This BTS Member Was Told He Has a ‘Soulful’ Voice by a Famous Choir Director

He hates shoes and loves his dog Yeontan. V is known for being unique, both with his personality and with his voice. This BTS’ member’s voice has even been called “soulful” by a renowned choir director and ARMYs alike. 

Here’s what we know about Kim Taehyung, his solo music, and what makes his voice so special.

V of BTS arrive at the photo call for the 34th Golden Disc Awards
V of BTS arrive at the photo call for the 34th Golden Disc Awards | THE FACT/Imazins via Getty Images

BTS V, real name Kim Taehyung, is the singer behind ‘Singularity’ and ‘Winter Bear’

He’s a talented singer, dancer, and songwriter. V, real name Kim Taehyung, is one of the performers in BTS, along with RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, and Jungkook. He also releases music as a solo artist. That includes his all-English single, “Winter Bear.”

Of all of the BTS vocalists, V is considered to have one of the lowest registers. That range is showcased with his song like “Singularity” and “Inner Child.” However, that’s not to say V doesn’t hit higher notes, as heard in BTS’ Grammy-nominated song, “Dynamite.”

Kim Taehyung is known for his ‘soulful’ voice

V earns praise from more than just BTS fans. For one video from 2014, Iris Stevenson, a choir director known for her relationship to the movie Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, listened to V sing. While spending time with the vocal coach, V showcased part of Michael Bublé’s “I Wanna Go Home.”

“Soulful. I like that,” she said as a response. The two continued, working on V’s rendition of “Oh Happy Day.”

“You have a wonderful voice,” Stevenson said, with V saying thank you. “Keep him, he’s soulful. People feel something when you sing. Keep Going.”

V and the other BTS members earned praise from several celebrities, including Drake, John Cena, and Taylor Swift. They also collaborated with artists like Halsey, Sia, Charli XCX, and Nicki Minaj.


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V translates that emotion into BTS songs

In addition to co-writing and producing solo songs, Kim Taehyung helped write songs for BTS’ recently released album, Be (Deluxe Edition.) That includes “Blue & Grey,” which the group performed for the first time during their MTV Unplugged segment. 

“I tried to express my inner sadness and uncertainty, so I translated the feeling of burning out as ‘blue’ and the sadness of not being able to see ARMY as ‘grey,’ V said, according to a translation on the video. The melody of the song is simple so I paid closer attention to delivering emotions through the lyrics.”

This singer also showcases his vocal range with the other BTS singers — Jimin, Jin, and Jungkook. The “Life Goes On” music video is available on YouTube. Music by BTS and V is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major streaming platforms.