BTS’ Jung Kook Is Honest On Why He Wants His Name to Become a Shorthand for Singing & Boxing

“BTS’ Jung Kook is the main vocalist in BTS and with that comes a lot or responsibilities and pressure to deliver his best. The youngest member in BTS is always singing any chance he gets. In his ” Proof” interview with Weverse he speaks about his process in singing and production. He mentions how his voice changes in different songs as he wants to try many different ways of singing. He’s not afraid to share that if a song he’s working on doesn’t resonate with him, he delete a and starts over. He also talks about what keeps him motivated and his role in the new songs in this anthology album .

You were singing even when you came in for the interview. I’ve seen you singing many times before, in fact. What does singing mean to you?

Jung Kook: Um … As far as singing goes, I want my name to become a shorthand for it. A shorthand for singing. I want to receive a lot of recognition and hopefully be able to hear my own singing and think, Wow, I’m really, really good. In other words, I want to be able to sing really well and feel comfortable doing so. I can’t feel that way every time I sing, but … I just want to be good. Now that I’m a singer and have appeared on so many different stages, there’s times I do such a good job up there that it gives me goosebumps, and with those experiences piling up, I keep thinking, How freeing and fun would it be to get up on stage and be able to sing the perfect song? Completely worry free, just like in my imagination.

Does that apply to other areas of your life, too? You’ve been trying to build up your stamina recently by boxing.

Jung Kook: It’s more like the opposite. I have all these plans, but I have mismatched personality traits. I’m lazy, and inactive, and can’t be bothered with most things. So I try not to forget I made myself a promise to live a pretty active life, even if I have to force myself. I’ve been feeling that way a lot lately, so I’m going to grab hold of that feeling and not miss this opportunity and keep moving. Yesterday, for example, I could have just chilled at home at the end of the day, but I worked out one more time instead. I think you have to force yourself to do the things you feel are a hassle one by one. That’s how I’m trying to live my life.

Isn’t it difficult releasing something when you had to work at it until you were personally satisfied? Like how someone might hesitate to release a song they’ve written?

Jung Kook: That’s why there’s so many songs I’ve written that I haven’t been able to release. After making the effort to write them, I should have realized I should just edit them as much as I can and release them, but when I heard them again after a while, they didn’t sound good, so I just deleted them all.

In what way did you change?

Jung Kook: I’m a little calmer now. I think I can see a little more clearly and for certain what I need to do musically now that I settled down. I still wouldn’t say I’ve turned into a grown-up entirely yet, but that feeling has slowly begun to reach me. I didn’t realize it until then

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