BTS member Jin has announced a new solo single, ‘The Astronaut,’ set to be released October 28th. According to a statement posted to social media and on Weverse (the proprietary communication platform of BTS’s management company HYBE), the song “expresses Jin’s fondness for his fans, ARMY … and is meant to be a gift for the fans.” A promotional schedule detailing the timeline leading up to release was also shared, which can be found – here.

The first trailer for ‘The Astronaut’ features an astronaut drifting through space before greeting a haze of purple, the color most strongly associated with BTS and their ARMY fanbase. Jin’s new single makes him the second member of BTS to officially release solo material, following the full-length release from bandmate and rapper j-hope titled ‘Jack in the Box.’  Other BTS members have been collaborating with other musicians, including Jungkook appearing on Charlie Puth’s “Left and Right,” RM offering a verse on Balming Tiger’s “Sexy Nukim,” and the vocal line appearing on Benny Blanco’s “Bad Decisions” with Snoop Dogg.

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