During the interview, the members of BTS — RM, Suga, Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, J-Hope, and V — discussed some of the inspiration for Tear as well as their goals moving forward.
“We’re trying to say that if you, in love, when you’re not true to yourself, the love won’t last,” RM (Kim Namjoon) told Billboard’s Chelsea Briggs about the album title. “Because love is complex and we always have the dark sides and the sad sides.”
BTS also discussed the inspiration for album tracks “134340,” which is inspired by the ex-planet Pluto, and “Airplane pt. 2,” which is a follow up to “Airplane” from J-Hope’s Hope World mixtape.
They also expressed their desire to break into the Top 10 of the Hot 100 chart, and successfully complete their Love Yourself tour.
“We’re trying to enjoy the ride, living in the moment,” RM said. “If we set too many goals it makes us really tired.”
Make sure to tune in to the 2018 Billboard Music Awards this Sunday, May 20 at 8:00 ET on NBC to see BTS perform “Fake Love.”