Release date, songs, etc.


The recently announced BTS hiatus came as no welcome surprise to many ARMYs. Fortunately, the K-pop group offered a silver lining: solo projects. The group is “living apart for a while,” as Suga said in his June 14 video, and it looks like they’re still busy. Big Hit Music announced on Weverse on June 25 that J-Hope’s new album, jack in the boxcoming very, very soon.

The rapper, whose real name is Jung Ho-seok, isn’t entirely new to solo work. He released his first solo mixtape, world of hope, in March 2018, and became the highest-ranked K-pop solo act on the Billboard 200. He’s not ready to go his own way for good, though. When BTS discussed their break, J-Hope explained that the break (not the breakup) would help them as a group.

“I think we should spend some time apart to learn how to be one again,” he said, per Variety. “I hope you don’t see this as a negative thing and see it as a healthy plan. I think BTS will get stronger this way.

With jack in the box, it is also looking to post growth, according to the official announcement. Here’s everything you need to know about the album so far.

When is jack in the boxRelease date ?

J-Hope isn’t keeping fans waiting long for more music from a BTS member. jack in the box due out July 15. So far he hasn’t revealed much about the album, but the short wait means everything will be revealed soon enough – thankfully.

When will the first single be released?

The first single comes even earlier. The title has yet to be announced, but the release date is July 1. Get excited.

What can we expect from J-Hope’s solo album?

Again, details are limited, but Big Hit’s jack in the box the announcement teased that the album aims to “break the mould”, per Deadline. The label also teased “diverse content to show off J-Hope’s creative identity as an artist.”

Last year, J-Hope spoke to Bustle about some of his plans. “My personal goal for this year is to work and polish some of my personal stuff and maybe release something,” he said. “I also want to become a person who can organize his thoughts in a more mature way.” The rapper also shared that he wants to “keep making honest, authentic music.”

What else is to come for J-Hope and jack in the box?

J-Hope is set to headline Lollapalooza’s main stage on July 31, which will be the perfect opportunity for the rapper to perform his new music. Even before announcing jack in the boxhe promised a “great show”.

“This will be my first performance at @lollapalooza,” he wrote on Instagram on June 7. “This is an exciting new challenge that I think will become a truly memorable chapter in my musical history! I’m going to put on a great show for you. Get ready to go crazy!”

J-Hope will go down in history becoming the first South Korean artist to headline a major US music festival, so between his Lollapalooza performance and his new album, fans have a lot to look forward to in the weeks to come.


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