Fans React to the Second BTS Comeback Trailer, ‘Outro: Ego’

He’s your hope and your his hope. J-Hope is the star of BTS’ latest release off of Map of the Soul: 7, “Outro: Ego,” which is bursting with color and filled with symbolism. Almost instantly, it became one of the top trending topics on social media, with ARMYs everywhere discussing the music video. Here’s what fans are saying about “Outro: Ego.”

BTS shared the ‘Outro: EGO’ music video, featuring rapper J-Hope

Hot off the heels of BTS’ Grammy performance, this K-pop group released the next track on their road to Map of the Soul: 7. The colorful video for “Outro: Ego” features one of the BTS rappers, J-Hope, in a variety of scenes, somehow reminiscent of his past, historic figures, his art, and his future with BTS.

Within a matter of hours, #EGOComebackTrailer became one of the top trending topics on Twitter. Additionally, the music video itself earned millions of views, becoming one of the top trending videos on that platform. Fans shared their support of this rapper, tweeting clips of the music video and pictures of the K-pop idol.

“Hoseok is so versatile, he adds his own sound and style and flair to any beat that he’s given… just give him his own genre already,” one Twitter user said.

“The beat drop has me shimmying, body rolling & dancing salsa all at once. A WHOLE BOP. Y’all better bring your moves this tour,” another Twitter user wrote.

BTS performs during 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'
BTS performs during ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ | Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images

Some BTS fans looked for the hidden meaning in J-Hope’s ‘Outro: Ego’

In true BTS fashion, this trailer and the song’s lyrics are full of symbolism and foreshadowing regarding their upcoming album, Map of the Soul: 7. On social media, some fans looked for the hidden meaning behind this music video.

“Hobi is depicted as a pharaoh with a crown stylized as Horus, with regals and the Eye of Horus (also known as wadjet, wedjat or udjat). It shows Hobi is a king, but Aten in the background changes the perspective. Now Hobi is not only a king (pharaoh),” one Twitter user wrote.

“He’s also a reformer, someone who challenged the old order and actually won. Someone who created beautiful poetry like Echnaton, who created psalms for only god Aten even BEFORE king David created his psalms. He’s the reformer, but he’s also a creator and an artist,” they continued.

‘Outro: Ego’ is a song off of the upcoming BTS album, ‘Map of the Soul: 7’

While RM was the star of the Map of the Soul: Persona comeback trailer, Suga was the star of BTS’ first music video of 2020, “Interlude: Shadow.” The group then released the art film accompanying their song “Black Swan.” Presumably, “Outro: Ego” is the last music video to premiere before Map of the Soul: 7 drops.

The music video for “Outro: Ego” is available on YouTube. Map of the Soul: 7 premieres on Feb. 21, 2020. Until then, fans can listen to other BTS albums, including Map of the Soul: Persona, on streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.