BTS’ J-Hope begins military enlistment process by terminating postponement; announces new single ‘On The Street’ set for March 3 release

Written by on February 27, 2023

BTS' J-Hope begins military enlistment process by terminating postponement; announces new single 'On The Street' set for March 3 release

Popular rapper-songwriter-producer j-hope of 21st-century pop icons BTS will release a new single “on the street” on March 3. j-hope made the surprise announcement on the official social media channels on Sunday night.

on the street” is a lo-fi hip-hop track with an easy-listening melody and warm-hearted lyrics. j-hope participated in the songwriting, which delivers a hopeful message and warmth that reminds listeners of his positive and bright energy.

The key motif of the track comes from the word ‘street’ which can be interpreted as a place where many people’s everyday lives pass by—a metaphor for life. It comes from ‘street dance,’ the genre that represents j-hope’s roots as an artist, and it also symbolizes the path that he will continue to take with his fans around the world. “on the street” is set to be revealed on March 3 along with a music video.

Ahead of the single announcement, BTS’ agency BIGHIT Music announced that j-hope has begun his military enlistment process by terminating the postponement. “We would like to inform our fans that J-hope has initiated the military enlistment process by applying for the termination of his enlistment postponement,” the statement read on Sunday. “We will inform you of further updates in due course. We ask you for your continued love and support for J-hope until he completes his military service and safely returns. Our company will spare no effort in providing support for our artist.”

Meanwhile, j-hope validated his capability as a creative director by leading all aspects—from music to concept and visual elements—of his solo album, Jack In The Box (July 2022), which addresses the passion and agony he goes through as an artist. In 2022, j-hope made history as the first South Korean act to headline a main stage at Lollapalooza.

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