The members of BTS are moving onto a new chapter, and “Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)” is the song the band chose to signal a fresh start. The new track is the lead single from the K-pop supergroup’s recent anthology album, Proof. Proof is an album filled with nostalgia, reminiscing over BTS’ nine years as a group. Sonically, “Yet to Come” sounds like a past BTS song, but its message contains a whole new meaning.
“Yet to Come” feels like it could be from BTS’ The Most Beautiful Moment in Life era, which took place across three different albums in 2015 and 2016. With the song “Epilogue: Young Forever,” found on the compilation album The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever, BTS delve into the fear they feel about their future.
In “Yet to Come,” that fear is gone. Instead, BTS look confidently toward the future, knowing that whatever decisions they make will benefit them.
“Uh, do you have a dream, what’s at the end of that path? / Moment is yet to come, yeah / Uh, in the hush of night, we won’t stop moving / Yet to come / Uh, we gonna touch the sky, ‘fore the day we die / Moment is yet to come, yeah / Uh, this is only the beginning, the best yet to come,” BTS assure fans in the song’s chorus.
The lyrics of “Yet to Come” also contain a “promise” that the members will always come back to BTS, no matter where life takes them. “We just loved music / We’re just running forward / Promise that we’ll keep coming back for more,” Jungkook sings.
By itself, “Yet to Come” evokes a wistful curiosity. The song’s music video brings even more nostalgia and contains imagery from past BTS music videos including “Spring Day,” “Just One Day,” “Run,” “No More Dream,” and more. BTS are best when they embrace Suga, J-Hope, and RM as rappers alongside the band’s vocalists, Jin, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. The track effortlessly blends and overlays the members’ styles of music, creating an alternative hip-hop track.
“Yet to Come” signals a time of change and a new direction for the band. In true BTS fashion, the track shows the members embracing their past in order to move forward to a brighter future as a group and individuals.