BTS‘s RM recently announced his new solo album, and ARMYs have broken down the name’s symbolism and meaning.
While RM previously released mixtapes RM and mono, his upcoming album, Indigo, will be his debut official solo album. BIGHIT MUSIC released a statement regarding its release and revealed that it will feature various collaborations and artists.
This is BIGHIT MUSIC.
We are excited to announce that RM, the leader of BTS, is preparing
to release his first official solo album.
RM has already given fans an honest look into his world through two
Mixtapes. Through Indigo, RM delivers his candid thoughts and feelings and showcases a wide-ranging music through collaborations with various artists. We hope everyone’s excited about RM’s latest release!
Pre-orders: 11 AM, Tuesday, November 15, 2022 (KST)
Release: 2 PM, Friday, December 2, 2022 (KST)
— BIGHIT Music
— BIGHIT MUSIC (@BIGHIT_MUSIC) November 10, 2022
RM is very excited to share his album with ARMY. So, he posted on Weverse, sharing more details about it.
My 1st album will be releasing thanks to everyone
I worked hard on it for the past 4 years.. ㅜ
The image is a mood cut, not the jacket cover
It will be very different from my past projects, and a lot of fun friends are gathered in it.
Please wish me well until December 2
Additionally, he posted on Instagram Stories. RM has been working hard on the album for several years while still being a great leader to the group.
I’ve been working hard to prepare this
since the beginning of 2019.
Please show it a lot of love.
(–) (__) (–)
With the announcement of the album’s title as Indigo as well, ARMYs are already analyzing the significance behind it, knowing how thoughtful RM is. And, no, it’s not just returning to the HYYH era…
yk what else is indigo ? pic.twitter.com/QG4AUFvQr7
— bts out of context (@contextlessbts) November 10, 2022
ARMYs pointed out how indigo is the color between purple and blue. We know purple represents BTS, and previously RM expressed that he identifies with blue.
indigo is the colour between Purple and Blue… purple is the colour that represents BTS, blue is the colour that expresses Kim Namjoon pic.twitter.com/cmBRM2Xpz8
— lex⁷ (@prodK0YA) November 10, 2022
joon has also described himself as blue before.. the colour directly between blue & purple.. pic.twitter.com/2AJH0LUgiR
— 🌊 주니꾸기 are the maknaes of their lines⁷ 👨🚀💙💜 (@namkooksoup) November 10, 2022
WAIT A FUCKING MINUTE WAIT !!! pic.twitter.com/Sg1zpznBJi
— sevy (@onedayjm) November 10, 2022
Indigo also represents many great things spiritually. Generally speaking, Indigo represents both our deepest thoughts and spiritual wisdom. Still, according to The Spiritual Centre, the color is “one of devotion and sincerely.”
Yet, another ARMY pointed out its significance in Korean. So, it might also be a play on words to represent literally “Nam’s color,” meaning it is Namjoon’s color.
Correct me if I'm wrong but Indigo in Korean is 남색, 남 Like in Namjoon (남준) and 색 meaning color
So, Joon's album Indigo could have the meaning of: Nam's Color?! Showing his own aura/personality?!#Indigo #RM pic.twitter.com/xmzV1RTWXC
— 👩🏾🚀 Saяah⁷ ⟭⟬ 아포방포 ⟬⟭ (@__Samira7__) November 10, 2022
Another even more touching theory is related to Sir Isaac Newton and his inclusion of indigo in his color spectrum, Newton’s color wheel. Knowing how often BTS include science, theories, and space in their concepts and lyrics, this is likely. Newton wanted the spectrum to have seven colors rather than six. Seven, of course, is of great significance to BTS as well as there as seven members.
This theory is mind blowing pic.twitter.com/mFcsMUXp52
— Shru⁷ 🌊 (@bangtinyboyys) November 10, 2022
“Experts say that Newton only put indigo in the rainbow because he wanted seven colors”
“he believed there must be seven basic colours that come together to make white”
“The number seven had long been considered mystical, denoting perfection and completeness.”
The 7 again👀👀👀 pic.twitter.com/o85mQnVrYp
— lyssy⁷ (@btsbaragi_jk) November 10, 2022
ARMYs are just are intelligent and thoughtful as the BTS leader. Some have even noticed that it appears that the Indigo album cover is cyanotype art.
BASICALLY how this works is you coat your paper with some specific chemicals and then place what you want to be white/lighter colors on top of it. Then you leave it out in the sun or UV light. When you wash off the chemicals, wherever the light touched turns blue! pic.twitter.com/gw3oNbGZQf
— army film club (@0613frames) November 10, 2022
We are eagerly anticipating the release of Indigo because we know it will be a masterpiece!