[INTERVIEW] 140702 防弾少年団☆STYLE VOL.7 RESPECTED AND INFLUENTIAL ARTISTS――WE FIND OUT ABOUT BTS’ MUSICAL INFLUENCES!
VOL.7 RESPECTED AND INFLUENTIAL ARTISTS――WE FIND OUT ABOUT BTS’ MUSICAL INFLUENCES!
CREATIVE AND EXCELLENT HIP HOP SOUND WITH EACH MEMBER’S VOICE AND FAST RAP FLOWING WITH A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT COLOUR. THIS TIME, AS ARTISTS THEMSELVES, THE COLOURFULLY CHARMING BTS WILL EACH TELL US ABOUT THEIR MUSICAL BACKGROUND OF THE ARTISTS THEY WERE INFLUENCED BY AND WHO THEY AIMED TO BE LIKE.
The artist whom they set their sights on becoming like, 3 out of 7 chose BIGBANG……
――When did you set your sights on becoming an artist? What lit the spark in you?
J-HOPE: I first started gaining interest in dance by watching various dance videos, and in them I saw BIGBANG. I too wanted to dance with such high quality and be an artist like my sunbaes so in my first year of middle school I auditioned.
V: When I was 10 years old, I saw singers perform on TV and they looked like they were having such a fun time singing. I wanted to sing while running around on a huge stage too. I thought that performing with all your heart looked like a lot of fun. Above all, I was captivated by BIGBANG sunbaes’ performances.
JUNG KOOK: When I was in elementary school, I saw G-DRAGON sunbae and I wanted to be a singer. Then, since being a trainee, I wanted to be an artist rather than a singer.
――3 of you were inspired by BIGBANG!
J-HOPE: BIGBANG is a truly amazing group so we were really influenced by them.
JIN: From when I was in elementary school, I had a vague dream to become a performer, so when I was in 3rd year of senior high school, I watched dramas. The actors looked really cool and seeing this I was deeply moved. I wanted to try too so in order to challenge myself, in university, I listened to the British artist Daley’s music. I wanted to sing like him and move people, is what I came to think.
JIMIN: When I was in junior high school I started to learn dance. I also performed by myself in public, and went to see other singers’ performances. “If I were to perform on that stage, I wonder what kind of feeling I would have~” is what I overwhelmingly felt. Among other things, my entire family was a fan of RAIN sunbae, and so watching his performances, I decided I wanted to become a singer as well.
SUGA: When I was in elementary school 5th grade, I loved the the underground Korean reggae group STONY SKUNK from YG, and I went to see their performances. I decided that I wanted to try making my own music in 6th grade after watching Epik High perform. From that moment on I was prepared.
RAP MONSTER: In my first year of junior high, my friend made me listen to rap, and at that time it was the first time such a song existed in this world so I was shocked. Then I tried writing my own rap lyrics. I want to show my world, is what I came to think. Continue reading “[Interview/Trans] BTS ☆ Style Vol. 7 at Oricon Style ”