Composer docskim recently shared a scrapped part of BTS‘s song “Lie” that would have made the final version sound very different!
docskim taking a selfie with his “favorite kids”, V and Jimin.
docskim, the producer and co-writer of Jimin’s popular solo song, shared this secret audio file as an Instagram story. This powerful string instrumental was originally going to play during the chorus when Jimin sings the line, “caught in a lie”.
— CANDYCLOVER (@_candyclover) April 16, 2018
This orchestral version blew fans away and left them wondering why the “string line that never was” didn’t make the cut.
Wow okay but this version sounds phenomenal… I wonder why they didn't go with this one? hopefully in the future we can hear it with this instrumental…imagine how it would have sounded live with these instruments…
— Mooie (@bultaojinnie) April 16, 2018
Some fans believe the strings may have overpowered Jimin’s angelic vocals.
it might have distracted from the vocals. Maybe.
— Alina | LOVE YOURSELF: TEAR (@alyilen) April 16, 2018
Others have pointed out that the strings were not completely eliminated from the song and can be heard during the second chorus.
Actually you can hear the strings part in the second chorus but not as luxurious and majestic as this one. And yes i think the same thing; if they put this composition instead, i'm afraid jimin's vocals won't stand out.
— ke♡ (@jiminsekai) April 16, 2018
One fan decided to blend the original strings track into “Lie” to show what the track may have sounded like if the strings had been included as-is.
— Lucy 📸 EUPHORIA (@SoftBoySeokjinn) April 16, 2018
After hearing this rough version of “Lie”, fans are hoping that, one day, Big Hit Entertainment will release secret audio files for all BTS’s songs!
— Anusha (Jonghyun you did well) (@SanAnusha) April 16, 2018