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BTS’ Jimin annouces vinyl release of debut album ‘FACE’

Pre-orders will open next week.

By Will Richards

Jimin press shot, 2023
Jimin (Photo: Press)

BTSJimin has announced details of a vinyl edition of his debut solo album FACE.

The album, one of a series of BTS solo projects in the last few years, came out back in March and saw Jimin score the highest UK chart appearance of a solo member of the band.

The new physical versions of the album will be available to pre-order in the US and Europe next week (October 18), with fans in South Korea and Japan able to order now.

For those in Japan and South Korea, the album will ship in December, while those in Europe and the United States will have to wait until January.

Announcing the release on Weverse, representatives for Jimin said: “It resonated deeply with the fans for its authentic expression of the emotions he had felt over the past two years.

“To express our gratitude for your tremendous support, we’re making FACE available on vinyl.”

When his single ‘Like Crazy’ went into the charts at Number Eight earlier this year, Jimin became the second member of the Korean megastars to have a solo hit on the UK charts, after J-hope’s collaboration with J. Cole, ‘On the Street’, squeezed into the Top 40 in 37th position last month. Jimin followed that by reaching number 30 with ‘Set Me Free Pt. 2’, the first single from FACE, and then cracked the top ten with ‘Like Crazy’.

Jimin has enjoyed a positive critical response to FACE, with Rolling Stone saying of the six-track release: “Jimin’s processed yelps depict his agitation in a way that implies he wants to break out of any boxes in which he might be placed—and this twisty, yet hooky EP is his first step toward doing so.”