The 30-year-old singer unveiled the groovy new song on September 22 at 6pm KST alongside its accompanying visual treatment. The music video, which also stars J-hope, features both musicians in the middle of a crowded alleyway. They begin storming the streets alongside mobs of dancers while they perform the groovy new track.
“Yo, I’ve been walking on the street, yo / From Seoul Forest and around the block / But wherever I go now it’s a red carpet feel, yo / Cameras snapping wherever I go like flash, flash,” J-hope spits on his verse.
Crush’s most recent music was his feature on Psy’s ‘Happier’ from the veteran singer’s ‘Psy 9th’ studio album back in April, which was released while he was still serving his mandatory military conscription. The singer was subsequently discharged from the military in August 2022, making ‘Rush Hour’ his first music since the completion of his service.
The singer’s last record was his fourth EP ‘With Her’ back in October 2020, led by the single ‘Let Me Go’ with Taeyeon. That record included features from several other well-known South Korean artists, including Lee Hi, Lee So-ra, Yoon Mi-rae and BIBI.
Meanwhile, J-hope made waves in July this year with his official solo debut ‘Jack In The Box’, led by dual title tracks ‘More’ and ‘Arson’. The record, which did not see a physical release like most K-pop albums, debuted at Number 17 on the Billboard 200, marking a personal record for the star.
In a five-star review of ‘Jack In the Box’, NME’s Rhian Daly praised it for being “thought-provoking and full of fresh new flavour,” adding: “‘Jack In The Box’ takes the J-Hope the world has come to know and love over the last nine years and sets that figure alight.”