With the release of her band’s sophomore record and a stellar new Netflix documentary, the singer opens up about her journey to superstardom, how she stays grounded, and working with Lady Gaga
“We just wanted our fans to feel like it was distinctively BLACKPINK’s album, that it sounded like us, that it had our stories and emotions in it,” explains K-pop star Rosé of her band’s sophomore record, THE ALBUM. “I guess the hardest thing about preparing for an album release was the fact that we had a lot more responsibility in creating a full-length, compared to a single.” While the band are used to making “come backs”– K-pop parlance for releasing new music – once annually, this year has been a more challenging stretch of “back-to-back” pop projects.
Alongside a revealing new documentary currently showing on Netflix, the band’s packed 2020 schedule included a collaboration with Lady Gaga, on the track “Sour Candy” in May. The band were inspired by how meticulous and collaborative the singer was with them. “She went through every little detail about the lyrics, about the concept, about what this collaboration meant to her,” says Rosé. “We were shocked at how humble and down to earth she was. I think that was a big (thing) to see (in) such a big pop star that we grew up looking up to.”