Prior to the BTS hiatus, during which time its 7 members pursue solo careers and complete their mandatory military service requirements, in October the group’s label BigHit Music confirmed that the K-Pop power band was set to reconvene “as a group again around 2025.”
However, at a press conference earlier this week, the chairman of the label’s parent company HYBE, Bang Si-hyuk, stated “We said we ‘hope’ the members can resume in 2025, not ‘will,’” the chairman shared, according to K-Pop Herald. “BTS and the firm will both work for it, but it doesn’t mean we can target then.”
Currently, only one member of BTS, Jin, has started the standard 21-month military enlistment, and while he’s been sharing updates with fans, the remainder of the band continue to pursue solo works.
“The enlistment schedules (of each member) are private information, so I cannot speak about it here. But we will disclose the dates in order transparently once their schedules are confirmed,” Si-hyuk stated during the press conference.
The chairman also spoke briefly about the septets’ contract renewal, which is also uncertain at the moment. “We still have time left (until the contract ends).” “We’ll discuss (with the members) within the time, and I believe it will be right for us to speak about it after the discussion ends.”
Last week, RM spoke to EFEto reflect on the past and future of BTS saying “I think BTS will make it.” “It will come together again when we finish our military service, and we will look for new synergies between us to enter a second phase. But, in any case, nothing lasts forever.”