So far, the second chapter of BTS’ musical journey has been a rewarding ride. We had J-Hope’s old-school hip-hop album Jack In The Box, followed by RM’s Indigo which took us on a rollercoaster of emotions, and who can forget Jin’s single with Coldplay ‘The Astronoaut’ which was dedicated to his love for ARMYs before his military enlistment.
Now Jimin is ready with his own debut solo album, Face, and it is a brilliant insight into the emotional toll worldwide fame had taken on the young idol.
The six-track album release was preceded by a pre-release single ‘Set Me Free Pt 2’ with a music video featuring Jimin dancing and expressing his feelings about being observed 24X7 through the lyrics and imagery.
Now that the album is released, fans have been eagerly waiting to see the idol perform the songs live on television. However, KBS has reviewed the submitted track list and deemed one of the songs, ‘Face-Off’, to be unfit for broadcast.
All songs that are slated to be performed live on television undergo a review by KBS to determine whether they meet the regulatory standards and ‘Face-Off’, co-written by BTS leader RM, did not make the cut as it is reportedly filled with expletives and indecent terms.
While fans are disappointed to miss out on a chance to see the song be performed live on television, ARMYs are excited for Jimin to explore his identity in a way that’s honest to him.
jimin is a storyteller y’all.. from being angry in face off to the panting sound and pouring alcohol in dive which leads him to a dream in like crazy which he doesn’t want to be saved from only to wake up alone by an alarm pic.twitter.com/3GllggpnVY— JMP | FACE by jimin 🪞 (@jiminperforms) March 24, 2023
if we think about how set me free pt2 is strategically placed as the last track, it clearly indicates a jimin that processed those tough/sad feelings and has now broken free of them. they no longer hold him back and hes ready to keep stepping forward.— paola was saved by jimins face its true (@anarkyah) March 24, 2023
According to Weverse, Face will explore “Jimin facing himself head-on as he gets ready for his next step as a solo artist.”
Are you excited to stream Face?