Prepare, ARMY. BTS is about to ring in 2020 at Dick Clark’s New 12 months’s Rockin’ Eve in New York Metropolis on Dec. 31. However as we strategy the new yr, ARMY can’t assist however reminisce the begin of 2019, by which Jimin stunned BTS followers with the launch of “Promise.” And fairly frankly, the heartfelt message behind the track is simply as related in the present day because it was one yr in the past.
BTS’s Jimin releases ‘Promise’ on Dec. 31, 2018
Just a few moments after the clock struck midnight in Korea on Dec. 31, 2018, Jimin launched “Promise” on BTS’s Twitter account.
“Everybody, you’ve waited a very long time, proper? I lastly shared my very own track with the public,” Jimin wrote, translated by Billboard. “This can be a track for me, as it’s a track for you. It’s the first time and it’s nonetheless untimely however please get pleasure from it. Thanks for ready, ARMY.”
Jimin dropped “Promise” on SoundCloud, making the new observe accessible to hear without spending a dime. And in response to the BTS weblog on Large Hit Leisure’s web site, Jimin composed “Promise” alongside Gradual Rabbit, who additionally served as the track’s producer. Jimin additionally co-wrote the lyrics together with his bandmate, RM.
Then a number of days after Jimin launched “Promise,” SoundCloud confirmed the BTS member’s solo observe obtained 8.5 million streams inside the first 24 hours. Thus, breaking the web site’s report for the “finest first-day debut” of all time, in response to Forbes.
Jimin explains the that means behind ‘Promise’
The exceptional achievements apart, “Promise” has a particular that means for Jimin. Throughout a VLIVE broadcast in January, the singer-dancer opened up about the eye-opening seven-month journey taken to create the observe. And Jimin revealed that the authentic lyrics weren’t fairly as hopeful.
When he first began engaged on the track, Jimin mentioned he was “feeling so down and my mindset was dim. So I used to be fixated on darkish songs.”
He later added: “I’m not trustworthy. That’s my character I hate it a lot — that’s why I began composing this track. Why can’t I say one thing actually? I ought to say that I’m drained after I really feel drained, however I can’t be trustworthy with myself. That’s what made me really feel so suffocated. And that’s the motive why I composed this track.”
However ultimately, Jimin’s perspective started to shift as the “darkish emotions” he skilled started to vanish. “Issues acquired higher,” he mentioned. “At first, I wished to write down damaging lyrics, however after assembly associates and speaking with members and assembly followers at live shows, there was one thing that I spotted.”
Jimin then shared that his turning level was at the Citi Area live performance on Oct. 6, 2018, the place he made a promise to not be so laborious on himself transferring ahead.
“While you really feel drained, you’re the one who suffers,” Jimin mentioned. “The identical utilized to me. I believe I used to be improper. I believed that I used to be drained and lonely — I spotted that they’re just some folks that you may be trustworthy with. There are lots of individuals who would really feel extra drained than me and can’t be trustworthy with themselves. That’s how I felt.”
He continued: “Once I was acting at the Citi Area, I spotted one thing. Let’s make a decision and a promise. Conditions might be depressing, however let’s not make myself depressing. Let’s not insult myself. That’s how I felt. That’s how I believed of the phrase promise. And I wished many individuals to take heed to the track. I wished to consolation as many individuals as potential. That’s the mindset I had after I labored on the track.”
BTS followers have fun the anniversary of Jimin’s ‘Promise’ on social media
On the one-year anniversary of Jimin’s “Promise,” BTS followers organized a celebration on social media, trending #1YearWithPromise and #ForeverJiminsPromise on Twitter worldwide. And of course, ARMY left loving messages to precise their appreciation for the track.
“약속 (Promise) was launched 1 yr in the past,” as soon as fan on Twitter wrote. “It’s a private track crafted by Jimin, who poured his coronary heart into it & shared with the world 1 yr in the past in the present day. I hope you proceed to be your personal gentle.”
“it’s been an entire yr since promise was launched,” one other fan tweeted. “proud is an understatement.”
In the meantime, many followers took the time to share how “Promise” has helped them get via 2019.
“in the present day marks one yr of promise,” an ARMY wrote. “can y‘all consider that it‘s actually been an entire yr since jimin posted this lovely present out of nowhere? promise is such an attractive track.. it’s a track that calms me down and makes me really feel comforted at any time when i take heed to it.”
“jimin launched promise earlier than the new yr so we may begin off with a message telling us we now have issues to stay for,” one other fan tweeted. “‘promise me a number of occasions a day, even in the event you really feel alone don’t throw your self away.’ he wished to ship us into the new yr with love & hope.”
And mainly, most people are grateful that “Promise” — and Jimin — exist inside the similar universe.
“Thanks Jimin,” an ARMY wrote. “I actually actually actually hope years from now this track nonetheless holds you collectively in the worst of occasions & nonetheless heals you simply because it does to us each single day. I really like you.”