Jimin speaks about the difficult times he’s been going through during the pandemic
On March 9, a fashion magazine published an interview with Jimin as BTS announced they would be performing their first in-person concert in years after the pandemic.
The pandemic hit when BTS was at its peak, and the long wait for restrictions to be lifted was painful for BTS and likely fans as well.
Regarding this, Jimin said: “I worked really hard because I wanted to be good at it. I was sad when it was suddenly taken from me.”
He goes on to explain to his interlocutor what he felt during the pandemic: “I have limited life experience, and I don’t want to exaggerate, but I felt like a lifetime’s work was reduced to nothing. It was a period of stagnation. »
“The lack of feedback from the audience was discouraging. I worked and worked again, but nothing seemed perfect to me. Everything felt like a rehearsal. I didn’t feel like I was right. »
While playing at our recent online gigs, I kept thinking: ” Is that good ? I’m not sure I can go on with this. Did we work for that? »
“Of course I don’t see an online concert as training, but it still made me ask myself these questions.”he added.
Meanwhile, Jimin said the pandemic has also pushed him to get to know himself. “I was able to reflect more about myself, what I liked, what I didn’t like and what I liked best. I’ve had plenty of time to think. That was a good aspect of the pandemic.”
He smiles mischievously and exclaims: “I’ve found that I’m very lazy! Showering is a real chore so I take off a layer of clothes and walk around for half an hour before getting rid of another layer! »
With BTS’s international popularity unaffected by the pandemic, the interviewer rushed to ask Jimin what he thought of the success of BTS, and Jimin thanked the other group members: It would have been impossible for me to go this far without the members of my group. »
He pursues: “Whether we dance, sing or play, we all influence each other. Then I say: “Oh, that’s really great, I should try that too.” I should try that too.” When I have difficulties I ask myself what this team is for, why we started it and being a part of BTS helps me to reorient myself. »
Obviously, the journey wasn’t easy for the BTS members from the start; Jimin explained: “In the beginning we fought. We argued a lot. We weren’t very used to working. But I feel lucky to be part of the group now.”
Then he added: “Maybe it’s just because I’m young, but I find it hard to open up to friends other than my band members. »