“Black Swan” is BTS‘s first pre-release single for MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 — but you may have already known that, thanks to Spotify‘s spoiler.
On January 17, BTS unveiled an art film featuring performers from MN Dance Company dancing to “Black Swan”.
On January 16, the day before “Black Swan’s” release, this ad popped up on Spotify and activated ARMY‘s panic mode.
At the time, many fans suspected that the ad was a fake one, edited by a creative (and mischevious) fan.
This BLACK SWAN shit is just fake yall😂 some just edit the bts spotify ad thing to make it look like the new single was leaked………
— kaylee ⁷ (@JIMINTHICC3) January 17, 2020
Im the guy in the back stirring the pot knowing yall most likely got fooled and that spotify ad was an edit
— dennise ⁷ (@LINDOJIN) January 17, 2020
Other fans, who believed the ad was the real deal, weren’t too pleased about the spoiler!
me: can we get a title?! can we please get a title????
spotify: yeah it’s black swan
me: WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU DO THAT
— ⋆｡˚ ⋆ salt⁷ (@polynamgiseok) January 17, 2020
Is it real? Fake? Real? It has to be fake, unless…? This uncertainty drove some ARMYs completely bonkers!
I'M SO SICK OF THINKING THE RUMOURS ARE FAKE AND THEN THEY TURN TO BE TRUE BUT THEN YOU THINK IT'S FAKE AGAIN BUT THEN IT'S BLACK SWAN AND pic.twitter.com/NydgPTzSSS
— Lu⁷🌸🥂 2.0 (@drunkateez) January 17, 2020
“Black Swan’s” official release confirmed that the ad is, in fact, legit. Was the leak accidental or intentional? Who is the person behind it? We may never know, but fans had fun imagining what went on behind the scenes!
starter pack for whoever at Spotify leaked black swan advertisement pic.twitter.com/fpxmGTqlZ7
— ʎǝqqɐ⁷ (@cloudskth) January 17, 2020
BIGHIT STAFF TO THE PERSON WHO LEAKED THE SONG TITLE BLACK SWAN pic.twitter.com/SdPwQHNf0z
— Nicolle⁷ (@NicoMar97) January 17, 2020
bighit when they see that it was spotify's dumbass who leaked the song name pic.twitter.com/oyPATyZDoe
— ash⁷ (@thejoonmoon) January 17, 2020
For more, find out more about the meaning of “Black Swan” here: