In an interview, BTS Jungkook revealed that he has a particular liking for the hit song “Euphoria”. However, he also said that he had difficulty singing the song at first.
Jungkook gave Rolling Stone’s Brian Hiatt a wide-ranging interview. During the interview, Hiatt said “Euphoria” was one of BTS’ best moments. Hiatt then asks Jungkook if he has any memories of creating the song.
“I specifically like ‘Euphoria’ among many BTS songs because it has a voice that’s between a very young boy and a very mature man”replied Jungkook. “And that’s why I had a tough time recording it. I had to translate those emotions into the recording, and I went into it thinking that I had lost my original voice and I really didn’t know how to sing. And I think those emotions I felt translated well into the recording. After listening to the whole thing, I was like, ‘Wow, I really did a good job.’”
Jungkook’s early problems with the song are notable because songwriter Melanie Fontana told Directlyrics that she tried to work specifically for BTS. “Above all, I’m a massive fan of BTS and am honored they and their team took a listen to the song I co-wrote & gave it a loving home,” she said. “I was brought into the writing session where we birthed “Euphoria” by a successful producer who’s worked closely with The Chainsmokers, Beyoncé and many more.” The producer in question is DJ Swivel, who worked on The Chainsmoker’s “Closer” and Queen B’s “I Care.” “Together, we pieced together all our fave ideas to make a song we thought might work for BTS,” she recalled.
And Let’s see how “Euphoria” achieved? “Euphoria” sold over 200,000 units in the US, reached 300,000+ points in the Gaon Digital Index, had more than 1 million unique listeners on Genie, and surpassed 10 million streams on YouTube Music.