BTS have announced they’re dropping a new single and, once again, it will be in English.
Titled Butter, the song will be the group's second English-language track after 2020's Dynamite. The song is a "dance pop track brimming with the smooth yet charismatic charm of BTS", according to a news release.
Fans can expect to hear the single when it releases on May 21 and, if it's anything like other past singles from the group, there will likely also be an accompanying music video.
What has BTS been up to?
Over the past couple of months, the seven-member K-pop group have kept busy through endorsements, including being announced as ambassadors for Louis Vuitton and a new partnership with fast-food chain McDonald's.
The BTS Meal, which includes 10-piece chicken nuggets, medium World Famous Fries, medium Coke and sweet chilli and Cajun dipping sauces inspired by popular recipes from McDonald's South Korea, will be unveiled to nearly 50 countries around the world, including in the UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar from Tuesday, June 1 until Monday, June 28.
The band has also gotten political in recent weeks.
In March, BTS spoke out against racism by issuing a statement on #StopAsianHate. The group posted a letter, in English and Korean, to Twitter to express their support for the campaign.
“We feel grief and anger. We recall moments when we faced discrimination as Asians. We have endured expletives without reason and were mocked for the way we look. We were even asked why Asians spoke in English.”
While they also admit it took “considerable time” to decide exactly how to respond to what was happening, they end the letter with a statement of unity. “We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together.”
This isn't the first time BTS has taken a stance against racism. In 2020, the group donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and were matched by their fans with that amount within 25 hours.