As the members of BTS began to enlist for mandatory military service, ARMYs around the world prepared for a period of revisiting the iconic group’s past releases. However, to the delight and amazement of fans, it has been revealed that the global superstars will continue to bless their audience with new music throughout the upcoming year.
Jimin initiated this trend with the release of his fan song, “Closer Than This,” following his enlistment. Kim Taehyung is also set to collaborate with American singer UMI on the romantic track, “Wherever U R,” ahead of his birthday.
But the surprises don’t end there. According to reports from Korean news outlets, these unexpected solo endeavors are set to continue throughout 2024, with three members gearing up to release their much-anticipated solo projects. Let’s dive into what we know about BTS’s upcoming schedules.
BTS JIN is Set to Release His Solo Album
In an article discussing HYBE’s market standing after the enlistment of the popular septet, Korean news outlet Daishin Securities suggests that the company is not expected to suffer any damages in the upcoming year. The reasoning behind this optimism lies in the expectation that BTS members will continue to release new music.
According to their research, BTS is slated to release more than three solo albums in 2024. This includes two solo albums from the recently enlisted members: the group’s leader RM, V, Jimin, and Jungkook. Joining them in the solo debut realm is the group’s oldest member, Kim Seokjin, set to be discharged from the military in June 2024. This carefully crafted schedule aims to bridge the physical distance and maintain the connection with their beloved fans, as outlined by researcher Lim Soo-jin.
KSJ1 is Coming
Excitement is soaring among fans on various platforms, particularly on X (formerly Twitter), as they celebrate the news of the upcoming album releases. The spotlight is on BTS JIN’s solo album, temporarily titled ‘KSJ1.’
Korean news outlets are already heralding this album as the first sign of the K-pop renaissance, marking the return and resumption of activities for the group’s members. The anticipation for BTS JIN’s solo album, given his versatile discography ranging from emotionally empowering songs like “Epiphany” to meme-worthy hits like “Super Tuna,” is reaching unprecedented levels.
Fans are eagerly awaiting details about the concept and tracklist of the album, knowing that BTS JIN’s creative prowess promises a unique and captivating musical experience. With his history of delivering impactful performances and setting new records, the announcement of Jin’s solo album has undoubtedly set the stage for an eagerly anticipated new year in the world of K-pop.