Big Hit reveals ‘The Astronaut’ written by BTS’ Jin, Coldplay

Big Hit Music, the agency of K-pop superstars BTS, revealed that the song “The Astronaut” was co-written by Jin and Coldplay.

The agency confirmed the collaboration for Jin’s solo single, which will be released Oct. 28.

BTS' Jin (left) and Coldplay (Instagram)

The release of “The Astronaut” will be done ahead of Jin’s enlistment in the Korean military.

According to the lyric card, “The Astronaut” was produced by Norwegian music producer Kygo and Bill Rahko, who was the composer and producer of the BTS and Coldplay collaboration song “My Universe.”

Listed as songwriters are Coldplay’s Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Chris Martin, Jin, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll (Kygo), Joan La Barbara and Jóhann Jóhannsson.

Martin, Moses Martin and James Keys are credited for background vocals, while Pdogg is credited for vocal arrangement and as engineer.

The concept photos for the song will be released on Oct. 24 to 26, and the music video teaser will be out on Oct. 27.

The song and music video will be out on Oct. 28 with a lyric video to be released on Oct. 31.

Jin announced that he will release a single last Oct. 15 during BTS’ concert for the World Expo 2030 Busan in Busan, South Korea.

"And here's something to share with you. I have a new album coming out. It's not that big of a deal. It's just a single. I was able to collaborate with someone I really adore. I have a lot of content to share with you so I hope you enjoy them,” said Jin.

On Oct. 17, Big Hit Music revealed that all members of BTS will be going to the military and Jin, the oldest member of the group, will be the first one to enlist.

“BIGHIT MUSIC is proud to announce today that the members of BTS are currently moving forward with plans to fulfill their military service,” it said.

It added, “Group member Jin will initiate the process as soon as his schedule for his solo release is concluded at the end of October. He will then follow the enlistment procedure of the Korean government.”

After the release of the song, Jin will request for the cancellation of the postponement of his military service.

Last year, Jin and other members applied to delay their military service until age 30 based on a new law that took effect in June last year allowing outstanding artists to make the move as recommended by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Jin needs to cancel his postponement of military service so the Military Manpower Administration, a government agency in charge of military service, can send him a notice of his enlistment.

Big Hit Music said BTS members will regroup in 2025 after their military service is completed.