We all remember the time in 2018 when Jenny debuted with “SOLO” and everyone got so excited about YG’s news that each of the girls will release a song by the end of the year, as it was going around. Well, that did not happen, unfortunately, and we all had to keep waiting patiently for the other three girls from BLACKPINK to debut as well. About two and a half years later, Rosé has finally came with her own single – “R”.
Rosé’s single consists of two songs, which are entirely in English – “On The Ground” and “Gone”. Many fans were taken aback, and some were not quite happy about the fact that the artist’s debut single is entirely in English. However, there is a reason for all of this. Rosé shares that she has chosen precisely this language because she thinks English fits the songs a lot better than Korean does and it refines them in a way that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. And most importantly, Rosé herself is happy with the end result.
The title track “On The Ground” is about a girl who works extremely hard to reach the top and to succeed in order to show the world that there is no way back, no way down. At the top, however, she realizes that everything she needed was on the ground. What Rosé wants to tell us with the lyrics of her song is that sometimes it is not necessary to aim for things that might turn out to be useless. Everything we need is already here, on the ground, and we just need to look inside ourselves.
With “Gone” on the other side, we turn the spectrum of emotions 180 degrees. While “On The Ground” is a song about following one’s dreams, “Gone” transfers us back in time, which will not come back. The melody is a lot more melancholic, reliving maybe the young singer’s first heartbreak.
Rosé takes part in writing the lyrics for both songs. For “Gone” she also shares that it was recorded in the studio for the first time 2 years ago and since then she can’t wait to share it with her fans.
Only a few days after releasing her debut single, Rosé also takes over the other part of the globe, premiering her title song in America on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, and the performance turns into a total hit.
Have you already listened to “R”?
Which of the two songs do you like more, even though they are so different from one another?