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BTS leader RM announces solo album ‘Indigo’ release date

Seoul, Nov 11 (EFE).- RM, the leader of K-pop band BTS, will release his first solo studio album “Indigo” next month, he announced Friday through his agency.

“Finally, my first album is coming thanks to you. I have been preparing for it for four years,” RM wrote on Hybe’s fan community platform Weverse, according to local news agency Yonhap.

The new album, due out on Dec. 2, is “very different” from his previous works and includes “interesting friends,” he added.

The release will make him the third member of the band, after J-hope and Jin, to release a solo album this year.

RM already has two solo “mixtapes”: “RM” (2015) and “Mono” (2018), the latter reaching number 26 on the Billboard 200 chart.

In addition to the album, he will also present an educational-entertainment television program broadcast at the end of the year on the South Korean cable network tvN.

Other members of the band are also working on their own projects, as is the case of J-Hope, who released his first solo album “Jack in the Box” on July 15, coming after the supergroup announced a temporary separation in June.

BTS announced their separation nine years after their debut and blamed this decision on exhaustion from the constant production rate, which has made them one of the most listened-to bands internationally.

In addition to working on their solo careers, all seven members will also complete compulsory military service, which lasts a minimum of 18 months, with the intention of reuniting as a band in around 2025.

Composed of RM, Jimin, Jin, V, Suga, J-Hope and Jungkook (the youngest at 25), the band has broken several records and won national and international awards that no South Korean pop group had achieved before and was the first Asian group to become a global musical phenomenon. EFE


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