The Third Of The Three Total CDs That Make Up BTS’ Album, “Proof”, Contains 14 Demos Of Their Previously Released Songs. Suga Shared How His Song, ‘Seesaw’ Was Made.
BTS ‘ Suga ( Bangtan Boys ) interview with Myungseok Kang for Weverse Magazine was released, where the idol shared his creative process, musical collaboration, and plans for the future. Here, he reveals the obstacles in including his song in the album “Proof”.
In the interview, Suga talked about his solo song, “Trivia: Seesaw,” which was featured on BTS’ album, “Love Yourself: Answer”. The song demo begins with a completely different sound, which Suga revealed on April 7, 2020 when he posted a 44-second demo clip titled, “180213 flower vocal guide.”
The song quickly became a fan favorite, and some ARMYs were surprised by how different the demo sounded from the released track, hoping to someday have a full version of the demo. With the release of the anthology album “Proof”, Suga granted that wish.
The third CD of the three total CDs that make up BTS’ album, “Proof”, contains 14 demos of their previously released songs as a special gift for fans. Suga shared how his song, “Seesaw” was made.
“I had a hard time working on it. I was in such a bad slump that I said that I would only get songs from other people if I couldn’t find anything in the end,” said Suga.
Even though Suga had struggled to compose it, he shared that songs and melodies came to him quite quickly as he played with the piano. Suga said when he was young, he liked to listen to instrumental versions of his favorite songs, “I will analyze it a lot and dream of becoming a producer.”
A demo snippet that Suga posted on Twitter in 2020 featured the guide vocals, which Suga wanted to take from the demo version added to “Proof”. “The lead vocals were sung too hastily.” When he went to find a version without vocals, he ran into one small problem…he couldn’t find the song.
Determined to release an instrumental version, Suga decided to remake the song, but it didn’t have the same feel as the original demo. Preparing to find the real thing, Suga asks his team to help him find the song while he is abroad.
“I was in LA or New York last year, I asked them to connect all the old PCs and laptops I have in Seoul and find them, and they finally did,” said Suga.
The team eventually found the song on an identical computer that belonged to Suga and was mistakenly ignored. Suga’s unrelenting determination to share demos with fans adds another level of appreciation to the song. Now fans can listen to the original instrumental “Seesaw (Demo Ver.)” on the third album “Proof”.