and is there a special meaning behind it for you guys? – Come on (laughing) Come on

– Come on (cheering) (speaking in foreign language) – Well done (laughing and applauding) – You know what I wanna ask you guys about? The BTS ARMY, can I ask a question about the BTS ARMY? I mean these are some of the most, devoted, loyal, loving, diverse, caring, compassionate fans really the world of music has ever seen and it's not just stateside, of course we're in New York City right now This is around the globe and it's a common thread throughout the ARMY What would you like to say, do you have a message for the ARMY today? – Okay

(cheering) – V? – You first – Okay ARMY We've been together, for seven years now (cheering) – That's right – We want you to know, that you are special

Like I said before, you know (laughing) for sure that liking BTS was the best decision ever – And that's right, and BTS is incomplete ARMY, without ARMY (cheering) – Aw – Come on, so sweet (laughing) – We're not even in March of 2020, we're only, what, six, seven weeks into the year, you guys have already become the first ever k-pop group to perform at the Grammy awards

You've given us this amazing album You've given us amazing music videos What can we expect from you guys over the next few years? (speaking in foreign language) (cheering) – Yeah and next Grammy's maybe (cheering) – Let's go BTS – Just saying

– All right let's get to your number one, your first true love, and that's performing in the live show you're about to launch one of the biggest tours of all time, one of the most highly anticipated tours this year We've got the dates on the screen right there, you can check out You guys going around the globe, what can we expect from tour this year? (cheering) (speaking in foreign language) (cheering) (speaking in foreign language) – Gentlemen, again, we can't thank you enough Guys, give it up for BTS (cheering) Their new album, "Map of the Soul: 7" is out now

Stream it everywhere And come on back next Friday for another edition of "Fresh Out Live" at 5:00 PM right here on MTV You truly never know who's gonna stop by

– We love you (cheering)

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