BTS’s J-Hope Explains Why He Felt Apologetic To ARMYs After Releasing “Arson”
BTS‘s J-Hope will be featured in an upcoming documentary, J-Hope In The Box, which will document the creative process behind his solo debut and his preparations for 2022 Lollapalooza.
The documentary will be the first of two announced documentaries about BTS that resulted from a partnership between Disney+ and BIGHIT MUSIC.
This will be the start of a long-term collaboration, where we present worldwide audiences a wide range of Hybe content for fans who love our music and artists.
— Park Ji Won, HYBE Labels CEO
ARMYs are already excited about the behind-the-scenes content, and J-Hope has ensured the excitement continues to grow by releasing interviews with Disney+ ahead of the documentary’s official release.
J-Hope’s most recent Disney+ interview was released only hours ago, and in it, he opens up about his solo album’s title tracks and reveals he feels a bit apologetic to ARMYs about the lyrics in “Arson.”
J-Hope explains that he chose his second title track, “Arson,” because fire “best represents [his] passions and alarms the dangerous.”
The word “fire” doesn’t only describe J-Hope’s passion. Since their debut, many have watched and admired BTS’s every step in their career. J-Hope expressed his desire at times to let go “without thinking” and to rest for his happiness but has found it impossible to do for many reasons.
J-Hope expresses these desires in the lyrics for “Arson,” in which he describes continuing to light the fire of his passion but contemplating if he should continue to let the flame burn or allow it to go out.
Now I ask myself, choose what
Do I put out the fire, or burn even brighter
— J-Hope’s “Arson” lyrics
Because he expressed these feelings in such a public way, J-Hope shared that he felt apologetic to ARMYs in some ways for listening to the lyrics that detailed his internal struggle at the time.
The song relieved some of the stress J-Hope was feeling, and he assured fans that it was a song that served its purpose and delivered the message of how he was feeling when it was written.
J-Hope’s hard work and vulnerability paid off, and the song achieved global success. “Arson” also recently reached over 100 million streams on Spotify.
During his interview, J-Hope also answered if there was a difference between Jung Hoseok and J-Hope; check out his answer below!
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