"Boy with Love" will be released in full on Friday, April 12, as the lead single to BTS' upcoming album, Map of the Soul: Persona

By Jordan Runtagh
April 08, 2019 11:25 AM
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BTS have revealed that their new single will be titled “Boy with Luv” — and they’re getting a little help from Halsey.

The K-Pop titans gave fans a sneak peek of the cinematic new video for their new song with a clip posted to YouTube on Sunday.

Halsey, 24, stars in the teaser as a ticket booth operator. As she leaves her post, she crosses paths with the members of BTS, and together they pose briefly under a neon marquee that reads “Persona.”

Smash cut to the seven band members silhouetted against a brightly lit backdrop with the word “Love” spelled out in lightbulbs.

“Boy with Love” will be released in full at 5 p.m. EST on Friday, April 12, as the lead single to BTS’ upcoming album, Map of the Soul: Persona.

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The LP will be the band’s first following their two-year Love Yourself trilogy. The final musical installment, Love Yourself: Tear, went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts last June, making them the first Korean band to do so.

The Hyundai Research Institute said in December the musicians are worth more than $3.6 billion to the South Korean economy and are also the reason that one in every 13 tourists visited the country in 2017, according to AFP.

In March, the toy manufacturer Mattel revealed that they will produce dolls of BTS, and shared images of the famous septet in plastic form.

“No more dreaming. Something big’s coming… #BTSDollsOfficial #BTSxMattel,” the company wrote.

The message was accompanied by a photo showing the silhouettes of RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook’s likenesses standing on a stage looking out into a crowd.

And there’s more big news for the BTS Army — the band will make their Saturday Night Live debut on April 13.