Here’s How BTS Star J-Hope’s Solo Album Got Its Title

BTS’ J-Hope has opened up on how he arrived up with the title of his to start with solo album, “Jack in the Box.”

The 28-yr-old rapper, whose true name is Jung Ho-Seok, reported the title of his album was intently linked to the origin of his phase identify. BTS chief RM and HYBE Corporation founder Bang Si-Hyuk gave him the phase name J-Hope prior to the group’s debut in 2013. Inspired by the metaphor “Pandora’s box,” Bang coined the title J-Hope to make a constructive vibe.

“Producer Bang brought up Greek mythology … Pandora opened a box she shouldn’t have. All of the several disasters flew out and all that remained was hope, so he reported, ‘When you are generating songs or executing anything else, Just say ‘Jack in the box!’ in the intro shout-out! Converse about opening the box and releasing hope,” J-hope recalled in a new job interview with Billboard.

“Wanting back again on it, I recognized it definitely strike me hard in my head and coronary heart. That’s the origin of my title and I wished to mirror that in my audio. In a way, I tried using to build a story arc out of it,” he continued.

J-Hope explained “Jack in the Box,” which was unveiled on July 15, was about his numerous encounters in the field and the stories that he wanted to inform his supporters.

“The tunes I’ve designed, like ‘Hope World,’ ‘Chicken Noodle Soup,’ ‘Blue Side’ … the diverse mixtape tracks, if these had been all tracks in a box, it is really time to leave the box,” he discussed. “My countless experiences, the thoughts I’ve felt, the stories I’ve informed … I required to share those stories and also show one more aspect of me in the shadows that I’ve felt whilst performing. I required to provide it all out into the globe and build tunes and feelings that reflect all of that.”

J-Hope has develop into the to start with BTS member to release a very first solo album, though other folks have also previously ventured into solo projects. Jungkook just lately teamed up with Charlie Puth for the significant hit “Still left and Appropriate.” V is scheduled to star in a four-episode reality mini-collection, “In The Soop: Friendcation,” with his celeb close friends identified as the Wooga Squad.

J-Hope of “BTS” onstage at iHeartRadio Are living with BTS offered by Incredibly hot Subject at iHeartRadio Theater on January 27, 2020 in Burbank, California. Photograph: Kevin Wintertime/Getty Image

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