A member from one of the biggest boybands in the world has discussed how he uses songwriting to address his mental health and emotions.
In a new interview for Rolling Stone Suga from BTS spoke about his personal battle with mental illness and how it makes him “feel very good” when he hear fans find comfort in the songs.
The 28-year-old said: “I think, for anybody, these emotions are not something that need to be hidden. They need to be discussed and expressed.
“I’m comfortable now and feeling good, but those sorts of negative emotions come and go… It may come back in a cycle over a year, year and a half.”
Suga went on to explain how his writing differs from track to track. “Sometimes it may be a word that pops up and I build on that word, or someone could make a request for a certain way they would like a song to be developed,” he said.
“Oftentimes, we decide on a theme and then we sort of freely work from the larger overarching theme that we may have.
“But generally, when I work on a song, I create the beat first and then the melody and the rap and then finally the lyrics. That’s generally how I build them.”
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