New Delhi: Global pop sensation BTS has announced that the group is taking a break to focus on solo projects and will be back someday. The South Korean septet, which included RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, shared the news during a televised dinner celebrating their ninth anniversary, where they promised fans they would “someday” Will come back”.
“We’re going into a hiatus now,” Suga, 29, said in the Festa video, which was posted to the group’s official YouTube channel. The group’s leader RM stated that while he took pleasure in BTS, the group members now felt “tired” and had no idea “what kind of group we were”.
“Whenever I write songs and lyrics, it’s really important what kind of story and message I want to convey, but it was like it was gone. I don’t know what kind of story I should tell now.” ..
“Right now, we’ve lost our direction, and I want to take some time to think,” the 27-year-old singer said.
Jimin, 26, admitted that the group is going through a “rough patch” as it is “trying to find our identity, and it’s a tedious and lengthy process”. V assured fans that the group was not falling apart and that they would get back together “later, when we regroup as a group, the rapport would be like no other”.
BTS, which stands for Bangtan Sonyeondan, is known for hit Korean songs such as “Black Swan”, “Boy with Love” and “Life Goes On”, as well as the English singles “Dynamite” and “Butter”. The news of BTS going on a break came as a major blow to their army of fans, who took to social media to express their disappointment.
In a statement, Hybe, the South Korean entertainment company behind BTS, clarified that the group was not going on hiatus.
“To be clear, they are not on hiatus, but at this point in time it will take time to explore some solo projects and remain active in a variety of formats.”