BTS Jin Opens Up About His Realization During the Pandemic

BTS Jin opens up about his realization during the pandemic, where the group was not able to tour and perform for their fans. Jin said, “I was feeling very down deep in the abyss…”

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Although BTS have expressed their disappointment with not being able to meet the ARMYs on tour during the pandemic for several times, but there seems to be a glimmer of hope. During BTS’s recent interview with Rolling Stone, Jin opened up his realization of not being able to go on  tour over the past year to perform and meet their fans.


The group’s last tour date was back on October 29th 2019 in Seoul, the members performed to tens of thousands of ARMYs at their final Love Yourself: Speak Yourself concert. They were then set to kick off their next world tour in April 2020; however, the COVID-19 pandemic arrived.  Unfortunately, by the end of April 2020, BTS made the announcement that they sadly would have to reschedule the entire Map of the Soul tour until further notice.


BTS Jin was asked whether he felt the pain of not being on tour, Jin shared that, “Not just myself, but other members really felt that.” He went on to elaborate that the members all felt “a sense of loss, a sense of powerlessness” when they were not able to meet ARMYs at concerts last year. Also, Jin revealed that it actually took BTS for a while to get over their sadness about the situation.


ARMYs may already be aware that Jin went to compose a song about his feelings during the pandemic. Back in December 2020, Jin launched a new solo song to commemorate his birthday: “Abyss.” Jin explained, during the interview, that the song’s title really reflects his “sad and down” feelings over the pandemic. “I was feeling very down deep in the abyss when I was writing the lyrics,” he said, going on to unveil that the process of recording and singing the song helped him alleviate those difficulties.


It wasn’t all that bad, Jin also shared about how being off the road over the past year actually yielded positive benefits. “When we were on tour,” he said, “There wasn’t time to reflect on myself and figure out what gives me joy, what makes me relax,” Provided that BTS performed over 30 Love Yourself concerts in 2019 alone, on top of numerous other stage events, it’s not a surprise that Jin didn’t have much time to grow and develop.

As Jin continued, he says that being off tour during the COVID-19 pandemic gave him the opportunity to finally reflect on “what I want and who I am.” As a matter of fact, in a positive nod to the group’s last tour title, Jin said that having a tour break or hiatus allowed him to “sort of learn to love myself.” Aside from that, the K-Pop idol explained that he was able to get more sleep, play video games, watch movies, sing, and even realize that he loves to exercise which makes him a lot more satisfied.

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