It’s official: fans can look forward to at least one new collaboration between BTS and Pharrell Williams (and possibly more)! Are you excited?
On November 1, Rolling Stone magazine released an exclusive interview between BTS’s RM and Pharrell in which the two artists chatted about music, life, and more.
Towards the end of the interview, Pharrell revealed the exciting news that he’d joined forces with BTS for a song on his upcoming album “Phriends.”
The American artist and producer shared, “Well, my project, it’s called… it’s [under] my name, and the title of the album is ‘Phfriends.’ It’s volume one. You guys [BTS] are on there, obviously. And I’m actually talking about this way more than I’m supposed to, but it’s a song from my album that [BTS] sang and it’s amazing, and I’m super grateful.”
RM chimed in, “I just love this song,” to which Pharrell agreed, “I love it too… Everyone that hears it is like, ‘Whoa.’”
Pharrell then went on to offer to work with RM on his upcoming solo album, raising the possibility of a second collaboration between the two singers.
Referring to RM’s new solo album—which was just officially announced by Big Hit Music on November 1 KST—Pharrell said, “I’m just going to put this out there. You said you’re 90 percent done with your solo album. But if within that last 10 percent, if you need—you don’t need me, but I mean…”
RM interjected, “I always needed you, for 15 years,” and Pharrell continued, “OK, well, if you want to do something, we can actually do it.” In what appeared to mark confirmation that the two might really be teaming up for his upcoming album as well, RM responded, “Please… I’m honored and grateful.”
Are you excited to see what BTS and Pharrell Williams have in store?
You can read the full Rolling Stone interview between RM and Pharrell here, or you can check out the video version below!
BTS (Korean: 방탄소년단; RR: Bangtan Sonyeondan), also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean boy band formed in 2010 and debuting in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment. The septet—consisting of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook—co-writes and co-produces much of their own material. Originally a hip hop group, their musical style has evolved to incorporate a wide range of genres; their lyrics have often discussed mental health, the troubles of school-age youth and coming of age, loss, the journey towards self-love, and individualism. Their work also frequently references literature, philosophy and psychological concepts, and includes an alternate universe storyline.
Pharrell Lanscilo Williams (/fəˈrɛl/; born April 5, 1973) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Alongside close colleague Chad Hugo, he formed the hip hop and R&B production duo the Neptunes in the early 1990s, with whom he has produced songs for various recording artists. In 1999, he became lead vocalist of the band N.E.R.D., which he formed with Hugo and drummer Shay Haley. Williams has been widely referred to as one of the most influential and successful music producers of the 21st century, having had a significant impact on the sound of modern popular music.
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