kris_terror (kris_terror) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

BTS is Billboard Magazine's cover story

- Article opens explaining their many accolades (their most recent EP Love Yourself: Her sold 1.58 million physical copies, DNA and Mic Drop both charted in the Billboard Top 100, in the U.S. alone they have 1.6 million song downloads and 1.5 billion streams)
- Dives into how their lyrical content and their song production sets them apart from other k-pop bands. Their music resonates worldwide because they sing about how the world is set up to make the younger generations fail.
- RM: "Honestly, from our standpoint, every day is stressful for our generation. It’s hard to get a job, it’s harder to attend college now more than ever. Adults need to create policies that can facilitate that overall social change. Right now, the privileged class, the upper class needs to change the way they think.”
- Suga: “And this isn't just Korea, but the rest of the world. The reason why our music resonates with people around the world who are in their teens, 20s and 30s is because of these issues.”
- Suga in particular speaks out a lot in this interview, which is rare for a k-pop group. The author notes how leader RM tries to give very neutral answers, but that Suga ends up continuing to speak despite it being possibly controversial in South Korea:

  • His thoughts on public protesting of President Park Geun-hye: “Moving past right and wrong, truth and falsehood, citizens coming together and raising their voice is something that I actively support.”

  • His thoughts on the suicide of Jonghyun of SHINee: "It was a shock to everyone, and I really sympathized with him. I really want to say that everyone in the world is lonely and everyone is sad, and if we know that everyone is suffering and lonely, I hope we can create an environment where we can ask for help, and say things are hard when they’re hard, and say that we miss someone when we miss them."

  • The author asks RM about a tweet where he said he liked Macklemore's song Same Love, and RM gives a very winding and neutral answer, but then Suga just responds: "There’s nothing wrong [with being LGBT]. Everyone is equal."

- Discusses the formation of the band, how they all found their roles within the band, and how they work together to resolve issues. RM says, "It’s like an agora in ancient Greece: We gather and we ask: ‘What happened?’"

- Their go-to thing is making sarcastic comments to one another.
- RM's favorite food is samgyeopsal, which is grilled pork belly.
- Jin's guilty pleasure is eatting three steaks???
- J-Hope's fav color is green, also his autograph looks like a tree
- Suga's favorite movie is Tazza: The High Rollers.
- Jimin/Taehyung/Jungkook don't share anything and OP is bitter.

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ONTD, have you accepted BTS into your life?

Tags: cpop / jpop / kpop, interview, magazine covers and articles, music / musician (pop), music / musician (rap and hip-hop)
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