Both ARMYs and British rock fans have been obsessed with “My Universe”, the BTS and Coldplay collaboration few expected, but everyone needed. To celebrate the song’s release, BTS’s YouTube channel put up a special behind-the-scenes video to give insight into what it was like for these two groups to come together.
With Coldplay having been in the industry for over 25 years, it made them initially a bit of an intimidating presence to record with. BTS was never intimidated by Coldplay’s personality but by the massive respect, they have for this senior group.
On the contrary, Coldplay, specifically vocalist Chris Martin, was excited to work with the boys and actively researched the group to make sure the song was perfect. Martin even added a dance break to the song in hopes of performing it with the boys someday.
When it was time for Jungkook to record, these nerves, as mentioned earlier about working with his seniors, became present. He admitted this in his interview.
Feels like when I first debuted. Chris Martin will be directing my performance and I’m worried I’ll mess up.
Jungkook approached the recording like a pro and began to do his part. If he was nervous, it wasn’t obvious.
Back in the studio, Chris Martin couldn’t have been happier with Jungkook’s recording. He turned to the translator and asked, “Please tell JK he’s so impressive.”
This compliment clearly meant the world to Jungkook, and he gave a shy “Thank You” in response.
This admiration from such an established musical figure had ARMYs on Twitter buzzing. Many fans couldn’t get over the adorable interaction:
“please tell JK he’s so impressive” look at jungkook’s smile 🥺 pic.twitter.com/AsjQEUve0r
— ☕︎ (@GGUKKCAFE) September 26, 2021
"Please tell JK he’s so impressive.”
Jungkook receiving such compliment from Chris Martin, a wonderful and experienced singer. He truly deserves so much praise. He is chosen by musicians and producers for a reason. So proud of our main vocalist!
— GOLDEN STAGE (@goldenstage_jk) September 26, 2021
The phrase “Jungkook, you are impressive” even ended up trending on Twitter due to the overwhelming ARMY response.
Love the phrase "Jungkook you are impressive" is trending, he's the youngest and I've learned he was practically raised by the rest of his band and to get this compliment by Chris is just beautiful 🥺💜 pic.twitter.com/vxvErqJMN9
— Isabel 🐳💜🐙 (@alisbe42) September 26, 2021
This ARMY was able to sum up perfectly why this moment was so special:
the fact that, chris gave both pre choruses to jungkook specifically, specified ad libs in those will be sang by “jk + cm” (jk + chris) too,, and mentioned that jk will be the vocal for ‘my universe’ chorus right under chris?? *cries* jungkook you are so impressive and talented pic.twitter.com/yFPooqE490
— anna⁷🔥 (new acc?) (@JJKN0SE) September 26, 2021
We’re glad that Jungkook and Chris Martin have had the opportunity to work together as well as the rest of BTS. Do you think Jungkook might be Chris Martin’s BTS bias? Let us know, and to see more from BTS’s behind-the-scenes of “My Universe”, check out the article below: