BTS member J-hope has surprised fans with a replacement version of ‘Blue Side’ on the third anniversary of his debut mixtape ‘Hope World’.
The K-pop idol shared the reworked version of the ‘Hope World’ outro yesterday (March 2) on the official BTS Twitter account, alongside new cover art designed by Korean contemporary artist Eddie Kang. The 2021 version of ‘Blue Side’ was produced by J-Hope with frequent BTS collaborators Hiss Noise and Adora, and have a brand-new opening verse
Listen to the song here:
J-Hope took to the Bangtan Blog to share thoughts on the re-imagined version of ‘Blue Side. The idol said that he “miss[es] that point in my life once I was that young innocent boy witting down whatever I felt like”, which inspired him to finally complete ‘Blue Side’ after three years.
“Although it’s only one song, I wanted to point out what proportion I’ve matured musically therein time,” he added. “This may be a song that I’m also revealing to point out that within the future, moving forward, i will be able to still challenge myself so as to point out you all the expansion in me.”
In 2018, the BTS member made his solo debut with the seven-track mixtape ‘Hope World’, which skyrocketed to favorite on the iTunes album charts of over 70 countries within but 24 hours of its release and peaked at number 38 on the Billboard 200. the subsequent year, J-hope collaborated with Becky G on the only ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’.