BTS 'Proof': Release date, tracklist, how to stream, concept and all about their anthology album
'Proof' will be BTS' first full-album comeback since 'BE' that was released in 2020
BTS has become one of the most loved music groups in the world and possibly the biggest boy group in the world at the moment which is why there have been a lot of eyes set on their upcoming album. BTS will be making their first album comeback this week after the release of their 2020 album, 'BE' which was released with the title track, 'Life Goes On'. The album was the first self-produced album from the boy group and was a mega-hit as the lead single topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the first-ever Korean song to do so.
Ever since BTS released their album, the boy group had been working non-stop until the end of 2021 as they released their second and third all-English singles, 'Butter' and 'Permission to Dance'. BTS' last concert - 'PTD on Stage in Las Vegas' broke the internet after the boys announced that they would be making a comeback in June as they released the phrase - "We Are Bulletproof" on-screen during the show. The album was then announced to be a 48-track anthology album, which makes BTS the only active music collective to release an anthology that will chronicle the boy group's nine years in the K-pop industry and now, their global domination.
BTS will release their first anthology album, 'Proof', on June 10 at 1 pm KST (12 am ET). Find out what that is for your local timezone here.
Where to Listen?
Songs from CDs 1 and 2 from BTS' upcoming anthology album 'Proof' will be released on all major music platforms including Melon, Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music among others.
How to stream BTS 'Proof' CD 3?
Unfortunately, any of the 14 tracks on BTS' anthology album, 'Proof' including the unreleased songs 'For Youth', 'Ambiguous Relationship', and 'Young Love' will not be released online on any streaming platforms. As these songs are limited to 'CD only', fans can purchase the album from Weverse to be able to hear the songs from 'Proof' CD 3.
Tracklist - CD1
1. 'Born Singer'
2. 'No More Dream'
4. 'Boy In Luv'
6. 'I Need U'
9. 'Blood Sweat & Tears'
10. 'Spring Day'
12. 'Fake Love'
14. 'Boy With Luv'
17. 'Life Goes On'
19. Yet to Come' [Title Track] [NEW]
Tracklist - CD 2
1. 'Run BTS' [NEW]
2. 'Intro: Persona'
5. 'Jamais Vu'
6. 'Trivia: Seesaw'
7. 'BTS cypher pt.3:KILLER'
8. 'Outro: Ego'
13. '00:00' (Zero o’clock)
Tracklist - CD3
1. 'Jump' (Demo Ver.)
2. 'Ambiguous Relationship' (It’s Complicated) [NEW]
3. 'Boy In Luv' (Demo Ver.)
4. 'Quotation Marks' (Young Love) [NEW]
5. 'I NEED U' (Demo Ver.)
6. 'Boyz with Fun' (Demo Ver.)
7. 'Tony Montana' (with Jimin)
8. 'Young Forever' (RM Demo Ver.)
9. 'Spring Day' (V Demo Ver.)
10. 'DNA' (j-hope Demo Ver.)
11. 'Epiphany' (Jin Demo Ver.)
12. 'Seesaw' (Demo Ver.)
13. 'Still With You' (Acapella)
14. 'For Youth' [NEW]
BTS released a total of three tracklists ahead of their comeback, each representing each of the three CDs that will be included in the boy group's upcoming album. With a total of five unreleased songs that fans have never heard before, BTS will be releasing the album, 'Proof' with 'Yet To Come' as its title track. The album will also include songs like 'Run BTS' which is seeming to be a diss or rap track as well as three tracks on CD 3 namely - 'For Youth', 'Ambiguous Relationship' (It's Complicated), and 'Quotation Marks' (Young Love) that will not be released online for fans to stream.
The first tracklist is a chronicle of BTS' journey in the K-pop industry as it narrates the boy group's growth from their first single, 'Born Singer' which was released one month after they made their debut right on to their most popular English track, 'Butter' as well as the lead single, 'Yet To Come'. The second tracklist included solo and subunit songs from BTS members with a track for each of the seven members of BTS as well as units like the Rap Line and Vocal Line of BTS.
The third track is special to BTS ARMY as it includes 8 Demo versions of BTS' hit songs. The third CD for 'Proof' also includes fans' favorite rap song, 'Tony Montana' featuring Jimin as well as maknae Jungkook's best released hit, 'Still With You' in an acapella version.
Over the period of their promotion of the album, Big Hit Music has released two concept photo versions for 'Proof'. The first version is called, 'Proof' whereas the second version is called, 'Door'. Each of the two concepts had a total of 15 unique images featuring BTS members. The first concept photo included solo shots as well as a group shot of BTS members standing in front of what looked like a bulletproof gate with a lot of pellet marks. The dark and gothic outfits mimicked the boy group's debut concept photos and were nostalgic to many fans. The photos suggested that BTS was bulletproof and members were protecting what was behind the gate. Next, member close-up shots for the same concept were released with red laser lights to signify that BTS members were targeted by "bullets" aka gunshots.
The second set of concept photos for 'Door' were much more mellow in comparison as the members dressed in pastel outfits as they stood with Jimin in the middle to resemble the BTS logo as the taller members, Jin and Jungkook were on each of the two ends. Each member dressed in one single pastel colored dress shirt and dress pants as they paired the outfit with the same colored mesh overcoats. The solo close-up shots of BTS members' faces revealed a stream of light that resembled light coming into a dark room from a door that was left ajar. The photos showed BTS members gazing into the camera as only one section of their face was in the light while the rest of their face was in the shadows.
On June 8, Big Hit Music released the official teaser for BTS' upcoming single, 'Yet To Come', which is also the title track for their upcoming anthology album, 'Proof'. The 30-second clip revealed a video filmed in a vast desert with the seven members of BTS appearing one after the other as a calming melody plays in the background. The video ends with Jungkook using his hand as a telescope over his eyes which resembles his gesture from the group's HYYH era (The Most Beautiful Moment). The track ends with Jungkook's vocals as he sings, "You and I, best moment is yet to come" The teaser also draws keen interest from fans all over the world as they theorize seeing Jin from 'DNA', Jimin from 'Spring Day' and Suga from 'I Need U' as well as RM, J-Hope and V from the group's HYYH era. Watch the teaser below.
The music video for 'Yet To Come' the lead single from BTS' upcoming album, 'Proof', will be released on June 10 at 1 pm KST (12 am ET). Find out what that is for your local timezone here.