BTS‘s RM will soon launch his first-ever solo album, “Indigo,” on December 2, 2022. Before the launch, he spent some time penning down his thoughts about the album. RM sent a long and touching letter to everyone via Weverse, where he explained how he felt.
He had nothing but gratitude for everyone.
Hello, everyone whom I love.
I’m sending my greetings during the last dregs of 2022.
Tomorrow, on which my first album will be launched, will be the 15th year since I started music and the last month of my 20s.
Although my many thoughts are complicated…what I kept thinking about was that all my works, including my past ones, were all for the sake of this album.
Firstly, thank you so much.
With the trust that many people were able to realize my trivial sincerity, I was able to be braver and more honest, and I was able to blend music that encompasses my current state of heart and languages. I’m very fortunate to be able to do so.
RM explained the process of creating his masterpiece. He had chosen every person that worked on the album with him. Even though it is his first solo album, he valued the synergy created with the collaborators.
To be honest, I didn’t start with a title song decided. Every song is equal to me. I was afraid and a little panicked about presenting a song 4 minutes and 33 seconds long, mainly in Hangul, in this generation of streaming. Because they are not songs meant for the hype or to create noise! Just like my ID, Rkive, I sincerely think that it is enough if they will stay the same and be remembered and bloom in the hearts of many, even as time passes.
You might be surprised that many people participated in my first solo album, but this album is like an exhibition I curated myself. You will be convinced of this if you can see the synergy that those people and I have together. They were all the best people that could have been invited, and their frequencies cannot be replaced!
More than anything, perhaps I’ve come to be in debt to those people for a few minutes, hours, or even months of my time. And I also wish to be that sort of person to anyone, always.
Last but not least, RM’s nerves got the better of him that day. Even though he’s a world-class star, he still is nervous about the reception that he will get for the album.
I’ve already created and filmed many contents, and as the release date is approaching, I’m now having a drink alone at home, perturbed and hollow but…
I am trying not to be doubtful that just as it was ten years ago and now, sincerity and love will definitely reach others as they are. Although it’s not as planned and organized from the get-go as “MONO,” just as the explanation that was “10 Blues Included,” they all have become beautiful and varied fragments of light hidden inside me. I hope that you listen to them in order!
I have tried to present all of the various contents unique to myself that I’ve been thinking about for a long time coming through this album. Although I hope that everyone will like it, I’ll be cool about it if it’s not so. Like, well, what can I do? I’ll see you tomorrow with the confidence that there will be at least a single Blue that you like within the 10 Blues. My expressions and actions are still the same, but I’m sending my frequencies, which have been tuned a little and become cooler, to you through this long letter.
I’ll be grateful if you will accept it dearly.
I hope that this music will not be bravado, but courage, that you guys give to me.
We wish him all the best wishes in the world for the highly-anticipated drop!