Making a statement of his limitless creative potential and growth, Kwon Soonyoung, better known as HOSHI from the 13-member boy group SEVENTEEN, has just enthralled the world with his first solo mixtape titled “Spider”. Through this debut solo single released on 2nd April 2021, the 24-year-old singer not only managed to snag hearts through his alluring charms but also got featured on the cover of Spotify‘s ‘#KClubParty‘ playlist!
With this highly satisfying listening experience, it is also no surprise that “Spider” grabbed the top spots in music charts around the world in mere hours of its release – the track charting in 45+ countries (at the time of writing). The Indian CARATs also, being truly spellbound by HOSHI’s single, streamed and showed their support for the release by making the track peak at #3 on iTunes India and trending “#hoshi” on Twitter which held the #11 spot even after several hours had passed.
HOSHI Spider on iTunes
1 #1 so far
12 countries at #2
18 Top 10s
Charting in 39 countries
— SEVENTEEN;Spotify (@svt_spotify) April 2, 2021
Featuring the light background vocals of SEVENTEEN’s WOOZI and the composing genius of well-known producers, PRISMFILTER’s Bumzu and Park Kitae, single ‘Spider’ shows the parallel between the helpless motions of a prey stuck in a deadly spider’s web and an individual’s equally impotent actions to escape the tantalizing charms of a lover.
“When you look at mе, when you look at me/ I shiver all over/ When you touch me, when you touch me/ You tie me up like a spider/ We’re tangled up, we can’t escape/ Like a spider, I enjoy this puzzle/ Pretend to hate it, baby, I still like it, baby.”
The sultriness of the song is well-complimented by the smooth, debonair music video shots, dripping with metaphoric meanings. It definitely suits the club ambiance that Spotify has alluded to in their eargasmic club experience playlist!