The group spoke in Korean about their plans to focus on solo projects, and the word “hiatus” was used with English subtitles in the video.
Global superstars BTS have said they are taking their time to focus on solo projects, but the company behind the groundbreaking K-pop group says it won’t go on hiatus.
The seven-member group with hits like “Butter” and “Dynamite” talked about their future in a video posted Tuesday to celebrate their ninth anniversary. They just released a three-disc compilation album, “Proof,” last week.
Band member Suga asked the group if they should talk about why they interrupted when they sat down to dinner with the group. They discussed how COVID-19 has disrupted their touring and music release plans, as well as their thoughts on their individual artistic goals.
The group talks in Korean and the word “hiatus” is used with English subtitles in the video.
But a statement from Hybe, the Korean entertainment company behind BTS, said they will still work on projects as a group as well as as individuals. “BTS without interruption. The members will focus more on solo projects at this time,” the statement said.
No details on future BTS collaborations or solo projects were announced on Tuesday. BTS has a global fan base that follows the group and members online, and in recent years the group’s profile has grown overseas. The group recently spoke before the United Nations General Assembly and traveled to the White House to discuss with President Joe Biden ways to curb violence against Asian Americans.
The band members – J-Hope, RM, Suga, Jungkook, V, Jin, and Jimin – opened up about the struggle to grow as individual artists in the K-pop genre.
RM said, “The problem with K-pop and the whole idol system is that it doesn’t give you time to grow up. Several members of the group appeared to have cried during the conversation.
Band member V recalls a conversation he had with J-Hope in which they discussed how working on solo projects would improve their “synergy” as a band. band. Suga describes his hobby of trying new genres.
Jung Kook told fans, “Each of us will take a moment to have fun and experience many things. “We promise we’ll come back one day even more mature than we are now.”
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