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BTS announces they are taking a hiatus as a group, opens up about their struggles

BTS announced on Tuesday that they are taking an indefinite hiatus.

BTS announces they are taking a hiatus as a group, opens up about their struggles -Toff C.
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06/15/2022 01:44 PM
BTS announces they are taking a hiatus as a group, opens up about their struggles
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BTS announced that they are taking an indefinite hiatus.

The K-Pop group made the announcement in the "Festa Dinner with BTS" video posted on their YouTube channel on Tuesday, June 14.

BTS member RM confessed that for a while, he felt like he did not know the identity of BTS anymore.


"Up until ‘ON’ and ‘Dynamite,’ I felt like the group BTS was within my hands. But as we did ‘Butter’ and ‘Permission to Dance,’ I didn’t really know what kind of group we were anymore," he remarked.

RM added that their busy schedule has also prevented him from knowing more himself as an artist and as a person.

“There’s no time for me to grow. Not just in terms of my skills, but as a human. I’m a very different person from who I was 10 years ago, and I need time to think and be on my own, so those thoughts can mature into something uniquely mine," he relayed.

He also stressed that he needs to step away from their busy schedule in order to figure out what is the next step for them as a group.

"But after spending the past 10 years as BTS, while carrying out our busy schedule together, I can’t mature. There’s no time for me to think. I have to know what kind of person I am, what kind of group BTS is, why I’m here, what the other members mean to me, and the path we need to take in the future," he admitted.

"I need to keep these things in mind while doing interviews and writing lyrics. But starting from a certain point on, I haven’t been sure what kind of group we are," he continued.

Jimin echoed what RM said, saying that they are struggling right now because their identity as a group is no longer clear to them.

“I think we’re just now starting to think about what kind of artist we each want to be remembered as by our fans. I think that’s why we’re going through a tough time right now, because we’ve entered a phase where we’re only now trying to find our identities," Jimin said.

 

 

V shared that they will be focusing on their individual music while on a hiatus as a group.

“J-Hope told me this before: ‘We can all really focus on our solo activities for the time being, and then when we come back together as a group, that synergy will be like no one else’s. It’ll be better than before," he said.

Jin added, “Doing group activities for so long—just like you guys mentioned earlier, I started to feel like I’ve become a machine. I have my own hobbies and things I want to do on my own.”

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RM said that they will be releasing solo albums moving forward.

"When people hear our group name, they say, ‘Oh wow, BTS.’ But honestly, people don’t really know who each of the members are. Since we’re singers, I think it’d be most impactful for us to show [who we are] through our music and performances. So from now on, we’re going to release [solo] albums instead of mixtapes," he said.