Wondering how BTS‘s Jungkook manages to serve amazing vocals on every single track?
Here’s the answer, straight from Jungkook himself!
In a recent interview with Weverse Magazine, Jungkook offered a glimpse into his vocal recording process.
Jungkook said that he listens to a recording with guide vocals before he starts to record his own voice. Guide vocals are vocals recorded by another singer to give vocalists an idea of how their parts should sound in the final recording.
After carefully listening to the guide vocals, Jungkook finds ways to add his own style to the song and starts recording. Jungkook revealed that it sometimes takes several tries to figure out the best way to approach the song, and he thought extra hard about how to find the right voice for “Dynamite,” “Butter,” and “Permission to Dance.”
And before I record, I listen to a recording with guide vocals, and then when I go to record, I have to keep all these characteristics in mind and mix them together with my own style properly in this subtle way. I think it’s seriously an intuition. I had a hard time when we were recording, obviously, and when I first did it, my voice didn’t sound right, so I had to keep looking for the right voice. I think the most important thing is to really nail the voice you want to use first, and so is figuring out how to make it your own.
Jungkook knows that there are times when following his intuition and singing 100% in his own style is better than following the guide vocals. For example, he decided to sing “Permission to Dance” how he wanted to instead of using the same style as the guide vocals.
I was thinking about how I should sing the first part of “Permission to Dance,” and when I went to record it, even Pdogg, the producer, told me, ‘It’ll work best if you go with your own voice, your own style.’
Clearly, Jungkook knows exactly what he’s doing in the vocal booth and puts a lot of thought into each line he sings!