BTS is taking us behind the scenes of their Map of the Soul On:e concept photobook!

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In a new behind-the-scenes video, the members share their thoughts about the shoot, while providing details about their solo sets. Each set was built to reflect songs from BTS’s Map of the Soul: 7 album.

“For my theme of ‘Filter,’” Jimin said. “we shone a lot of different colors on my face and tried to capture my expressions behind them. I think the photos where we used colored cellophane for lighting would be the highlight photos.”

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Jimin 

“There’s June 13th and September 12th. All the lyrics are written here,” RM said. His track was “Intro: Persona.” “If you look, there’s an ‘R.’ You might already know, but I shot with ‘Persona’ as the theme, which is my identity as well as my solo track. I think this set is about me as the subject of the photo standing in front of a projected image of myself.”

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RM

“This set is connected to the theme of ‘UGH,’” Suga said. His solo song is “Interlude: Shadow,” but he also performed “UGH” with RM and J-Hope. “With ‘UGH’ I kind of, really liked professional wrestling when I was young, so when we were designing the stage, the director and I talking about setting it up this way.”

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Suga 

Jungkook explained how his set, which features a giant clock and multiple mirrors, reflects his past and present.

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Jungkook

It was a set related to my solo track, ‘My Time.’ There’s my unstable self, but also myself as an adult or me when I was a kid. It’s like a don’t know myself either. That’s the vibe I got. I think it was a shoot that represented my complicated thoughts.

— Jungkook

Jin‘s set for “Moon” was inspired by a famous French novella called The Little Prince.

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Jin

So there’s me and the earth floating together in space. While deciding on the concept, I asked them to make it reminiscent of The Little Prince. So I think they went with a similar setup.

— Jin

The neon-lit nightscape for “Outro: Ego” is all about J-Hope.

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J-Hope 

Everything here has to do with me. Kind of like that [. . .] I took photos with these neon signs and everything. I think the photos turned out really well. I think this mood really suits me.

— J-Hope

V didn’t comment on his set for “Inner Child,” but fans can probably expect to see more “V cuts” from the shoot.

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V

For more, check out BTS’s glow up from The Red Bullet Tour or watch the video below: