For the past few days, BTS fans have been wrapped up in the mysterious countdown presented by the Big Hit Entertainment Twitter account. The cryptic tweets began with “D-7,” and with every passing day, a black-and-white figure became increasingly clearer. Of course, ARMYs had their theories, many wondering whether Jungkook or Suga would emerge with their highly-anticipated solo projects.
Now, Suga’s has finally released his new Agust D mixtape soon after the music artist’s profile picture changed on Apple Music.
In August 2016, Suga released his first Agust D mixtape and BTS fans have been waiting for the rapper’s follow-up ever since. Then when BTS’ Bon Voyage dropped in November 2019, Suga shared his plans to finish his next mixtape once the travel special wrapped filming.
Meanwhile, Suga explained he was supposed to release new music in 2019 during a New Year’s VLIVE broadcast with BTS. However, it didn’t happen because of scheduling conflicts.
Finally, in early May 2020, Suga and RM teased the next Agust D mixtape during a chat on VLIVE. But despite his previous remarks, Suga claimed he wouldn’t release anything soon.
“What I can tell you now is, that the music will not be released anytime soon,” Suga said at the time. “Not close at all. Not today or tomorrow. Please wait for a while. And I’ll come back with good music.”
“I can show a more raw side to myself,” he explained of his Agust D persona. And of his goal: “It’s more that I made the music I wanted to make, rather than fixating on attempting something new.”
Reflecting on the last time he released a mixtape he said "My life is the same. My ways of work and day-to-day patterns haven’t changed much. Perhaps my position within the music industry? From a musician’s perspective, a change could be that I’ve had pretty decent outcome with BTS albums or with other external works. Personally, I have become more mature compared to 2016."
"The theme “Daechwita” was already on my mind when I first started working on this track, so I sampled the sound of a real “Daechwita.” The first thought I had was that I wanted to sample the music that is played during the ceremonial walk of the King, so naturally, Korean elements ended up being an essential component to the track as well as the music video." He revealed.
Talking about the success of his collaborations, he said "I’m grateful that everybody had good things to say about my music, especially Kim Jong-wan of NELL who told me he enjoyed listening to my first mixtape from 2016. My work philosophy is “what’s good is good,” so I think I’m pretty good at levelling with each individual’s standards."
Talking about the difference and similarity between the two, he revealed "The difference is that there is a lot more that I can openly express and that I can show a more raw side to myself [with Agust D]. What’s similar is that both sing of dreams and hope."
On “Strange,” he expressed concerns about certain aspects of society and the loneliness that can come from having a different opinion. When asked if he thinks it’s important for public figures like you to challenge norms and raise questions about how we live, he revealed "I just throw the question mark; it’s up to each individual to decide. In my personal opinion, it’s often better for those who have such influence on others to be wary of loudly voicing their biased views."
He further said "It’s more that I made the music I wanted to make, rather than fixating on attempting something new. I’m not too picky on genre or crossovers between them. What’s good is good, and it’s up to the listeners to judge. I just do what I want to do."
When asked about what he would like the listeners to know, he said "It’s good to know that it’s fine when things go in an unintended direction because you can always start over again. Keep calm, take the next-best option and move forward."
The Korean rapper has not only released the album but also dropped the music video of Agust D '???' MV and it has surpassed our expectations. The rapper travels back in time to deliver a jaw-dropping video.
If the catchy rap song isn't enough, he treats us with two Sugas on the screen. One of which is a king and the other dons the role of the commoner who messes with the king. The song chants Daechwita which, as per fan translation, means great blowing and hitting. It is a Korean music military genre which consists of wind and percussion instruments.
Check out the music video below:
Fans have also gone berzerk over the unexpected release and are trending the mixtape all love the internet.
Check out the fan tweets below: