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1 Jul 2023

Qatar v Ecuador: Group A - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

AL KHOR, QATAR - NOVEMBER 20: Jung Kook of BTS performs during the opening ceremony prior to the ... [+] FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. (Photo by Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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2023 has been a whirlwind year for the members of BTS. While the globally renowned group itself is currently on a hiatus, the individual members have been keeping busy with their own solo endeavors. Adding to the excitement, Jung Kook, one of the talented musicians from BTS, recently announced his upcoming release, signaling his first solo project of the year.

Set to join several of his bandmates in the pursuit of solo success, Jung Kook's new single, titled "Seven," is slated to hit the airwaves on July 14. Described by his label as "a fun summer song that exudes Jung Kook's unique charm," "Seven" marks Jung Kook's first official global solo debut, according to the label. It's worth noting though that although "Seven" is his first solo release of 2023, Jung Kook has already proven his prowess as a soloist in the past with songs he released apart from BTS, so it’s only his debut in some senses.

In fact, Jung Kook made an impressive solo debut just last year, as he dropped two standalone tracks that garnered significant attention on the Billboard charts. Both "Stay Alive" and "Dreamers" resonated with fans, with "Stay Alive" even making its way to the prestigious Hot 100 chart. The success of these releases showcased Jung Kook's ability to captivate audiences outside of the BTS umbrella.

2022 also saw Jung Kook collaborate with American pop singer Charlie Puth on the catchy hit "Left and Right." The collaboration struck a chord with music lovers worldwide, becoming a rare top 40 hit on the Hot 100 for a South Korean soloist. This achievement not only highlighted Jung Kook's global appeal but also cemented his reputation as a versatile artist capable of crafting a hit.

As fans eagerly await the release of "Seven," speculation looms regarding the accompanying visuals. Will there be a music video to complement the track's vibrant energy? Is "Seven" merely a standalone single, offering a taste of what's to come from Jung Kook's future projects? Many supporters have expressed their desire for an EP, mixtape, or album from the talented artist, and it's possible that "Seven" could serve as a stepping stone towards fulfilling those wishes.