BTS members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook have been together since 2013. Recently, they announced some new developments. Not only are they partnering with Disney for new content, but they will also be working on solo efforts.
J-Hope is the first member to release a full-length solo album. Titled Jack in the Box, the 10-track project is the artist’s chance to show the many sides of himself beyond what we knew about his work in the larger group.
The lead single, “More,” dropped on July 1 and J-Hope will get a chance to perform it at this year’s Lollapalooza festival. He will be the headlining act for the last day of the festival on Sunday, July 31.
In an interview with Rolling Stone he states, ‘It’s half nervousness, half excitement. Since I’m the first one to go solo, I feel a sense of responsibility and there’s definitely some pressure as well. Jack in the Box is filled only with things I personally wanted to do, almost to the point where I worry to myself, “Did I focus too much on solely what I wanted to do?” [Laughs.] I think that’s where the half nervousness comes from. This album is really meaningful to me, and mostly, I feel proud and excited it’s coming out.’
Check out the full interview and stream J-Hope’s album below.