BTS has released part two of their “Door” version concept photos for PROOF, their upcoming anthology album.
Like the first set of “Door” photos, these individual shots are soft and dreamy, drawing focus to the members themselves rather than their surroundings.
At first glance, “Door” seems to be the polar opposite of BTS’s “Proof” version concept photos. In “Proof,” BTS rocked dark, leather clothing and exuded the “bulletproof” grit that helped them to overcome all odds as rookies.
According to Korean media, “Door” and “Proof” represent two different periods of BTS’s lives. “Door” is the moment when BTS paved their own way, transcending all barriers.
The concept photo ‘Door’ version contains the moment when BTS, who walked their own path and made a record that will remain in history, opens a new door.
“Proof” alludes to the personal and professional difficulties BTS has faced along the way, including racial prejudice.
Interestingly, “Proof” and “Door” both convey a message of hope but from different perspectives: rookie BTS and 2022 BTS. “Proof” could be interpreted as BTS’s burning, debut-era hope that they would succeed as idols. “Door” is a more positive and broad hope for the future now that BTS’s dreams have all come true.
For more, check out fans’ theories about Suga‘s “Door” photo here.