In an exciting announcement, BIGHIT MUSIC has revealed that Jungkook, the golden maknae of BTS, is set to release a special remix of his solo title track, “Standing Next To You,” featuring U.S.-based R&B artist Usher. This collaboration follows Jungkook’s recent successful duet with Justin Timberlake on the hit track “3D” from his album “GOLDEN.”
Origins of the Collaboration
Fans may recall BTS’s clever reference to Usher in their 2021 hit “Butter” with the line, “Don’t need no Usher, to remind me you got it bad.” The friendly interaction continued when Usher shared a video of himself dancing to the infectious beats of “Butter.” Now, this appreciation has evolved into a highly anticipated musical collaboration.
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Remix Details and Unique Blend of Styles
The Usher remix of “Standing Next To You” is set to be released on December 1 at 2 p.m. KST. BIGHIT MUSIC promises a fusion of Jungkook and Usher’s distinct musical styles, describing the remix as adding a “velvety touch” to the original’s energetic essence. The agency emphasizes the synergy between the two artists, creating a track that showcases their individual artistry while offering a fresh perspective to captivate listeners.
Live Performance on CDTV LIVE LIVE
In addition to the remix announcement, Jungkook is scheduled to take center stage on the Japanese music program CDTV LIVE LIVE on December 4. This special episode will feature live performances of Jungkook’s solo tracks “Seven” and “Standing Next To You” from the album “GOLDEN.” Given the potential significance of this performance as one of Jungkook’s last before his military enlistment, anticipation among fans, known as ARMYs, is soaring.
Emotional Weight and Worldwide Excitement
As fans eagerly await the release of the Usher remix and Jungkook’s live performance on CDTV LIVE LIVE, the announcement carries emotional weight. Jungkook’s exceptional talent and stage presence, combined with the possibility of this being a farewell performance before military enlistment, make it a momentous occasion for BTS enthusiasts worldwide.
The collaboration between Jungkook and Usher represents a convergence of two musical powerhouses, and fans are poised for an extraordinary sonic experience on December 1.