A Newbie’s Information To Jin From BTS

With the discharge of his single “The Astronaut” on October 28, Jin grew to become the second member of BTS (after J-Hope) to formally launch music as a part of the group’s primarily solo-driven Chapter 2.

“The Astronaut” marks the fruits of Jin’s journey as an artist thus far; a becoming goodbye-for-now forward of his obligatory navy service within the coming months.

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Jin, who gained a person fan-voted reputation award on the Reality Music Awards lately, might be away from the highlight for about 18 months, so it is the proper time to get caught up on and/or revisit his profession thus far…

With the self-perpetuated nickname “Worldwide Good-looking,” which he began utilizing after he principally went viral for being hot, Jin (whose full title is Kim Seok-jin) is undoubtedly very handsome, however he is additionally extremely charming and humorous.

Because the eldest member of BTS, Jin performs a big half in sustaining the harmonious dynamic of the group, and is thought for his charisma, his ice-breaking jokes, and his willingness to embarrass himself for the leisure and luxury of others.

Tae tripped and fell on his knees so Jin did it as nicely so he wouldn’t really feel embarrassed., 🥺😭

#BTSatGDA @BTS_twt

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He additionally continuously organizes occasions and moments throughout live shows purely to indicate his affection for followers and to make them smile.

However whereas Jin typically expresses his want to solely present his vibrant aspect to followers, he additionally is not afraid to be sincere and weak about his feelings — typically utilizing his music to discover darker emotions and themes of self-worth and psychological well being.

Jin : You see the intense and humorous aspect of me, however I additionally get depressed fairly often. I’m simply making an attempt to remain constructive for you guys.

Jin I’m crying now, I really like you.

#BurnTheStage #PremiosMTVMiaw #MTVBRKPOPBTS @BTS_twt

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Jin did not initially plan to be a singer — he was truly finding out performing at Konkuk College in Seoul when he was scouted off the road by Huge Hit, the leisure company that went on to type BTS.

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Rappers RM, Suga, and J-Hope had been already BTS members when Jin grew to become a trainee with Huge Hit, and he was added as a vocalist to the group across the identical time as fellow vocalist Jungkook, with V and Jimin rounding out the vocal line shortly after.

Whereas the majority of BTS songs function all seven members of the group in a roundabout way, in addition they typically launch sub-unit songs in addition to solos. On the group’s second album O!RUL8,2?, Jin took half in a monitor by the vocal line sub-unit (that’s, the vocalists of the group — Jimin, Jungkook, and V), “Outro: Luv in Skool.”

Jin has additionally featured on a bunch of different sub-unit songs that includes totally different mixtures of BTS members, together with “It’s Definitely You” with V for the Hwarang Ok-drama soundtrack, “So Far Away” with Suga and Jungkook, “Jamais Vu” with J-Hope and Jungkook, and “Stay” with RM and Jungkook.

Jin’s first official solo launch was the heart-aching ballad “Awake” for BTS’s 2016 album Wings. The track, which Jin co-wrote, appears to discover his emotions about his talents and his place inside BTS, and his dedication to maintain bettering himself. Its launch was accompanied by a short film.

He adopted that up with one other emotional ballad, “Epiphany,” in 2018 for BTS’s Love Your self album sequence, which advised a story of falling in love and experiencing a poisonous relationship, earlier than lastly breaking free. “Epiphany” explores the final act, specializing in studying to like your self.

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Though Jin did not have any songwriting credit on the official model, the demo model of the track he created, “Epiphany (Jin Demo),” was launched on bodily copies of the Proof anthology in 2022. 

“Moon,” launched on 2020’s Map of the Soul: 7, is a boppy, vibrant track additionally co-written by Jin.

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It was the primary (however not the final) time he used the imagery of house to discover his emotions about followers. Within the track, he positions himself because the moon and followers because the Earth, which he’s devoted to.

Map of the Soul: 7 was initially meant to be BTS’s closing launch earlier than they started their obligatory navy service (however the pandemic interfered with their plans), and so “Moon” would have seemingly been meant to serve the identical reassuring operate as “The Astronaut” is now (the identical might be mentioned for Jin’s co-written unit monitor “Keep,” which got here in between his two house solos at one other level through which BTS meant to start navy service earlier than their plans modified as soon as once more).

Exterior of his work on BTS albums, Jin additionally launched a number of solo tracks earlier than “The Astronaut,” which had been initially unofficial releases however have since been formally added to his discography. “Tonight” was the primary, in 2019. It is a transferring ode he wrote to his beloved pets who’ve handed away.

[tonight] by jin
— lyric translation 🙂

“good day that is jin.
this can be a track i wrote, interested by my [late] pets.
it’s my first self-written track, so please hearken to it nicely.
subsequent time, too, i’ll work onerous to make one other good track for you [to listen to]. thanks military”

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In 2020, Jin launched the heart-wrenching but cathartic “Abyss” as a present for his birthday. He wrote the track to discover a few of his psychological well being struggles and the darker feelings he’d been feeling within the wake of BTS’s international success with their first English monitor “Dynamite.”

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Hey, that is Jin
It’s two hours earlier than my birthday
That is one thing I labored onerous on, I’ll depart this right here!

#JIN #Abyss

Trans cr; Aditi, Denise & Religion @ bts-trans

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In 2021, he celebrated his birthday with a really totally different monitor — the foolish, upbeat “Super Tuna,” which leans into Jin’s extra playful aspect and which he wrote about one in every of his favourite hobbies — fishing.

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Though Jin describes the track as “embarrassing” and says he does not need anybody besides followers to learn about it, the track went viral and delighted tens of millions. 

The identical 12 months, Jin additionally had a solo track featured on the soundtrack for Ok-drama Jirisan, a comfortable ballad referred to as “Yours.” 

Which brings us again to “The Astronaut,” the track Jin co-wrote with Coldplay. Jin has lengthy been a fan of the British band, and related with them after they collaborated with BTS on their track “My Universe” — one other space-themed love track, which is definitely referenced within the opening traces of “The Astronaut.”

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Based on Chris Martin, Jin contacted him to request his assist with a track to specific his love for followers forward of his navy service. The result’s “The Astronaut,” which picks up on the themes current not solely in “My Universe” but additionally Jin’s earlier solo monitor “Moon.” 

Jin bought to carry out “The Astronaut” at Coldplay’s live performance in Argentina the day after the track was launched, and it was a becoming first efficiency in addition to a farewell (for now) — which you’ll be able to watch in full within the video above. 

What’s your fave Jin track? You possibly can hearken to a playlist of his sub-units and solos under, and tell us what you’re keen on most within the feedback!


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