If you can’t get enough of BTS‘ J-Hope, congrats — he’s about to give you more. Literally. The 28-year-old K-pop star star is about to embark on his solo adventure, with a debut album coming later this month, led by a single, whose title was revealed on Monday (June 27) on his social media.
The song — titled “More” — and album, which is called Jack In The Box, were first announced two days ago with a posting to Weverse that described the project as representing J-Hope’s “aspirations to break the mold and grow further.” It made him the first of the seven BTS boys to announce a solo album following their recent statement they’d be scaling back full-band commitments, with Jack in the Box following J-Hope’s 2018 seven-track mixtape Hope World.
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And though the album title, the album release date, and the single’s release date (July 15 and July 1, respectively) were included in that initial announcement, the singer-rapper has only just unveiled the single’s title. “MORE ?” he simply wrote in an Instagram post, sharing four images featuring him standing alone in a slanted hallway.
He later posted several other concept photos of him wearing what appears to be a floppy black jester’s hat, staring into the bright-flash camera from different spots. The single’s title was also confirmed in a tweet on BigHit’s Twitter account, reading: “1st Single ‘MORE’ Track Release 2022.07.01. 1PM KST.”
But wait, there’s more. J-Hope also revealed concept art for Jack in the Box: a bird’s eye view photo of him standing in a teal box, wearing a white suit and the same black hat as he presses one finger to his lips. “2022 07/15 Open a Box,” he captioned the post, which also included four other photos of the performer posing in the brightly colored box.
Check out J-Hope’s announcements and concept photos for “More” and Jack in the Box below:
j-hope 'Jack In The Box' Teaser Photo
1st Single 'MORE' Track Release
2022.07.01. 1PM KST
— BIGHIT MUSIC (@BIGHIT_MUSIC) June 27, 2022