J-Hope unveils track list for his first formal solo album

July 8, 2022

 ”Jack in the Box,” the upcoming first solo album by BTS’ J-Hope, will contain a total of 10 tracks, the group’s agency Big Hit Music said Friday.

According to the list unveiled by the agency, the album will have “Intro,” “More,” “Pandora’s Box,” “Stop,” “=,” “Music Box: Reflection,” “What if…,” “Safety Zone,” “Future” and “Arson.”

“More,” the single prereleased a week ago, and “Arson” were chosen to be the album’s two main tracks, the agency said.

“Jack in the Box” will be the first-ever official solo album from the K-pop superband that recently announced a new chapter of its career. It represents J-Hope’s bold aspirations to break the mold and grow further, Big Hit said.

A teaser image of J-Hope's upcoming first solo album "Jack in the Box," provided by Big Hit Music (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)
This image provided by Big Hit Music shows the track list of "Jack in the Box." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

A teaser image of J-Hope’s upcoming first solo album “Jack in the Box,” provided by Big Hit Music (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

It also said the two main singles represent the central message of the album that has consistency in genre and the flow of the story from the beginning to the end.

“More” is an old-school hip-hop song combining strong drum beats and guitar sounds. The rapper-dancer boldly proclaims he wants “more” in the song brimming with dark, intense and edgy sounds.

“Arson” is about him meeting the harsh world after breaking out of the “box.” It depicted the agony of J-Hope as he stands at a career crossroads.

The album will be uploaded on music services next Friday and become available in a “Weverse Album” format, not a full-fledged physical album, on July 29. A Weverse Album is a digital album that can be played after downloading an app of the same name and scanning the QR code.