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BTS' Jungkook Gives Sneak Peek into Debut Solo Album "Golden"

Wed 01 Nov 2023 | 11:22 AM
Yara Sameh

BTS member Jungkook has offered fans a sneak peek of his upcoming solo album, "Golden", set to arrive on November 3.

"Golden" consists of 11 tracks and features some pretty famous names including Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, and DJ Snake. 

The album tracklist includes the released song “3D” with Jack Harlow, “Closer to You,” a team-up with Major Lazer, followed by two versions of his duet with Latto, “Seven,” which was originally released in July.

Featured on the set is also French EDM producer DJ Snake, who’s billed as a featured artist on a song called “Please Don’t Change.” 

The other six tracks will find Jung Kook flying solo: “Standing Next to You,” which is labeled as the album’s “main track” in Big Hit’s announcement, “Yes or No", “Hate You”, “Somebody", “Too Sad to Dance”, and “Shot Glass of Tears.”

According to a release announcing the project, Golden takes its theme from “the golden moments of Jung Kook as a solo artist. Known as the ‘Golden Maknae’ (‘golden youngest’ in Korean) of BTS, Jungkook is set to unveil a new release with his unique timbre that will captivate listeners worldwide.”

The solo LP follows a string of previous solo singles from Jungkook, including “Euphoria,” “My Time,” “Still With You” and “My You,” as well as collab singles with Lauv (“Who”) and Charlie Puth on the latter’s 2022 single “Left and Right.”

The Harlow song is on track to debut at No. 2 on the UK singles chart this week, marking the week’s highest debut.

Jungkook made U.K. chart history earlier this year with “Seven,” when the track landed at No. 3 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart (July 21), for the highest-charting debut by a solo Korean act.

The 26-year-old singer is stepping out on his own in the midst of BTS’ pause to allow its members to report for South Korea’s mandatory military service.

To date, Suga, Jin, and J-Hope have all enlisted. BTS will be on hiatus until 2025.


The K-pop idol is also slated to perform his first solo concert, "Golden Live On Stage", on November 20.

Revealing more details about the concert, BigHit Music said, "Hello. This is BIGHIT MUSIC. We are excited to announce Jungkook’s “GOLDEN” Live On Stage with the fans on Monday, November 20, 2023, celebrating the release of Jungkook’s solo album, GOLDEN."

The agency added, "Jungkook “GOLDEN” Live On Stage will feature performances of various tracks in the album. We eagerly anticipate the love and support you’ll bring to this unique showcase with the artist. Jungkook “GOLDEN” Live On Stage will be available to the ARMY Membership holders and Weverse Shop GLOBAL album purchasers. More details will follow in upcoming separate notices. Thank You."

Jungkook recently created a new record as his solo single "Seven" became the fastest song to cross 1 billion streams in Spotify's history.