BTS star Suga has discussed what K-Pop means to him, and how it’s so much more than a single genre.
During their recent US tour, the Korean band took part ina Q&A at the Grammy Museum with executive director Scott Goldman, which proved to be unexpectedly profound.
As Goldman asked if K-Pop was an accurate description, Suga stressed that it transcends their music – he insread believes that it’s a reflection of the entire culture that has encircled the group.
“I’m a little careful to talk about K-pop as a genre because I don’t want to be defining Kpop as a genre”, he told Goldman. “I’m a little bit wary of that but I think rather than approach Kpop as a genre, a better approach would be ‘integrated content.'”
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He added: “‘K-pop includes not just the music, but the clothes, the makeup, the choreography…all these elements I think sort of amalgamate together in a visual and auditory content package, that I think sets it apart from other music or maybe other genres so again, as I said, rather than approach K-pop as it’s own genre I think approaching it as this integration of different content would be better.”
The Q&A came on the same US tour that saw BTS playing a historic show at New York’s CitiField Stadium.
“BTS have already made history but, as they tell their fans, this is really just the beginning.”