BTS are undoubtedly one of the biggest groups in K-pop right now, and with the boys currently hard at work on their upcoming new album "Wings", which is scheduled to drop in October, it's probably safe to say that they're busy prepping for what will surely be a massive few months.
Having said that, BTS managed to find the time for a quick chat with Star News, and the opens opened up a bit about their debut, their recent run of success, and what may lie ahead for the group.
Talking about their debut:
Rap Monster: “Our debut? I only remember feeling that there wasn’t anything I could do. Because there were so many things I didn’t know. My only job was to just do my best.”
Suga: “Honestly, there were also feelings of being scared. Not just us but all rookies would have felt the same way.”
Talking about being associated with “walking down a royal road” considering their massive success:
Rap Monster: “There are people who are saying this these days, but there were a lot of things that happened before we got to this place. Personally, I remember our first concert at the Gymnastics Stadium in May and our first music show stage for our first studio album title track ‘Danger.'”
Suga: “To be called walking down a royal road, it’s not like we didn’t have hardships. Every moment is memorable to me.”
J-Hope: “I still cannot forget our debut stage. I think people are saying we are walking down a royal road because we had a start.”
Jimin: “There were a lot of different events. We learned and became thankful through a lot of experiences and we also learned how to be happy. That’s why I always find the present to be precious. I want to become a team that is able to say any time in the future that this moment is the most happiest.”
BTS were then asked to pick their top three hit songs, and after mulling over seven different tunes, the boys settled on "I Need You", "Dope", and "Fire".
As for what the boys' current worries are:
Rap Monster: “My current worry is the music I will put into my next mixtape.”
Jin: “I think about whether or not I will be able to perform the choreography we are doing now and if I will be able perform a concert when I am in my 30s and 40s.”
Suga: “My biggest worry is that we have to keep making good music and I want to do well but I wonder if I will be able to.”
J-Hope: “I am curious about how long this happiness and people’s love for us will continue.”
V: “I want to be a filial son to my parents as soon as possible.”
Jimin: “What to do to make BTS a cool team. What to do to make everyone happy. What to do for fans to be able to listen to good songs. These are my worries.”
Jungkook: “These days I’m worried how how I should live so that others would say I lived well.”
The interview then shifted towards what BTS' aims are for 2017 after such a big 2016, to which the boys revealed that they want to win a "daesang award and become global singers".
And finally, the interview concluded with a hypothetical look 12 years into the future for BTS, to which the boys lightheartedly responded "We still have eight years left. We want to always be boys!".
12 years is a long time, but we're with you every step of the way, BTS!