It’s a mutual admiration society within the behind-the-scenes video for “On The Road,” BTS member J-Hope‘s collaboration along with his longtime idol J.Cole. “Having the ability to meet my muse, J. Cole is nerve-wracking,” Hope says within the video’s open, throughout which he’s getting final-touch make-up utilized backstage earlier than the shoot begins.
A technique the K-pop celebrity soothes his nerves is by writing Cole a letter, telling the MC, “working with you has been a significant second,” whereas repeatedly stopping to touch upon his poor handwriting and making an attempt to place himself in ARMY’s sneakers when his followers pen gushing odes to him.
“Take a look at this horrific handwriting,” he laments as he holds the observe as much as digicam and says that it’s not solely an honor to work with Cole, however truly the conclusion of a childhood dream. “You’re all the time an inspiration to me and all the time give me good vitality,” he writes within the observe. The BTS star then heads to the set, the place he can’t cover his pleasure upon lastly assembly his hero.
Hope beams as Cole begins filming his bits, watching the efficiency in a monitor and marveling at how he went from watching the rapper as a baby on TV to filming a video with him on a bridge in Manhattan. “Is that this actual life? Is that this a dream or is that this actual life?” J-Hope asks as the 2 share a sequence of handshakes and Hope arms over a present bag that includes the observe and another goodies.
The remainder of the 13-minute chronicles the method of capturing the video on the streets of New York, together with a freestyle dance scene in a subway station.
“On the Road” is especially significant to J-Hope. Whereas BTS has lengthy shared their admiration for the North Carolina-raised rapper — revealing in 2013 their reinterpreted tackle J. Cole’s “Born Sinner” with “Born Singer,” which was solely formally launched final yr on Proof — J-Hope has all the time shared how Cole is one among his final favourite singers.
“On the Road” is J-Hope’s first new solo tune since hopping on “Rush Hour” with Korean R&B singer “Crush,” whereas Cole dropped a shock tune in mid-January, “Procrastination (Broke).”
Take a look at the “On the Road” behind-the-scenes video beneath.