BLACKPINK‘s Rosé is getting candid.
The 24-year-old superstar spoke to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe to discuss her debut solo single “On the Ground.”
Here’s what she had to say…
On her first solo song: “I think my first solo song that I recorded in the studio was about three years ago, I can say. So very near the start of our Blackpink debut.”
On the message of the song: “As simple as it can get, for me, the pre-chorus, ‘I worked my whole life just to get right. Just to be like, look at me, I’m never coming down.’ That just hits me. It’s just the fact that literally I was 16, came through all the way to South Korea without any of my family, just all alone, and I just worked every single day, I think, since then to get to where I am right now. To be on such a roll as that, you have these moments, I feel like, where you forget where you’re actually going. I remember being so sure of where I was going, but I’m also very lost. The funny thing is when the company had decided to just go with the song, I got a call in the middle of the night. I was bawling my eyes out. I was like I felt so hollow. Then in that moment, that call came and they were like, ‘We’re going to go with this song.’ I was like when you just feel the most hollow, life gives you sweets. When life tastes like lemon and throwing lemons at you and you’re just like, ‘Oh my God, what am I doing?’”
On BLACKPINK’s support: “They were always there during the process as well, so they knew about the song when I first recorded it. Then when it was confirmed, they were like, ‘Oh, you’re coming out with that song? That one I love and I cannot wait.’ They’re very supportive. Now that I’m doing my own schedule and solo project, it means so much to me that they reach out. Just one call and I’m like, ‘I feel so much more confident,’ and they’ve been so good at that, like each and every member. I miss them, you know? Because usually when I’m working, I would see them every single day. I can’t wait until my schedule gets a little quiet and then I’m going to go hang out with them. But they’ve been very supportive.”
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