We can expect exciting things from BTS‘s Suga coming soon!
Recently, BTS celebrated their 9th anniversary with a Festa Dinner Party. During it, they announced that they would be taking a season to focus on releasing solo projects.
Yet, each member has plans to release their own solo work too. So, in a new interview with Weverse Magazine following the release of BTS’s anthology album Proof, Suga briefly touched on his upcoming plans.
Suga has already been doing a lot of work as a producer, even for other artists. So, he mainly talked about producing throughout the interview with Myungseok Kang.
So, Myungseok Kang connected the conversation of producing to Suga’s alter-ego Agust D, the name under which he releases his solo mixtapes. He asked, “Would you say that your producer’s perspective also has an effect on your solo efforts, like your Agust D releases?”
Suga explained that as Agust D, he views it as similar to BTS. He plans to promote, shoot a couple of music videos, etc. Suga seemed to indicate that he is currently thinking about all of these things currently as he plans to release his next mixtape soon.
I think that, when I release an album as Agust D, that’s a solo work with solo promotions, and I feel like I should use the same system that regular groups do when they’re promoting and have a lead single and a B-side. I was thinking a lot recently that maybe I should shoot two music videos: one just there for the visuals, while the other is more focused on the listening experience. Ah, what should I do? I’m working hard on a follow-up to D-2.
He also revealed that he would be making music for as long as he lives. Suga is always exploring new styles, especially as Agust D, and he hopes never to stop.
I tried songs in various styles on D-2, too. I feel like I might not be able to become a master of one genre, but I can wear many hats. There’s still so much I want to do. I have no feel for what kind of music I’m going to be making in my 30s, 40s or 50s, but I want to keep doing music until the day I die. I’m someone who can wear many different hats, so I think I started to worry less when I think about what kind of music I’ll do after. (laughs)
To wrap up the interview, Myungseok Kang asked, “So then, what is it you want to give to ARMY and everyone else who listens to your music—while making music for your whole life?” Suga answered, “I used to place a lot of importance on music—especially when I was young—but now I’m trying hard not to place too much meaning on it.”
Suga reflected on his personal journey with music. It’s always played an important role in his life, but he used to hold it in such high regard.
It’s just the times we live in, for one thing, because at some point we became a generation for whom music is simply background music. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. It’s a natural progression, and anyway, I thought there’s a difference between when a musician knows why they’re doing music or not.
While music is still very much Suga’s life, he recognizes now that some people can simply be a fan just as he is with sports. It may not be one’s driving force, but it can certainly improve living each day.
Here’s what I think: People who listen to my music—I mean, to a certain extent, I think being a fan of something is a must in life. You could be a fan of a person or a sport—whatever it’s about, I think being a fan is important because it makes life fun. Like feeling excited for the NBA playoffs as soon as you open your eyes in the morning. Some people are going to be excited for the day my music comes out and for me to perform.
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— MAX (@MAXMusic) February 1, 2020
So, he hopes that his music will excite people just as he gets excited about the NBA (The National Basketball Association) playoffs. Suga also concluded the interview by giving ARMYs something extra special to look forward to: a tour.
There aren’t a lot of things to be excited for in life. But for anyone who likes my music, I hope they’re excited for it—excited for when it comes out, excited for when I promote and excited for when I go on tour. I hope they’re excited for everything so I can give their life meaning each and every day.
Based on his final statements, we can surmise that Suga will soon release mixtape D3, participate in solo promotions, and go on an Agust D tour!
Read Suga’s previous updates regarding his new mixtape below: