GOT7 Jinyoung surprises Ahgases with solo single 'Dive', fans call it 'song of the year'
GOT7 isn’t going anywhere. While it had been revealed in January that the K-pop group was leaving their agency JYPE, they hadn’t disbanded. Fans were skeptical since each of the members had signed on with different companies. However, the members have been true to their word and have been pretty active. With 2021 being the year that they focus on their solo careers, fans were eagerly waiting for the 7th member Jinyoung.
The oldest member Mark was the first member to release a solo single followed by Jackson and Jay B. Youngest members Bambam and Yugyeom each released an album and promoted them together last month. Youngjae officially debuted as an actor with one of the main roles and released OSTs (original soundtracks) for two K-dramas. While Jinyoung graces our TV screen with his latest K-drama ‘The Devil Judge’, we are finally getting new music from him.
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Jinyoung releases solo single ‘Dive’
Early on July 29, Jinyoung suddenly announced that he was releasing his single ‘Dive’ at 6 pm KST (5 am ET). His last self-composed track had been the single ‘Encore’ and ‘Wave’, a b-side on GOT7’s latest album ‘Breath of Love: Last Piece’. ‘Dive’ was made with long-time collaborator Distract. Perfect for the summer, it is a refreshing and peppy track with band sounds in the arrangement. Due to the travel ban thanks to the pandemic, Jinyoung wanted to give a sense of freedom with ‘Dive’ as if the listener is driving past the sea. The juxtaposition between his deep voice and falsettos in the bridge is definitely the highlight.
Jinyoung has personally written the song and stated that he focused on it especially so that his fans could understand his world. He explained, “It is a song about having 'trust' that if you continue to accept whatever crosses your path, at some point, you will soon be filled with people, love, abilities, and growth, endlessly like the sea...I wanted to gift my fans with a song in a timely manner, and in order to keep my promise, I worked on it...I am thankful that [my fans] waited for me, and I will continue to repay you with my music.”
Half an hour before the release of the single, he also went live on Instagram. He had a quick chat with fans, spoke about his members and sang live. He revealed that he had made several songs but chose ‘Dive’ because he wanted to quickly gift fans with something. He also heard Jay B’s album which he said was amazing and praised Jackson’s music video 'Drive You Home'. He also asked fans to look forward to ‘Dive’ and that there would be a special video being released for it at 7 pm KST (6 am ET).
Listen to the track below.
Watch the special performance clip below.
'Song of the year'
A fan tweeted, “Hearing jinyoung harmonizing with himself is such a blessing.” Another tweeted, “I do not care if you are a bird or not I NEED you to listen to dive by park jinyoung right now it's the song of the year.” One fan tweeted, “No because jinyoung’s actually a genius for releasing a song at the height of devil judge’s popularity.” Another fan tweeted, “Jinyoung and his neverending love with the sea to the point he said "my world has becoming the sea" Relieved face jinyoung poetic chronicles.”
One tweeted, “Me after seeing that sudden jinyoung announcement:.” Another tweeted, “Singer-songwriter jinyoung: you waited ahgases: of course.” One tweeted, “Jinyoung and distract wrote so many gems already but distract said that dive is one of the best songs they've written so HELLO DIVE IS GONNA SURPASS EVERYTHING AND SET THE BAR SO HIGH.” Another tweeted, “Getting a motorcycle license, diving lessons, making music and who knows what else while filming for dramas and movies??? do you rest at all jinyoung.”
hearing jinyoung harmonizing with himself is such a blessing 💞@GOT7Official #GOT7 #Jinyoung pic.twitter.com/2iMEdtLKyQ— ً (@tuanofseven) July 29, 2021
i do not care if you are a bird or not I NEED you to listen to dive by park jinyoung right now it's the song of the year 🙏🏼— ash ⚡ (@khjmist) July 29, 2021
no because jinyoung’s actually a genius for releasing a song at the height of devil judge’s popularity pic.twitter.com/IHyfsQR4gN— kay (@toikiholic) July 29, 2021
jinyoung and his neverending love with the sea to the point he said "my world has becoming the sea" 😌 jinyoung poetic chronicles pic.twitter.com/06sblomXRi— h (@_thatsanono) July 29, 2021
Me after seeing that sudden jinyoung announcement: pic.twitter.com/3NULx18yuG— SAM | 🌴⚖️🍑👑🌊 (@pjypeach94) July 28, 2021
singer-songwriter ahgases:— allyson (@nyeongsoopreme) July 28, 2021
jinyoung and distract wrote so many gems already but distract said that dive is one of the best songs they've written so HELLO DIVE IS GONNA SURPASS EVERYTHING AND SET THE BAR SO HIGH 😩— allyson (@nyeongsoopreme) July 28, 2021
getting a motorcycle license, diving lessons, making music and who knows what else while filming for dramas and movies??? do you rest at all jinyoung 😩— (ㅍㅅㅍ) 😈⚖ (@pbjy0922) July 28, 2021