Last month, Korean pop sensation BTS sent shockwaves around the world by announcing an indefinite hiatus. But the group is all set to make a comeback with a theme song for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022, likely to be released in the second half of the year.
The theme song will be released in association with Hyundai as a part of their global sustainability project “Goal of the Century”. “BTS not only promotes the ‘Hyundai Goal Of The Century Pledge’, but also carries out the World Cup Song Collaboration Project. The World Cup Song will be released in the second half of this year,” read a statement from Hyundai.
“Creating a sustainable world is no longer just a task for any one person. It’s the goal of the century that everyone can achieve in solidarity,” said Jim.
Earlier this year, BTS joined the likes of footballer Steven Gerrard, famous sculptor Jeremy Scott, and UNESCO ambassador Nadia Nadim, as the brand ambassador of this project. As a part of the deal, the band pledged to work towards reducing its carbon footprint by promoting healthy practices.
“Hope makes us dream, but these days, hope seems to be gradually losing its light around the world. Tomorrow’s dream is often the driving force to live today. It is our Goal of the Century that allows future generations to dream and live today,” added J-Hope.
A couple of years ago, BTS wrote a song about sustainable living to promote the latest range of Hyundai EVs. RM, the rapper of this mega-popular boy band, was also the narrator of Hyundai’s flagship commercial for the FIFA World Cup.
BTS went on a hiatus a while back as its members wanted to pursue solo projects. J-Hope has already released his solo album Jack In The Box, which has been getting rave reviews, while RM and Jimin are also working on their personal projects. The group has been nominated in four categories for VMAs. The band released their anthology album Proof last month.
The FIFA World Cup, meanwhile, will be held across eight venues in Qatar, starting on November 21. Argentina, Senegal, Netherlands, and England will be in action on the first day itself.
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