BTS’ V is set to make a special appearance on SBS’ popular variety show, “Running Man,” as part of the promotional activities for his upcoming solo debut album, “Layover.” The episode featuring Kim Taehyung is scheduled to air on September 10, 2023. This marks his return to “Running Man” after a gap of 7 years; his previous appearance was in 2016 to celebrate the show’s 300th episode.
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Layover Album and Yeontan’s Birthday Release
V’s solo debut album, “Layover,” is all set to release on September 8, 2023. Interestingly, this date also holds significance as it’s the birthday of Yeontan, V’s beloved pet dog. The album is a reflection of V’s artistic expression and features his unique style. Centered around the theme of his pet Yeontan, the album encompasses elements of R&B and pop. Notably, the tracks “Love Me Again” and “Rainy Days” were pre-releases from this much-anticipated album. Collaborating with ADOR’s producer Min Hee Jin, V has poured his creativity into “Layover.”
V’s Journey Through Solo Projects
Since his debut with BTS in 2013, V has embarked on several solo endeavors. He released three solo tracks in BTS albums: “Stigma” in 2016, “Singularity” in 2018, and “Inner Child” in 2020. Beyond music, V also ventured into acting with his debut in the drama “Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth” in 2016.
V’s artistic talent extends to song composition and production. He self-composed “Scenery,” which he shared on SoundCloud in 2019. He further demonstrated his prowess with “Winter Bear,” his first all-English song, accompanied by a self-directed music video. Moreover, he contributed to soundtracks, such as “Sweet Night” for “Itaewon Class” and “Christmas Tree” for “Our Beloved Summer.”
Running Man’s Special Episode and BTS V’s Impact
SBS’ “Running Man” teased fans with V’s name tag on their Instagram account, creating a buzz around his imminent appearance. This anticipation is fueled by V’s past appearance on the show and his exceptional artistry. The upcoming episode promises insights into V’s solo journey, the creative process behind “Layover,” and his growth as a multifaceted artist.
Tae Bear’s presence on “Running Man” not only marks his engagement with the variety show but also amplifies the excitement surrounding his solo debut album.