AceShowbiz - J-Hope has surprised fans by releasing a music video for "Airplane", which is a follow-up to "Daydream". Debuting on March 6, the clip features the member of Bangtan Boys a.k.a BTS looking radiant in various settings.
The song itself finds J-Hope rapping about his old memories of wanting to ride on airplanes as a child. Voices of the other group members can also be heard in the song. "I remember me from that time/ When the dry ground lit me ablaze/ I ran looking at the blue sky/ I wanted to fly in that airplane," he spits his bars.
"Airplane" is the second track off J-Hope's first solo mixtape "Hope World", which was released on March 2. Talking about the track on a Naver V Live broadcast, the 24-year-old star revealed that the song "is a very meaningful piece."
"I wanted to write about an airplane. Because last year, the year before last, and these days, I spend so much time on the plane," he said. "When I was a little boy, my wish was to be on an airplane. My wish was to get on a plane and fly to the sky. It reminded me of old memories. I used to dream of it."
J-Hope went on revealing that the track was special to him as the other members lent their voices on the track. "Since we've worked together and had tours all around the world. And since we're a team. I wanted them to sing with me for this song. So I asked them a favor," he added. "They didn't hesitate to accept it, so I was quite moved."
"Hope World" debuted at No. 63 on Billboard 200 chart, making the rapper become the highest-charting K-Pop solo act in the chart's history. The album racked up 9,000 equivalent album units, including 8,000 in traditional album sales. In addition, the album debuted atop the World Albums chart.