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BTS’ Jimin Releases His First Self-Composed Solo -“Promise” (약속)

Jimin shared a brand new song called “Promise” on BTS’ Soundcloud.

At exactly 12 am South Korea time, Jimin released his long awaited self-composed single as a perfect New Year’s gift to all ARMYs. He decided to do it on the last day of the year, saving the music industry and blowing our minds!

The raw, acoustic song is titled “Promise” (약속) and the music was composed by Jimin and Slow Rabbit, lyrics written by Jimin and RM, while it was produced and arranged by Slow Rabbit. The genius guitarist, Lee Tae Wook from the band “Soran”, who previously collaborated with BTS on the Love Yourself: Answer album, was in charge for the guitar. Pdogg did the Digital Editing, as well as Recording, Mix and Master Engineering. The beautiful photos on the cover of the single are by Vante (alias Kim Taehyung)

During season 3 of Bon Voyage in Malta, Jimin revealed that he was working on his solo since 2017. He finally showed his work to RM and together they made the magic that is “Promise” happen.

After tweeting a link to the song, Jimin shared a touching message with his fans:

You guys waited a while, right?
I finally got to reveal my own song
This is a song for me, but it’s also a song for you guys
It’s my first [song], and I’m a little inexperienced.. but please listen to it a lot
Thank you to the ARMYs who waited for it☺️ #JIMIN #Promise

The song has already reached 3 million streams 2 hours after release. It beat DDAENGs record of 3 hours. You can stream it on soundcloud (YES, Jimin gave us the song for FREE!) on the following link: https://soundcloud.com/bangtan/firstjiminpresent

Although the song seems like a typical love song, talking about a toxic relationship, it is actually a song about Jimin himself and his way of coping with all the hardships, always pretending he is ok. He simply doesn’t want anyone to be worried about him so he always pretends that he is fine, when the truth is he is not. Talking about this in his song is such a huge step towards self love, making it a beautiful ending song for the Love Yourself series. The lyrics are very touching, so be prepared to melt:

Jimin – 약속 (Promise)

[Verse 1]
I sit alone, slumped down
And I break myself down with these thoughts
When did you start to hurt me?
Even you don’t know

[Pre-Chorus]
You’re hurting too because you’re mine
I just want to blow your mind
You’re only drifting further away like this
I say that it’s all okay
The truth is, it doesn’t seem so

[Chorus]
I want you to be your light baby
You should be your light
So you won’t be hurting anymore, so you can smile more
I want you to be your night baby
You could be your night
So the night can be more honest with you

[Pre-Chorus]
You’re hurting too because you’re mine
I just want to blow your mind
You’re only drifting further away like this
I say that it’s all okay
But maybe that’s not what I truly think

[Chorus]
I want you to be your light baby
You should be your light
So you won’t be hurting anymore, so you can smile more
I want you to be your night baby
You could be your night
So the night can be more honest with you

[Bridge]
Now promise me, oh oh
Several times a day, oh oh
Even if you feel it yourself, oh oh
Don’t leave yourself, oh oh
Oh oh oh oh, stop for a moment here
Intertwine our pinkies
And promise me now, oh oh oh oh

Jimin sounds better than ever, his angelic voice reaching a new level. Just listen to the the part where he sings ‘oh-oh’ – truly breathtaking. Knowing how Jimin has always been disappointed in his singing, i truly hope he realizes how talented he is and how much we all love his music. The song is so lyrical, and catchy, and simple yet beautiful.

The reactions from the fans are amazing! These are just some of the tweets from exited ARMYs from all over the world…

Jimin’s voice…his voice is the sweetest melody it’s like honey sugar and cotton candies, its so heartwarming yet so heavenly and i can’t really explain what it does to me but i feel like.. im lying on the clouds while fairies whisper in my ears their loveliest song ever. ?✨— ᶜʰᵉʳʳʸᵗᵃᵉ (@MYJK22) December 30, 2018

?? that is why he is park Jimin ! We don’t deserve him . He is such a warm person.he worked so hard and gifted us such a beautiful song to us at the end of the year , telling us promise ourselves to love ourselves and not give up on ourselves. #JIMIN #약속 #BTS pic.twitter.com/nEBZAtwic6— TaeAna?#HappyPurpleDay? (@Asthete_TaeAna) December 30, 2018

you are the light of my eyes precious baby, thank you for everything, thank you for brightening my days with just smiling, your voice is so beautiful it gives me so much peace and tranquility, I will never stop loving you, I promise. the song is a work of art just like you. ?? pic.twitter.com/Pvox6D0poy— ? (@moonlight_jjkk) December 30, 2018

?Jimin, your song is beautiful? I’m so proud of you. Your voice and lyrics are magical. Thank you for this gift. “I want to be your light, Baby, But you should be your light. So that you won’t be hurting anymore, so that you could smile more”..Another lesson in Love Yourself ♡— ?Elle Elle? (@law4499) December 30, 2018

Namjoon made sure to let the world know how proud he is of Jimin, writing on fancafe:

NAMJOON
31.12.2018 {12:37AM KST}
✎ Congratulations, Jimin-ssi

Finally!

I’m so proud of you, indeed.

It’s so awesome, Jimin-ssi!!!

‘Promise’ is so cool~~

At the very end of this post, i will include the reaction to the song and lyrics by my favorite youtuber, Jose Ochoa, cause it is the closest to my own reaction when i heard the song.

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