Love Yourself: Tear, the very successful and iconic album of BTS which is the first part of the “Love Yourself” series was released on 18 May, 2018. And, exactly after 2 years, on 18th May, 2020; the album marked it’s 2 year anniversary.
Love Yourself: Tear consists of 11 tracks with “Fake love” being the lead single. Some of the tracks of the BTS Love Yourself: Tear are as follows:-
1. Intro: Singularity
2. Fake love
3. Airplane pt 2
These tracks have gained immense popularity. Starting from Intro Singularity to Outro Tear, every track of the album is unique and breathtaking.
As BTS connects it’s stories with albums, there are tonnes of theories revolving around their stories, connections and themes. For example, Anpanman is a fun , upbeat song that was inspired by the main cartoon character in a picture book series by Japanese cartoonist, Takashi Yanase.
Anpanman is a red bean bread man who is the world’s weakest superhero. Unlike Batman, Superman or Shaktiman; Anpanman has no superpowers. But he’s a kind hero who help those in need and gives pieces of his face which is made of red bean bread to hungry people and he always stays by your side . BTS compare themselves to the character, Anpanman by staying true to their message of giving hope and spreading love to people by always staying by their side and being kind towards them. They portray the message that you don’t have to be a hero like Superman or Batman with all the superpowers to help people, you can help people by being a hero who is weak and has no strength but has the pure heart which is always ready to spread love , care and hope to people.
Another example, “The Truth Untold” featuring Steve Aoki is about the fear that the BTS members face. In this song, they talk about their true inner selves and describe it as them having to wear a mask. The lyrics of the song portrays that ARMYs have no idea what goes on with the BTS members off camera. They don’t know their true feelings, their struggles and what they have to go through. The song can also be connected to the fact that nowadays people have to wear a mask to be loved because once their true self will be known, the “truth” will hurt their loved ones to the point where they will hurt them or maybe leave them.
These tracks are exceptionally well thought and are amazingly beautiful. These tracks are so unique and special for every Army out there. The album, Love Yourself: Tear is undoubtedly a massive successful one. Kudos to the BTS ARMYs all around the world for 2 year anniversary of this iconic album!!!!