“The Astronaut” will be available Oct 28th

BTS’ Jin will release a new solo single “The Astronaut” on October 28th via BigHit Music. The entertainment company made the announcement via global fandom life platform Weverse.

“Since it’s a song made with so much love toward the fans, we hope ‘The Astronaut’ can be a gift to all of you,” the company shares. “We also prepared various promotions for the fans throughout the preparation process of this single. Please show a lot of anticipation and support for this promotion, where you can meet various sides of Jin.”

The song’s logo trailer and promotion map were also made public through BTS’ official social platforms. The logo trailer shows a journey of an astronaut who takes a spacewalk through unsettling space and reaches a glimmering place.

According to the promotion map, Jin will unveil “The Astronaut” poster on October 20th, concept photos on October 24-26th, and music video teaser on October 27th. Single pre-orders start on October 19th at 11 am KST.

Two CD singles of the track will also be offered on October 28th featuring an 84 page booklet, outer cover, lyric card, poster, postcard and more. A Target exclusive edition will contain a bonus postcard.

Jin is the second member of the K-pop group to release solo material. J-Hop released Jack in the Box earlier this summer featuring “More” and “Arson” acting as the 10 track album’s two main tracks.

The news follows the global superstars fulfilling their mandatory military service commitment to South Korea. Members of the group will serve accordingly and release solo material before the global superstars are expected to reconvene in 2025.

On Saturday (Oct 15th), the group’s free BTS Yet to Come in Busan concert that was seen by 50 million people globally. As ambassadors for World Expo 2030 Busan, Korea, the K-pop superstars hosted the concert to introduce the city and the world to Korean culture in an effort to boost interest in Busan’s bid for the World Expo 2030.

For the event, Hybe turned Busan into BTS City, which saw the entire overtaken with various entertainment activations and events that provided an expansive and immersive experience for fans beyond the concert, including a pop-up store, theme packaged, pre-gathering event and more.

BTS will be the subject of two specials streaming on Disney+ in a new partnership the Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific and Hybe have signed. BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage – LA is an exclusive cinematic 4K concert film features BTS’ live performance in Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium in November 2021. BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star is an original docu-series that follows the incredible journey of the K-pop superstars with unprecedented access to a vast library of music and footage.

In June, BTS released Proof, a three disc anthology album that celebrates the nine years of BTS’ journey since their debut, and opens a new chapter upon their tenth year as artists. The project, available in multiple configurations, contains new tracks, members’ selections, demo versions, unreleased tracks and more.

At the same time, its members announced they would pursue solo projects while “remaining active as a group.” The K-pop superstars released a new BTS Dinner Party video to celebrate their ninth anniversary when Suga commented the band was going on “hiatus,” causing a frenzy on social media.