First solo album 'Layover' released on the 8th
Min Hee-jin, Executive Producer of Adore and unique combination
Slowness, which could be a disadvantage, is turned into something special.
Source: Big Hit Music
[ The Fact - Reporter Jung Byung Geun] "My preferences have been 100%
reflected. The album found me", This quote defines V (BTS)'s debut solo
album Layover with just one sentence. The album's name means "temporary
stay", "gentle" and comes from the desire to rest while looking
back at the past path and remembering the final destination. The album opens up
his stories and thoughts in a sincere way.
On September 8, V released his first solo album 'Layover'. In recent
times, BTS has shown their musical ability through many diverse methods such as
solo songs in BTS' albums, self-composed songs and drama OSTs. However, this is
the first solo album to have its own name. V wanted to create an album that
maximized his own emotions and focused on the new version of V.
I've been focusing on the new V, but it's not that I'm bringing things
that haven't been done before, it's that I'm taking things from within,
sculpting and trimming them. That process was carried out by main producer Min
Hee Jin. General Manager Min is a person who has the ability to plan New Jeans
and develop it into a super special group in a short time, but it is not easy
to connect with BTS. V broke that stereotype. I didn't hesitate because I
thought I would bring myself to light.
In the album introduction video, V shared: "We worked with producer
Min Hee Jin. This was the first time I worked with her, but it was very
suitable. In the solo album, I want to dissolve into my interests and emotions,
so I'm looking for someone who can maximize my emotions. Meanwhile, producer
Min contacted me first and the result was an album very wonderful has been
Next, the male singer shared, "I should plan to release my solo
album. I've been thinking a lot about 'What kind of music should I do now?' 'I
don't know what kind of image I should show you'. I shared many stories with
producer Min Hee Jin about the direction of the solo album. After the
conversation, we decided to name the album ' Layover'. I hope this will be an
opportunity to strengthen myself before reaching my final destination."
Source: Big Hit Music
Layover is an R&B pop album with a combination of V's colors and
emotions. One of the characteristics is the usual V's leisurely personality.
Some people may think it's a weakness, but producer Min is not bound by
prejudice and on the contrary sees the specialness. In addition, we have paid
attention to the simplicity behind the exuberance. Therefore, V's natural
charisma has been fully expressed in the album.
V shared: "Everyone can think that everyday words and actions are
slow, which is a weakness. But producer Min explained: "This is an album
containing sincerity, simplicity but also a piece of music that I wanted to
make because slowness is my own characteristic."
Because this is an album that focuses on V's natural charisma and the
simplicity behind the magnificence, V's voice itself is the biggest
differentiating factor. If you listen to the whole song, you can feel it
The title song is called 'Slow Dancing'. This is an R&B pop song based
on the sounds of the 1970s, with jazz elements added, and a unique atmosphere
can be felt. The feeling of freedom and peace like the song title 'Slow
Dancing' went through 'Romantic and Relaxed Vocals' until Outro's impromptu
'Rainy Days' belongs to the Alternative Pop R&B genre, giving the
feeling of listening to an old jazz album on rainy days with a harmonious
combination of percussion sounds and modern drums. 'Blue' features an Old
School R&B song with "A male voice as deep as the sound of a
The song 'Love Me Again' brings a warm and rich feeling with the
combination of gospel and jazz. V's songs 'Rhythmical' and 'Charm' brought a
magical atmosphere full of echoes. 'For Us' stimulated V's emotions by adding
"captivating sound" to the lyrics, metaphorically expressing a regret
that cannot be reached no matter how hard you try.
Source: Big Hit Music
If you only focus on the vocals here, you will see 'V's voice exudes
romance and comfort', 'the voice blends with various white sounds', 'the voice
penetrates the bass and drums', 'rhythmic and catchy bass notes' ', and
'emotion'. It was an attractive and stimulating falsetto. That's how V uses his
voice in many different ways.
V said, "I worked hard to show my true nature. By practicing my
singing voice from the beginning, I realized myself and made up for my
Before releasing the album, V released a whopping 102 concept photos in 4
times and also filmed music videos for 5 songs, not including bonus tracks, and
this was more than just an attack. about the quantity. This was to better
represent the album's story, which features V as himself and a new version of
V said, "I had fun filming, but I feel very accomplished when I see
the finished product. I hope you enjoy the music and the mv together. I work
while imagining that it will be great if you have it." "It was great.
So, I felt very successful and satisfied that I was able to show ARMY (fandom
name) that image."
V's 'special stop' begins by saying: "This is the album where I feel
most comfortable and confident, and I believe it will be a big hit. Because we
are showing you a new V, please look forward to more diverse activities."