Big Hit released the tracklist for BTS’ upcoming album Love Yourself: Tear.
— BigHit Entertainment (@BigHitEnt) May 13, 2018
There’s a lot of speculation about the meaning of some of the songs. First with song 3 titled ‘Sincerity that couldn’t be delivered’ which has been tied to an instagram (there’s also a twitter account with the same name) with a picture with the same phrase. The smeraldo flower has been tied to be BTS before Love Yourself: Her. It was also used in their PUMA promotions.
03. 전하지 못한 진심 (Feat. Steve Aoki)
the 3rd track’s name translates to “sincerity that couldn’t be delivered,” and this phrase was also posted by smeraldo instagram account AND was used in @BTS_twt ‘s narration of their puma promotion video pic.twitter.com/xTzyef0ZAf
— 블리스 [exams] (@vlissful) May 13, 2018
In the trailer ‘Singularity’ V is also seen with the flower.Many are still wondering and figuring out how this flower is connected and what it actually means within the BU (BTS Universe).
Here he’s gazing at the flower, Smeraldo (which means the truth I could not tell), while being surrounded by eight different masks. These masks could represent the different selves he hides in which he uses to present himself to different people. #Singularity pic.twitter.com/pcVfZZh4aY
— Mace 轉 ‘Tear’: Fake Love (@mochiswings) May 6, 2018
Smeraldo- a flower that doesn't exist & this means "truth that cannot be told". Both Tae & Jin held this. What is the truth that they can't tell? Remember the last part in Euphoria? "Hyung, what else do you hide from us?"#Singularity @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/tjO3Nr0rpO
— geℓ 💧| #FAKELOVE (@untouchablebts) May 6, 2018
The next song that has risen more questions is song 4 titled ‘134340’ as ARMYs are thinking is related to Pluto after it was demoted from being a planet to just being the number ‘134340’. It has been connected to that due to the way Big Hit released the teaser picture for each version. Instead of releasing it in order ‘YOUR’, the teaser pictures were released as ‘ORYU’ which is related to Neptune.
ORYU is for neptune. Track '134340' is for the pluto. Pluto conjuct neptune transit brings a year or two deep spiritual transformation from relationship. EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE#LoveYourselfTear_D4 pic.twitter.com/Xbjd9OrlDV
— 윌러우 (@ilsansqueen) May 13, 2018
Not only that but it has also being speculated that it could be related to their song ‘Whalien 52’ that talks about being lonely and not being heard when needing help from the people around you.
I have a feeling "134340" is going to be like "Whalien 52" with a really deep meaning and we're going to be totally blown away by it and be completely wrecked by it.
— JP 🐨 (@agirlinthepark) May 13, 2018
— cy 轉 (@jjkcam) May 13, 2018
And that’s not the end of these complex theories. Another song that has ARMYs scrambling for clues is song 7 ‘Magic Shop’ It was revealed to be co-written and mixed by DJ Swivel (best known for working with Beyonce as her personal recording engineer) which had been hinted in their performance of Outro: Her.
The song has also been connected to the book ‘The Magic Shop’. This book is about a boy who grew up poor with a troubled family and one day wonder into a magic shop and is later became as neurosurgeon. It’s really curious how this will be incorporated into the theme of the song.
— max (@bangtansoshi) May 13, 2018
— safi (@absolutejeon) May 13, 2018
Remember when @BTS_twt preformed Outro: Her, and rap line came out one after another, and it was like the concept for all of the ITMS book covers?
— Peneℓope💜 Fake Love 5/18 (@dailyunnie) May 13, 2018
Anpanman is another song which has being speculated to have multiple meanings. ARMYs aren’t sure if it’s a reference to the Japanese anime character or the name of an asteroid which was found in 1997. Fans aren’t sure if it will be about the government, something like ‘Whalien 52’ and the speculations about ‘134340’ or something completely different.
Also track 9. Anpanman oh my that’s 호빵맨 (Japanese anime character) and also a nickname of @hitmanb 😂😂 Just a guess but perhaps this is the song dedicated to their founder,father & friend Bang Sihyuk nim? 😂😭 @BTS_twt #LoveYourselfTear_D4 pic.twitter.com/aAuQG31g2N
— 눈부신 꾸기💧Tear D-1 (@glitter_jk) May 13, 2018
— HITMAN BANG FANBASE : HITMEN (@HITMAN_FANBASE) May 13, 2018
– The author of Anpanman died the day Jimin was born
– Apanman cartoon has 7 characters
– Anpanman is an asteroid found in 1997, the year JK was born
– Pluto was discovered in February 18th, Hoseok's birthday
– Pluto was rejected to be a planet in 1992, the year Jin was born pic.twitter.com/MjDJChT0eT
— tima || ramadan kareem (@taegiplaylist) May 13, 2018
Is really fun to see ARMYs coming up with all these different theories and connections. We can’t wait to finally be able to get some answers once BTS unveils the whole ‘Love Yourself: Tear’ album on May the 18th. So what do you guys think? Are there any theories you agree with? Let us know by tweeting us @ForeverBTScom.