The music band addressed a global virtual press conference to promote their new album which will release on coming Friday
They are cultural icons, philanthropists, fashion influencers, but above all these labels, K-pop sensation BTS are artistes who are on a constant quest to be the best version of themselves.
BTS – comprising RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook – addressed a global virtual press conference in Seoul to promote their new album BE (Deluxe Edition) which releases on Friday.
In response to a question, about what more the group, already one of the most popular bands in the world, wants to be, J-Hope said the “answer of this question changes all the time”. The septet, whose full name is Bangtan Sonyeondan (Bulletproof Boy Scouts) and enjoy massive popularity across cultures as Beyond The Scene, also completed seven years in 2020 since their debut.
“When I first debuted, the goal was very solid. I wanted to top the music charts and be an artiste who would perform at a big arena. But now it becomes more fundamental,” J-Hope said. The 26-year-old said he wants to constantly improve. “The position where I’m standing right now is important to me. I have to know who I am and want to express myself through performances and music. That’s my ultimate goal as an artiste.”
Jungkook said 2020 brought a lot of “emptiness and frustration” and they wanted to contain all these honest feelings in the album. “This album doesn’t contain songs that are sad or melancholic. We interpreted these songs in a fun, unique way. I hope we find happiness and endure this together,”Jeon Jung-kook, said.