BTS: Jimin’s Blue Hair in the New Concept Photos and at the Airport Will Stop You in Your Tracks
Yup, we’re not going to survive BTS’ next comeback, and the reaction to Jimin’s blue hair — which coincidentally matches the Map of the Soul: 7 album cover — proves it. Recently, Big Hit Entertainment dropped new concept photos depicting the septet — RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook — as black and white swans. Then a few hours later, the band was spotted at an airport in South Korea after promotions in the United States. In both cases, Jimin appeared with dark blue locks, subsequently sending many BTS fans down the rabbit hole of excitement about the new era.
Jimin debuts blue-black hair upon BTS’ Incheon International Airport arrival
For the past few weeks, BTS has been busy with promotions in the U.S. First up, the group performed at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. They then ran the media circuit to discuss Map of the Soul: 7, including guest spots on iHeartRadio and The Late Late Show with James Corden. The band will also appear on a special BTS-centric episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which will air sometime in the near future.
Now, according to videos published by Newsen and Stark on Feb. 10, BTS landed at the Incheon International Airport, where they were surrounded by a sea of onlookers, paparazzi, and security.
The South Korean publications also captured the seven members walking out in their airport fashion outfits. And per usual, Jimin popped out dressed in all-black. But this time, the “Serendipity” singer — who was last seen with platinum blonde hair while performing “Black Swan” on Jan. 28 — sported blue-black hair.
Following the media’s release of BTS’ airport arrival, many fans gushed over Jimin’s blue hair on social media.
“GOOD MORNING TO JIMIN’S DARK BLUE HAIR ONLY,” a fan wrote on Twitter.
“JIMIN’S HAIR IS DARK BLUE CONFIRMED,” another fan tweeted alongside a photo of the music artist’s hair color change.
BTS releases new ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ concept photos with Jimin’s midnight blue hair
It seems Jimin’s dark blue airport hair was a teaser for what was to come. Soon after BTS returned to Korea, the second wave of Map of the Soul: 7 concept photos dropped online.
The first version illustrated the seven members as white swans with the “desire for perfection,” according to Billboard. Then the second version of the new concept photos portrayed BTS as black swans with an “unquenchable thirst.” The theme also appears to tie into V’s “Singularity” outfit during Love Yourself, Speak Yourself [The Final].
Regardless, many BTS fans were captivated by Jimin’s midnight blue hair featured in the singer-dancer’s solo and group shots.
“HOLY CRAP THESE ARE SO GORGEOUS JUST LOOK AT THEM WITH THE BLACK HAIR AND JIMIN WITH THE DARK BLUE,” one fan wrote on Reddit.
“Jimin just emits power. His whole look, this hair, that corset. Also, peep that black feather pinned to his shirt,” a fan wrote on Twitter.
And of course, many members of ARMY pointed out Jimin’s hair matches the blue in Map of the Soul: 7, similarly to how the “Lie” crooner previously colored his hair Map of the Soul: Persona pink.
“Jimin really be matching his hair colour with album covers,” a fan tweeted.
It’s pretty clear BTS fans are eager to see what the band has in store for Map of the Soul: 7. And now, as Jimin commits to blue locks, the new era feels closer than ever. So stay tuned. Feb. 21 is just around the corner.
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