BTS’s RM And Suga Talk About Suga’s Upcoming Collaboration With IU, Mixtape Plans, And More
Last week, Suga answered fan questions through a voice-only broadcast on the group’s V Live channel, styled in the format of an old-school radio show.
In the May 2 broadcast, RM joined Suga as a guest and the two talked about various topics, including Suga’s upcoming collaboration with IU. Suga produced and features on her upcoming single, “Eight,” which is set for release on May 6.
RM said, “I’ve heard it! It’s really good. It’s a song to listen to while driving. I don’t have my driver’s license, but as soon as I heard it, I thought it was a perfect driving song. I think that many people will listen to it for a long time.”
Suga said, “I like it. The production process was very smooth so there wasn’t a lot of back-and-forth. I wrote the beat and the melody came quickly after that. After I finished working on it, I listened to it a lot. After I finish working on a song, after it’s released, I don’t usually listen to it. Because I can only hear the things that I wish I could do better. The moment it leaves my hands, I think the song belongs to the listeners.”
Suga also talked about his upcoming mixtape plans. He previously released his first mixtape “Agust D” on SoundCloud back in 2016. He said, “[The second mixtape] will come out when it’s finished. I am working on it. If I talk a little about the behind-the-scenes process, it was supposed to come out last September. But when I heard it, I wasn’t satisfied. I turned it over completely and am working hard on it now. Don’t be in too much of a hurry for it.”
RM added, “The mixtape was delayed due to various factors, including both external factors and Suga’s personal satisfaction. From a results perspective, I am anticipating that the result will be closer to perfect.”
Suga said, “I can’t say that it’s perfect, but I’m doing my best. What I can say is that the release date will not be soon. It’s not going to be soon. It’s not coming out today. If you wait and take your time, I will show you good music. I am working hard on writing music.”
At the end, the two promised to return with more content in the future. Suga said, “It was very healing to communicate with people like this. In these times, there are a lot of benefits to this.” RM added, “It was fun. I will come whenever you call.” After he left, Suga said, “It’s quiet when I do this alone, but there’s a different flavor when I do it with someone else.”
Recently, BTS has also been sharing the planning process behind their upcoming album through their #StayConnected initiative.