K-pop boy band BTS member Park Ji-min (박지민), 23, who is professionally known as Jimin, has released his first ever solo single titled “약속” (Promise). He took to Twitter to announce the release of the song through the official account of his band.
Featuring soft guitar accompaniment by Tae Wook Lee, “약속” is 2 minutes and 31 seconds long and its vocals are both in English and in Korean. BTS fans can listen to the song on SoundCloud.
“약속” was arranged and produced by Kwon Do Hyeong, who is a producer of many songs by BTS. He and Jimin co-wrote the lyrics of the song with BTS member Kim Nam Joon (김남준), 24, who is professionally known as RM.
Kang Hyo Won, who is professionally known as Pdogg, was in charge of the digital editing at Dogg Bounce. He was the mix and master engineer while he and Chung Woo Young at Big Hit Studio were the recording engineers.
Jimin has released solo tracks on previous albums of BTS, including the songs “Lie” and “Serendipity.” However, “약속” is his first solo project outside of an album.
Including Jimin and RM, BTS has seven members. The other members are Kim Seok Jin (김석진), 26, Min Yoon Gi (민윤기), 25, Jung Ho Seok (정호석), 24, Kim Tae Hyung (김태형), 23, and Jeon Jung Kook (전정국), 21, whose respective stage names are Jin, Suga, J-Hope, V and Jungkook.
Formed by Big Hit Entertainment in 2013, BTS has released three Korean-language studio albums and three Japanese-language studio albums. The group’s third Japanese studio album “Face Yourself” was released on April 4, 2018.
On May 18, 2018, BTS released its third Korean-language studio album “Love Yourself: Tear.” It has 11 songs including “전하지 못한 진심” (The Truth Untold).
Featuring Steven Hiroyuki “Steve” Aoki, 41, “전하지 못한 진심” was performed by Jimin, Jin, V and Jungkook. Watch the music video here: