John went on, saying that along with BTS, younger artists rising up in the music industry make him think back to his own beginnings in the business. "I love the old music, but the new music, when you hear something great by someone new, like Holly Humberstone or The Kid LAROI or someone like that, you just think 'God, I wish I could have done something like that when I was that young,'" he said.
It's not the first time that John has interacted with "Permission to Dance": Earlier this month, John decided to offer up his own, brief cover of the song. In a clip posted across his social media, John can be seen singing along to the song's chorus, before offering up some gratitude. "Thanks BTS," he said. "Love to the ARMY."
Last week, John made his first appearance on the Hot 100 in 21 years with his Dua Lipa duet "Cold Heart" debuting at No. 81 on the chart dated Aug. 28.