BTS Set to Reform in 2025

K-Pop group BTS will end their hiatus in 2025, according to singer RM, who said that all seven members are planning to regroup, following their recent break to complete mandatory military service and solo projects.

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“He told me that there were a great number of army across the globe wanting the seven of us to reunite and perform again,” said RM during a recent livestream on Saturday (August 12), while referencing a recent conversation with bandmate Suga, who released his debut solo album D-Day in 2023. RM is also working on a second solo album, a follow-up to his 2022 release Indigo.

“But as I’m working on my solo project, I keep thinking this way: ‘This is like a vacation,'” RM added. “What I mean by that is that it’s a kind of vacation that we, BTS and ARMY, need to take to successfully come back as a whole. So, I believe all our solo activities are important trips for our next chapter, and they’re also trips which we must go on in order to safely come back home. We’ll be joining together again. And that will be in 2025.”

In 2022, BTS, comprised of RM, Suga, Jin, J-Hope, V, Jimin, and Jungkook, first broke the news of their hiatus to fans. Aside from military service, which Jin and J-Hope have already entered and Suga will complete following his D-Day tour, RM said the break has been a welcome pause for each member.

“I always thought that BTS was different from other groups, but the problem with K-pop and the whole idol system is that they don’t give you time to mature,” shared RM. “You have to keep producing music and keep doing something.”

Following their announcement of a hiatus, J-Hope said “I think we should spend some time apart to learn how to be one again. I hope you don’t see this as a negative thing, and see it as a healthy plan. I think BTS will become stronger that way.”

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Jung Kook is also set to release his debut solo album in 2023 and recently shared his debut single “Seven,” featuring Latto, along with two new versions of the track.

After listening to a fan-created song for the group called “Love Letters” and reading a heartfelt letter from one of their ARMY members during the livestream, RM thanked all the BTS fans for their support and assured them that BTS will be back.

“I hope our songs and solo projects could be another reminder to you guys of how important ARMY was, has been, and will be in our lives at the same time,” he said. “I hope that it is a reminder that spring will come again. Please continue to keep BTS alive in your hearts, in this moment and perhaps throughout your entire life.”

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