March 29, 2023

Origins is a recurring collection giving artists an area to interrupt down all the pieces that went into their newest launch. Right this moment, Jimin of BTS digs into his new single, “Set Me Free Pt.2,” forward of his debut solo album, FACE.

When requested in regards to the music video for “Set Me Free Pt.2,” Jimin smiles in a manner that may solely be described as mischievous. The dancer, vocalist, and BTS member is chatting with Consequence over Zoom in a dialog designed particularly across the dynamic pre-release single for his upcoming full-length solo album, FACE, due out March twenty fourth.

Clad in an outsized bomber jacket and trusty bucket hat at label HYBE’s workplace in Seoul, Jimin shows the form of vary in dialog that many consider when watching him carry out onstage — he’s playful, cheerful, and talkative; he’s additionally equally considerate and earnest in reflections about his work. “When this tune was made, I felt actually connected to it,” he recollects. “I went to the US myself for the choir recording, and listening to it proper subsequent to them was really wonderful. I bear in mind it as a very good reminiscence.”

This album marks Jimin’s first full-length solo challenge — like his fellow members of BTS, he has loads of particular person tracks inside the band’s sprawling discography, however the launch of FACE will see Jimin taking middle stage differently. He phrases it as “a brand new start line.”

When the monitor listing for the album was revealed, many observed that this pre-release single was designated as “Pt.2” even supposing Jimin doesn’t have any present songs to his title titled “Set Me Free.” He confirms that it’s a nod to a monitor on bandmate SUGA’s second mixtape, D-2. “There isn’t a connection, and we weren’t making an attempt to divide half one or half two,” he explains. “However because it seems my tune talks about freedom and shifting ahead, and SUGA’s tune talks about among the tales that come earlier than, I assumed it will be good to come back after that.”

Devoted followers — and anybody who has been fortunate sufficient to see BTS reside — acknowledge Jimin as a one-of-a-kind expertise. His background in modern dance and ballet formed him right into a hypnotic stage presence. His distinctive vocals cease individuals of their tracks. He’s the following member of the band to launch solo materials, work he didn’t take flippantly. “You understand, the members felt very nervous earlier than releasing their solo albums, however in comparison with these emotions, their outcomes had been completely nice,” he shares. “I don’t wish to be a humiliation to my members. I wish to be a proud member of BTS.”

“Set Me Free Pt.2” is a tune that asserts Jimin’s solo arrival in a serious manner — massive horns, the aforementioned choir, assertive lyrics, and a severe beat. As with each different choice across the report, the selection to steer with this single (the album’s nearer) was intentional. “This album talks about how I look again on myself and the way I overcame… If individuals perceive the feelings I’m making an attempt to specific, I’ll take into account the album a hit,” he says.

Hearken to “Set Me Free Pt.2” and browse Jimin’s Origins breakdown of the important thing factors behind the monitor under.

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