Members of the worldwide Okay-pop sensation that’s BTS had been purported to be on tour proper now. However as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, they’ve needed to press pause.
Other than releasing their newest hit single, “Dynamite,” the group instructed CNN in an interview on Friday they have been spending a number of time in latest months streaming exhibits, like a number of us.
“We’re understanding, watching Netflix and studying to play devices. I feel we’re doing a number of self-development, and likewise simply making an attempt to remain energetic,” J-Hope stated.
Jimin added, “We’re engaged on a brand new album. Though we can not say for positive how live shows are going to go, we’re nonetheless working very arduous. Personally, I do not assume I am doing a number of issues myself.”
The worldwide pandemic hasn’t slowed down the group’s success.
“Dynamite,” their first full English music, at present sits on the prime of the Billboard Scorching100 chart for the second consecutive week. This makes BTS the primary South Korean pop act to ever obtain such a milestone, incomes reward from fellow artists like Justin Bieber.BTS, which stands for Past the Scene, stated they felt they wanted give their viewers new music amid these difficult occasions.
“If every thing went in line with plan, we would be on tour proper now, however the pandemic has modified every thing. So we considered what we are able to do, and what we are able to do finest at this level, on this state of affairs. Everybody goes by such a tough time, so we wished to cheer them up,” Suga instructed CNN.
Band members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook, nonetheless really feel like their rise is a little bit of a “pinch me” second.
“It nonetheless would not really feel 100% actual as a result of we won’t carry out in entrance of Military [the nickname for their fans]. We do and see all this stuff, however we do not have the chance to carry out,” Jung Kook stated.
The group has been incessantly in comparison with The Beatles, even breaking one of many English rock band’s information with three Billboard No. 1 albums in a single yr.
J-Hope stated being in comparison with legendary group is humbling.
“It is such an ideal honor to be talked about alongside The Beatles. We wish to preserve doing our personal music and present our personal colours,” J-Hope stated. “As large followers of The Beatles, we’re grateful for such affiliation and we wish to work even more durable to place out nice music. We’ll attempt to make the title BTS sound as cool as The Beatles.”
The group’s worldwide recognition grew in 2018 with their albums “Love Your self: Reply” and “Love Your self: Tear.” Past their accomplishments collectively, they’ve additionally scored quite a few hits with different artists like Halsey, Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj and Fall Out Boy.
Their large fan base is like no different.
However the group acknowledges their fame, comes with some tradeoffs.
“In Korea we name it fame tax, which now we have to pay,” RM stated with a smile. “As a citizen now we have to pay a fame tax and we all the time pay it. , you’ve gotten some optimistic sides and a few unfavourable sides as properly but it surely’s our future.”
Jin stated though he is acknowledged in every single place he goes, making South Korea proud makes all of it value it.
“There are uncommon events after I inevitably must exit. And after I do, individuals come as much as me to say they’re actually glad to see me, and that they are actually happy with how extra individuals obtained to learn about Korea due to us,” he stated. “In these moments, I get a way of success and really feel like I’ve truly proven one thing to them.”
That BTS Military has helped propel them to shatter information throughout the music trade and likewise got here to their protection on social media final yr when the group was shut out from Grammy nominations.
The group is extra looking forward to a nod subsequent time round.
“We grew up watching the Grammys,, so we all know of its significance. And it could be unbelievable if we could possibly be nominated,” Suga stated. “We by no means had a Grammy in thoughts after we first started, but it surely’s now turn out to be a extra tangible dream. It is one thing we do wish to accomplish, after all, but it surely’s additionally not one thing we are able to make occur simply because we wish it. What we are able to do is to maintain doing the most effective we are able to at what we’re doing.”