Fans eagerly anticipated BTS V's appearance on episode 210 of the South Korean show "You Quiz On the Block" after seeing fun and interesting snippets from the show. Finally, the full episode aired on September 7, on the show's official YouTube channel, reaching a worldwide audience.
The episode provided fans with a wholesome insight into the personality and life of K-pop boy band member BTS V, as well as his upcoming album, "Layover," which is set to be fully released on September 8.
These details offer a deeper understanding of the K-pop idol V, also known as Kim Taehyung, beyond his role in the BTS group.
On September 6, Taehyung made a special guest appearance on a new episode of 'You Quiz on the Block.' It marked his second appearance on the show; the first was with BTS in 2021, but this time, he was there as a solo artist.
During the interview, he surprised the hosts by revealing that the title track of his album, "Slow Dancing," would feature different dance routines for each performance, breaking away from the usual fixed choreography seen in K-pop.
"Actually, this time it’ll be a freestyle. It’s different every stage performance. Even for the dancers, it’s all different."
- BTS V
👤 can you show us some moves from the title track slow dancing?— Jiya⁷ ʟᴀʏᴏ(ꪜ)ᴇʀ (@BTSTJ4SR) September 6, 2023
TAEHYUNG : actually, this time it’ll be a freestyle, it’s different ,it’s all freestyle. even for the dancers, it’s all different.#V #YouQuizWithV #BTSV #YouQuizOnTheBlock #TAEHYUNGpic.twitter.com/a7uf54T1vW
Taehyung also took the opportunity to reflect on his life and explain the meaning behind his solo debut album, "Layover."
"My album. it's layover. I think there's no straight line to my life's final destination. So the album's title implies that I, who'd been just running non-stop, look back and think about what I am good at, what I like and reach that destination at slower/steady pace."
- BTS V
On why his album is called Layover— TAE GUIDE (@taeguide) September 6, 2023
🐯: (My album) /It's layover. I think there's no straight line to my life's final destination. So (this album's title) implies that I, who'd been just running non-stop, look back and think about what I am good at, what I like and reach that… pic.twitter.com/weksuPI4mz
"In the past, if someone threw a stone at me, I would say, 'It hurts, hurts,' and I struggled. But now I often tell myself, 'I should not break because of that one small stone.' I am one of seven, and as that 'one,' I cannot be weak. I have to be strong.'"
- BTS V
Taehyung:— Carolyne🌱⁷ ʲᵏ ʰᵒᵖᵉ ᵛᵉʳ (ꪜ)🃏🧑🚀💙🪞🦋🥢🪐🎬✌️ (@mhereonlyforbts) September 6, 2023
"because of my bts members, my personality has changes a lot. In the past, if someone threw a rock at me, it was hurting. I don’t want to be hurt just by one small rock. But now i’m one of the seven members,i gotta stay strong/tough!”
Wow I'm so proud of him :( pic.twitter.com/oIYO79G5zk
Q. Do you remember what you did with your first paycheck?— TAE GUIDE (@taeguide) September 6, 2023
🐻: My dad had a clothing business for a very long time. In order to get the clothes, he would have to go to the Dongdaemoon market in Seoul at dawn, and come back and sell them. He was doing this, and since he was… pic.twitter.com/SAsIXRNuP1
“My dad cried after watching that broadcast. My Dad called me, fought back tears then said, ‘Oh my! You did a good job.’“
- BTS V
🐯I think my dad cried after watching this broadcast and called me. My dad swallowed some tears and complimented me for doing well.— 뷔 (thv)ʕ·ᴥ·ʔ (@realthv30) September 6, 2023
JS : Are you imitating your father's voice?
TAEHYUNG ON YOU QUIZ#YouQuizWithV#태형자기님입덕_유퀴즈2기 pic.twitter.com/QE0bxab2RI
V's episode on "You Quiz On the Block" is currently one of the most beloved episodes among fans of BTS, known as ARMYs, as it allows them to get to know their idol more intimately.
Finally, the album release day for BTS V's "Layover" has arrived. September 8 was one of the most highly anticipated days for ARMYs.
The album consists of six songs, with 'Rainy Days' and 'Love Me Again' music videos having been released four weeks ago. 'Slow Dancing,' a piano version of 'Slow Dancing,' and 'For Us' are also included.
The song 'Slow Dancing' is out now, and fans are loving it after discovering that 'Layover' symbolizes a temporary pause between starting and reaching one's destination, fostering new challenges and unique pursuits for BTS members.
"Slow Dancing" draws inspiration from 1970s soul music, offering a soothing vibe, accompanied by a beautiful emerald ocean in its music video.
All the other two audio tracks on the album "Layover," 'Blue' and 'For Us,' have also been released.