J-Hope says being a solo artist has allowed him to begin a journey of growth.
The BTS star – who recently made history as the first South Korean artist to headline the Lollapalooza festival in the United States – released his first solo album ‘Jack In The Box’ last month, which aimed to reveal his “own musical personality and vision as an artist”. and his “aspirations to break the mold and grow.”
The 28-year-old rapper, singer and dancer is just getting started and has pledged to “show even better music through my solo projects”.
In an interview with NME he said, “I learned a lot as a solo artist.
“I think I will continue to grow through this album. I would like to show even better music through my solo projects. This experience gave me a positive influence overall.
The ‘Pandora’s Box’ star admitted he was nervous about sharing his own personal story through his music, but is thrilled so many people resonated with it.
J-Hope said, “I was a little worried at first because the ‘Jack In The Box’ album contains my story and what I really wanted to do.
“There were so many people who actually listened and responded to my music and my authentic stories, so I’m grateful for that.
I realized that there were so many people who would listen and appreciate my album which tells my own story, I am very grateful and motivated. So for those who have supported my music, I want to try a lot of different things with my music and show them in the future.
K-Pop megastars BTS will reunite in October for their concert at the Busan World Expo.
J-Hope added about the show, “Not only that, BTS will hold a big concert in Busan in October and we are preparing for that, so look forward to this concert as well.”
However, since June, the “My Universe” septet – also featuring Jin, 29, Suga, 29, RM, 27, V, 26, Jimin, 26, and Jungkook, 24 – have largely focused on solo adventures.