BLACKPINK’s Rosé explained why she chose to go with English lyrics in her upcoming title track “On The Ground.”
The artist said at the online showcase of her first solo single R on the 12th that she chose “English lyrics for the completeness of the song.”
After releasing her first solo single at 2 p.m. KST on this day, Rosé officially made her start as a solo singer. The title song “On The Ground” conveys a message about how “the most important values lie within me no matter how higher you may be running towards.”
As for why she chose the track as her title song, she said that there are songs which come to her like fate when recording. “When I recorded for “On The Ground,” I told Teddy that the song is really good. And I listened to the song a lot after receiving it. I wanted my fans to listen to it. Teddy also said it was a good idea. It didn’t take a lot of thought process, it was like fate,” she said.
In particular, the singer participated in writing her own title song. The English lyrics of “On The Ground” heightened fans’ curiosities. To this, Rosé stated that there’s a language that goes with each song. She explained further, “in order to perfect the song, I contemplated which language would suit this one. And English suits this song the most. I was afraid and worried that the fans would be disappointed. But it was more important to me to present a perfect song, so I decided to do it in English.”
Rosé picked “Everything I need is on the ground / I worked my whole life, just to get high, just to realize, everything I need is on the ground” as her favorite part of the song. She says it matches her life, as she only ran towards her dream but at times questions about her motivation in life.