Global superstars BTS are taking time to focus on solo projects, but the company behind the groundbreaking K-pop group said they are not taking a hiatus. The seven-member group with hits like “Butter” and “Dynamite” posted talked about their future in a video Tuesday celebrating the nine year anniversary of their debut release.
During their Festa dinner, which is held each year to celebrate their founding, the group’s members said they plan to pursue solo projects. J-Hope, Suga and Jungkook all announced they already have plans for individual releases, although they didn’t share a timeline of when they could come out.
“I think we should spend some time apart to learn how to be one again,” said J-Hope. “I hope you don’t see this as a negative thing, and see it as a healthy plan. I think BTS will become stronger that way.”
“With our group name, people think ‘wow, BTS,’” RM said. “But when it comes down to each member, people don’t know who each of us are. And since we’re singers, it’d be most effective if we showed that with our music or performance.”