BTS’s V Reveals Some Of His Favorite ‘Old Jazz’ Artists

V “hearts” Drake and shared his admiration for other K-pop artists. The singer also draws inspiration from former jazz musicians, including Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.

Here’s what this BTS member had to say about some of the music he listens to and how it inspired his performance “Dynamite.”

V of BTS arrives at the 34th Golden Disc Awards photocall | THE FACT/Imazins via Getty Images

BTS’ V is known for their “soulful” vocals and impressive dance moves

He loves his dog named Yeontan, Panda Express and photography. V is one of the singers and dancers of the K-pop group, BTS, alongside singers Jin, Jimin, and Jungkook. Of all the BTS singers, V is considered to have one of the lowest registers.

For a video from 2014, Iris Stevenson, choirmaster known to have somewhat inspired the film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, listened to V sing, calling him “soulful” as a result.

V also shares videos of himself singing everything from Lauv’s “Never Not” to Michael Bublé’s “Home.” For an interview, the artist even shared some of the “old jazz” music and artists he listens to.

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This BTS Member Shared His Love For “Old Jazz Songs”

V has often extended his appreciation for artists like John Legend and Drake. The K-pop idol also shared her appreciation for former jazz musicians. At the time of the interview, V shared that he was in the Christmas spirit, buying several LPs to enjoy during the holiday season.

“I also listen to old jazz songs by Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.,” V said. “Frank Sinatra is cool, like chilled wine; Sammy Davis Jr. is crazy talented.

As a songwriter and performer, V shared that he was also inspired to be “upbeat” and “cool” by these older artists. Notably, he said, while working on the chart-topping 2020 release, “Dynamite.”

“These two were also a big inspiration to me while we were working on ‘Dynamite,'” he continued. “Sinatra has all this jazzy body language, but he also added a bit of disco in there. And I imagined how Sammy Davis Jr. could dance if there was a microphone on stage and he had to dance around it. They helped me a lot when I found a way to be both upbeat and cool in “Dynamite.”

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V has released solo songs outside of his work with K-pop group BTS

Along with members like Jimin, Jin, Jungkook, Suga, RM, and J-Hope, V performed on the award-winning single titled “Dynamite.” He wrote the original song for Be (Deluxe Edition) called “Blue & Grey”.

Under the same stage name, V has also released solo songs, including the all-English single and its corresponding YouTube video, “Winter Bear”.

The “Dynamite” video is now available on YouTube. Music from BTS, including their recently released album, Soul Card: 7, is available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music and most major platforms.

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Ada J. Kenney