BTS Fans Can Never Listen to ‘Outro: Tear’ the Same Way Again After Finding Out Why the Group Wrote It
We all knew BTS’s new docu-series Break the Silence was intense, but the most recent episode took the emotions up a notch. The sixth episode of Break the Silence is titled “Now and Tomorrow,” and it shows BTS during their tour stops in London, Paris, and Osaka from their Love Yourself: Speak Yourself tour in 2019. In the episode, the members of BTS discussed their friendship, their dedication to the group, and Suga revealed the meaning behind the group’s song “Outro: Tear.”
The members of BTS discussed disbanding
After filming an episode of Run BTS! in London, the group sat down to share a meal together. They talked about how 2019 was mentally a better year for them than 2018, the Love Yourself: Speak Yourself tour, and how close they have become over the years. The group then got on the topic of disbanding and openly discussed it.
“If there comes a time when I can no longer physically perform, like Namjoon said, the first thing I’d think is ‘I have no regrets,'” Jin told the members.
“When the time comes for us to agree to let this go… When that happens I don’t think I’ll have any regrets,” J-Hope said. “As long as it’s not a crash but a landing, there would be no regrets.”
Jimin added, “Like you guys always say, there will come a point when we’ll have to let it go. But I’m not sure if I’d be able to admit it when the time comes. We may have no choice but to let go. For example, if we become so physically exhausted to the point that our batteries run out, and we can’t recharge, we’ll really have to let go. But I don’t know if I’ll be able to admit it and accept it.”
RM then shared wise words with the group.
“Rather than prepare ourselves for it, that time will come, like you said, so we just need to do our best now. Instead of thinking ‘I should prepare myself for the inevitable,’ just do your best in the moment,” he said.
Suga revealed the meaning behind BTS’s song ‘Outro: Tear’
Towards the end of the episode, Break the Silence showed Suga, RM, and J-Hope performing “Outro: Tear” in Osaka.
“Because we’re a team, we’re able to lift up a member if they have troubles, but if we fall into a slump, it could make things hard for all seven members,” Suga said in a voiceover.
He then revealed how the lyrics for “Outro: Tear” came to be.
“The lyrics for ‘Tear’ were written for the members. When I was writing the melody, at the time, we were deeply contemplating whether we should quit or not. When I played the song for the members, we all cried together,” he said.
This has changed the way fans view the song
On tour, BTS’s performance of “Outro: Tear” was always a fan-favorite, and the song is one of the rap line’s strongest. After the newest episode of Break the Silence, fans have completely changed what they thought of the song.
“YOONGI WROTE TEAR FOR THE MEMBERS BY KEEPING BTS IN MIND.. NOW ‘YOU’RE MY TEAR, YOU’RE MY FEAR’ HITS SO DIFFERENT #BREAK_THE_SILENCE,” one fan tweeted.
“I am never listening to ‘tear’ the same way again. never,” another fan tweeted.