BTS member Jungkook directs latest video, Life Goes On, as K-pop superstars become first Korean band to have two albums certified platinum in a year
- Jungkook is known as the ‘maknae’ or youngest member of BTS. He was credited as director in the teaser clip from the music video
- Previously, Jungkook has directed some BTS travel videos as part of his Golden Closet Film project
The “golden maknae” of BTS has taken over the creative reins of the K-pop group’s upcoming music video, Life Goes On.
While Jungkook has made a name for himself as a burgeoning filmmaker, this is the first time the maknae – youngest member – of the breakthrough K-pop act has directed one of his band’s music videos.
Although it’s just a teaser, Jungkook is assumed to have similarly directed the entire music video.
In the past, Jungkook and his G.C.F (or Golden Closet Film) project has shared productions for BTS on the group’s official YouTube channel. Typically, they’ve been art films that showcase various travel experiences or BTS performances.
BTS’ label Big Hit Entertainment has said BE offers up the “most ‘BTS-ish’ music yet”.
Ahead of the release of BE, BTS made history on Wednesday as the first South Korean act to have two albums certified platinum – for sales of more than one million units – by the Recording Industry Association of America in the same year.