KUALA LUMPUR: International K-Pop group BTS has been on a meteoric journey of success after releasing hits after hits, and recently completing a mega-successful world tour.
In an interview yesterday with Paper magazine the seven members of the K-Pop sensation talked about what would come next in terms of musical styles and experimenting with its sound.
According to Koreaboo, when the idols were asked what they would try out that they haven’t yet as a unit, they answered that they were open to experimenting.
Group leader RM said: “I want to show our various sides that reflect the progression of our age as well as our emotions and sensibilities.”
Jin then showed his harder side and added: “I want to try something in the genre of rock. I think it will come out great because our members are pretty charismatic.”
“There are so many I don’t know which one to say,” said Suga, who further explained that, “There’s plenty of things to show you, so please look forward to it.”
As for J-Hope, he confessed that anything BTS create would automatically be the Bangtan style. “Now it feels like BTS is just BTS. Whichever (style of) music or performance, it comes out in BTS style,” he said.
Jimin offered a more vague response and said: “There are so many things I want to try but I don’t want to be too specific about it.”
Meanwhile, V took a more direct approach and named a specific artiste and song that he would like to emulate. “I want to try doing music in the style of Conan Gray or All Tinted,” he said.
Whatever the case, Jungkook was up for the challenge. He said: “It’s different from time to time. I just hope I can widen my vocal spectrum regardless of what that might be.”
Meanwhile, popular American magazine Variety has named BTS as the “Group of the Year” in its latest Hitmakers list.
Koreaboo also reported that the magazine’s description of the K-Pop outfit read: “The record-breaking septet has solidified their status as global superstars, rounding out one of the largest stadium tours of the year and releasing a string of top-selling singles.”
The announcement explained that the Hitmakers franchise celebrates the year in music and recognises music writers, producers, publishers, managers and executives who helped make the top 25 songs of the year.
BTS’ win will apparently see the group featured on Variety’s Dec 4 print issue. The third annual Hitmakers Brunch to celebrate the artistes will take place on Dec 7 in Los Angeles but it hasn’t been confirmed yet whether BTS will be attending the do.