The 30-second clip, which was published to Hybe Label’s YouTube channel today (July 14), depicts slow-motion footage of a fiery car explosion, as J-Hope raps the song’s title atop sparse percussive beats.
The teaser joins a suite of other visuals released by the K-pop star ahead of his debut, including a trippy music video for ‘More’ and a collection of concept photos for ‘Arson’. The latest single will form part of the record’s previously announced 10-song tracklist, which was shared last week.
Scheduled for release tomorrow (July 15), ‘Jack In The Box’ marks the first solo album produced by a BTS member, and comes after the boy band went on a temporary hiatus to focus on individual projects last month. According to a press release from his label, Big Hit Music, ‘Jack In The Box’ will serve as a way for J-Hope to “break the mould and grow further”.
‘Jack In The Box’ will arrive ahead of J-Hope’s headline slot at Lollapalooza on July 31. Earlier this month, the musician was added to the Chicago festival’s lineup alongside fellow late entrant Tomorrow X Together. He joins Green Day to front the bill for Lollapalooza’s fourth and final day, marking the first time a South Korean artist has headlined a major music festival in the United States.
Elsewhere, J-Hope contributed to BTS’ latest anthology album ‘Proof’, which was released in June. In a five-star review of the lead single, ‘Yet To Come’, NME’s Rhian Daly said the track “offers poignant reflection and an optimistic invitation into the future.”