The long-awaited solo single from Jin, “The Astronaut,” has arrived.
The breathtaking, nearly five-minute rock-pop song and its touching music video were released by the BTS sensation on Friday, October 28. Coldplay and Jin co-wrote “The Astronaut,” according to BTS, but the song itself showcases the stadium-sized rock sound that the British band is known for as the ideal foundation for Jin’s steady, calming voice.
“The Astronaut” is able to translate that same emotive approach to a more energetic, dynamic pop-rock song, whereas Jin’s previous solo tracks, like “Awake” and “Epiphany,” have shown he can bring real emotions to his ballads. If you pay great attention, you can even hear Chris Martin singing a few notes that seem to be in harmony with Jin.
In the music video for “The Astronaut,” Jin embraces his acting skills and tells a touching tale of an alien exploring Planet Earth, experiencing amazement and joy along the way, and ultimately deciding to make our planet his home. Throughout the entire video, which has special cameos from his Coldplay collaborators and loves shoutouts to ARMY if one looks closely, Jin maintains a composed demeanor.
For Jin’s music, October is an important month. On October 21, three of the artist’s solo songs made their premiere on international streaming services. On October 28, the single “The Astronaut” will be released, and on November 2 at Coldplay’s show in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the artist will perform the song for the first time with the band. More than 3,500 theatres in more than 70 countries will be “cinecasting” the concert from River Plate stadium, giving fans a cinematic experience.
Prior to this song, Coldplay and all seven members of BTS collaborated on the Coldplay song “My Universe” from the latter’s album Music of the Spheres. The song debuted at the top of the Hot 100, making it the first time two groups had lead vocals on the same Hot 100 No. 1 hit.