Fans of BTS lit up Twitter on Monday following the pioneer of the Korean boy group shared a small yet-to-be-released tune on the social networking website and confirmed he had been working on his next mixtape.
“Will be in RM 2 someday..,” BTS’ RM wrote on the official twitter account, confirming that he is working on a sequel to his 2015 mixtape, RM. The short video clip of RM’s song revealed an ambient hip-hop track laden with his mellow tone and echoing sound effects.
Born Kim Namjoon and formerly known as Rap Monster, back in 2015, the rapper released what was the first of three mixtapes put out so far by members of BTS. It preceded Suga’s Agust D, as Agust D, and J-Hope’s Hope World, the latter of which peaked at No. 38 on the Billboard 200 earlier this month. Each of the mixtapes has been released for free downloads and, either upon their release or at a later date, through digital music platforms.
RM gained prominence in the U.S. over the past year as the only English-fluent member of BTS, as well as through several collaborations, with the likes of Wale and Fall Out Boy. His Fall Out Boy collab “Champion” landed him his first solo charting at the very end of last year, when the track hit No. 18 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart for the chart dated Jan. 6, 2018.
Upon sharing a hint for RM 2, BTS’ fans, known collectively as ARMY, trended the artist’s upcoming mixtape; the tweet itself has been liked over 680,000 times, and been retweeted nearly 300,000 times. Since tweeting, neither RM nor his label, Big Hit Entertainment, have offered up a timeline for the release of his next mixtape.