Get ready, ARMY, because RM has a new project on the way. On Friday (August 19), BTS announced its upcoming photo book, Me, myself and RM: Completely.
Without sharing a release date for the project, the K-pop group revealed three previews of the self-described folio along with the announcement. The first shows the title of the book against a clear blue sky strewn with clouds, while a crisp white sheet is in the grass below. In the second, the title is written in wide, white block letters over a black-and-white space showing an exhibition of modern art. And the third is lit in sepia tones, the idol’s profile visible against an illuminated entrance.
However, it’s the middle photo that caught the eye of most fans, who ran rampant with speculation about the possibility that Easter eggs were hidden in the photo — namely, a stack of books discreetly stacked on a chair in the center of the frame. “WHAT IS THIS?” someone asked in a direct response to the announcement tweet, zooming in on the spines of the three hardcover titles. Another asked, “WAS HE WRITING HIS OWN BOOKS?”[?]”
Several fans surmised that the titles of the books had to do with upcoming releases from the K-pop seven. “Next BTS album: neutral, next RM album: rkive,” one ARMY member surmised, according to the top two books in the stack. Of course, BTS is currently taking time to pursue individual projects such as J-Hope’s debut solo album Jack in the Box.
The photo book follows RM’s solo trip to Switzerland, where he attended his very first Art Basel. In a vlog of the adventure posted on the official BTS YouTube channel, the Korean rapper can be seen at the annual international art fair, where he happened to find a chair designed by another Chris Martin and his “My Universe” Coldplay employee a nice shout-out in the process.
The rapper isn’t the only member of BTS with a photo book on the way. Jung Kook teases his own photography book, titled Me, myself and Jung Kook: time difference. In photos promoting the book, Jung Kook opts for a vampire theme, with the star depicted with blood-red lips and pale skin.
Check out a preview of RM’s photo album below.
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) August 19, 2022