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[Today’s K-pop] BTS' V unveils part of self-written song

By Hwang You-mee

Published : April 22, 2021 - 17:42

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(Credit: Big Hit Music) (Credit: Big Hit Music)
V of BTS gave a taste of his self-composed song, uploading the snippet online at 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Par of the yet-to-be-titled song -- one minute and 48 seconds to be exact -- was accompanied with one word: “sleep,” he posted on the band’s Twitter.

The artist almost whispers of how one finally lumbers into sleep looking at clouds through the window, to the soft tunes of piano and strings. The rustling sounds of a blanket adds a final touch to the song that some might call a lullaby.

“The song’s teaser features a serene melody with lyrics about the tranquility of sleep and dreams,” NME said. Billboard said he “showed off a more intimate side of personality.”

Fans are speculating that it would be part of his upcoming mixtape, a first individual one for V.

TXT to return in May: report 

(Credit: Big Hit Music) (Credit: Big Hit Music)
Tomorrow X Together is in the last stages of preparing for a new album that will come out at the end of May, according to media reports Thursday.

It has been seven months since the boy band put out its third EP “minisode 1: Blue Hour.” Label Big Hit Music had put together a team of big-name producers from around the world for the new album.

The quintet debuted in 2019 with EP “The Dream Chapter: Star” that entered Billboard 200. Its third EP ranked No. 25, the highest for the band, and first Japanese LP “Still Dreaming” also entered the chart, cementing its status as the front-runner among next generation idol bands.

The band appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this month and performed “We Lost the Summer.” The bandmates also host a radio program every Sunday.

Former BTOB member Ilhun admits to smoking marijuana 

(Credit: Jung`s Instagram) (Credit: Jung`s Instagram)

Jung Ilhoon, formerly of BTOB, admitted to habitually smoking marijuana and apologized in court on Thursday.

At the first hearing of his trial held in Seoul, he said that he is “sincerely repenting and sorry.” He has been charged for purchasing 820 grams of marijuana for about 130 million won ($116,435) across a span of 161 occasions with six acquaintances, from July 2016 to January 2019.

“The accused admits to all charges and is repenting,” his lawyer said. All other defendants that were indicted with him admitted committing the crime. 

Jung debuted as a member of BTOB in 2012 and quit in December last year after it became known that his narcotics case was sent to the prosecutor’s office in July 2020. He has been working as a social worker as an alternative to his military duty since last May while the police investigation was ongoing.

GOT7's Jackson to release Korean album 

(Credit: Harper’s Bazaar Korea) (Credit: Harper’s Bazaar Korea)
Jackson of GOT7 will come out with an album in Korea this year, the musician said in a magazine interview.

In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar Korea, he talked about starting fresh on his own and how he will continue to be a part of the band.

“GOT7 will carry on, and nothing’s changed. It’s just that not I have slightly more room now than before when I had to cram solo and team activities as well as running a company into 24 hours,” the performer said.

As for his solo gig he said, “Finally I’ll release an album in Korea this year. I want to do it well. It was Korea that I started my career as a singer.”

Separately, JB also did an interview and photoshoot for Beahtypl, in which he expressed hopes for the band to come out with an album together at least once a year.

“It would be even better if we could perform on stage,” said the leader of the seven-piece act.

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