BTS Jungkook’s latest Weverse ‘Butter’ interview has taken Twitter by a storm! The Grammy-nominated group member finally revealed some major updates about his upcoming mixtape, naming Billie Eilish as a major inspiration behind it, and shared a sneak peek of the concept.
In a candid Weverse interview, the 24-year-old Billboard Hot 100 topping artist Jeon Jungkook is seen creating a Graffiti of BTS on the wall while answering some intimate questions about the artist he is in 2021 and how he perceives the groundbreaking success of BTS with ‘Dynamite’, ‘Butter’ and more.
Jungkook shares mixtape update
Jungkook first revealed about making a mixtape back in 2018 in a Buzzfeed interview. Since then, ‘My Time’ crooner has updated from time to time about his creative process sharing how he has been working hard on it, changing things whenever he is not pleased with it.
In the recent Weverse magazine interview, Jungkook talked in-depth about his concept of the mixtape. The ‘Stay’ singer said, “I could just make it (mixtape) about myself, and then it would be like, I started as a trainee when I was 13, I worked hard, and found success. But anyone could do that. So I keep thinking I want to make up my own original, complex story and write the songs from there.”
JK credits Billie Eilish as his inspiration
JK has been a certified Billie Eilish fan over the years. The ‘Still With You’ crooner caused a live meltdown on Twitter when he shared a video bopping to ‘Bad Guy.’ Speaking of his concept of the mixtape, Jungkook shared, “Billie Eilish’s debut album left a big mark on me when it came out, in that respect. And it’d be nice to have a cohesive flow to the tracklist, but even if it’s all jumbled up, that’s fine, too, as long the good songs keep on coming!”
JK hints mixtape will release soon
Speaking of BTS’ extremely busy schedule, the ‘Euphoria’ crooner revealed, “It’s fine if it takes a really long time—it’s just hard to work on it in pieces. I mean, if I stay up late working away at it, it’s hard to get through the next day.”
Jungkook also shared his wish to release the album soon assuring ARMY, “I’ll do my best to release it as soon as possible. I want to write and record a lot of material.”
BTS Jungkook credits ARMY as the ‘main character’ behind their success
Jungkook never fails to acknowledge the power of ARMY behind their success and the recent Weverse interview was no different. Speaking of ARMY, the vocalist gushed, “When it comes to our concerts, ARMY are the ones who bought the tickets and they’re the main characters. I think everything we focus on comes back down to ARMY.”
BTS ARMY reacts to the Weverse interview
Within minutes of JK’s ‘Butter’ interview came out, the fan site crashed with a sea of fans trying to read it at the time. An ARMY joked about ‘JK power’ saying, “1 hour later, I can FINALLY open the link. 1 HOUR!!!! Jungkook’s power!” Another fan added, “I just woke up and once again armys crashed weverse magazine’s server the impact of jeon jungkook!”
BTS ARMY has been left emotional over JK’s humbleness. A fan shared, “JK JUST SAID ARMYs ARE THE MAIN CHARACTER AND I’M SOBBING RN :'<” Another emotional fan posted, “Jung Kook – ARMY is the main character. We don’t deserve such an angel like him!”