4 Times K-Pop Idols Revealed That Other Idols Were Inspirations Behind Songs
Sometimes, K-Pop idols get inspired to write songs because of other idols. Here are 4 of these moments.
1. BTS’s V writing “4 O’Clock” because of a fight with Jimin
BTS’s V and Jimin are best friends, and they have had some hilarious fights over the years. One of their fights ended up inspiring V to write a song!
In the past, V and Jimin fought because of dumplings! After their fight, Jimin went out for a drink with Suga and ended up getting drunk!
V met up with Jimin that night at a park, but Jimin was still drunk. V ended up capturing all of this on camera! The two soon reconciled, and they now look back and laugh at this fight.
V later wrote the song “4 O’Clock,” thinking about when he and Jimin met up at the park!
At a dusky park
A nameless bird that sings
Where are you
Why are you crying
You and I are the only ones here
Me and you
— V, “4 O’Clock” (Genius English Translations)
2. WINNER’s Seungyoon getting inspired by BLACKPINK’s Jennie
When WINNER’s Seungyoon guested on MBC FM4U‘s Jun Hyosung’s Dreaming Radio, he revealed that his song “Better” was a response to BLACKPINK Jennie’s solo song “SOLO.”
Jennie’s “SOLO” is about freeing oneself from a toxic relationship. Seungyoon’s “Better” is written from the ex-boyfriend’s point of view after a breakup. In Jennie’s “SOLO,” there is the line, “I’m a shining solo.” In response to this, Seungyoon’s “Better” has the line, “Now you look better than when we were us,” showing that the other person was better now than when they were in the relationship!
I sometimes listen to songs by other artists and try to write songs from the opposite POV.
WINNER's Kang Seungyoon said during his Radio guesting that his song ‘Better’ was inspired by JENNIE’s ‘SOLO’ & that he wrote it to counterpart or from ex-boyfriends perspective. pic.twitter.com/Iek2ZN9nSE
— 🅹🅴🅽🅽🅸🅴 🆄🅿🅳🅰🆃🅴 (@Jennie_Update) April 13, 2021
3. ATEEZ’s Hongjoong writing “Thank U (Friend)” for Seonghwa
ATEEZ’s Hongjoong wrote the song “Thank U (Friend)” for his fellow member and friend Seonghwa!
In the song, Hongjoong thanks Seonghwa for being a great friend and being with him even during the hardest times!
Thank you for being able to walk by your side
Thank you because we can depend on each other on this tough world
In the event of a typhoon
When the rain is heavy and the wind rises
You and me, you and me
It’s always the two of us.
— ATEEZ, “Thank U (Friend)”
4. BIGBANG’s Taeyang dedicating “Eyes, Nose, Lips” to his wife, Min Hyo Rin
BIGBANG’s Taeyang and actress Min Hyo Rin began dating in 2013 and got married in 2018. Taeyang is quite a romantic person, and he once dedicated a song to Min Hyo Rin!
Taeyang’s hit song “Eyes, Nose, Lips” was dedicated to Min Hyo Rin!