Get to know the live band of BTS RM's Tiny Desk concert – DOCSKIM, John Eun, Jaeshin Park, and JK Kim

Get to know the live band of BTS RM's Tiny Desk concert – DOCSKIM, John Eun, Jaeshin Park, and JK Kim

BTS' RM is here with new music, and back on NPR's Tiny Desk concerts.

Backed by a live band comprising DOCSKIM, John Eun, Jaeshin Park, and JK Kim, the award-winning artist performed 'seoul,' a track off his 2018 mixtape, mono, for the first time. He also premiered two songs from his brand new album Indigo  – 'Yun,' which features neo-seoul icon Erykah Badu and 'Still Life,' a track with Anderson.Paak – in a recreated set of the NPR Tiny Desk concerts.

Get to know the producers and co-writers of BTS RM's 'Indigo' – HONNE, john eun, DOCSKIM, Pdogg, and more

This marks RM's second time on the show, having previously performed with BTS in 2020.

Meet the musicians dubbed by RM as "Korean legends" here.



DOCSKIM returns to the Tiny Desk stage with RM for this special performance. A familiar name for many BTS fans, DOCSKIM has been playing keys for Ghost band – BTS' live band who has accompanied them in tours, and performances like BBC Live Lounge and MTV Unplugged. 

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Aside from performing on keys for BTS, Epik High, and Seo Taiji, DOCSKIM also gets behind the boards for production work. He produced 'Lie' which was performed by Jimin, and co-wrote and produced 'Wild Flower,' Indigo's title track.

john eun

Another familiar name for fans of BTS, John Eun has collaborated with RM on numerous occasions. RM provided backing vocals for the singer-songwriter's 2020 track, 'Hope,' with Eun credited for co-production and co-writing on the rapper's 2021 FESTA offering, 'Bicycle.' The pair reunites for Indigo, with Eun co-writing and producing 'Forg_etful' and 'No.2'. 

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A multi-instrumentalist who occasionally tinkers with the trumpet, bass, piano, and mandolin, Eun also plays guitar for other musicians. In 2021, he performed on a few tracks for eAeon's album titled Fragile. 

Earlier this year, Eun released his first full-length studio album, Suna. 

Jaeshin Park

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A contemporary jazz artist, Jaeshin Park plays bass for RM's solo stint on Tiny Desk. Playing under the moniker Deep Mind alongside likeminded musicians like Youngwoo Lee, Jongkuk Kim, Junho Song, and Sangjun Ahn, they released their self-titled album last year. The band recently performed in Jarasum Jazz Festival, performing with the likes of Daniel Garcia Trio, Sketchbook Quartet, and more.

Park has also contributed his bass lines to releases like Paul Kim's EP, Star, Hwang Sunghwan's 'SEON,' Jung Seung Hwan's 'Dear,' and 'Together' by Cha Eun Woo of ASTRO.

JK Kim

On the drums is JK Kim, who's also in Deep Mind with bassist Jaeshin Park. Growing up, Kim studied classical piano, and played drums in church. In 2010, the versatile drummer moved the US to study at the Berklee College of Music and became a regular fixture at The Jazz Gallery in New York. He has played in various groups including his own JK Kim Quartet, as well as the Simon Moullier Trio.

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Wrapping up his mandatory military service earlier this year, the drummer celebrated his return to the music stage with numerous performances – from an Amazon Green Jazz Festival stint with jazz artist, Aaron Parks to a return to The Jazz Gallery.

Watch the full performance here.

Listen to Indigo.