'Seven' by Jung Kook is Aiming to Be the Song of the Summer Belt

It's getting hot in here, right?
Published: 19 July 2023

Every male performer eventually writes the song—at least if you look at the best songs of this century—when they make the song. It's always about the "Hey everyone, I just learned about the birds and the bees" song we've always heard. 'Sexy Back' by Justin Timberlake and 'Body Language' by Jesse McCartney were both released in 2006. Years later, we had Justin Bieber's 'Lolli' (use your imagination!), then Zayn's morning-after anthem, 'Pillow Talk'. Recall Niall Horan's equally sexy song 'Slow Hands'. It's now time for BTS's Jung Kook, who has dropped his debut sensual track.

'Seven' is Jung Kook's take—and if the song's sensual lyrics don't make you sweat from its longing music video, nothing will. With phrases like "You wrap around me and give me life," and "It's the way that you can ride," the concept is obvious. Jung Kook is an adult who acts like an adult. Get it with it.

In just 12 hours, 'Seven' has gone viral, thanks to the song’s catchy chorus—and pure shock value. The music video—With a surprise appearance by Latto and Jung Kook competing for a woman's attention, the music video has amassed 25 million views to date. Jung Kook and his girlfriend are seen fighting in the opening scene in a restaurant. After a while, she storms out, which prompts a string of natural disasters for Jung Kook to seek her down. He keeps going despite many floods, explosions, and even a momentary cardiac crisis(!) while singing about getting down "seven days a week." Modern day love story, yes?

In an interview with Vulture, Jung Kook explained the meaning behind 'Seven', saying, "I want to show a more mature and grown version of myself." And that he has achieved.

Originally published on Esquire US

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