BTS members unboxing J-Hope`s `Jack in the Box` (HOPE) edition
The members of Korean music sensation BTW rallied behind their fellow member J-Hope to celebrate the release of his solo album ‘Jack In The Box (HOPE Edition).’ On Friday, BTS’s YouTube channel, BANGTAN TV unveiled a series of videos, featuring RM, Jimin, Suga, Jungkook, and Kim Taehyung (V), as they unboxed and showcased the contents of the new physical album.
RM, the leader of BTS, was visibly excited as he leafed through the lyrics book, highlighting “= (Equal Sign)” as his preferred track from the album. He took a moment to read out select lines that encapsulated the essence of the album. Recognizing J-Hope’s absence due to his ongoing military duty, RM extended his heartfelt appreciation for his fellow ’94 liner. As translated from Twitter, it said- “I will persistently champion the subsequent phases of your career. I’ll give it my all.” Leave it to our BTS leader Joon to champion each member’s efforts and be attracted to the intricacies of J-Hope’s lyricism and songwriting.
Suga, with characteristic enthusiasm, unveiled the album poster on camera, subsequently lauding J-Hope’s photogenic appeal. Jimin, diving into the box’s contents and cutely motivated the ARMY to keep supporting J-Hope’s latest musical venture.
If Namjoon was attracted towards the prose, it is natural that Taehyung would immediately notice the visual elements on the new edition of ‘Jack in The Box.’ He insightfully remarked on how the photos adhered to a monochrome leitmotif. He also expressed his interpretation of the symbology behind the black and white imagery, elaborating on how it mirrors the duality inherent in the “Arson” singer. The play on light and shadow was also hinted at by Hobi himself when he released the concept photos for the album, where he alternately donned outfits in black and white.
V was smitten by J-Hope’s visual appeal, acknowledging the unparalleled nature of the photographs. Well, who can resist that magnetic charisma that Hobi exudes?
Jungkook, the group’s youngest, expressed admiration for J-Hope’s commitment, especially his decision to shoot a fresh batch of photos for the physical album, beyond the previously used digital version. JK is also known for imitating the quirks and gestures of each of his hyungs, and cutely imitated J-Hope’s pose as well during the course of the unboxing.
J-Hope has always been BTS’s most supportive hyung – personally sharing promotions for each of the member’s solo albums on his Instagram. Recently, J-Hope and Jin also attended the final Seoul concert of Suga’s solo world tour, D-Day – and ARMY was overjoyed to witness a mini BTS reunion. Amidst J-Hope’s military obligations, the collective effort from BTS members to present and promote his inaugural album edition is a testament to their camaraderie and mutual support.