BTS’ Jin is feeling ‘healthier’ after the pressure of 'Dynamite’ success

'I worked through some things'
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BTS experienced incredible success when they released their first English language single “Dynamite” back in 2020. The song immediately vaulted to the top of the charts and gave BTS their first ever GRAMMY nomination.

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In a new interview with Weverse Magazine, Jin opened up about the pressure he felt to follow up the success of BTS’ hit single. “You could say that I cleared my mind, or that I worked through some things,” he said.

"I’m pretty sure I am doing better than then," Jin continued, recalling the last time he spoke with the outlet as “Dynamite” took the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. "I’m keeping a pretty regular routine now that I’m getting accustomed to commuting life, even though my schedule is sometimes a bit erratic.”

Jin added that there were times he “had to keep working without a single day off.”

“I was sometimes really tired because I had things of my own to do after work before going to bed,” he said. “But now after cycling through this routine for a while I’m a little healthier and I’m getting a little more sleep, too.”

Additionally, Jin spoke about how opening up in his solo song “Abyss” helped him. “I felt a kind of relief,” he said.

“I want my fans to picture me as being happy and I don’t actually want them to know that I feel that way, but now and then I feel the need to talk about what’s inside me. It’s been a few years since I expressed it in a song or explained anything about it so I feel a tiny bit relieved.”

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