BTS’s Jungkook Talks About The Process Behind His Self-Produced Track “Still With You” And More
Jungkook said, “It’s been a long time since I’ve greeted everyone, and a long time since I did a radio show, so I’m very nervous.”
A day earlier, Jungkook had released the self-produced track “Still With You” on SoundCloud as part of BTS’s annual Festa celebrations. During the radio show, Jungkook shared some details about the process of making the track.
“Because it’s Festa, I thought about writing a song to show my sincere feelings toward ARMY [BTS’s official fandom name],” he said. Festa is the name for BTS and ARMY’s annual celebration to mark the date of BTS’s debut on June 13. “One day, I was home alone. The room was dark, because I like the dark. The air conditioning was on, and suddenly I thought of the melody. I added lyrics to that, and I worked on the next melody and lyrics, and I came up with about four lines.”
He continued, “I went to the studio and thought that this kind of tempo would be good. I turned on the recorder and finished working on the melody and lyrics. After I finished it, I sent it to producer Pdogg. We kept talking for a while about the direction and vibe of the song and completed it together.”
He added, “I feel good because I was able to tell fans how much I loved them.”
As part of a fixed segment on “DJ Suga’s Honey FM 06.13,” Jungkook and Suga also read aloud from the story “The Little Prince.”
While talking about how long it had been since he had communicated directly with fans, Jungkook referenced the incident last month when it was reported that he and a group of other idols had gone to the Itaewon district around the time when South Korea was concerned about an outbreak in the neighborhood.
He said, “It’s been a long time since I did a radio show with Suga. I’m happy to have spent this time communicating with ARMY, whom I’ve missed a lot. It’s been a long time since I communicated with ARMY like this, so I was nervous at first. There’s something I wanted to say. I think that there are many people who were hurt and angry about my recent behavior. I felt deeply apologetic to those who are suffering in these times, to those working hard in their various places, and also to the hyungs who are always beside me. My heart felt heavy thinking especially of ARMY, whom I love and went through a hard time because of me.”
He continued, “I thought deeply for a long time by myself. I also talked a lot with the hyungs and reflected on various things about myself. I wanted to speak directly to everyone in a live broadcast about this. I will become someone who thinks more deeply about each moment and action in the future.”
BTS is scheduled to speak and perform in YouTube’s “Dear Class of 2020” event on June 7 at 12 p.m. PT (June 8, 4 a.m. KST).