OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder spills ‘Secrets’ on Blackpink collaboration for upcoming album

RYAN TEDDER TEASES BLACKPINK
  • OneRepublic lead vocalist Ryan Tedder teased his potential involvement in Blackpink’s upcoming album during an interview with “Good Morning America” on Friday.
  • “I think one or two of my songs have made the album,” he said. “From what I’ve been told, and the stuff that I did with them, I can just say is very true to their sound.”
  • The singer-songwriter helped pen Blackpink’s track “Bet You Wanna” featuring Cardi B off their 2020 debut album “The Album.”
  • Blackpink is preparing for their August comeback album and their 2022 world tour, which YG Entertainment promises to be “the largest world tour in the history of a K-pop girl group.”

OneRepublic lead vocalist Ryan Tedder teased his potential involvement in Blackpink’s upcoming album during an interview with “Good Morning America” on Friday.  

Tedder, who helped pen Blackpink’s track “Bet You Wanna” featuring Cardi B, appeared on “Good Morning America” to promote OneRepublic’s new single “I Ain’t Worried” from the “Top Gun: Maverick” soundtrack.

During his interview, he mentioned that he is a Blink – a fan of Blackpink – and even said, “I’ve got their posters all over my wall, my wife thinks it’s weird.”

Further proving that he is a Blink, the musician shared an Instagram post from Hypebeast about the girl group’s upcoming August comeback album and 2022 world tour. 

“I can’t tell you what’s coming out,” Tedder teased during his interview. “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. At the end of the day, though, I’m trying to write a hit. Trying to write the biggest, best song I can possible.”

Tedder and his OneRepublic bandmates are busy gearing up to release their sixth studio album sometime this summer, which was revealed with their drop of the lead track “West Coast” back in February.

YG Entertainment announced earlier this month that Blackpink was in the “final stages of recording a new album” which would kickstart “a continuous large-scale project which will extend through the second half of the year.”

Last week, the K-pop entertainment company also announced the girl group’s first-ever virtual concert in partnership with “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile.” It was also around this time that Rolling Stone Korea was slammed by netizens and K-pop fans on Twitter for its poorly worded interview which called Thai member Lisa “exotic” and claimed that member Jisoo “does not possess the most outstanding talent in the group as a vocalist or dancer.”

 

Featured Image via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (left), BLACKPINK (right)

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