BTS member Jimin dropped the “Set Me Free Pt.2.” music video on Friday, ahead of the release of his solo debut album Face on March 24.
The video features the K-pop star dancing with Rainer Maria Rilke’s German poem “Ich lebe mein leben in wachsenden ringen” (in English, “I live my life in widening circles”) printed on his chest.
This literary choice pairs well with the circular cover art for his upcoming album, as well as a concept teaser titled “Circle of Resonance” that read, “Waves originated from the deepest invisible inner world, pass through the face on the surface and reach others to resonate while transmitting the inner voice.”
In previous remarks to Consequence, Jimin affirmed that the title of his pre-release song is a nod to “Set Me Free” on fellow BTS member Suga’s mixtape D-2. “There isn’t a connection, and we weren’t trying to divide part one or part two,” he explained.
“But since it turns out my song talks about freedom and moving forward, and Suga’s song talks about some of the stories that come before, I thought it would be good to come after that.”