Kim Tae-hyung, better known to ARMY as V, is never far from the spotlight.

With the release of his six-track collection Layover, the BTS star is very much the main man right now.

V marked the occasion by performing one of the first concerts for Tiny Desk Korea, a new series based on the popular NPR spot.

Filmed in Seoul, South Korea last month, with a newly assembled production crew and eight-member session band – many of whom flew from the U.S. for the recording – V unleashed three slinky Layover cuts.

V kicks things off with “Love Me Again,” takes us for a spin of “Slow Dancing,” and ends matters with “For Us.”


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“These songs evoke a sense of fleeting tranquility, as if they effortlessly pass by and offer a soothing pause,” he remarks in his native tongue.

The 11-minute performance video is part of the newly launched international version of Tiny Desk, a joint venture between NPR and LG U+, the Korean telecommunications and media company. The first few episodes, including performances by the Kim Chang Wan Band, Sunwoo Jung-A and the Yoon Suk Cheol Trio, are available on the Tiny Desk Korea YouTube channel, with new content dropping each Thursday.

Layover, meanwhile, has been warmly received since its Sept. 8 release. Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (Sept. 8) on Billboard, choosing the new solo collection as their favorite music release of the past week – with 96% of the vote.

The K-pop star’s six-track album, which also includes “Rainy Days,” “Blue,” and a piano version of “Slow Dancing,” is eying a top 10 debut in the U.K., where it entered the midweek chart at No. 5.

V is no stranger to the Tiny Desk format. With his BTS bandmates, he performed on the flagship segment back in 2020, and again in 2022.

Watch the latest Tiny Desk below.

Lars Brandle
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