just when BTS ARMY thought they could take a break from their obsession with Jung Kook and his enigmatic picture shared on the official BTS Twitter account on August 11, the K-pop idol delivered even more smoldering solo footage on Wednesday, August 17 — and yes, his vampire energy remains strong.
When the first images of Jung Kook dropped, fans compared his appearance to that of Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen in the Dusk series. The newly released “photo-folio” images expand on the vampiric theme and feature a much paler Jung Kook with blood red lips, dressed in a ruffled poet’s blouse and leather pants. The pop star also looks out from behind red velvet curtains and smolders on camera in the new photos.
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The official BTS Twitter account shared the images of Jung Kook with the caption, “Me, myself and Jung Kook.” To accompany the new photos, a behind-the-scenes production footage from the photo shoot has also been released which features the K-pop star talking about his feelings during filming, as well as how the vampire theme came about.
“I’ve never done this sort of thing on my own. It’s really my first time, so I feel a bit shy and awkward,” Jung Kook explained. “But at the same time, it’s different and I feel like I could be more focused.”
He later added, “I think I remember writing ‘vampire’ for the concept. In the beginning, it started with small suggestions. Underneath, something like very long boots, something frilly. Leather, but not too shiny.
The theme also resulted in a 47-second concept film, in which Jung Kook appears as the fully fleshed out vampire version of himself. The 24-year-old engages in art and literature in the trailer before it ends in a fiery showdown against himself.
According BTS Weverse pageJung Kook’s upcoming photobook which includes the vampire images “shows how a human becomes vulnerable to (daytime) sunlight the moment he transforms into a vampire, but also how he becomes a complete vampire in total darkness ( night) with her inner self expressing hunger and lust for power, in contrast to her all the more attractive and beautiful appearance.
The photo book — which will be available for pre-order starting at 10 p.m. ET on August 17 before being available on November 2 — also includes “a mini poster, a file poster, a stamp, a photo card and a random photo card like a “full moon inspired wine cellar”. According to Weverse, the end of the book contains “a secret section that will have ARMY excited for what’s to come.”
Want a photo book of your favorite BTS member? Don’t worry, a special “photo folio” is provided for each member.
Check out the new photos, behind-the-scenes video, and concept film from Jung Kook below.