J-Hope gives a shout-out to fellow bandmates in new album 'Proof'
- On June 10, members of BTS RM released their new album Proof.
- On June 13, the band will also play it live to commemorate the tenth anniversary of their debut.
- Run BTS was one of three new tracks on the anthology album.
The rap line took center stage on Run BTS, with explosive lines from Suga, RM, and J-Hope. The lyrics refer to the band's seven members as "seven runners" who have proven themselves by their hard work and will continue to run since there is more to come.
J-Hope talked about the song and the album in a recent interview with Weverse magazine. "They truly did go through a lot," he stated when asked about his shout-out to the other members. “That is a proven truth. We'd all been through a lot and put in a lot of effort. To describe that, I condensed all of those elements into one word—gosaeng—and added an "s" at the end to produce gosaengs.
From What's Your Dream in the School Trilogy through today, we've expressed a variety of messages with each of our albums. But then I began to question if I had ever truly communicated a message to the other members. As a result, as we were working on the record, I told them I wanted to add something where I could express myself to the rest of the group. Run BTS was the result of that effort, and I wanted to offer a shout-out to the other members in it."
"I have gone through a lot, but I think I could be the one who gets the most happiness out of what BTS accomplishes," J-Hope stated when asked whether he should get a shout-out for his trip as well. Because BTS allows me to do things that I wouldn't have been able to do on my own."
In addition, the K-pop artist stated regarding their album Proof, "It was the appropriate moment to show new ARMY members how we arrived at where we are now and to put all of the issues we've covered in one place. We also believe it will be an album that elicits strong emotions in ARMY members who have been with us since the beginning. ARMY's chronology is very similar to ours. We prepared this record for the ARMY who have accompanied us on this road, and we had a lot of joy reliving old memories while creating it."
J-Hope is preparing to write another memorable chapter' in his music career by becoming the first South Korean musician to headline the Lollapalooza festival. From July 28 to July 31, the Lollapalooza event will take place in Grant Park in Chicago. Tomorrow X Together (TXT), a K-pop trio, will perform on Saturday, July 30, and J-Hope will perform on Sunday, July 31. "His performance will create history, confirming him as the first South Korean artist to lead the main stage at a major U.S. music festival," Lollapalooza stated of J-appearance.