BTS’s j-hope To Release Physical Album Version Of ‘Jack In The Box’

To celebrate its first anniversary

This article was first published on 27 June 2022.

K-pop phenomenon BTS may have announced an indefinite hiatus after the release of their 9th album Proof but the group’s fans, also known as ARMYs, won’t be left without new music. Each member of the seven-piece group made it clear that they’re venturing into solo projects.  j-hope (Jung Ho-Seok) will be releasing Jack In The Box HOPE Edition, which was previously only available digitally or as a Weverse album (which lets fans enjoy the music on the Weverse app and sometimes has inclusions like photocards). 

BTS J-Hope Jack In The Box solo single

Who's excited about the new version of j-hope's solo album? (Photo from: @uhopearmy)

Jack In The Box HOPE Edition: pre-order and release date in Singapore

You can look forward to three live tracks j-hope performed at Lollapalooza 2022, two instrumental tracks, and collectable photos and items. It will be released on 18 August 2023 at 1PM KST (or 12NN SGT). It’s priced at USD17.92 (or around SGD23.69). You can now pre-order here

j-hope's first solo album title and theme

According to the official WeVerse announcement about the release, j-hope’s first solo album is titled Jack In The Box. It aims to deliver j-hope’s aspirations to “break the mould” and show off a “diverse” sound that will reflect his creative identity as a solo artist.

Jack In The Box album contents

This release is quite unique since it is technically digital but will have physical add-ons. Purchasers will receive a cardholder (one random out of two designs), photocard A, photocard B (one random out of two designs), and a QR card. The QR card will lead to WeVerse Music, a streaming app where the digital single purchased is stored.

j-hope’s Jack In The Box pre-order and release date

The lead track for the album was unveiled on 1 July 2022 and the entire album was officially released on 15 July 2022. This is perfectly timed because j-hope also performed as a headliner at Lollapalooza on 31 July 2022.

Where to stream j-hope’s Jack In The Box album

BTS singles and albums are released on Spotify and YouTube and the same goes for j-hope's solo release. 

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