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BTS’ J-Hope debuts with solo album, ‘Jack in the Box’

J-Hope has arrived. The BTS alum released his debut solo album on Friday. Jack in the BoxWith a fiery new music video for the song “Arson”.

The 10-track full-length can now be streamed in full through digital media services.

According to a press release, the 28-year-old South Korean superstar is “leaping out of the box”, showing new sides of himself and how much he has grown as an artist. In the first two tracks, listeners will hear the story behind the origin of J-Hope’s stage name, which arose from the Greek and Roman mythology of “Pandora’s Box”. The dual main tracks “More” and “Aarson” delve deeply into the artist’s authentic and personal story.

Release Comes as J-Hope Tops Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart With “More”, he became the fifth member of BTS to do so as a solo artist.

Earlier this month, J-Hope shared with fans a stunning music video for that debut single. On Friday, the “arson” video begins right where his predecessor left, showing a city engulfed in flames, while J-Hope approaches a crossroads for his future path.

J-Hope collaborated with renowned artist KAWS on Jack in the Box cover art, which reflects the ongoing theme of Walking a New Path.

“I was thrilled when J-Hope invited me to collaborate on cover artwork for his solo project. We’ve been friends over the years and I’m glad our paths crossed this time,” KAWS said in a statement.

J-Hope Jack in the Box album art
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Later this month, J-Hope will make history as the first Korean artist to headline the main stage at Chicago’s Lollapalooza Festival on July 31.

While J-Hope is focused on his current solo endeavor, fans can look forward to getting their fix of BTS with the newly announced Disney+ streaming deal.

The collaboration includes the global distribution of five major content titles from HYBE, including two special series featuring BTS – BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage — LA And BTS Monument: Beyond the Star – Which will launch on Disney’s streaming services.

The former is a special cinematic 4K concert film showing the K-pop band’s November 2021 performance at Sophie Stadium in Los Angeles. During the concert, which marked the first time in two years that the band met fans in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BTS performed tracks including “Butter” and “Permission to Dance.”

The latter is a documentary that follows the 21st century pop icon’s journey. With unprecedented access to a vast library of music and footage over the past nine years, the series will showcase the daily lives, thoughts and plans of BTS members as they prepare for their second chapter. The documentaries will be available exclusively on Disney’s streaming services next year.

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