On April 9, BTS’s RM told fans that he is currently working on solo music and new BTS material during a live stream on the platform V Live, teasing collaborations from artists.
“About the new playlist [also known as a mixtape], I’m getting ready and I’m working on it,” said the rapper, whose name stands for Rap Monster, per NME. “I’m inviting really interesting and unexpected people to my album.”
“I have no idea when the next song will be out, but I’m trying hard to release it within this year,” he dished before revealing he hopes to “do well” with the project, which he claimed will feature collaborations with “various people in a new and unexpected way.”
“It’s going well. I believe it’ll be cool, I believe I’m making many good songs,” detailed RM. “I have a high standard.”
Earlier this month, BTS delivered a performance of “Butter” at the 2022 Grammy Awards, where BTS lost the best pop duo/group performance award; RM spoke out about the loss on stage.
“Guys, I know there’s a lot of noises out there about our Grammys and the team itself. But, you know, why give a s— about it?” the group leader said. “Hating is their freedom, and they have their right to hate, but if it was me I’d rather just talk with my friends in some cafe and forget about it — rather than tweeting about it or some interview. I wouldn’t do that ’cause I’m a grown-up.”
“Anyway, we didn’t come to Vegas for the Grammys. We came to Vegas for the ARMYs, okay?” continued RM. “The record, the title, the accomplishments, the trophies, they’re really important, but that wasn’t the first thing, the first reason why we started all these things, right?”