The song, titled ‘With Seoul’ was released for free on Seoul City’s official tourism website visitseoul.net on Wednesday at noon Korea time.
|Screenshot of BTS` promotional video for Seoul City (Seoul City)|
When the clock struck noon, the website came crashing down as fans of BTS, collectively known as ARMY, invaded in a bid to check out the new release.
As of 3 p.m., three hours since its release, the website is still down, with a notice that says, “Visit Seoul users may experience service interruptions during the next few hours.”
|Screenshot of Seoul City`s official tourism website visitseoul.com as of 3 p.m. Wednesday.|
According to Seoul City, the new track which reflects “the warmth and beauty of Seoul City as envisioned by BTS” is an orchestral-pop track with undertones of Korean traditional music.
The music video for the song is slated for release on Dec. 13 via Visit Seoul’s YouTube channel.