Red Velvet Reveals How Their Collaboration With Ellie Goulding Came About

The members were as surprised as we were!

Red Velvet‘s collaboration with Ellie Goulding was a highly anticipated hit.

The track saw the girl group replacing Swae Lee’s verse on Ellie Goulding’s song, which also featured American DJ Diplo. Wendy and Yeri were credited for co-writing the lyrics for their verse

In an interview with BREAKOUT, an Indonesian radio show, Red Velvet answered the question on everyone’s minds–how did the collaboration with Ellie Goulding actually happened?

Wendy revealed that the girls were actually big fans of Ellie Goulding, and that Ellie was the one who reached out for a collaboration!

We love [Ellie Goulding]! We love her songs. She’s so famous. Thankfully, she suggested the collaboration. I don’t know how did that happen, but surprisingly, she asked us, and of course, yeah!

— Wendy

The girls also revealed that they were at Ellie Goulding’s concert in Korea last September.

You can watch Red Velvet’s full interview with Breakout below.

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