BTS shocked the world when they announced to fans this past June that they would be spending time focusing on solo activities instead of group activities.
J-Hope is the first member to release a solo album after the above announcement. Although the other members, including J-Hope himself, have all released mixtape and solo singles in the past, he is the first member to release a full studio album. In an interview with Rolling Stone, J-Hope stated his feelings about this release.
There are 2 main reasons leading to the decision to release ‘Jack In The Box’. Firstly, thanks to careful preparation and secondly the desire for a musical color of his own, J-Hope became the first, proving that true success is a combination of time and work. hard work.
“Rather than thinking about the order of who would release a solo first, while promoting as BTS, I asked myself the question: What kind of music can I do as J-Hope I always ask myself that question, consistently come up with a plan. I think by doing that, naturally, my Hope World (2018) mixtape came out… and from there , I realized that I wanted to show more choreography, which you can consider my main foundation,” – J-Hope shared.
He added, “That led to the creation of the 2019 single Chicken Noodle Soup, which is much more stylish than that. I started to think that J-Hope needed to show more sincerity in his music and that’s what I did. focus on approaching Jack In The Box (2022) I think with the right time, I ended up being first because I didn’t stop preparing I didn’t approach the project with expectations want to be the first solo like you think.”
There is a Jung Hoseok who is always working hard like that:
“April 2020 was the time when ‘MORE’ was produced. So I worked on BTS’ album with ‘MORE’. After coming home from a show in LA and when the quarantine ended, I think I’ve been living in the studio for almost a month! I put my whole soul into it!”
While relegation may have been a combination of his consistent hard work and good timing, J-Hope definitely deserves a chance to shine!
Listen to J-Hope’s new single “ARSON” below.