BTS Jimin to release new song "Closer Than This"


“Enlisted” BTS Jimin to release new song “Closer Than This” on December 22…a gift for fans

BTS’ Jimin will surprise his ARMY (BTS fans) with a gift that he prepared for them before his enlistment.

According to his agency, BIGHIT MUSIC, his solo digital single “Closer Than This” will be released on the 22nd of this month at 2pm.

The song “Closer Than This” is said to be a fan song that contains Jimin’s heartfelt message to ARMY.

Earlier, Jimin released his first self-written song and fan song, “Promise,” via SoundCloud on December 31, 2018. At the time, he said,
“I’m finally going to release my own song. It is a song for me, but it is also a song for all of you. It’s my first song, so I’m not ready yet, but please listen to it a lot. Thank you ARMY people for waiting for it.”

While “Promise” was a song written as he reflected on his own struggles with thoughts, “Closer Than This” is a song that expresses his love for his fans and the promises he wants to keep through his lyrics.

Jimin joined the 5th Infantry Division Recruit Training Corps of the Army in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi-do, on the 12th of this month, along with member Jungkook. After completing basic military training here, he will continue his military service as an active army soldier.

He released his first solo album “FACE” in March of this year in anticipation of his enlistment. As befitting the album name “FACE,” which has two meanings, “face” and “facing,” he showed various aspects of himself, including the emotional ups and downs he felt while facing his complete self during the two-year-plus pandemic.

He not only confessed the dark shadows of emptiness, loneliness, helplessness, and fear that covered him, but also expressed his determined will to move forward.

With his solo album, he also set a significant record in the history of K-pop. The title track, “Like Crazy,” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s main singles chart, the “HOT 100” (chart dated April 8). Jimin became the first Korean singer to reach No. 1 on the “HOT 100” and the first Korean solo singer to achieve this feat.

In addition, Jimin ranked No. 2 on Billboard’s main album chart “Billboard 200,” became the first K-pop solo singer to achieve “million-seller” status on the day of release (artists who sold more than 1 million copies of a single album in the first week of album release, surpassing 1.45 million copies), and became the first Korean solo singer to achieve the feat of being No. 1 on the Billboard 200. ), No. 1 on the iTunes Top Songs Chart in 111 countries and regions worldwide, No. 1 on the Oricon Daily Digital Singles Ranking in Japan, and No. 8 on the Official Singles Chart in the U.K. On November 22, Billboard announced that K-pop solo singers were ranked No. 1 in the U.S., No. 1 in Japan, and No. 8 in the U.K.

On November 22, according to Billboard’s Year-End Charts for 2023 (YEAR-END CHARTS), his solo album “FACE” ranked No. 193 on the Billboard 200 Albums, the main album chart. With this, Jimin set a record as the first K-pop solo singer to appear on the “Billboard 200 Albums” year-end chart.

FACE” also ranked in the “Top Album Sales” (No. 25) and “Top Current Album Sales” (No. 18).
The title track “Like Crazy” ranked in the “Global 200” (No. 61), “Global (excluding the U.S.)” (No. 46) and “Digital Song Sales” (No. 5).
In “Digital Song Sales,” the recording “Set Me Free Pt. 2” reached No. 29.

[Jimin ‘Closer Than This’ Official MV]