The reason behind J-hope's image change for his solo album K-Selection
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The reason behind J-hope's image change for his solo album

Why did J-hope decide to change his image? Did he feel pressured or unhappy with his current image? Or wasn't that his original personality in the first place?

No way. In fact, the BTS rapper revealed in his magazine interview weverse that he wanted to embrace his darker side to better convey all the messages he wanted to share with his fans.

The reason behind J-hope's image change for his solo album K-Selection

J-hope believed there were more stories and messages he wanted to tell and share with his fans. However, if he remained as he is, everything would become limited and he would not be able to transmit all messages well.

That's why the star decided to try to get out of her comfortable side. He crossed boundaries, embraced all the darkness within him and released it all.

The reason behind J-hope's image change for his solo album K-Selection

“During my time in this life and work, I have come to understand that the stories I can tell are extremely limited when I only use my natural style or how people see me.
There are things I want to say, but I kept feeling like they wouldn't be conveyed well if I told them in the same style I always did.

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If I was going to convey the things I wanted to say, I would have to be darker.

This is something I've never done before, so I was excited to try something new. I was heavily influenced by what my heart was telling me, and that's why I decided to try. »

While the basic idea does indeed reflect the iconic toys, there is an exciting meaning behind the story of “Jack In The Box”.

The reason behind J-hope's image change for his solo album

According to Wikipedia, “Jack In The Box” began as the folklore of a high-ranking 14th century priest, John Shorne. In the story, he threw the devil in a heap to protect the village of North Marston in Buckinghamshire.

This folklore is why John Shorne is often depicted wearing a boot with a devil.

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So how does weird folklore relate to J-hope's version of BTS with solo album "Jack In The Box"?

By connecting all the references, fans begin to understand the unexpected hidden messages that J-hope wanted to convey in his solo album, "Jack In The Box."

The reason behind J-hope's image change for his solo album K-Selection

If you pay close attention, the logo for J-hope's solo album "Jack In The Box" starts with the boot symbol in the "J". Fans believe this may represent the "J" in J-hope and the boot used to seal the devil. However, instead of sealing the devil in the boot, this time, J-hope plans to release all the darkness hidden within him.

The reason behind J-hope's image change for his solo album K-Selection 

As we all know, J-hope has always been the ray of sunshine and a source of happiness and positivity among BTS members and fans. Although it's been going on for years, J-Hope thinks it's time for him to reveal and embrace what's hidden behind his warm exterior.

J-hope admitted that he wanted to show an opposite side of his current image. Instead of providing a bright, warm light, the rapper wants to embrace the dark, raw side of him.

The reason behind J-hope's image change for his solo album K-Selection

“As you know, I often show up with a bright attitude. So I have a strong desire to show another side of me. So I challenged myself to do so in my current projects. I wanted to show an extremely dark and raw side.”

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Mathilde = big ARMY

I think I prefer it like this
Even if I don't say no to a ray of sunshine.

L_bangtan_74

I find it moving and very courageous that Hobi shows us his other sides. Obviously such a great sun also has darkness. I find it beautiful and his work is constantly evolving. The messages transmitted are even purer

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