BTS J-Hope’s “On The Street” Actually Began With This Singular Voice Memo

He shares how it all began and even writes a letter to ARMY.

BTS‘s J-Hope recently posted a sentimental letter about his recent song “on the street” featuring J. Cole, along with a series of photos and videos from the song’s video, production process, and more.

BTS’s J-Hope | @uarmyhope/Instagram

His letter explained not only how much the song meant to him, but also his thought process as an artist, describing how his own intrinsic desire to do what he loves is more important to him than any other kind of success. Being able to work with his childhood idol, this song perfectly represents the sentiment that J-Hope will always do what feels right for himself.

I think j-hope is a person made up of a series of little things coming together.
Little by little I and we have kept creating and shaping ourselves.
Music is the same to me.
I studied and created as music ebbed and flowed through me always, everywhere.

Along the way, two bits of flint strike with a shower of sparks.

The flames feel more intense maybe because this is the part that’s tough for me, that challenges me.
I think all I did these days was relive this process in my mind, over and over again. It still feels like a dream!
With it, my belief that the truth prevails always and everywhere keeps getting stronger too.

I had fun!!
And I was happy!!

Because truth more than triumph makes me content, my inner light more than my success.

Thank you for listening to a song that means much to me.
I love you !!!! 💜

— J-Hope

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He also included behind-the-scenes moments from the journey of creating the song and music, including photos of himself and J. Cole…

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…as well as parts of the production process for the song.

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One of the most impressive details J-Hope shared was the original voice memo he created that sparked the idea for the entire song. When the melody suddenly popped into his head, he immediately recorded himself whistling, which became the first step towards the creation of “on the street.”

Additionally, he shared a behind-the-scenes moment when he sent a video message to J. Cole, wishing him a happy new year at the beginning of 2023 and looking forward to working with him on the song.

What’s up, Cole? I’m J-Hope. Happy new year! I hope you and your loved ones are always happy and healthy. You’ve been a huge influence and inspiration for me ever since I first started making music many years ago, so I can’t wait for our J. Cole and J-Hope collaboration. It’s going to be a vibe. So, take care bro. Peace!

— J-Hope

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