BLACKPINK’s Rosé Still Misses 1 Aspect of Her Trainee Days — ‘I Actually Have To Make Time for This’

Even outside of her work with BLACKPINK, Rosé is a massive fan of music. The singer writes and records original songs. She even shared that she missed being surrounded by music during her “trainee days.” 

BLACKPINK’s Rosé released songs ‘On The Ground’ and ‘Gone’

Singer Rosé of BLACKPINK performs on stage during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Singer Rosé of BLACKPINK performs on stage during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival | Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Coachella

Aside from her features on BLACKPINK songs like “Kill This Love” and “How You Like That,” Rosé releases music as a solo artist. That includes tracks “On The Ground” and “Gone,” both released in 2021.

One of the reasons Rosé trained with YG and eventually joined BLACKPINK was her love of music. During the Netflix original documentary BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky, Rosé shared that as a child, she always played piano or sang. That love of music continued through her days as a trainee and even as a BLACKPINK member.

Rosé misses being ‘surrounded by music’ during her trainee days

During Rosé’s BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky documentary segment, fans saw this artist alone in a room, singing and accompanying herself on the guitar. The artist has a busy work schedule. As a result, she doesn’t always have time to pursue music for fun. 

“Sometimes I actually miss my trainee days because back then we were always surrounded by music all the time, but these days we’ve got a lot of work, so I actually have to make time for this,” Rosé said, referring to her solo jam session, “That’s why it’s always at night when I’m supposed to be sleeping.”

As one of the world’s most popular K-pop groups, the BLACKPINK members are always busy writing, recording, or performing music. Jisoo recently appeared in the romance series Snowdrop. Rosé even attended the Met Gala in New York City.

Between BLACKPINK rehearsals, this artist also works on her solo music. Another clip from the documentary showed Rosé in the studio with “just the right amount of people.” The girl group’s producer (Teddy) shared he sometimes found Rosé in the studio during late-night hours. 

The BLACKPINK members discussed their time as trainees 

Thanks to this Netflix documentary, BLINKs learned more about this K-pop group, the audition process, and their time as trainees. Some BLACKPINK members were from other countries. As a result, there were extra Korean lessons. 

The oldest member of the group, Jisoo, explained that she had extra dance lessons at the beginning of her training period. Now the lead dancer of BLACKPINK, Lisa revealed that she choreographed dances for a group of trainees every month. 

“We’d get a day off every fortnight and then practice again for another 13 days,” Rosé said. Although challenging, the BLACKPINK members credit this trainee period as a reason why they’re such close friends. 

Unlike other K-pop groups, BLACKPINK doesn’t have an official leader. The artists often make decisions together regarding outfits. BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky also featured a clip of Rosé and Lisa just taking pictures of each other.

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