“Hope World,” the lead track of the mixtape released by BTS’s J-Hope, has been featured on TIME Magazine’s “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week” list.
TIME Magazine released the list on March 2 (local time) and recommended “Hope World” by stating, “J-Hope, one of the seven members of BTS, is the third to put out an independent project.” They continued to add, “Naturally titled ‘Hope World,’ the lead track of the same name is a bouncy and fresh piece of rap-forward pop. It’s sung in Korean, J-Hope’s infectiously upbeat vibe is hard to miss.”
“Hope World” was featured alongside DJ Khaled’s “Top Off” featuring Beyoncé, Future, and Jay Z, Yo La Tengo’s “For You Too,” Tom Misch and De La Soul’s “It Runs Through Me,” and Amber Mark’s “Love Me Right.”
J-Hope dropped his mixtape “Hope World” on March 2 and the song has been met with an explosive response, setting a new record for the most No.1’s on iTunes of any Korean solo artist. He also spoke of the inspiration behind his mixtape in an interview with TIME Magazine.