Recently, BIGHIT MUSIC officially announced that J-Hope would be the first of the BTS members to release a solo album, Jack In The Box, after the announcement that the group would be taking time to focus on individual work. The release comes just in time for him to be able to perform new songs at the Chicago music festival 2022 Lollapalooza.
— BIGHIT MUSIC (@BIGHIT_MUSIC) June 25, 2022
Again, BIGHIT MUSIC reiterated that BTS is technically not taking a hiatus as a group with Korean, English, and Japanese statements. There originally had been misunderstandings due to mistranslations in a live broadcast.
This is BIGHIT MUSIC.
We would like to announce the release of ‘Jack In The Box,’ j-hope’s solo album. BTS has turned the page on their new chapter, throughout which the members will harmoniously carry out their group and individual activities. j-hope will be the first member of BTS to start this new journey and release his solo album.
j-hope’s solo album, as expressed in the title of the album ‘Jack In The Box,’ represents his aspirations to break the mold and grow further.
Starting with his pre-released track to be released on July 1st, diverse content to show j-hope’s creative identity as an artist will be introduced. Please stay tuned and we will continue to provide you with more details on the album.
We hope that you look forward to ‘Jack In The Box’ and send j-hope your love and support as he takes his first step as a solo artist.
Pre-released track release date: 1 PM, Friday, July 1, 2022 (KST)
Full tracks release date: 1 PM, Friday, July 15, 2022 (KST)
— BIGHIT MUSIC
Ever since the announcement was made, ARMYS naturally couldn’t contain their excitement! We have been anticipating new music from J-Hope for so long.
hope world and jack in the box by jung hoseok 🔥 can't wait for jhope solo album pic.twitter.com/ntnTpoZO9J
— MAYCEE ⁷ 🐹 (@seokjinmylabsss) June 25, 2022
The anticipation is literally like turning the crank of a box waiting for Jhope to jump out and scare the whole industry with his versatility, skills and power. pic.twitter.com/Auj3LoYam8
— Gujovski⁷ in the Box (@gujovski) June 25, 2022
Yet, no one is as excited for J-Hope’s new album as his fellow BTS members!
When J-Hope first announced the title of his new album via Instagram, maknae Jungkook appeared in the comment section. He cutely called J-Hope’s name, similar to how Jin and J-Hope refer to each other as Jjan and Jwehope!
And, now J-Hope has dropped the concept photos for his album!
J-Hope truly embodies “Jack in the Box” with the pictures, and it only makes us more excited to see what’s to come concerning his new sound and music videos!
Again, we’re not even the ones most excited. When J-Hope shared the concept photos on his Instagram, two BTS members appeared in the comment section soon after!
Despite RM and V‘s busy schedules, they commented, expressing their excitement for J-Hope and his comeback. Currently, RM appears to have been traveling through Switzerland and Paris while V is in Paris for CELINE Fashion Show.
RM: Looking forward to it
V: My life’s theme song, let’s get it~
Additionally, BIGHIT MUSIC announced the sale of Jack In The Box albums. Read more about it below: