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BTS V Layover: Music influences to fashion, Kim Taehyung shows his Jazz connection

Published on Sep 09, 2023 09:21 AM IST

As BTS V debuts solo Jazz-inspired album ‘Layover’ with ‘Slow Dancing’, here's how Kim Taehyung has shown his jazz connection earlier from music to fashion

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As BTS' ‘secret weapon’ V aka Kim Taehyung dropped his solo debut album, titled Layover, on September 8, 2023, TaeTae shared that he “always had the desire” to try making jazz-inspired music as he grew up listening to it as a “source of comfort” hence, wanted to “return the feeling for ARMY”. (Photo by Twitter/btschartsdailys) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 09, 2023 09:21 AM IST

As BTS' ‘secret weapon’ V aka Kim Taehyung dropped his solo debut album, titled Layover, on September 8, 2023, TaeTae shared that he “always had the desire” to try making jazz-inspired music as he grew up listening to it as a “source of comfort” hence, wanted to “return the feeling for ARMY”. (Photo by Twitter/btschartsdailys)

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In a new interview with Rolling Stone, V revealed, “I started listening to jazz when I was around 14 years old, in my first year of middle school, but it was not really by choice. I had started playing saxophone, and I had to practice for school admission exams, so I listened to jazz a lot. But I actually really hated it at the time. I thought to myself that I would never listen to it again after I was done [preparing]. But after time passed, I started to notice it again. You know, when you’re walking down the street and you just hear music in passing? I started hearing jazz songs that  I recognized, like  ‘Oh, I know this one! Oh, this is that song’ ”And it suddenly felt very fresh. Jazz started to have a new meaning, because it wasn’t part of my work or studies. After hearing it more naturally, I started falling in love with the genre and seeing its merits. I think it was around my early 20s that I rediscovered my love for jazz again.” Taehyung has always shown a strong interest in and appreciation for jazz music, which often becomes evident in his music preferences and artistic expressions. Here are a few ways in which V has shown his connection to jazz: (Photo by Twitter/Bangtan7_Stream) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 09, 2023 09:21 AM IST

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, V revealed, “I started listening to jazz when I was around 14 years old, in my first year of middle school, but it was not really by choice. I had started playing saxophone, and I had to practice for school admission exams, so I listened to jazz a lot. But I actually really hated it at the time. I thought to myself that I would never listen to it again after I was done [preparing]. But after time passed, I started to notice it again. You know, when you’re walking down the street and you just hear music in passing? I started hearing jazz songs that  I recognized, like  ‘Oh, I know this one! Oh, this is that song’ ”And it suddenly felt very fresh. Jazz started to have a new meaning, because it wasn’t part of my work or studies. After hearing it more naturally, I started falling in love with the genre and seeing its merits. I think it was around my early 20s that I rediscovered my love for jazz again.” Taehyung has always shown a strong interest in and appreciation for jazz music, which often becomes evident in his music preferences and artistic expressions. Here are a few ways in which V has shown his connection to jazz: (Photo by Twitter/Bangtan7_Stream)

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1. Musical Influences: In previous interviews and VLives, V has mentioned how he enjoys listening to jazz music and has cited artists like John Legend and Charlie Puth as some of his favourites, both of whom incorporate elements of jazz into their music. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 09, 2023 09:21 AM IST

1. Musical Influences: In previous interviews and VLives, V has mentioned how he enjoys listening to jazz music and has cited artists like John Legend and Charlie Puth as some of his favourites, both of whom incorporate elements of jazz into their music. (File Photo)

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2. Vocal Style: BTS ARMY can vouch for V's deep, soulful baritone that has qualities resonating with jazz aesthetics. His smooth vocal delivery and ability to convey emotions through his singing have drawn comparisons to jazz vocalists. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 09, 2023 09:21 AM IST

2. Vocal Style: BTS ARMY can vouch for V's deep, soulful baritone that has qualities resonating with jazz aesthetics. His smooth vocal delivery and ability to convey emotions through his singing have drawn comparisons to jazz vocalists. (File Photo)

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3. Songwriting: As a member of the South Korean boy band, Bangtan Boys, V has contributed to songwriting and music production and though the OT7's music covers various genres, V has shown an inclination towards jazz by creating tracks such as "Stigma" from the album “WINGS” that had elements inspired from the classical music genre. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 09, 2023 09:21 AM IST

3. Songwriting: As a member of the South Korean boy band, Bangtan Boys, V has contributed to songwriting and music production and though the OT7's music covers various genres, V has shown an inclination towards jazz by creating tracks such as "Stigma" from the album “WINGS” that had elements inspired from the classical music genre. (File Photo)

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4. Live Performances: V channels jazz performers' charisma and improvisational flair in his live performances that also exhibit his unique style and stage presence. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 09, 2023 09:21 AM IST

4. Live Performances: V channels jazz performers' charisma and improvisational flair in his live performances that also exhibit his unique style and stage presence. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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5. Fashion: Stepping out donning clothing and accessories with a vintage, jazz-inspired aesthetic, V's fashion choices occasionally reflect elements of jazz culture. His connection to jazz is notable and adds another layer of depth to his musical and artistic identity, making Taehyung a versatile and dynamic performer in the world of K-pop. ((Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 09, 2023 09:21 AM IST

5. Fashion: Stepping out donning clothing and accessories with a vintage, jazz-inspired aesthetic, V's fashion choices occasionally reflect elements of jazz culture. His connection to jazz is notable and adds another layer of depth to his musical and artistic identity, making Taehyung a versatile and dynamic performer in the world of K-pop. ((Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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