Jazz singer-songwriter John Eun (Eun Hee Young) revealed his story on how he worked with BTS’s RM for his song “Hope.”
Last year, Eun released two singles “Heart” and “Hope” to bring healing and consolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In regards to his single “Heart”, he commented, “’Heart’ is a song that expresses who I am as a person, and as a musician, and what I can do during the midst of the pandemic.”
He continued, “Medical staff, teachers, artist, the self-employed, people in the technical field are all doing their best in their places.”
For his single “Hope”, many famous musicians participated in the making process of the track. BTS’s leader RM, Mot‘s vocal Lee I Eon, participated in the back vocals while Hong Isaac and others participated in the chorus.
Previously, RM is known for recommending Eun Hee Young’s song “Walkin” back in 2019 through BTS’s social media account.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) August 23, 2019
Eun revealed, “Although I got to know them through RM, their music itself is really good.”
RM’s participation in the song “Hope” was by pure coincidence.
There was a time I was hooked on gathering as many musicians as possible to sing together. When the song was almost finished, I wanted RM to listen to a new song, and he was happy to come in to the studio.
— John Eun
In regards to BTS and their message, Eun commented, “Their music contains the message and comfort necessary for this era, which is great and positive enough to influence the world. I am so happy to be able to have this small collaboration with such an artist.”
Take a listen to “Hope” below!