BTS’s Jin recently released his new song “Abyss”.
And he also writes a letter revealing his thought process while creating the song and the meaning behind it.
“Hello, this is Jin. Not too long ago, I said this during a press conference, “I don’t want to share my sad feelings with my fans. It’s because I only want to show the good things. However, if it’s music, then it’s different. I don’t want to share it through my actions but I think it’ll be okay to show it through music.”
“Honestly speaking, I experienced a huge burnout and it was during that time that I got an opportunity to think about myself. After ranking #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, we received endless amounts of congratulations but I thought to myself if I was worthy to receive the praise…”
“As I looked deeper, I realized I wanted to let it all go because I was having a hard time. I received counseling for these feelings and just spent my days as normal. However, after speaking to Bang PD about it, he asked me how I felt about writing about my feelings into a song. I didn’t have the confidence to do a good job and I also wondered. What if the end product isn’t good?” With those thoughts, I already came to the conclusion that I shouldn’t do it…Bang PD told me that none of that matters. However, he told me that if I decided to go forward with it, he was confident that I would do well and that he would help me find people who would assist me.”
Upon meeting the composer for the song, Jin began to feel optimistic about the idea of expressing these difficulties through music.