ARMY, it’s official! We’re in BTS‘ second chapter, and we’re starting off strong! Not only were we gifted with Jungkook and Charlie Puth’s collab ‘Left & Right’ this week, but now BIGHIT Music have announced j-hope’s new solo album!
Jack In The Box will be released on July 15th at 1 pm KST. But don’t worry if you feel like you can’t wait that long; we’re getting the first single in less than a week, on July 1st!
We honestly could not be more excited about this new era for BTS, and we’re so happy that Hobi is kicking it all off so soon!
j-hope is a next-level performer, rapper, and producer, so we know we’re in for a treat with Jack In The Box. Hobi is an astonishingly multi-faceted artist; there are so many directions he could take us in this era! Here’s to us spending the next three weeks daydreaming about everything that it could be…
The Perfect Summer Bop
j-hope is known as the sunshine of BTS, so it’s perfect that his album will drop mid-July. With tracks like ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ and ‘Daydream (백일몽)’ under his belt, we reckon we’re gonna get some more bops to add to all our sunniest playlists.
We all know that j-hope is the king of choreography; he is BTS’ dance leader for a reason after all! Hobi already has some great solo stages with songs like ‘Just Dance,’ so we’re excited to see what he might do with an official solo album! He already is responsible for a viral TikTok dance with ‘Chicken Noodle Soup,’ so maybe we’ll see a round two of that as well…
A New Side Of j-hope
ARMY love j-hope’s song ‘Blue Side,’ and for good reason. It was the gateway to a more introverted and contemplative side of j-hope, as opposed to his usual sunny disposition as an idol. Now, ARMYs have noticed that there’s a Jack in the box in the artwork for the full version of ‘Blue Side’ so maybe we’ll see this feature on the new album?
And maybe even if it’s not ‘Blue Side,’ we can probably expect to see an extension of j-hope exploring his different sides and shadows. j-hope has always been an artist who pushes boundaries, and that’s in line with BIGHIT’s Weverse announcement about Jack In The Box.
ARMY will even get to see Jack In The Box live too, unlike BTS’ previous solo mixtapes! Just two weeks after the release of the new album, j-hope will be headlining Lollapalooza, and we can barely contain our excitement. Plus, we basically manifested this album when we put Hopeworld 2 in our dream Lollapalooza setlist.
No matter what direction Jack In The Box heads in, we know Hobi will find a way to surprise us! We’re also pretty confident that we’re going to love it no matter what…
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