- Apr 19, 2019
okay. but that article was rereview that's why i post it. so rereviews articles not allow?
Who were some of your early musical heroes?
There were a lot of artists that influenced me. Foreign artists — Michael Jackson, Usher — and also a lot of Korean artists. But a lot of my musical inspiration came from watching the other members do their work.
Ron Perry has the rare co-production credit on this song as the CEO of Columbia Records. Can you speak on his contributions?
Something people donÂ’t really know about Ron, and I think sometimes he doesnÂ’t receive enough credit for, is his background as an artist and musician before becoming an executive. HeÂ’s like those old school A&R executives, Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, etc., who could make all the business deals and still run with the best of them in the studio. That plays heavily into his work and business strategy today.
Aside from being the biggest supporter of the original demo for Â“Butter,Â” he actually was the one who suggested trying a Michael Jackson Â“Smooth CriminalÂ” concept and vibe for the song. I freestyled Â“Smooth like butter/Like a criminal undercoverÂ” as soon as he said that and we knew we had a concept to run with from there.
https://genius.com/amp/a/interview-...s-about-co-writing-vocal-producing-bts-butterWhat inspired all the nostalgic references in Â“ButterÂ”?
As soon as Ron said Â“Michael Jackson vibeÂ” all these lyrical Â‘90s references like Â“Man In The Mirror,Â” Â“Rock With You,Â” Â“Trouble,Â” etc. became super intentional. Our goal was to hit that sweet spot for the retro sound where millennials and older would know everything by heart and Gen Z would get the vibe but might not know some of the smaller details.
Billie Jean is going to reach a billion views on YouTube very soon.
Keep up the good work, MJ Fam!!