ARMYs React To The Late Oscar-Winning Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Inclusion On BTS Suga’s “D-DAY”

ARMYs share their emotional reactions to the significant collaboration.

BTS‘s Suga officially released the tracklist for his upcoming album D-DAY and revealed impressive featured artists, including the late world-renowned Japanese composer, actor, and producer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

BTS’s Suga (left) with Ryuichi Sakamoto (right) in the trailer for his upcoming documentary, “SUGA: Road To D-DAY.” | Disney+

Suga announced on April 1 that he would embark on a solo tour, SUGA | Agust D D-DAY, which begins in New York on April 26.

Shortly after, it was revealed he would be releasing a new album ahead of his tour, D-DAY.

| Weverse

Suga recently pre-released “People Pt.2” from his D-DAY album, which features superstar soloist IU, marking their second collaboration after their 2020 hit song “Eight.”

IU (left) and BTS’s Suga (right) | BANGTANTV/YouTube

Now, the album’s full tracklist is out, revealing three additional featured artists.

On D-DAY, Suga will collaborate with fellow group member J-Hope on the track “Huh?!,” which is co-written by J-Hope, and co-written and produced by Suga under his solo moniker Agust D, and BIGHIT MUSIC‘s in-house producer, EL CAPITXN.

BTS’s Suga (left) and J-Hope (right) | Dispatch

His upcoming track “Snooze” features the talents of The Rose‘s Woosung, who is known to be good friends with BTS’s RM and Suga.

The Rose’s Woosung | @official_therose/Instagram

“Snooze” also has an especially meaningful feature from his childhood musical hero, Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Renowned composer Ryuichi Sakamoto | Kyodo News
The official tracklist for Suga’s upcoming album “D-DAY” | Weverse

Ryuichi Sakamoto sadly passed away on March 28, 2023. Before Ryuichi Sakamoto’s passing, Suga met his idol when he traveled to Japan in September 2022.

Sakamoto spoke of their meeting in the literary magazine Shincho and had nothing but praise for the BTS member.

Although he is a top idol, when we talked, I felt he was a humble and cool young man who was serious about his music. It was to the point that I wondered if he had any other hobbies other than thinking about music.

— Ryuichi Sakamoto

ARMYs were touched to see that Suga was able to collaborate with the renowned musician he so admired before Sakamoto’s untimely passing.

A teaser for Suga’s upcoming Disney+ and Weverse documentary revealed that Suga and Ryuichi Sakamoto’s meeting would appear in the film.

Check out the official teaser below:


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