BTS’ Jin Releases New Solo Single “The Astronaut” Co-Written By Coldplay. The entire cosmos belongs to Jin, and the rest of us are merely astronauts exploring it. The 29-year-old member of BTS released his debut solo single, “The Astronaut,” on Friday, accompanied by an emotional music video in which Chris Martin of Coldplay appears.
Less than a year has passed since Jin’s 2021 release of “Super Tuna,” and four months have passed after BTS announced in June a “new chapter” incorporating solo musical efforts. Producing duties on Jin’s newest single were handled by Kygo and Bill Rahko, and famed producer Max Martin was brought in to oversee the project as executive producer.
Jin utilizes a Coldplay song to serenade BTS’s ARMY, while the 16-year-old son of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, Moses, also contributes to the track. Members of BTS will be required to serve in the South Korean military. Jin fondly refers to his followers as his “world” in the new pop-rock tune, following the success of “My Universe,” the 2021 collaboration between BTS and Coldplay, which debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
Jin sings, “There is no one else when I’m with you; I get heaven all to myself.” The artist, appropriately enough, portrays an astronaut who is forced to make an emergency landing on Earth and becomes increasingly motivated to make his way back to his home planet in the music video for “The Astronaut.”
When Jin establishes memories on Earth, though, he no longer considers the spaceship to be his home. Additionally, Chris Martin makes an appearance in the video as a newscaster reporting on a “strange beam of light” in the sky. At the moment, BTS’s Jin is just as impressive on his own as he is in the group.
While performing on BTS‘ recent South Korean tour stop, “Yet to Come in Busan,” Jin said that he would be the next member to release solo work. Jin had previously stated, “I had the chance to work with someone I adore, therefore a single will be out shortly.” In an effort to bolster South Korea’s quest to host the World Expo 2030 in Busan, the trio, which has been named the official ambassadors for the expo, performed in front of a stadium-filling 52,000 spectators.
Despite the fact that Coldplay has recruited Jin to perform “The Astronaut” live for the first time during the Argentina leg of their Music Of The Spheres tour later on Friday, BTS has already begun the next chapter of their career as a group. At this year’s FESTA dinner in June, the group broke the news that, in addition to participating in group activities, individual members would be working on their own projects.
After that, BTS’s 28-year-old member J-Hope made history by being the first South Korean musician to headline Lollapalooza 2022 in Chicago. In July, he unveiled his first full-length album, Jack in the Box. Sign up for PEOPLE’s free weekly newsletter and have the most important stories of the week sent directly to your inbox every Friday.
“As an artist, J-Hope, I find this to be an enormous challenge. It’s crucial to keep that progressive motion going “This year, the artist told Rolling Stone via a translator about his solo shows. “Since this is such a significant event and a cornerstone of my artistic practice, I had to put in a lot of time and effort in preparation.
Perhaps I will have a wide range of emotions after this performance. The next level of my artistic development can only benefit from it.” Representatives for BTS announced last week that all seven members of the K-Pop quintet will serve in the military in South Korea. All able-bodied men in South Korea are obligated to serve in the military before their 30th birthday.
In October, just before his 30th birthday in December, Jin will become the first member to serve. After “completing their service commitment” “in about 2025,” the gang will get back together. It is the appropriate time, and the members of BTS are honored to serve, the statement said. “After the spectacular concert to support Busan’s candidacy for the World Expo 2030,” the release read.