This prediction about BTS‘s comeback made by an A.R.M.Y is trending for its accurate prediction of the “LOVE YOURSELF: Tear” album focus and concept… and it was made back in April, before “Euphoria” dropped!
Somehow, the fan was able to predict that the upcoming albums, starting with the “Singularity” release, would have a darker concept and would focus on V and Jin. They would reveal “why there was a ‘breaking of the fellowship’ between this group of friends and what happened as a result.”
The full prediction, made by blogger Finch & Jay, was apparently just “conjecture” based on the narrative feeling of the era, but it has turned out to be eerily true.
“I hope this might help anyone who is confused.
This is my understanding of how the entire LOVE YOURSELF era is structured.
Obviously, not everything is known yet, but I’ve included some guesswork (in pink). The art for TEAR and ANSWER are just me doodling. A wilting flower for TEAR. A placeholder scribble for ANSWER.
The wiggly line down at the bottom is purely conjecture for the narrative feeling of this whole era and something I’ve been pondering about since HER was released. HER struck me as too bright compared to all of BTS’s previous work. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. The look and sound at the start of HER is hyper-vibrant, cosmic love, ‘the universe moved so we could be together’, pure joy, almost to the point of feeling artificial. Perhaps this was pushed so far into the light in order to show contrast when we dive all the way into the dark.
If you follow the lyrical progression of the album, it gradually dims along the way. Pure love becomes slightly objectifying love in Dimple. The love turns obsessive in Pied Piper. Then love of fame in Mic Drop and love of money/frivolous spending in Go Go. Outro: HER brings us all the way down by exploring unhealthy love. Love for the sake of loving, but sacrificing self and personal truth to have it.
The hidden tracks, Hesitation & Fear and Sea are cold splashes of reality. BTS, as their real selves, talk about what they’re going through with their explosion of fame. The pressure. The apprehension. The awareness of the masks they are wearing as idols. Sea affirms all of this, suggesting that success itself is just another kind of struggle. This last part of the album sounds more like the BTS we’re familiar with.
For the next part, which we now know is TEAR, all signs have been pointing to dark themes. The hints about concept, and what the boys have conveyed themselves, allude to material that is heavy, emotional, risky, and possibly sociopolitically charged. It’s probably a reasonable guess we will get a more detailed look at the cinematic story line where we get to see why there was a ‘breaking of the fellowship’ between this group of friends and what happened as a result.
ANSWER is likely to wrap things up with a positive trajectory again. Narrative resolution and enlightenment at the end of the journey.” — Finch & Jay
And now, with the release of “Singularity” and the cover art for the upcoming album, the prediction seems to have come true!
the last version of her is connected to the last version of tear hdgdgd pic.twitter.com/kxdXHZ1nxj
— 렉스 (@goldengukie_) May 7, 2018
The prediction image has been retweeted thousands of times as A.R.M.Ys around the world are blown away by the genius of it all.
— SUGAfull🍇슈쁠 (@sugafull27) May 6, 2018
Wait I've seen this before i think it was when Euphoria uploaded like 1 week ago?
How did she know that? So brilliant!
BUT IF THE FOURTH CONCEPT WILL BECAME TRUE AS WHAT IN THE PHOTO, I'll be frustrated. Is she connected to that "I'm an ARMY from the future"?
— Kiana~ from PH~ (@KCviart) May 6, 2018
A.R.M.Ys can’t believe the fan predicted the package design and composition for the upcoming album.
— tannie •̀ㅅ•́ | TEAR (@taesnowhite) May 6, 2018
“Your drawing fro the Tear album was spot on! Tae KILLED the Intro. I guess the dark concept is not that far of a reach, then!”
International A.R.M.Ys are also praising the fandom for its investigative skills!
Yes, Not just talented but so smart. I'm always amazed by theories and analysis that they do or made.☺️☺️
— athella mae labo (@athellamaelabo) May 6, 2018
And the theory that their intros would fit each of their music styles has been correct too 😭
— ❀ cindy ツ || love yourself ❀ (@wherestaehyung) May 6, 2018
I’m telling ARMY could probably find Tupac with their detective skills😂😂😂
— ZayenaJD (@ZayenaD) May 6, 2018
There’s even a running joke that the account that originally posted the image is owned by BigHit Entertainment.
plot twist: bighit has a stan account and they are the one who posted the 1st pic
— kim shookt jin's plump lips (@wwhandsome04) May 6, 2018
Maybe they actuly is the staf of bighit😂
— Nia Ekaf (@nia_ekaf) May 6, 2018
All that’s left is to wait for Jin’s “Epiphany”.
✓ ✓ ✓
— taekook!! (@kthjjg) May 7, 2018
EPIPHANY – JIN WOAAHHHH
— 🌹 (@deeplytaehyung) May 7, 2018