BTS look back on their past in video for “Outro: Ego”

Member J-Hope takes the lead on their new song.

BTS Outro Shadow J-Hope MV
J-Hope. Image: Big Hit Entertainment

BTS have released a trippy video for “Outro: Ego,” a cut from their forthcoming album, Map of the Soul: 7. It’s a solo song performed by member J-Hope.

The vibrant video for the funky track follows the rapper’s journey through a colorful city as he reflects on his band’s rise to fame. The clip also includes references to previous BTS songs, such as “Idol” and “Boy With Luv.”

“Now I don’t care / It’s all choices by my fate so we’re here / Look ahead, the way is shinin’ / Keep going now (ready, set and begin),” J-Hope spits on the song, which also samples the intro track from BTS’ debut EP, 2 Cool 4 Skool.

“Outro: Ego” is the latest release from Map of the Soul: 7, following “Black Swan” and “Interlude: Shadow.” The record is due out February 21.

Watch the video for “Outro: Ego” below: