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BTS tease new song for South Korean animated series ‘Bastions’

It's the K-pop boyband's first new single together since last year's anthology

By Emma Wilkes

Members of BTS in a still from their 'Dynamite' video, 2020
Members of BTS in a still from 2020's 'Dynamite' video. (Photo: YouTube)

BTS are set to release a new song that will be used in the opening titles of the forthcoming South Korean animated series Bastions.

The television network SBS, which is airing the show, has released the opening title sequence that the song is featured in. Its title has not yet been revealed.

The track is BTS’s first new music as a group since the release of their anthology album Proof in June 2022. They have since gone on hiatus to allow the members of the band to complete their two years of mandatory military service, and they are expected to reconvene in 2025.

“BTS is expected to provide an overwhelming sense of immersion to the emotions and action scenes of the series by singing the theme song in perfect harmony,” the show’s production company Timos Media said in a statement to Yonhap News Agency.

Alongside BTS, many other K-pop acts have contributed to the show’s soundtrack, including LE SSERAFIM, Brave Girls, Heize and Alexia.

Bastions will premiere on South Korean television network SBS on May 14. The animated series will follow a rookie superhero who uncovers the identity of a villain responsible for environmental destruction and sets out to save the Earth.

Since they went on hiatus, several members of BTS have released solo music. Rapper Suga is set to release his debut solo album D-Day next week, which will be accompanied by a Disney+ documentary, Suga: Road To D-Day. He will also be embarking on a world tour later this year.

Meanwhile, V recently premiered a new as-yet-unreleased solo song called ‘Maybe’ during an impromptu late-night livestream on the fan community platform Weverse.

In addition, Jimin achieved the highest chart position by a BTS member to date when his song ‘Like Crazy’ entered the UK Charts at Number Eight.