Rapper/singer Jackson Wang is remembering the turbulent period of his life that inspired his debut solo album’s emotional opener “BULLET TO THE HEART.” His voice trembles as he recalls how overwhelmed he was at the time, pushing himself too hard, trying to balance all his responsibilities-including running his Team Wang agency and label while maintaining his role within K-pop superstars GOT7. “I just got on a plane and I thought I couldn't breathe,”. “I had a fever. I was just like, ‘What is going on?’ I felt like I was going to die. But passion and dedication in my life is so strong. I never thought about giving up. This is my personality. I think this song really represents me and that moment well. It was really like a bullet to my heart.” MIRRORS brings Jackson Wang into sharp focus. Behind the trap-influenced boom of “DWAY!” and “ON THE ROCKS” is an artist in transition. What might sound like ballads-“UNLESS I’M WITH YOU” and “爱 (I Love You 3000 Chinese Version)”-are vessels of gratitude for his fans. As the album title symbolizes, a mirror can show multiple sides but can’t hide one’s true self.