BTS Jungkook Shares ‘Dynamite’ and ‘Butter’ Set an Unreachable Standard, Takes Billie Eilish As Inspiration for Solo Mixtape

BTS Jungkook in a new interview with Weverse magazine shared that the K-Pop group’s small English-language success with the singles “Dynamite” and “Butter” have set them what might be an unreachable standard.

BTS Jungkook Shares ‘Dynamite’ and ‘Butter’ Set an Unreachable Standard, Takes Billie Eilish As Inspiration for Solo Mixtape
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I was never attached to rankings, but as good as it is and as happy as I am since we’ve kept setting records since ‘Dynamite,’ it also feels like a burden. 

– Jungkook

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“Butter” which hailed atop of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for seven straight weeks; while “Dynamite” dominated the Billboard Hot 100 charts for 3 weeks earlier, giving the group their first No.1 song in the U.S.

A huge number of people have given me recognition, so I’ve been going along thinking I have to work harder, but we did even better with “Butter” than with “Dynamite,” so I think I ended up feeling weighed down. 

– Jungkook

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That’s what I’m like. BTS is an amazing team, but maybe my problem is that I’m not able to keep up with BTS.

 – Jungkook

Aside from the talk of sometimes feeling out of step, the golden maknae gave the ARMY some assurance and hope that they will hear more from him soon with some real talk about his long-awaited solo mixtape. Feeling melancholic about the pandemic has kept the group from doing tours and seeing the ARMYs, Jungkook shared that the lay-off has made him aware that he needs to “hurry up” and make a solo mixtape soon.

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I was working on it just before I came. But it’s hard! I could just make it 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. 

– Jungkook

So, I keep thinking I want to make up my own original, complex story and write the songs from there. 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 track list, but even if it’s all jumbled up, that’s fine, too, as long the good songs keep on coming. That’s sort of what I’m thinking. So, these days, rather than focusing on the album’s story as a whole, I’m just going to write whatever it is I want to say in each song. If I get that feeling right after listening to a track, I’ll try and make it. And I’m going to try to make it a little bit light-hearted. 

– Jungkook

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Although Jungkook did not make any announcement about the release date of his upcoming solo mixtape, but he is doing his best to “release it as soon as possible. I want to write and record a lot of material.”

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