BTS will be working with Japanese group AKB48’s executive producer Yasushi Akimoto.

On September 13, Billboard Japan reported, “BTS will be releasing a single album in November. A new track ‘Bird,’ as well as a Japanese version of the previously released track ‘Airplane pt. 2’ will be included [in the album].”

The lyrics for the upcoming track “Bird” were written by Yasushi Akimoto.

BTS was able to meet Yasushi Akimoto through Big Hit Entertainment’s CEO Bang Shi Hyuk. Bang Shi Hyuk requested Yasushi Akimoto to write the lyrics as he had always respected the former’s outlook on the world.

According to the media outlet, the group will hold handshake events in the Kanto and Kansai regions on November 17 and 18, following BTS’s album release.

BTS will also hold their concerts for the Japanese leg of their “Love Yourself” world tour at Tokyo Dome on November 13 and 14, Kyocera Dome in Osaka on November 21, 23, and 24, Nagoya Dome on January 12 and 13 of 2019, and Yafuoku! Dome in Fukuoka on February 16 and 17.

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