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BTS’s V says he has no regrets about shelving solo songs and starting again from scratch

By | Published on Friday 17 June 2022


The members of BTS are – as we know – currently at various stages of working on solo material, as they all take a break from the group of indeterminant length. While some are closer to releasing new music than others, the group’s V has revealed that he’s starting from scratch after shelving a load of previously recorded songs.

“I shelved all those [older] songs and I’m writing new ones”, he tells Weverse Magazine. “But I think I’m doing a good job with the writing now”.

“I don’t have any regrets”, he goes on. “I just tell myself the next song should be better than the previous one and go make it. I feel like I want to be as objective as I can be with myself when it comes to the songs I make. If I feel regret whenever that happens, I’ll become one of those people who just release songs even when they’re not satisfied with them. And then I wouldn’t be able to complete an album of my songs the way I envision it”.

He also says that he has big plans for the future, explaining: “I hope I can come up with a whole lot of personas: singer, solo singer, actor or, later on, photographer or regular old Kim Taehyung. Or when I get into something else. I want to create so many different personas that there’s thousands of versions of myself out there and I can become the kind of person who has a new me good enough to do something different every day. I think that’s my ultimate dream, speaking as an artist”.

So, he plans to keep busy then. Meanwhile, a bit further down the line with his solo projects, V’s bandmate Jungkook is teasing a new collaboration with Charlie Puth on TikTok.