In his recent interview with ESQUIRE Korea, SEVENTEEN‘s Hoshi revealed the interesting story behind how and why he created “Spider.”

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During his interview, Hoshi was asked what influenced him to start working on a solo track. Hoshi’s story starts back in 2018 where he tried doing a tarot card reading along with fellow members and staff.

Q: I’m curious about what made you work on the song.

It’s kind of funny if you think about it now, but in 2018 I did a tarot card reading with the members and company staff at an event.  wanted to know what was going on (career-wise), so I chose ‘Job Luck’ and drew a card…It said in 2021, my solo song will be out (laugh). Along with the words, ‘You will fail if you don’t prepare hard for it.’ I’m not one to really believe in these things, but somehow I came to believe it. Maybe I just wanted to believe it.

— Hoshi


Following the tarot card reading, Hoshi revealed he did indeed start to work hard on his solo. Of course with a genius songwriter like Woozi in the group, Hoshi stated that Woozi helped a lot in making “Spider.”

Anyway, I started working on my music from then on. Since there’s woozi who is both a talented producer and my member, I received a lot of help from him.

— Hoshi


Hoshi also discussed several details behind the concept of his mixtape as well as the amazing choreography that goes along with it. Hoshi shared that he used the idea of spiders to interpret his aspirations and desires.

I compared dreams and greed to spiders. Sometimes the road running to achieve my dreams is choked as if it was tied in a spider web, but it meant that I would keep running without stopping.

— Hoshi


As for the choreography, Hoshi mentioned those who helped him in choreography such an incredible dance! Since Hoshi is the leader of SEVENTEEN’s performance unit, Hoshi stated he wanted to make the dance of “Spider” impressive! To make the choreography great, Hoshi shared that he worked with the talented Choi Young Jun. Hoshi expressed, “It was my first solo song, so I really wanted to do it well.”


Many Carats can surely agree that Hoshi’s “Spider” was indeed successful and amazing!