Jungkook is enjoying the halcyon days of his pursuits. The well-known BTS member debuted his first solo studio album, titled “Golden,” last Friday, along with an enthralling music video for the song “Standing Next to You.”
Filmed against the gorgeous background of Budapest, Hungary, 26-year-old Jungkook steals the show as he and his support dancers captivate the audience with their mesmerizing dance routines. The story of the video shows how Jungkook seems to be pursuing an enigmatic woman before captivating her with his mesmerizing dancing techniques. As they gaze to a stirring finale, their interaction reaches a crescendo.
“Standing Next to You” serves as a testament to Jungkook’s versatility, featuring an infectious track that revolves around unwavering support during challenging times.
With the release of his first album, Jungkook—also known as the “Golden Maknae” or the “Golden Youngest” of BTS—saw a significant shift in his career from being a vital member of the group to being a solo sensation. Notably, respected musicians, including Jack Harlow, Latto, and DJ Snake, collaborated with Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes on the record’s production.
The album’s press release highlights that “Jungkook expresses the flow of emotions that follow the changes in relationships through the order of the tracks.” The first half of the album conveys the joy of falling in love in a lighthearted manner, while the second half explores more profound emotional territory by addressing the fallout after a breakup.
After a spectacular start on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series in July, Jungkook began his solo career. The youngest member of BTS thrilled devoted fans who had waited in line or camped out overnight for a peek of their favorite singer with a magnificent performance amid an unfortunate weather disruption in New York City.
RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, and V were among the BTS members who listened to and praised Jungkook’s new music. His set list included “Seven,” his first official solo release, “Euphoria,” a beloved fan favorite from BTS’s 2018 album “Love Yourself: Answer,” and the 2020 chart-topper “Dynamite.” Jungkook conducted an indoor interview with GMA’s Juju Chang due to inclement weather. He screamed, “They loved it,” and their support could be shown on their Instagram posts.
While BTS members complete their necessary military service in South Korea and work on individual projects, they also continue to participate in group activities. Jungkook’s solo debut highlights his growth as an artist and looks to be an exciting new phase in his career. SUGA, Jin, and J-hope are presently in route to serve in the military.