During an interview with MBN on October 28, Jinyoung praised BTS, saying, "Nowadays, BTS stand out to me the most as a cool group among my hoobaes. Their songs are so good. It's like pop, and I think it's meaningful that they are trying stuff out like that."
Jinyoung also spoke about hoobae boy groups in general and said, "Rather than feeling the competition, I'm just amazed when I see the groups nowadays. Their songs are good, and they're refreshing in numerous ways. So that also makes me look back and think that we [B1A4] need improvement as well."