During their "Yet to Come" concert in Busan last Saturday, Oct. 15, BTS’ Kim Seok-jin shared with his fans that he will release his highly-anticipated solo single soon.
This upcoming project makes him the second BTS member to debut as a soloist, following J-hope’s solo project Jack in the Box released in July.
Jin said during the concert: “Lastly, I have something to tell you. I’ve ended up becoming the second after J-Hope to release my own album. It’s not a huge album or anything, it’s just a single.”
Jin also revealed that he was able to collaborate with an artist whom he had always admired. However, the identity of the artist remains a mystery which also excites fans.
“I was able to work together with someone that I’d always really liked, so I’ll be releasing a new song. I’ve filmed a lot of different things recently, and there’s still a lot left to film, so I hope you’ll enjoy all of it,” Jin added.
On Oct. 18, three days after Jin's announcement, Korea JoongAng Daily reported that the K-pop idol's upcoming project is a song "gifted" to him by Coldplay. In can be recalled that in September last year, the famous British rock band collaborated with BTS on the song "My Universe."
Shortly after the rumors made the rounds online, BTS' talent agency BIGHIT MUSIC released a statement, confirming that "Jin will release his solo single at the end of October."
However, details of the project—especially who Jin is collaborating with—are still kept under wraps. "The exact details of the date and time, collaboration, and more will be revealed later. We ask for your understanding," the agency said.
The “Yet to Come” concert at Busan was a free event hosted by BTS which aimed to raise awareness of the city's bid to host the 2030 World Expo. The two-hour performance featured the whole lineup of Jin, Suga, J-hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook and shared further announcements about the boy band's status as they explore solo work.
Back in June, the boy group announced that they will be taking a hiatus from group activities to pursue solo projects.
Earlier today, Oct. 17, BTS’ talent agency BigHit Music announced that the supergroup will be moving forward with their plans to enlist in South Korea’s mandatory military service starting with Jin.
Editor's note: This story was updated to include BIGHIT MUSIC's statement on Jin's upcoming project.