BTS fans are getting treated to new music via Halsey!
On Dec. 3, Halsey announced her new album, Maniac, which will be released on Jan. 17, 2020, would feature three collaborations — Alanis Morissette, Dominic Fike, and BTS’ Suga. In a silent video on Instagram, the singer-songwriter listed out 16 tracks, including the 2018 hit “Without Me.”
Then in an Instagram Live, Halsey opened up about her collaboration with Suga and explained why she decided to feature the BTS rapper on Mania “One of them is with Suga from BTS,” she said. “And he really fit the sentiment and the vibe of the album and what it’s about. So I felt like I really wanted to include him.”
Halsey also shared that Suga — real name Min Yoongi — is “really introspective and really intelligent perspective on where we are and what we’re doing in our unique lifestyles.”
“SUGA’s Interlude” features Halsey and Suga pairing off as they reflect on the difficulties of achieving their goals and dreams.
“I’ve been trying all my life/ to separate the time in between the having it all and giving it up,” sings Halsey melodically in the refrain over ambient synths. “I wonder what’s in store if I don’t love it anymore.”
Suga’s verse (per a fan translation because ARMY never sleep) has him pondering his life: “Though I, full of dreams, grew to achieve all my dreams/I live out my days with the parallel belief that dreams are in fact better when just kept as dreams/That my leap would not be my fall/ I trust that your convictions, efforts, faith, and greed are not filthy things.”
Being the lyrical genius that he is Yoongi gave fans a sort of throwback to previous justice when writing “The dawn before the sun rises is darker than anything/but don’t ever forget that the stars you want only rise in the darkness,” paralleling 2014 Skool Luv Affair “Tomorrow”‘s, “Because the dawn right before the sunrise is the darkest, you, in the future, never forget yourself of now.”
You can purchase “SUGA’s Interlude”, which he do wrote and produced, on iTunes or listen to it on Spotify below.