Listen: BTS’s Jin Unveils New Song “Abyss” Ahead Of His Birthday And Opens Up About Feelings
Jin’s birthday is coming up on December 4, and he released his new solo song “Abyss” two hours before the clock strikes midnight for the big day. The song’s credits list the producers as “BUMZU (BUMZU, Jin, RM, Pdogg).”
Jin wrote on the group’s website:
Hello, this is Jin.
Recently, I said this at a press conference.
“I don’t want to share my sad feelings with my fans. Because I only want to show them good things.
But it’s different if it’s through music. I don’t want to share them through my ordinary actions, but I think it would be okay to show them through music.”
To be honest, I recently felt really burnt out. I think it was because I had a lot of thoughts about myself.
I was congratulated by many people after reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, but I wondered if it’s really okay for me to receive something like that..
There are honestly a lot of people who love music more than me and are better at music than me, so is it okay for me to be feeling this happiness and being congratulated like this..
That’s what I thought about, and going further into that made me feel troubled so I wanted to lay everything down.
I received counseling over that and after a while I spoke with Bang PD [Bang Si Hyuk]. He asked what I thought about possibly writing about these feelings in a song.
I responded that I didn’t feel confident that I could make one well and I was worried that the end result might not be good, since I’m already at a position where that wouldn’t be acceptable. He replied, “That sort of thing isn’t important. But if you do it, then you’ll definitely do well. I’ll find someone who’d be a good fit for you.”
That’s how I met the composer Gye Beom Ju [Bumzu] and we spoke a lot about my feelings now and many other things.
He’s a bright and optimistic person. He said that he wanted to help me and he said, “Let’s try writing about a lot of worries. If it doesn’t work out, then we’ll just start again.” His positivity brightened me up again.
We spoke about many things and he made a track then and there about my current feelings, and “Abyss” was completed after using the track to write about the things I wanted to try to express. I want to thank Gye Beom Ju once again.
It’s a bit of a sad song that’s not the right fit for a birthday, but it seems it would be a little off to release it when it’s not my birthday, so I’m releasing “Abyss.”
ARMY, please listen to it well, even if it’s lacking.
ps. Thank you to our leader who wrote the chorus lyrics.
Listen to “Abyss” below!