In a new interview with Capital FM radio, Halsey discussed the commonalities she shares with BTS, their friendship, and more.
The BTS x Halsey collaboration “Boy With Luv” comes two years after Halsey formed a special connection with the members at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. She felt an instant kinship with the group, despite the language barrier.
I met the guys a couple years ago and I just kind of connected with them right away. I think a lot of people can be intimidated by a language barrier, but I knew it was really important to me to kind of just talk to them the same way that I would talk to anyone else.
“I think in a time when they were exploring a new avenue,” she went on, “it meant a lot to them that I just treated them like any other friend. And it meant a lot to me that they did the same.”
Halsey said that she and BTS found common ground, even though they grew up in different countries and have very different life experiences.
Despite growing up in different places and coming of age in two different kinds of music industries, the one thing we really found in common was we love our fans, we love making visually stunning, exciting art that gets everyone excited. So, it was kind of like just a matter of time before we did the collaboration.
Check out the full interview here.