So I’m making this post to talk
about the good things that BigHit does in this time of lines and screen time feud. BigHit
entertainment is one of the best and least restrictive companies I have come to know.
Since BTS are their only artists, the amount of freedom and close knit
management they get is amazing.
There is no dungeon that the boys can
disappear into, and there is constantly new content for the fans. Sure
there are some things that happen that we nor the boys like, but then
they are dealt with. Yoongi complained about his scalp, and BigHit
relented, allowing him to stay dark for the past couple of comebacks.
They also allow the boys to use expensive equipment write and produce their own
music to release as non monetized mixtapes or song covers. They even fully funded the MVs given to both Yoongi and Nams for their mixtapes, and that is something they didn’t have to do.
The boys are
given the best produced music videos, and are allowed to create cinematic masterpieces with a deepened meaning. They not censored in the types of
lyrics that they write, despite how controversial in Korean culture.
this may seem trivial to you. All these small things are nothing
compared to the injustice that the members face. How dare they give
Jungkook all the lines and leave everyone else out in the cold! 2Seok
was basically missing this entire comeback!
Ok I hear you, but at the
same time, consider the fact that this is the first (and probably the
last) time Hoseok gets few *cough cough none cough cough* individual lines in a song. Spring Day was a more
vocal based song, so they decided that he should use his vocal talent to
back Jungkook rather than add another rap verse. It makes sense to me,
and it gives him the opportunity to show his vocal talent on stage if he
and Jungkook harmonize live as well.
And then there is Jin. It seems
that he always gets the short end of the stick. The amount of individual
screen time he got was unfair yes, completely. He is officially a
visual of the group, and if anything that should be the place he pops up
the most. But at the same time, Not Today was more a dance video, and he and
Nams are well, not the best dancers, so they wouldn’t put them in the
middle on all the dance shots.
Also look at the I Need U and Run comebacks, the entire story in the music videos clearly revolved around him and his character, something that the fans were quick to point out and appreciate. For those comebacks, he was in the center.
This is still not a justification, but
simply a reason for why they might have chosen to edit the video like
Next moving on to his line distribution. He notoriously along
with V get the short end of the stick when it comes to lines. And I
think it is simply because of the way the industry works.
You know how
sometimes Jimin and Jungkook switch lines because Jimin is better at the
high notes in the studio, but Jungkook hits them better live? The same
thing goes for most line distributions. What voice works the best for the feeling they want to produce? Who can hold the notes the best on stage? Like I said before, Jin is not
the best dancer, and their dances are HARD, so most of his time probably goes
towards practicing the choreography rather than nailing his vocal stability on
He objectively doesn’t have the best or most stable voice in the group, as
often times on live stages he is out of breath by the time his lines
do come up, and that is completely understandable. It’s the reason why
so many (even the more experienced) artists lip sync to certain performances.
Dancing while singing
is hard, and maybe it’s just not for Jin. Maybe, just maybe, he decided himself
that his voice was better suited for slower songs with less choreo so
that he can really focus on nailing his vocal performance. I mean in the solo he got to produce himself he chose a more soft ballad song rather than a more hard hitting one like Jimin’s because that just suits his voice better, and he knows it.
That’s why he got a lot more lines in “Butterfly” a slower ballad with less complex dancing and softer vocals, right where Jin thrives, but not really the typical image BTS produces musically.
Once again this isn’t a justification, and more a reason why he might get fewer lines. It is true that the line distributions are unfair and I agree with that, but it’s also a question of the industry standards, and the fact that sometimes it might be the best solution to a shitty problem.
I know I’m
probably going to get some flack for this one, but it’s just something
that needed to be said. Us fans really need to step back and appreciate
not only the boys, but the company that helped make them.
The brazilian armys, on this last two concerts of The Wings Tour, have been doing a lot of cool projects to make the boys happy. One of them, my favorite one, was when Namjoon was singing Reflection, his solo track. The armys shouted “We love you!” every time after he sang his “I wish I could love myself” part. What happened on today’s concert, on Monday, is that he sang “I guess I do love myself”, instead of the actual lyrics. This made my day and whole year better. Thank you Brazil. Namjoon, we love you