BTS’s leader Kim Namjoon, also known as RM has been sharing stories about the hard work behind K-pop’s success throughout his career. 

The star opened up more about it in a recent interview with El Pais. 

“People in the West just don’t get it. Korea is a country that has been invaded, devastated, torn in two. Just seventy years ago there was nothing."

"But now, the whole world is looking at Korea. How is that possible, how did that happen? Because people are working really hard to improve themselves.” 

“You are in France or the UK, and you come to me with ‘oh God, you put so much pressure on yourselves, life in Korea is so stressful!’. "

"Well, yes. That’s how you get things done. And it’s part of what makes K-pop so appealing."

"Although of course there are shadows, everything that happens too fast and too intensely has side effects.” 

The star also talked about the changes he has undergone over the years, being in the industry. 

"Now I’m into timelessness, I’m over trends, I’m looking for vintage jeans, cotton t-shirts, natural things that don’t scream ‘hey, I’m here!’”