BTS‘s J-Hope recently shared the meaning behind the entire track list of his new solo album Jack in the Box and even explained the real meaning behind his favorite song.
Spilling his love for the song, “Safety Zone,” J-Hope asks himself where his safe place is or if he has one.
Like in games where there is a “safety zone,” he searches for this place in his own life where he can completely relax.
He proposes various ideas, from a physical place like his house to an abstract place in his mind and imagination like what his song “Blue Side” has previously discussed.
However, he wonders if he has no safe place because of the career he’s chosen. The poetic and melancholic lyrics reflect J-Hope’s shadows as he searches for his own version of a safety zone.
As he self reflects in the song, he hopes those who listen can set everything aside and do the same.
Recalling how much he loves it, he reveals he has a “soft spot” for the song…
…and has named it on multiple occasions as his favorite — even before its release!
Similarly, he thinks it’s a song that will stand the test of time and be something he will continue to enjoy long after its release.
Check out the visualizer for the song below.