The wait is finally over and “Jack In The Box” is trending on all streaming platforms. BTS singer J-Hope has finally made his debut through the solo album “Jack In The Box.” On July 15 at 9:30 am IST (1 pm KST) the album was dropped along with the music video for the title track, ‘Arson.’ On July 1 J-Hope pre-released his track ‘More’ with a music video. ‘More’ and ‘Arson’ serve as double title tracks for the album “Jack In The Box.”
‘Arson’ finds J-Hope as ‘a fireman of chaos’ and shows him grappling with the choices he’s facing. ‘Arson’ is J-Hope’s way of addressing his passion, anguish, and aspirations when put through a moment of choices. ‘Arson’ is the closing track of the 10-track album of “Jack In The Box.” And the only other song with an MV was ‘More.’The album comprises 8 other songs like Pandora’s Box, ‘Stop’, ‘=(Equal Sign)’, ‘Music Box: Reflection’, ‘What If’, ‘Safety Zone’, ‘Future’ including the Intro and outro ‘Arson.’
J-Hope did not only work on all the songs himself but also participated in the composition and planning of the entire “Jack In The Box” be it from the concept of the album to the planning of the MV to the photoshoot. He gave his all for his debut solo album. The rapper had been sharing the concept photos of the album for days now and giving a glimpse of his edgier side in the album to his fans who were most anticipated for the release of the album.
Before the album premiered over 35,000 people were waiting for the release and as soon as the clock struck 9 am IST, the music video had already crossed over 62,000 likes. And with five minutes for the premier, the count of views watching had hit 113,131 people watching and over 187,000 likes. By 9:30 am IST the music video had crossed 353,363 live viewers who tuned into Arson’s premier with more than 256,000 likes for the J-Hope debut album. The fans are already loving the album and the count of views is increasing every second.
The night before the album was to be released was when the well-known from the industry had gathered for the pre-release listening party for J-Hope’s album. It included BTS’s RM, Jin, V, Jungkook to Jessi, Tiger JK, Cha Eun Woo, Yoon Mirae, Uhm Jung Hwa, BIGBANG’s Taeyang, and many more were spotted. The night was filled with supporters of J-Hope.
BigHit had already announced the details about BTS J-Hope’s debut solo album on June 25. In the notice released by Weverse, BigHit announced J-Hope’s new chapter of life after the BTS decided to go on a break from their group performances and focus on solo careers. The notice also shared information about J-Hope’s album “Jack In The Box” which “represents his aspirations to break the mold and grow further.”
Source: Pinkvilla, Indian Express, and NME