New Delhi: K-pop group BTS on Tuesday announced that they are going on a hiatus and will be working solo for some time.
The Grammy nominated group, which completed their nine years on June 13, made the announced during their FESTA dinner. BTS held the live dinner for all their fans to attend like they do every year, but this time the group discussed the course they will take as individuals, much to their fans shock.
“I always thought that BTS was different from other groups, but the problem with K-pop and the whole idol system is that they don’t give you time to mature. You have to keep producing music and keep doing something,” said the RM.
In a very emotional live, BTS said that it was a very tough decision and they felt they were letting down their fans.
“We can’t help but think of our fans no matter what, we want to be the kind of artists that are remembered by our fans,” said Jimin.
Explaining why BTS decided to take the hard step, he said, “I think now we’re starting to think about what kind of artists we each want to be remembered by our fans. I think that’s why we’re going through a rough patch right now. We’re trying to find our identity and that an exhausting and long process.”
J-Hope, who is set to headline Lollapalooza individually, said “I think that change is what we need right now. It’s important for BTS to start our second chapter.”
The group members — RM, Jin, Suga, J-hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook — are set to release their solo albums soon.
On June 10, BTS relased their anthology album ‘Proof’, with new single ‘Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)’.