Suga shared the detailed process of making all songs in his Agust “D-2” mixtape through his live stream.
On May 28, BTS’s Suga (Agust D) popped on a live stream to give some stories about the process of making his second Hit D-2 mixtape. He revealed that he kept a record on his laptop after every song he made. He also told the exact date on which all songs in Agust “D-2”.
“Moonlight” and “What Do You Think?”
Both songs were written on the same day, September 1, 2019. “What Do You Think?” was also originally supposed to be the second track on the mixtape but was later replaced with “Daechwita.”
In “Moonlight” the lyrics, in the beginning, says
“Honestly, I don’t know how many songs to put in”
but he comes clean and says that he actually knew how many songs would be in the “D-2” mixtape and debated a whole lot as to whether or not to keep this line in the song.
The song 28 was written the earliest on July 15, 2019.
Strange is a collaboration with RM and was written in August of 2019.
“Honsool” was written on September 1, 2019
“Burn It” and “People”
These songs were on September 7, 2019.
“Dear My Friend”
“Dear My Friend” feat. Kim Jong Wan (a member of Nell) was written on September 9, 2019.
“Daechwita” was the ninth song he made and was written on March 29, 2020. This song was the easiest to write for him and later became the title track for “D-2”.
Suga originally had planned to use “What Do You Think” or “Burn It” as the title track if it had released last September.
“Set Me Free”
“Set Me Free” was the hardest to do as he was not used to the singing style. It was also the last track to be written, just a few weeks before the actual release of the album.
Suga received the final mastering of the mixtape on May 16, just about one week before the release of the album. Most of the tracks on this Album were completed with few edits and went with the guide song.
“Daechwita” and “Set Me Free” were originally not in the mixtape list as it was supposed to be an eight-track list with one skit and one instrumental. He explained that he wanted 10 tracks on the album and because they had time off due to the pandemic, he was able to write two more tracks to add to the list.