• The first single from "Jack in the Box" will release on July 1
  • The full album is set to drop on July 15
  • It represents J-Hope's "aspirations to break the mold and grow further" 

A couple of weeks after revealing that BTS members will be focusing on solo projects, the group's label, Big Hit Music, has announced details about J-Hope's first solo album.

The new project, titled "Jack in the Box," will come out next month, the label shared in a 25-second video released Sunday. It said the most sought-after boy band was opening a "new chapter" where members will carry out group activities alongside individual projects.

"Jack in the Box" would represent the 28-year-old rapper and dancer's "aspirations to break the mold and grow further," Big Hit Music said in a statement posted on the fan community app Weverse, reported Koreaboo. The album will portray J-Hope's "creative identity as an artist."

The first track will release on July 1, while the full album will be out on July 15.

In a pre-recorded dinner video released on BTS' YouTube page earlier this month, the members spoke about their "off season," where they will begin focusing on solo work, which led to speculations that the group was disbanding. J-Hope said spending time apart will enhance their skills as solo performers, which would be beneficial for the group.

"I think we should spend some time apart to learn how to be one again," he said in the video released as part of the group's ninth anniversary celebration. "I hope you don't see this as a negative thing, and see it as a healthy plan. I think BTS will become stronger that way."

Suga quipped, "It's not like we're disbanding. We can live apart for a while."

BTS fans were excited to hear the news about J-Hope's upcoming solo musical project. They wanted the "Butter" singer to "get ready and smash all charts."

One Twitter user shared an illustration of J-Hope sitting inside a pastel-colored box and wrote, "J'ack in the box #JHope."

"There is just absolutely no way we're ready for how [fire emoji] his album is going to be," another user tweeted.

One BTS supporter shared a video that showed J-Hope dancing solo and wished the "Butter" singer to "get ready and smash all charts."

BTS' latest anthology, "Proof" became their sixth album to debut at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart last week.

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J-Hope of "BTS" onstage at iHeartRadio LIVE with BTS presented by HOT TOPIC at iHeartRadio Theater on January 27, 2020 in Burbank, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Image