Back in April 2022, Pop titans BTS wrapped up the four nights of ‘BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE – LAS VEGAS’. After the last stage of the final show, BTS revealed a new video content with a surprise announcement. Showing through the band’s past and present, the video ended with “WE ARE BULLETPROOF” and the date “2022. 06. 10,” indicating a new album release date. Now, they’ve announced the name of the upcoming album – PROOF. The pre-order for Proof begins on May 5 at 11 am KST (7:30 am IST). The album arrives on June 10, 2022.
On May 8, 2022, the group unveiled the first tracklist of the upcoming album which contains lead tracks from their previous albums starting from ‘I Need U’ to ‘No More Dream’ to ‘DNA’ to ‘ON’. Their SoundCloud track ‘Born Singer’ is also included in the album.
The upcoming lead single ‘Yet To Come’ has been unveiled in the first tracklist which is produced by in-house producer PDogg with RM, MAX, Dan Gleyzer, SUGA and j-hope have been credited as songwriters.
On May 4, 2022, the group unveiled logo trailer of the upcoming album along with a statement from BIGHIT Music announcing the pre-order date. “After ceaselessly sprinting forward since 2013, BTS is celebrating their 9th anniversary this coming June. It is all thanks to ARMY who have sent as your unwavering love and support,” the statement began.
“The BTS anthology album that embodies the history of BTS will be released as they begin a new chapter as an artist that has been active for nine years to look back on their past endeavors. The anthology album “Proof” that consists of three CDs includes many different tracks – including three all-new tracks – that reflect the thoughts and ideas of the members on the past, present and future of BTS,” it continued.
“We hope that you look forward to BTS’ anthology album Proof, and relive the history that BTS and ARMY made together so far, and will continue to make in the future to come,” the statement concluded.
This marks BTS’ first album since November 2020 – BE. Since then the group has released several singles including ‘Dynamite’, ‘Butter’ and ‘Permission To Dance’ along with several collaborations.