TXT’s Taehyun Shares How Justin Bieber And ZAYN Influenced Him As An Artist

He’s been a fan of them since he was a trainee!

TXT‘s Taehyun is praised for many things, but most of all his powerful vocals! In a recent interview, Taehyun shared the artists that had a significant impact on him as a singer.

Taehyun from TXT. | @txt_members/Twitter

Taehyun and Yeonjun appeared on Eric Nam‘s podcast Daebak Show w/ Eric Nam where Eric asked them about what music they listened to growing up.

Eric Nam (left), Yeonjun (center), and Taehyun (right). | DIVE Studios Podcasts/YouTube 

Yeonjun named Korean singer DEAN as his inspiration, but Taehyun went international and named the Canadian singer Justin Bieber and the English singer ZAYN!

Justin Bieber. | @justinbieber/Instagram

ZAYN. | @zayn/Instagram

Taehyun said he was first a fan of Bieber, who Taehyun said could owe his popularity to his music.

I first became a big fan of Justin Bieber. I thought there’s always a reason for his popularity, and I think the essence was the music. Listening to the recordings he made when he was young, it makes one wonder, ‘How did he do that at that age?’, so I think he’s a natural-born genius and artist.

— Taehyun

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Taehyun also complimented Bieber on not being afraid to try different genres, such as pop, R&B, and hip-hop. Bieber’s ability to perform well in different styles inspired Taehyun to be like him! He’s definitely accomplished that, seeing how TXT’s discography spans from retro pop to emo.

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However, Taehyun pointed out that as Bieber’s career went on, he stopped singing songs that were high in range, something that Taehyun has to do as a K-Pop idol.

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Because of that, he found a new artist to inspire him: ZAYN! Taehyun said he really likes ZAYN’s “sexy pronunciation and falsetto.

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Taehyun named the song “Let Me” as his current favorite ZAYN song, and he and Eric sang a little bit of it!

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Taehyun released a cover of “Let Me” just last month that has over 1.6M views on YouTube.

Check out the full episode below!

Source: DIVE Studios Podcasts, TXT, Justin Bieber and ZAYN