• “7Fates: CHAKHO" webtoon will be released on Jan. 15
  • Official release date of the webtoon's soundtrack yet to be announced
  • The soundtrack is produced by Suga and features vocals by Jungkook

HYBE (Big Hit Music) announced the upcoming release of the official soundtrack of BTS’ highly-anticipated webtoon, “7Fates: CHAKHO.” A tweet by the entertainment agency Wednesday revealed Suga as the producer of the official soundtrack, with vocals by Jungkook.

Although it did not give an exact release date, the agency revealed the soundtrack is slated to come out soon. Prior to this, HYBE had announced the highly-anticipated Naver-produced webtoon will be released on Jan. 15.

On Sunday, HYBE tweeted, "In a world of horrors, the hunt begins. 7FATES: CHAKHO 2022. 01. 15," which featured photos of the septet against a dark backdrop.

HYBE has been building up excitement over the release of the webtoon since December, when it released a 15-second trailer clip of "7Fates: CHAKHO."

The short clip opens with Jin looking at a mysterious magical light floating above him. The next scene sees V and J-Hope seemingly reaching for the light, while Suga looks at it from afar. Finally, Jungkook catches the light and stares at it as it sits on his palms. RM also took hold of the ball of light while Jimin looks on a light-filled space before turning his head to the camera.

HYBE earlier said the story of the BTS webtoon revolves around seven men whose destiny is tied to each other as they work towards fighting the "monsters" in their community.

"It is an urban fantasy set in a city in the near future and inspired by the tiger hunters of the Joseon Dynasty. It will combine old stories of tradition with Hybe's own imagination," the agency said, as per Koreaboo.

"7Fates: CHAKHO" is based on the story of the Chakhogapsa or the tiger hunters in 1421, at a time when South Korea was plagued by hungry Siberian tigers who attacked communities during the time of Joseon Dynasty. King Sejong formed the Chakhogapsa in order to protect the residents from the aggressive tigers. The Chakhogapsa are highly-trained tiger hunters who could hit their targets even while riding horses.

Meanwhile, HYBE revealed the septet was supposed to return to the U.S. to attend this year’s Grammy Awards.

“We were preparing to attend the Grammys, but stopped discussing plans after hearing about the postponement," the entertainment agency told Newsen, as reported by Koreaboo.

The 2022 Grammy Awards, which was supposed to take place at Arena on Jan. 31 in L.A., was postponed due to the spike in COVID-19 cases.

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V (L) and Jungkook of music group BTS perform onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images