BTS: Why Is V’s Mixtape Delayed?

BTS fans are always eager for news about Jungkook, Jin, V, RM, Suga, J-Hope, and Jimin’s new music. Though the men have been together since they first started BTS in 2013, they have always maintained unique individual identities.

In fact, in recent years, they’ve been working on solo projects with the hopes of allowing their fans to get to know them on a more intimate level. Here’s what we know about V’s mixtape and solo music.

V of BTS performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2019
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Does V have a mixtape?

In March 2020, V first began hinting at his mixtape during a live stream with his bandmate and friend RM. He explained to the BTS ARMY that he had been working on some solo music for some time but that he only had three songs recorded. One of the songs, “Sweet Night,” can be heard in Netflix’s K-Drama Itaewon Class.

Later in the BTS’ docuseries Break The Silence, V got candid about some of the struggles he was facing with regards to his mixtape. He explained that songwriting and being responsible for every single lyric was a lot more challenging than he anticipated.

“I won’t be able to write poetic lyrics like Namjoon (RM), but I’d like to write lyrics that convey my true feelings,” he said. “It’s not easy. How do I get my true feelings across?”

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What songs will be on V’s mixtape?

Despite his songwriting challenges, V has continued working on his solo music, giving his fans sneaks peaks as his sound and his mixtape. During a June 9, 2020 livestream, V revealed that amid quarantine, he’d been writing a ton every single day. He revealed that it was “the life” he’d been living on a daily basis.

“I don’t know how many songs I’ve got that will go on the mixtape, but I think I’ve got about eight songs written,” V explained. “I want to only give ARMY good songs, so I’m thinking a lot while I write them.”

Throughout the year, V has been giving the ARMY samples of his uncoming mixtape which all seem to include romantic lyrics backed by bluesy instrumentals.

In a Nov. 2020 press conference about BTS’ latest album BE V said, “While creating [BE], it did not include the classic and jazz style, but the mixtape I’m preparing soon will have those kinds of vibes.”

When will V release his mixtape?

In a YouTube video in August 2020 posted to BTS’ YouTube page, V revealed that had was hoping that his mixtape would be out by the end of the year. Fans even guessed that the singer would drop the music around his 25th birthday on December 20, 2020. Unfortunately, that did not happen.

Now, during a Feb. 27, 2021, BE-hind interview, V has confirmed that his mixtape has been delayed and that there is no release date set on the books. It seems that the singer is not quite happy with the quality of the project and he’s still working to make some changes and tweaks.

However, all is not lost, V has promised to release his music as soon as he’s happy with it