Jungkook has scrapped a lot of solo songs because they ‘didn’t sound good.’
The BTS star has explained he hasn’t released as many standalone tracks as his bandmates because while he’s written a plenty of material, he wasn’t pleased with the way they were going.
‘[They are] so many songs I’ve written that I haven’t been able to release,’ he told Weverse Magazine. ‘After making the effort to write them, I should have realized I should just edit them as much as I can to release them.’
Not his best? Jungkook has scrapped a lot of solo songs because they ‘didn’t sound good.’ The BTS star has explained he hasn’t released as many standalone tracks as his bandmates because while he’s written a plenty of material, he wasn’t pleased with the way they were going. Seen in April in Las Vegas
The star added, ‘But when I heard them again after a while, they didn’t sound good, so I just deleted them all.’
However, Jungbook revealed his bandmates – who all announced plans to go on a ‘temporary hiatus’ to focus on their solo careers – have been supportive of his writing.
He added: ‘The other members tell me, “You have to keep making releases. That’s how you figure it all out.” So I’m writing songs lately.’
And he insisted he wants to create something ‘really unique’.
He explained: ‘I want it to be really unique. I want to write lyrics that don’t have any meaning, like a song where the word “yeah” is repeated for a whole verse – something like that – but it’s hard.’
Apart for now: Septet Jin, 29, Suga, 29, J-Hope, 28, RM, 27, V, 26, Jimin, 26, and Jungkook, 24, broke the news of their hiatus to their armies of fans during their annual FESTA dinner which celebrated the hugely popular band’s nine years together. Seen in April
Jungkook released a solo single Sunday, called My You.
Septet Jin, 29, Suga, 29, J-Hope, 28, RM, 27, V, 26, Jimin, 26, and Jungkook, 24, broke the news of their hiatus to their armies of fans during their annual FESTA dinner which celebrated the hugely popular band’s nine years together.
RM said it was time for them to work on their own, adding: ‘I always thought that BTS was different from other groups, but the problem with K-pop and the whole idol system is that they don’t give you time to mature .
US visit: BTS was seen at a White House press briefing with White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre in May in Washington, DC in May
All here: RM said it was time for them to work on their own, adding: ‘I always thought that BTS was different from other groups, but the problem with K-pop and the whole idol system is that they don’t give you time to mature. Seen in November
‘You have to keep producing music and keep doing something.’
J-Hope added: ‘I think we should spend some time apart to learn how to be one again. I hope you don’t see this as a negative thing, and see it as a healthy plan. I think BTS will become stronger that way.’
V insisted they were not splitting and vowed the band’s ‘synergy will be like no other’ when they regroup.
But they promised to ‘return someday.’
Several of the members broke down in tears during the Festa video as they talked about taking time off to ‘grow.’
Breaking the news: The K-Pop boy band BTS were in tears when they shared that they are on ‘temporary hiatus’ to pursue solo careers, but they promised to ‘return someday’
Such a hard message to share for the band: Several of the band members broke down in tears as they delivered the news. Many went out of their way to comfort the fans
Saying goodbye to their old life… for now: Things will not be the same, but they will get back together down the road
After the video was shared, V shared a note with Weverse.
‘For the last ten years, we never stopped looking up towards what awaited us…Now, this is just the beginning, the first footsteps we are taking to ensure that we remain together as Bangtan for a long time.’
‘He added, ‘The purple string that ties ARMY and Bangtan together is strong, and will not ever break.’
Individual members already have plenty of going on by themselves.
J-Hope has been announced as a headliner of Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival in July.
Suga has released solo mixtapes in previous years.
It is their first extended break in their nine-year career.
BTS is a South Korean boy band that was formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013.
They are also known as the Bangtan Boys.
This is not the first time they took a break. In December 2021, they said they needed some down time to recharge. And they also took a mini break in 2019.
Such a touching moment: One of the members put both his hands to his face
Breaking the news: They announced the news during their annual FESTA dinner which celebrates the band as bandmember RM said it was time for them to work on their own
In 2021, the group’s management company Big Hit Music said in a statement: ‘We would like to inform you that BTS is planning to take a second official extended period of rest since their first in 2019. BTS remained active in order to engage with fans in 2020 and 2021 amidst the Covid-19 situation, and achieved dazzling results to cement themselves as top global artists.’
In 2019 it was also announced the band needed some time.
‘This period of rest will be an opportunity for the members of BTS, who have relentlessly driven themselves towards their goal since their debut, to recharge and prepare to present themselves anew as musicians and creators,’ it was shared at the time.
‘This will also provide them with a chance to enjoy the ordinary lives of young people in their 20s, albeit briefly.’