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[V Report Plus] RM reveals behind stories from making of ‘Fake Love’

  • Published : May 29, 2018 - 14:26
  • Updated : May 29, 2018 - 14:26

(Naver V app)
RM of K-pop superstar BTS shared anecdotes from the making of the group’s latest track “Fake Love” in a live broadcast held via Naver’s V app Monday.

“Fake Love” is the lead track off the group’s latest album “Love Yourself Jeon Tear.”

In the broadcast where the BTS member introduced each track from the album, RM said “It is the lead track and it’s a song that we had the most difficulty with.”

“We don’t choose a lead track from many songs that we had worked on so far but instead we make the lead track with a clear picture and concept,” he said. “So we fix the lead track in the beginning.”

“When we heard the beats for the first time, we thought that it was definitely going to be a big hit. It’s very unique and (we thought that) this is it!” he said.

“Still that was why we had the most difficulty working on this song -- I wrote the melody for like 20 times,” he said.

The singer still remained humble saying what he did was just building the foundation of the song and the rest was mostly done by composer Pdogg and producer Bang Si-hyuk.

“I found producer Bang very amazing because he created a totally different song,” he said. “It was a great song to begin with but it was very much of a pop song so we had to think about whether we could do this, whether it’s our style and whether we could sing and perform this -- that’s why (making) lead track is difficult. You need the right tempo and melody for performance.”

“That’s the most difficult part and producer Bang solved that problem,” he said.

In the broadcast, he also played the initial version of the song which he worked.

“As you listen to it, you will know that there’s no guitar sound that covers the current ‘Fake Love’ overall,” he said. “It’s a completely different song. It used to be more depressing and deeper.”

“To adjust to voice range of our vocalists, we change the pitch in the end so rappers often have difficulty adjusting to that,” he said.

“(In case of this song), it went up by 6 1/2 pitches as far as I know. Six and half -- that makes a totally different song!” he said. “We adjusted to that pitch and added the guitar sound and there came the ‘Fake Love’ we listen to now.”

“The initial version of ‘Fake Love’ was quite depressing but I guess it wasn’t what we could pull off. With the guitar sound now, it became the ‘Fake Love’ that we could pull off,” he said. “It’s also much better to perform as well.”

Naver’s real-time broadcasting app V allows fans to interact with their favorite K-pop stars through live broadcasts. The app is available for Android and iOS. For more information, visit http://www.vlive.tv.

By The Korea Herald (khnews@heraldcorp.com)

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