RM‘s impending obligatory navy service within the South Korean military has gotten the BTS singer/rapper, 28, desirous about his journey thus far with the Okay-pop supergroup, in addition to its future as soon as all seven members have completed their 18-month stints.
“After 10 years as a member of BTS, I didn’t know who I was and I wanted to know,” he informed Spanish information company EFE in a current interview. “I started out as a teenage rapper, then BTS came along and it was all very intense. Now that the group is inactive, I’ve gone back to thinking about the beginnings and the real reasons why I joined BTS.”
And whereas the group’s members are all at the moment pursuing solo initiatives as they’re within the midst of, or getting ready for, their navy obligation, the septet’s chief says he’s attempting to maintain a constructive perspective.
“When you are famous, staying on top is very difficult,” he mentioned in regards to the rigors of sustaining the group’s international success. “But I think BTS will make it. It will come together again when we finish our military service, and we will look for new synergies between us to enter a second phase. But, in any case, nothing lasts forever.”
And whereas the latter remark appeared touched by a tinge of harsh pop actuality, RM mentioned the pause in BTS motion “can be beneficial” to him as an artists as a result of “some great work is born in personally chaotic moments.”
The excellent news for ARMY is that not lengthy after releasing his solo album Indigo in late 2022, he headed to Spain not too long ago for the primary time on the lookout for inspiration for his second solo effort. Although BTS didn’t make it there after their 2020 world tour was canceled because of the international pandemic, RM mentioned he was excited to go to the nation’s famed museums and take a look at works by painters Goya, Velazquez and Picasso.
At current, Jin is the one member of BTS at the moment within the navy, however RM mentioned the break to give attention to solo work has allowed him to replicate on his place within the group and the bigger music world. “After 10 years as a member of BTS, I didn’t know who I was and I wanted to know,” he mentioned. “I started out as a teenage rapper, then BTS came along and it was all very intense. Now that the group is inactive, I’ve gone back to thinking about the beginnings and the real reasons why I joined BTS.”
The interview additionally included the tantalizing prospect of a celebrity collaboration with an artist that RM mentioned all of the members of BTS like and respect very a lot. Requested if he’d be up for getting within the studio with Spanish celebrity Rosalía, RM mentioned, “if she wants to, I do too.”
RM not too long ago launched the third video from Indigo, for the observe “Closer,” which adopted on the heels of visuals for “Still Life” and “Wildflower.”