BTS Reveals They ‘Shed Some Tears’ During Lockdown
Even though the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic put a stop to many entertainment activities for a few months, BTS continued to show fans positive energy on a daily basis. They had many live stream sessions with fans during the pandemic and also uploaded entertaining videos regularly.
However, the group recently admitted that they did mentally struggle for a while in private. In fact, they even reveal they ‘shed some tears.’
BTS had to postpone a world tour because of the pandemic
In early 2020, BTS released their single “On,” which quickly climbed up to the number 4 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and became their highest-charting single at the time.
The group was about to embark on a world tour to promote their albums Map of the Soul: Personal and Map of the Soul: 7, but the pandemic changed their plans. Their tour, which was supposed to last from April to September, was suddenly postponed. Some shows were even canceled.
To make up for it, BTS held a virtual concert series called “Bang Bang Con.” It attracted over 700,000 viewers from over 100 regions.
BTS admits they ‘shed some tears’ and felt they ‘lost everything’
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BTS was clearly at the top of their game before the pandemic hit, which subsequently forced them to social distance and remain in South Korea. The group now admits that they did feel sad at having to put their career on hold for several months.
“At first it was really tough and I felt that we lost everything that we were doing and what we could be doing,” Jimin says in a new interview with Extra.
Meanwhile, RM shares, “We shed some tears. We expressed some anger.”
However, BTS did not get to this stage of their career by moping around. RM reveals they decided to change their mindset and put their energy towards more productive things.
“Through all that, we decided to focus on what we could do the best,” RM says. “So we tried to work on new music, do some choreographies, and also Netflix, sleeping, playing guitars, watering the plants.”
BTS’s career is picking back up with a brand new single
In April, RM also told fans that BTS were working on new music during the pandemic, and fans are finally starting to see the final products of their hard work.
On August 21, BTS released their first English-language single called “Dynamite.” The song came out amid a lot of anticipation, and it quickly broke YouTube records after its release. It garnered over 100 million views in less than 24 hours! Additionally, “Dynamite” broke several Spotify and iTunes records as well, showing that even during a pandemic, BTS and ARMY can still bring their A-game.
Fans can see BTS perform “Dynamite” live for the first time at the MTV Video Music Awards. The group are still staying put in South Korea, though they have recorded their performance to be aired alongside the rest of the award show. The MTV VMAs will air on August 30.