Jung Kook is days away from stepping into his own as a pop soloist, so who better to channel in his upcoming music video than the King of Pop? Ahead of the release of his debut solo album Golden, the BTS star shared a music video teaser for one of the upcoming project’s singles, “Standing Next to You,” in which he appears to pay subtle tribute to Michael Jackson.
Posted Wednesday (Nov. 1), the teaser finds Jung Kook dressed in an MJ-esque military jacket complete with metallic embellishments and tassels as he emulates some of the late legend’s signature dance moves — namely, the iconic crotch grab. In other shots, the K-pop star stands solo, modeling a majestic pair of black angel wings.
The teaser comes just two days ahead of Friday’s (Nov. 3) album drop, which will also see the release of the full “Standing Next to You” video. And even though it’s not out yet, Golden is already breaking records; just this week, Jung Kook’s Latto duet, “Seven,” became the fastest song to reach 1 billion streams in Spotify history.
The track also earned Jung Kook his first ever Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 earlier this year. His collaboration with Jack Harlow, “3D” — which is also part of the Golden tracklist — followed close behind, bowing at No. 5 on the chart.
His successful collaborations don’t stop there, however. Earlier this week, “Too Much” with Central Cee and The Kid LAROI made Jung Kook the first South Korean soloist to land three songs in the top 10 of the the Official U.K. Singles chart.
Watch Jung Kook’s “Standing Next to You” teaser above.
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