In a “BE-hind Story” interview with J-Hope, Jungkook chose “Euphoria” as the song that showcased his vocals best. He also recalled the challenges that came with recording it.

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“Euphoria” was released on August 24, 2018, as part of BTS‘s compilation album LOVE YOURSELF: Answer. At the time, Jungkook was 20 going on 21 years old.

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Jungkook filming for “Euphoria” MV.

“I was lucky to have received the song ‘Euphoria’,” Jungkook said. “but I think my voice at the time was somewhat in between my baby-like voice of the past and my current stable voice.”

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Jungkook revealed how much work he put into his vocalizations to capture that crossroads between youth and maturity.

At the time, I was thinking a lot about my vocalizations, so I really struggled when I recorded that song. And my voice at the time of the recording was kind of like my own… [. . .] There was this raw quality to it, and my feelings were fully expressed, and I put in so much effort into my voice.

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“You said your voice was in between a mature voice and your young voice,” J-Hope said. “I can feel it in that song. I really get what you mean.” 

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For more from the interview, find out why Jungkook writes songs about his life, or check out the full video below: