“Young artists rarely express that,” Yonghwa reveals how he sensed BTS’s success when their response to his query about days off left an impression.
The seven-member boy band, comprising Jin, Jimin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jungkook, and V, has faced numerous challenges on their journey to the top, and it’s not hidden from anyone. However, this person might have witnessed things unfolding for the group from the very start. CNBLUE’s Yonghwa may have observed something that many others missed during BTS’ early debut days.
This revelation came to light on Suchwita’s latest episode, where Suga hosted the panel and welcomed his senior, Yonghwa. Among the various topics discussed about music and professional lives, one particular moment captured everyone’s attention: Yonghwa’s perspective on how he saw BTS in their early days.
Yonghwa reveals why he was drawn to BTS
“Younger artists don’t usually say that”, said the veteran singer who arrived to grace Suchwita’s January 15 episode. As per the K-pop idol, the incident dates back to 2015 when he was breaking into his solo career. For the first time, he met BTS backstage. Even Suga hadn’t heard this story before and looked intensely concentrated while Yonghwa narrated how he felt about BTS in their early days.
The singer of Love Light then shared that he was promoting his solo track One Fine Day simultaneously when BTS was promoting I Need U in 2015. Feeling a bit lonely, he went backstage, and to his surprise, BTS was there. Yonghwa decided to approach them and asked the members what they would do on their days off, expressing his surprise at their response.
When asked, BTS members said, “We write songs on our day off”. He didn’t anticipate such a response from younger artists, as idols of their age often start feeling burdened and complain about their agencies for not providing time off and having rigorous training schedules. And that’s when he understood that “BTS was going to make it big.”
He said, “Younger artists don’t usually say that. Usually, it’s something like, ‘The agency doesn’t give us days off…’ or ‘We can’t go out to hang out.’ 90% of answers are like that.” The veteran then added, “But you guys…I knew you’d just make it big so I figured I should get closer to you. That’s what I thought.”
For those unaware, BTS Monuments: Beyond The Star, which premiered on Disney Plus, documents the group’s journey to the top, highlighting the challenges and struggles they faced in the early stages. Fans appreciate the authenticity of the show, as it aligns with what seniors say about their initial encounters or meetings with BTS in their early days.
Disclaimer: Except the headline and synopsis, this story has been taken from the HT News Service.