Every BTS song has a story, and the one for “Outro: Tear” is making everybody, well, tear up.
Back at the beginning of 2018, the members struggled with pressure and stress to the point where they contemplated going their separate ways. Instead, they pushed through and achieved what would be their most successful year yet.
We had a hard time mentally during the beginning of this year. While talking with each other, we even thought about disbanding.
“Outro: Tear” is the final track on BTS’s 2018 album, Love Yourself: Answer, performed by the rap line (Suga, J-Hope, and RM).
It pairs a powerful beat with heartbreaking lyrics to creating a blood-pumping anthem about shedding tears while being torn apart.
Goodbye to me is T.E.A.R
Because things like tears are a luxury
Such a thing as a beautiful goodbye
Won’t exist, so please start now
— Suga, “Outro: Tear”
Suga revealed that “Outro: Tear” was dedicated to his members and inspired by BTS’s almost-disbandment.
The lyrics for “Tear” were written for the members. When I was writing the melody, at the time, we were deeply contemplating whether we should quit or not. When I played the song for the members, we all cried together.
After hearing the bittersweet inspiration behind “Tear”, fans will never hear it the same way again.
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For more, find out what BTS had to say about having to “let go” someday.