Today, BTS fans are celebrating the second anniversary of RM‘s second mixtape, mono. mono‘s seven songs (“tokyo”, “seoul”, “moonchild”, “badbye”, “uhgood”, “everythinggoes”, and “forever rain”) have left a deep impression on listeners around the world.
Although mono was released in 2018, it’s the music we need during 2020’s trying times. Here are 10 reasons why.
1. mono is a reminder that we are all in this together.
“mono. is a gentle but firm reminder that it is okay to feel, to venture out and wander uselessly before coming back home. A reminder that we are not alone in what we feel – isolation, happiness, abandonment, internal conflict – is what truly makes us human.”#2YearsWithMono pic.twitter.com/6gUZbyxMGX
— BTS Press⁷ (@BTSPressData) October 22, 2020
2. It assures us that the hardships we face today will pass by; “everything goes”.
mono is like a warm hug on a cold day, a good laugh in sad times, or a soft cry in frustrating ones, mono is like a hint of rain in a drought or the gush of wind in a field, mono is everything pleasant i know, it's namjoon's hand extended towards me, telling me everythingoes.
— fatima⁷ | mono day (@monipersona) October 22, 2020
3. It’s the friend who stays by your side when you need it most.
in a world where people only say things like “everything’s gonna be okay” or “it’ll get better soon”, mono is that one friend who just sits with you and says “me too”
— sora⁷🐰 #bIm (@tteokminnie) October 22, 2020
4. Like a balm, it’s a source of healing.
— .·͙☽ (@taeteland) October 22, 2020
5. It’s an escape from 2020’s frightening and uncertain reality.
“those are the songs i wrote during my most difficult times”
Mono is still that one mixtape I turn to whenever I need to escape reality. Thank you Joon for sharing your beautiful masterpiece with us 2 years ago. 🥺🤍#2YearsWithMono #healingwithRMonopic.twitter.com/VlsMSEpASM
— αꪜαηι⁷ ◡̈ (@vanteguggie) October 22, 2020
6. It’s a home you can always go to, to rest.
Mono is like home. It feels like RM knows me more than I know myself. He's half moon🌗 https://t.co/AQmxhhjLdz
— Reumee◡̈ (@mintsumki_) October 22, 2020
7. It’s a comforting voice telling you that everything will be okay.
words can't express how thankful i am that mono exists.
listening to mono is like joon is there to smile and softly tell you he understands. and it will all be okay.
— ᴮᴱramie⁷✜ #moasd 📌 (@lovernamu) October 22, 2020
8. It’s a story that takes us on our own personal journeys.
to me, mono is like a book. every track is it’s own chapter, with its own story & meaning. it’s such a complex yet simplistic piece of art & i can’t thank namjoon enough for letting us in on such a personal journey. his vulnerability & mind never fails to leave me in awe.
— ✿ ari ⁷ ☻ (@GGUKHOBI) October 22, 2020
9. It’s a glimmer of magic in a bleak world.
#2YearsWithMono is trending worldwide at #1
mono. is my friend, my pride & the album i so proudly recommend to my friends, my family and anyone. Because i know its that good. Namjoon and his music is magic.#RM #NAMJOON #HealingWithRMono#RMonoDay#WakeUpInMono#OuRMonoversary pic.twitter.com/PEyCW0KxRd
— Report for Namjoonᴿᴹ (@blockforknj) October 22, 2020
10. It’s a warm blanket you can curl up in for comfort.
mono. is like a warm blanket when i feel cold and lonely..🥺 https://t.co/1ybjkQrXHL
— ᴮᴱray⁷ #2YearsWithMono (@glimmerkkoo) October 22, 2020