BTS has dropped the tracklist for MAP OF THE SOUL: Persona, and now fans are running wild with new theories!
On April 8, Big Hit Entertainment tweeted out the album’s tracklist. It features 7 brand new tracks, including the wildly popular song from BTS’s comeback trailer, “Persona”.
— BigHit Entertainment (@BigHitEnt) April 8, 2019
The six other songs are: “Boy With Luv”, “Mikrokosmos”, “Make It Right”, “HOME”, “Jamais Vu”, and “Dionysus”.
When BTS released “Version 4” of their teaser photos, many fans suspected that Greek gods would factor into BTS’s concept. Now, it seems that theory has been confirmed! In this photo, Jungkook wore a Dionysus purse around his neck, hinting at the album’s 7th track.
Fans have also come up with theories about “Mikrokosmos”. Some say it could be connected to the theory of a microcosmos vs macro cosmos. Others believe it may be referencing the famous musical works of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók.
Mikrokosmos might really be about seeing the universe in someone’s eyes. It’s not only in DNA. In Serendipity, the galaxy zoomed in through Jimin’s eyes
— ＡＲＭＹｎａ (@gucciboysbts) April 8, 2019
so this is what mikrokosmos sounds like
— 𝚓𝚒𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚒𝚎 𝚋𝚘𝚓𝚘𝚐𝚊𝚎 (@pjmsethereal) April 8, 2019
Many ARMYs are especially excited to hear the cryptic “Jamais Vu”, and some believe it may tie into BTS’s time travel storylines.
if u think abt it jamais vu is also what hyyh seokjin experiences in every new timeline reset
— adiba (@780613) April 8, 2019
Jamais vu is often described as the opposite of déjà vu. Déjà vu is when someone feels like they have experienced a situation before, when they are experiencing it for the first time. Jamais vu is an eerie sensation that makes someone feel like they are seeing a situation for the first time, despite knowing that they have been in the situation before.
"Jamais Vu" – refers to the phenomenon of experiencing a situation that one recognizes in some fashion, but nonetheless seems very unfamiliar.
IDK GUYS BUT THIS IS WHAT CAME INTO MY MIND pic.twitter.com/2AvA8MK8tq
— greek god wavy haired jungkook (@goldenjungkie) April 8, 2019
“Boy With Luv” may be a throwback to BTS’s 2014 “Boy In Luv”, and some ARMYs believe it may tell the “Boy In Luv” story again from a new perspective.
MAP OF THE SOUL: Persona is dropping this week, so we may soon find out if these theories are true. Until then, check out more theories here!