In a recent interview, OneRepublic‘s lead singer and world-renowned producer Ryan Tedder opened up about working with BLACKPINK. Like everyone else who has collaborated with BLACKPINK in the past, he had nothing but praises to sing.
For BLACKPINK’s upcoming album, BORN PINK, Ryan Tedder has worked with the girls for three songs. Though he isn’t sure how many of them will make the final cut, he is confident that at least one will be on the album, and whether all three are on the album or just one, he’s completely satisfied just having the chance to work with them.
They’re super talented. I co-wrote with them and they contributed with the lyrics and melody. I mean, they know what they’re doing. I just think they’re the coolest group there is.
Ryan Tedder on working with BLACKPINK on their upcoming album, #BORNPINK.
"They're super talented. I co-wrote with them and they contributed with the lyrics and melody. I mean, they know what they're doing." pic.twitter.com/7sC2RYPrlY
— Pop Base (@PopBase) August 5, 2022
Rosé and Jennie even went to work with Ryan Tedder in person at his studio for one of the songs last year. And whenever he’s asked about BLACKPINK, Tedder consistently emphasizes the girls’ contribution to their music and how talented they are.
“THEY wrote it, so it was very much me supporting THEM, THEIR ideas”
— FOR JENNIE AND ROSÉ (@forjense) July 16, 2022
This isn’t the first time Ryan Tedder has worked with the girls. For BLACKPINK’s song with Cardi B, “Bet You Wanna,” Ryan Tedder is listed as one of the songwriters. In an interview before the song came out, he expressed how excited he was to be working with them.
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Besides loving the girls as artists, he makes sure everyone he talks to about BLACKPINK knows how sweet and hardworking they are.
‘i love blackpink like worship them i think they’re the sickest group ever and they're the the nicest girls, they’re super talented’
— ً (@GIRL0VESICK) August 5, 2022
He’s also proud to proclaim that he’s a certified BLINK, having their posters all over his walls.
GOOD MORNING AMERICA Instagram reel updated with Ryan Tedder mentioned #BLACKPINK
"“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
Though nothing about the songs has been released, Ryan Tedder has liked a tweet of BLINKs hoping for a darker concept and a chance for Jennie’s rapping to shine. Can BLINKs take this as a spoiler?
— ً (@GIRL0VESICK) August 1, 2022
Regardless of what the song will be, there’s no doubt that all the tracks of BORN PINK will be stunning, and we can’t wait to hear all the music BLACKPINK has in store.