The “golden maknae” of K-pop has entered his “golden” era.
Last November 3, Jungkook finally released his solo debut album entitled “Golden.” Along with the release of his album, the music video for his title track, ‘Standing Next To You’ was also launched and has been receiving an amazing response from the audience. In the video, Jungkook paid tribute to music icon Michael Jackson.
His fans, the BTS ARMY, have been highly anticipating his solo album release ever since it was announced.
With the unwavering support from fans, they took to social media to express their love and joy for the music video and the entire album.
standing next to you dance break oh my god… a masterpiece pic.twitter.com/IwwpPOW0FU
— jungkook vids 🎥 (slow) (@jjklve) November 3, 2023
absolutely obsessed with jungkook's "bass and drums" on standing next to you. what a fucking superstar man. pic.twitter.com/Kk6KpK7nsV
— mr yunki⁷ 🌟 (@boobkoos) November 3, 2023
I'm sorry 'Still With You', but 'Standing Next To You' is now my favorite Jungkook song.
SNTY left me speechless. A perfect, full & grand song, the kind that is worthy of being performed in big stages with elaborate production.
I can't stop listening! pic.twitter.com/yKAcB2lkQp
— standing next to JK | GOLDEN 📀 (@seaweedchild) November 6, 2023
— prettae 𐤀 || GOLDEN || LAYO(ꪜ )ER (@anpanwmn) November 6, 2023
can we all just sit down and appreciate 'standing next to you'. jungkook recorded that insane song with those high notes/runs and immaculate vocal techniques in ONLY four hours. saying this is his 1st song without any edits, jungkook you are incomparable. pic.twitter.com/DtBKsbo9Ca
— jungkook praiser₇ ⋆ (@jeonmygoogie) November 4, 2023
Otsukare to Jungkook, for all his hard work with Golden. His album is so and the range of music is so perfectly done. I’m constantly impressed by his vocals. Thank you Jungkook, for this wonderful album. 💜🏻 pic.twitter.com/4WrA0ZYfnD
— Otsukare ⓢ⁷ (@DailyOtsukare) November 6, 2023
AirPods are not enough I need jungkook snuggled up in my ear canal singing standing next to you
— hj⁷ ⭐️ (@onyxkoo) November 3, 2023
I will never stop praising and adoring the whole concept in Golden and how things were divided. Everything was extremely thought and planned in such a creative and Jungkook way. I’m honestly so proud how everything turned out, so proud of our Jungkook! pic.twitter.com/dNcPXTKwtV
— 나비.97 (FAN) (@maineventjeon) November 6, 2023
The K-pop idol also showcased his remarkable dance skills as he paid homage to the late Michael Jackson.
JUNGKOOK? MICHAEL JACKSON? pic.twitter.com/JNCi0Cc1i9
— ROCKSTAR JK⁷. (@rockstarJKK) November 3, 2023
Michael Jackson Jeon Jungkook
1997 2023 pic.twitter.com/EBdLC6wvub
— Carolyne🌱⁷ ʲᵏ ʰᵒᵖᵉ ᵛᵉʳ (ꪜ)🃏🧑🚀💙🪞🦋🥢🪐🎬✌️ (@mhereonlyforbts) November 7, 2023
jungkook jackson pic.twitter.com/OnFlvXyRlu
— archivesforjk ★ (@archivesofkook) November 3, 2023
JUNGKOOK JACKSON pic.twitter.com/plwbacCDPL
— zharia 📀 (@jeonfame) November 1, 2023
jungkook jackson omg 😭 pic.twitter.com/qTfBKXerko
— jungkook admirer₇ (@dreamjeons) November 1, 2023
jungkook is the lost son of michael jacksonpic.twitter.com/ifmw1sYHOr
— JKz BAE⁷ GOLDEN (@JeonEsHi97) November 1, 2023
Michael Jackson would be so proud of Jeon Jungkook.pic.twitter.com/QVI111N0fx
— 나비.97 (FAN) (@maineventjeon) November 3, 2023
“Golden” is his debut solo album which he has been preparing for a long time. The album has 11 tracks, showcasing collaborations with well-known artists such as Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, DJ Snake, and Major Lazer to name a few.
In the music video, the BTS member is seen wearing devil wings, a nod to BTS’ Blood Sweat and Tears music video. It also had a striking resemblance to the band’s “Black Swan” MV.
The K-pop idol revealed in an interview that he initially did not like the track. He said, “Let me tell you when I first heard this song. After Andrew and I finished recording Seven, he played this song again. I wasn’t immediately drawn to the song, but there was a grandeur to it when I heard it.”
“There was no choreography or performance at this point. But when I realized that it would be really cool to do something onstage I just kind of came up with these drawings. So, I think it’s a very appropriate song for the title of this Golden album,” he added.
Since the release of the music video, it has already garnered 22 million views and currently trending at #2 on music on YouTube. His album is number 1 on the “Top Albums Debut Global” on Spotify.
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