Kim Soo-Cheol, a ‘small giant’ of the music industry and the Korean traditional music community, BTS expressed hope that the Korean music element that the new album title song “IDOL” put on could give a positive effect to the Korean traditional music industry.
BTS has combined Korean music rhythm with Korean song rhythm in the idol (IDOL) title song “LOVE YOURSELF ANSWER” repackage album announced on the 24th. The songs like ‘I’m Good at You’, ‘Good at You’, and ‘Dung-Deok Kuk Dude’ are all the more exciting songs.
The team’s leader, RM, said in a press conference on Monday, “It was a coincidence that there was a Korean factor in fact. I sent a lot of candidates to the producer who was worried about the lyrics. Finally, as a joke, I added ‘I love it!’ But he kept going around in my head. I am a Korean too, “he said.” Producer looked at me and said, ‘Are you kidding me?’ “He asked me to go to this after 10 minutes. I learned pansori in my childhood and it seems to be connected naturally. ”
Kim Soo-Cheol, who is a ‘giant giant’ in the music industry but also a ‘big tree’ in the Korean traditional music scene, is an interesting and great music after hearing ‘idol’. It feels good to have a bulletproof boy band trying to try new things constantly. I try to make something, and I appreciate the work attitude that does not rest on the existing one. ”
“I used African rhythm and overall it was music based on western scales, but it was nice and fresh to use it as if we used it as if it was a bit of a hustle and bustle,” he said.
Kim Soo-Cheol said, “It is not necessary to put the traditional Korean music on the front, If you put in a little bit of chill as you did this time, it will have a positive effect on Korean traditional music. Bulletproof Boys is the first Korean team in the popular music world to become world class with their own music. Even if these teams put a little bit of Korean traditional elements in their minds, fans and young people around the world said, “What is this?” You can have a chance to think and think about Korean traditional music. From the standpoint of the Korean traditional music industry, it is also an opportunity to promote Korean music to the world market, and it is also an opportunity to promote the appeal of Korean music to young people through education.
From the 90s to the early 2000s, Seo Taiji and children, NeXT and Hexagon, led by the late Shin Hae-Cheol, gained popular reception as a popular song combining traditional Korean music. Kim said, “At that time, the teams are different from bulletproof boys. Absolutely incomparable “. He said, “Songs that used to combine Korean traditional music were limited to domestic fans. This is the first time that a world-famous star has put a traditional element in a song aimed at the world market. I would like to say thank you to BTS for making such an attempt. ”
Kim Soo-Cheol, who celebrated his 41st anniversary in the music industry this year, has gone beyond the popular music scene and has pervaded the pure and popular culture. He is a public singer, rocker, guitarist, pop music composer, composer, film and drama music director, but he is also a pure artist who has been studying modernization of Korean music for 38 years since 1980. His representative work as a Korean classical musician is OST (released in 1993), which is considered to be the most famous Korean music after Arirang. This album has sold more than 1 million copies and has the best sales record of Korean movie record and the highest sales record of Korean music album at the same time.
At the presidential reception of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics earlier this year, he was also presenting his guitar Sanjo and Samulnori performances, and he recently focused on film and drama music.