BTS has announced a hiatus as a group to focus on solo projects. The members assured fans that they are taking some time apart, and not disbanding.
K-pop group BTS has officially announced a hiatus as a group during their FESTA dinner that premiered on YouTube. Shocking the entire world on Tuesday, BTS announced that they will now be beginning the second chapter of their journey and focus more on solo projects, as they discover themselves as artists. An emotional Bangtan also reiterated that they are taking this time apart to come back stronger. Rapper Suga clarified, “BTS is not disbanding.”
GROUP NOT DISBANDING
Members RM, Jin, SUGA, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook touched upon the subject, 20 minutes into their dinner. Suga mentioned, “We’re going on a hiatus now. Should we talk about why we’re not doing the FESTA or making content?” Speaking about the next direction for the members, RM mentioned how as a group they feel lost. He said, “I started music and became BTS because I had a message for the world.” However, with the pandemic hitting and things changing, RM said, he realised, “the group has definitely changed.”
“We have to accept that we’ve changed. For me, it was like the group BTS was within my grasp until ‘On’ and ‘Dynamite,’ but after ‘Butter’ and ‘Permission to Dance,’ I didn’t know what kind of group we were anymore.” He mentioned that as a group and as individual members they don’t want to succumb to the K-pop culture that doesn’t allow artists to mature.