When the ARMYS found out about BTS‘ temporary breakup, there were mixed feelings among all the fans who were quick to express themselves on social media about it. Some were naturally saddened by the news, while others were looking forward to their idols’ solo projects. For the latter, J-Hope’s solo song has been a mind-blower.
Before the news of the separation there were already speculations about a possible solo project of the artist due to the fact that he was confirmed as the main artist of the Lollapalooza festival, but it was last July 1st when More arrived to all platforms presenting itself as the first single of an album that J-Hope is preparing with a lot of premiere. The song was a first preview of what we could expect from a whole repertoire of songs coming from the hand of the Korean rapper.
In this new solo album titled Jack In The Box, J-Hope is looking to find his own identity, independent from the group, and hopes to have the same support he has had with BTS all this time. All of this is why More has been chosen to be the teaser for the big project. The song is about a very personal theme with which J-Hope throws himself into the void and goes out of his comfort zone, because he shows himself as he is without the protection of his other bandmates. Quite a challenge for him.
Luckily, the announcement of his solo album has had a great reception, so much so that BTS fans launched the Hashtag #JackInTheBoxIsComing to show how eager they were to hear J-Hope’s solo project and, of course, give him all the encouragement in the world.
Still, it’s clear that the bond between the members of BTS is unbreakable, and that’s proven by V’s cameo in the music video for More. It was a very nice gesture on his part because in that way he supported his partner and friend in his new adventure, and although it was just a few seconds, all the fans noticed the gesture. And V was not the only one to show his support, Jungkook also showed his support for J-Hope through social media.
More has already accumulated more than 20 million views on YouTube and has become the most listened K-Pop genre song on iTunes. It is certainly a successful start to the adventure that awaits J-Hope.