The first was Seven (feat. Latto) (2023), a romantic UK garage pop song for which he teamed up with American rapper Latto. Then, Jungkook sang about passionate love and spending every day with one’s lover.
Next in line was 3D (feat. Jack Harlow) (2023). In this slightly more cheeky track, he tastefully talks about feelings toward an unattainable person from various dimensions.
All that’s left is for him to drop his debut studio album proper.
In a social media post shared on Sunday (15 Oct), he shared that the upcoming album will consist of 11 tracks, led by the main track Standing Next To You.
— BIGHIT MUSIC (@BIGHIT_MUSIC) October 15, 2023
Other songs in the album include pre-releases like 3D featuring Jack Harlow as well as both the explicit and clean version of Seven, in collaboration with Latto.
Notably, Jungkook will also team up with DJ trio Major Lazer for the second track in the album, titled Closer to You.
Looking at the credits, sharp-eyed fans will also spot familiar names.
English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran co-produced the album’s fifth track Yes or No. On the other hand, Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes also co-produced Hate You, the seventh track in the album.
정국 (Jung Kook) Main Track 'Standing Next to You' Poster
— BIGHIT MUSIC (@BIGHIT_MUSIC) October 16, 2023
The album will drop officially early next month, on 3 Nov (Fri) at 1PM KST (12PM SGT).
In other BTS news, all seven BTS members have renewed their contracts with Hybe & BigHit Music. The group had previously renewed their contracts with BigHit Music in 2018, one year ahead of their contracts’ expiry, after their debut in 2013.