B.I GIVES A GLIMPSE INTO HIS VISIONARY MIND IN THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES FOOTAGE OF HIS SONG-MAKING PROCESS FOR “BTBT”!
If there is one thing that B.I never ceases to do, it is that he undeniably moves listeners with each of his musical releases that serve as a manifestation of his limitless talent and artistry. The loveable idol’s latest pre-release track stands as a testament to the same.
With “BTBT”, B.I has indubitably solidified his mettle as an all-rounder. While the slick number stunningly spotlights the ace musician’s perceptive musicality, his latest YouTube video, sees B.I getting candid as he unravels a detailed illustration of his song-making process leading to perfection, which is not without its challenges.
The video is an elucidation of the various difficulties that the rapper-singer-songwriter faced before making “BTBT”. B.I discussed his forthcoming global project more broadly while also giving an insight into his struggles as an artist.
B.I explains, “…At some point last year, starting then up until now, I’ve been stuck in a rut. I’ve worked hard to create a song or two every month. But… I feel that none of them really pleases me? The songs I’ve created are plain and stale. I yearn for something new, yet it’s been so difficult.”
When talking about his latest bop, the musician opened up about why he chose its peculiar title. He said, ” “BTBT” is about the youthful feeling of being stuck in between love and resistance. Yet, you lean more towards love – the precarious, unstable love. The candid feeling of being drunk in love. The song is speaking about love that lives amidst passion and resistance. And that’s the reason why I chose “BTBT” as the title”.
When asked about what his upcoming global EP LOVE OR LOVED [L.O.L] means to him, B.I expressed, “It’s like breaking the mold”, adding, “…or perhaps, creating a space for something new to emerge from”. Sharing his thoughts on working with the ‘top dogs’ in the industry and releasing music in the US, he continued, “My mindset is like, “Okay, I’ll learn, I’ll work hard and master it all, and I’ll show you, I’ll express what I’m about by all means””.
Recalling another interview, B.I said that his state of mind has changed since his first album came out, stating, “[At the time] I had a lot of anxiety, excitement, and expectations towards my dream. But sadly now, I find myself unwillingly thinking about all the realistic aspects. One of the things I’ve been saying a lot is ‘Things don’t always work out in life’ – I say it under my breath often. But there is no need for you to worry, I’ll figure it out as I always have.”
The multifaceted idol further shared, “Experiencing a wide range of events, feeling a lot of emotions, and meeting people – even those who are the complete opposite of me – they leave impressions on me, and in turn, they become inspirations, which then become songs and eventually, an album”.
Speaking on his quest for deciding on a title for his albums, B.I expressed that he hopes to tell many stories specific to his age. He said, “In WATERFALL, I tried to express loneliness and trauma specific to the youth [which] also applies to the upcoming part 2. of COSMOS. [It will express] the youthful love, resistance, and rebellion, that’s what I want to express”.
“The global album as well”, he added, “it shares the same universe and message, though it may be a separate album..that youthful love and parting. And as I previously mentioned, the antonym of ‘love’ is ‘loved’, and that’s why I named the album LOVE OR LOVED rather than love or hate.”
Concluding the video on a warm note, in a heartfelt moment, B.I spoke about the ‘blessing’ he gained at a time when he lost everything – his beloved IDs, “It may sound typical, but there’s really no better expression than that – I’m so thankful. I’ve thought a lot recently about how I’m so blessed. I’m so grateful that they believe in me, I’m grateful they comfort me and I can depend on them”.
Meanwhile, the powerhouse artist is all set to convey his authenticity as a musical genius through his sui generis sounds on his upcoming global EP LOVE OR LOVED [L.O.L], for which expectations are on the rise after B.I released “BTBT” on May 13 and showcased a strong presence in the global music scene.
Photos | Video Credits: 131 LABEL | IOK MUSIC