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BTS’ J-Hope, Jungkook Bring Love and Trust to ‘I Wonder’

Two members of BTS have joined forces on a new song, “I Wonder.” The track is officially J-Hope’s and finds the rapper teaming up with Jungkook. The track appears on his Hope on the Street Vol. 1 album, which released on Friday.

The tune features a funky, Eighties R&B-influenced backing track, built with Stratocaster-like bluesy guitar licks and thick synths, as the artists sing about all the things they wonder. Throughout the tune, they sing about love, trust, and togetherness, all with a little Autotune. “I wonder, wonder, wonder where we go, ‘cause I want to, want to, want to keep you close,” goes one of the hooks.

J-Hope’s label, HYBE, previously released a statement explaining the idea behind the album and its song, “On the Street.” “The key motif of the track comes from the word ‘street,’ which can be interpreted as a place where many people’s everyday lives pass by — a metaphor for life,” it said. “It comes from ‘street dance,’ the genre that represents J-Hope’s roots as an artist, and it also symbolizes the path that he will continue to take with his fans around the world.”

The release coincides with a new six-part docuseries on Amazon Prime, also titled Hope on the Street, which just premiered. That film focuses on J-Hope’s past as a street dancer; before BTS, he was a member of the dance crew Neuron, and that inspired another song on the album, “Neuron,” which features Gaeko and Yoon Mirae.

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“I started with dance, and that dancing led to many other things,” J-Hope said in a trailer for the docuseries. “I’m curious about it. What kind of dancing did I do, and what are my roots? What is the future that I’m dreaming of?”

J-Hope is currently serving active duty in South Korea’s military, having enlisted last April.

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