Almost 12 years ago, 7 Korean artists — Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook came together and revolutionised the music industry forever. The band Bangtan Boys or BTS recently completed 9 years of their debut and the social media was flooded with tweets, pictures, videos and notes for the septet.
In a short period, BTS has made a massive impact on music lovers everywhere but alas, as they say — all good things must come to an end. Recently, BTS members announced that they will be going on an “indefinite hiatus” to pursue individual careers. The group members confirmed that they are not disbanding but just taking some time to focus on their individual growth.
NGL, as a proud member of the BTS Army, this announcement left me sobbing. During their streamed anniversary FESTA dinner, the band members shared the update and left millions in tears.
Band leader RM or Namjoon shared, “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. You have to keep producing music and keep doing something.”
Meanwhile, another member Jimin said that it was a tough decision to take as they feel bad for letting down their fans. He shared, “We can’t help but think of our fans no matter what. We want to be the kind of artists that are remembered by our fans. I think that’s why we are going through a rough patch right now. We are trying to find our identity and that’s an exhausting and long process.”
Jin and Suga also echoed the same sentiments in their statements and shared that for a while the band members have been struggling to stay creative but working together is making it hard for them to grow. “It’s not that we’re disbanding – we’re just living apart for a while,” said Suga.
While we are devested that BTS is not going to drop any new track for while, we are excited about the K-pop stars starting their new journeys. Here’s wishing them luck and we hope they continue to enthral us with their songs!
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