BLACKPINK’s most recent comeback was with their first full-length album, THE ALBUM, in 2020.
Since the group has not made a comeback in almost two years, fans look forward to seeing what sorts of music and performances BLACKPINK will surprise them with. And, thanks to OneRepublic‘s Ryan Tedder, fans have new information about BLACKPINK’s comeback.
In the past, fans have suspected that Ryan Tedder may have been involved in helping to produce music for BLACKPINK, given both the singer’s love of the group…
I like BLACKPINK a lot. I’m a huge fan of BLACKPINK. I’m actually going to be working with BLACKPINK. That’s a fact.
— shu (@intoblackpivk) May 30, 2020
And his possible teasing of “Lack plink” (which could indirectly reference BLACKPINK) on new music.
And now, in a recent interview at Good Morning America‘s 2022 Summer Concert series, Ryan Tedder confirmed that he has worked on music with BLACKPINK, specifically with Jennie and Rosé in Los Angeles.
All I can confirm is that I have worked on BLACKPINK material. I did write with the girls themselves. I did, I think, one of the only sessions they’ve done outside of Korea we did in [Los Angeles]. With Jennie, Rosé, a handful of them.
He also took the opportunity to confirm what fans already know, that the members are “so sweet” and “so talented.”
They’re phenomenal, they’re so sweet, they’re so talented. I’m a huge BLACKPINK fan. Their posters are all over my wall. My wife thinks it’s weird.
Although Ryan Tedder couldn’t spill any more secrets, fans can rest assured knowing that the talented producer clearly respects BLACKPINK as artists. Ryan Tedder ensured that BLACKPINK kept “their sound,” which was possible because he let the members have creative freedom while just giving them support.
I genuinely love BLACKPINK and so I can’t tell you what’s coming out. I think one or two of my songs have made the album from what I’ve been told. And the stuff that I did with them I can just say is very true to their sound. They wrote it so it was very much me just supporting them, their ideas.
According to Ryan Tedder, fans can definitely look forward to the comeback.
It’s cool as hell.
You can read more about BLACKPINK’s involvement in their music here.
You can watch the full interview clip here.
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"“I’m a huge @.blackpinkofficial fan,” OneRepublic’s @.ryantedder said of the K-pop group. “I’ve got their posters all over my wall.”
— BLACKPINK MEDIA (@blackpinkmedia4) July 16, 2022