BTS‘s J-Hope has officially made his solo comeback with the first single, “MORE,” off of his upcoming solo album Jack in the Box.
me all throughout the more mv pic.twitter.com/2bWaLEbtTX
— rice⁷ in the box 🃏 (@agustdidas) July 1, 2022
So, you may have missed a few things. Check out some symbols, scenes, and references you might have overlooked below.
1. There’s even symbolism behind the sound design.
He’s shouting intoooo the voidddddd … god i love this part sm pic.twitter.com/If85du0Omz
— Witchdaddy Tokyo- Young love 🍂🐰🐨 (@namkookscumdump) July 1, 2022
2. While it may be J-Hope’s solo comeback, BTS are still present.
The sunlight reflection is in bangtan's symbol 😭 pic.twitter.com/VRvSWpkHSs
— vanavee⁷ ♡'s diksha (@vanavee7) July 1, 2022
3. This wholesome shoutout to his younger self.
when he raps “self learning for 11 years” looking like when he debuted… pic.twitter.com/aGVgoivI9y
— 🗡🃏 (@2jihope) July 1, 2022
4. There are technically three personas.
that scene where hobi is observing himself as an outsider getting diagnosed and it pans to his x-ray and his radiograph, his very CORE also starts talking about how he is drunk on artistic recklessness…jung hoseok the creative genius you are
— it is i, popeye (@jinsflush) July 1, 2022
5. The cinematic parallels to Fight Club and The Wolf Of Wall Street
You know the main character's name in Fight Club is Jack Moore, right? 👀 https://t.co/NIjOhFGCYP
— BTS is/in Art (@Maerlyn8_BTS7) July 1, 2022
– The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
– MORE (2022) pic.twitter.com/5sUgYohtOz
— ⁷ (@bangtanharu) July 1, 2022
6. The lyrics “Take everything like KitKat” has a double meaning. Basically, whatever J-Hope does, he is sure to succeed.
so in Japanese, KitKat sounds like “kitto katsu”, which means “you are sure to succeed” or more literally translated as “surely win” the lyrical genius you are jung hoseok pic.twitter.com/uGCsDuOmwN
— chels⁷ (@hottestjeons) July 1, 2022
7. He’s not just throwing out obscure references to artists. Spanish artist Salvador Dalí and J-Hope have some things in common.
hoseok referencing Dali, a painter with a “vast number of artistic styles” that created a “dreamworld” through his art. insane pic.twitter.com/QII118jrvi
— lex⁷ (@prodK0YA) July 1, 2022
8. J-Hope is literally “Jack in the Box.”
— ⟭⟬♡ (@BTSArmy_47) July 1, 2022
WAIT….so what you telling me is all the rooms that are in this box, Hobi visited in the music video MEANING..HE WAS LITERALLY JACK IN DA BOXXXX pic.twitter.com/zmSoifkIf5
— Alysé⁷ in the box💘 (@vmonsparadise) July 1, 2022
this was the entire place Hoseok was in the music video.. JACK IN THE BOX. pic.twitter.com/TXzneRIbe7
— j-hope daily™ jack in the box 🔑 (@thehobiprint) July 1, 2022
9. V might have made a cameo…
is that taehyung? pic.twitter.com/LGiAVURkm1
— xia (@vantends) July 1, 2022
10. We’re still connected to Hope World.
'EGO' 'MORE' pic.twitter.com/exPQw4uZrE
— hope⁷ 🃏 (@winnttaebear) July 1, 2022
— ◡̈ (@taebokkiii) July 1, 2022
11. All the lyrics and metaphors are connected too.
like his lyricism is crazy 😭 it’s just something small i noticed but. listening to it all together “yeah i’m thirsty i need to be surfing on the beat i’m a fish in water soak up the music” he definitely did that on purpose n it goes together so well i jus wanted to bring that up
— 💜 (@bIossomkth) July 1, 2022
— 💜 (@bIossomkth) July 1, 2022
12. This is only the beginning.
He got the song <MORE> delivered in this box at the beginning, and closes it off in the ending. It's one of his jack-in-the-boxes, the first of many. Surprises no one sees coming that still tells a story of him. #jhope_MORE pic.twitter.com/EQTly6diAE
— bts lyric journey⁷ 🃏 (@btslyricjourney) July 1, 2022
Watch the MV again to see if there’s anything else we missed!