BTS’ J-Hope released his first mixtape “Hope World” and the music video for it’s title track “Daydream” March 2.
To be completely honest, I had low expectations for Hope World because I kept seeing J-Hope stans on Twitter threatening other fans to support his mixtape when it dropped, which implies they were afraid it wouldn’t do well. But I was pleasantly surprised by “Daydream”. It took some time for the song to grow on me, but it has a laid-back, chill vibe that suits J-Hope well and I really like the deep house and trip hop influences he used in the track.
“Hope World” is more of a grower than an instant bop, with the second half of the mixtape being a little underwhelming. But this is J-Hope’s first mixtape, so it’s not supposed to be a flawless masterpiece. But “Hope World” is pretty good and shows there’s a lot of potential in J-Hope as a soloist.