Belmont alumna Emily Weisband co-wrote on the single “Boy With Luv” for BTS, a seven-member South Korean boy band, featuring Halsey.
Weisband said, “I’ve always been a big fan of BTS. I’ve seen every video and listened to all the songs. They just radiate creativity and talent.” Already a fan of the band, it was a no-brainer when Weisband’s sister informed her of an opportunity collaborate with them.
BTS reached out to Weisband’s publishing company, hoping to collaborate with her, in January. They sent her the “Boy With Luv” track, and Weisband added melodies to the track.
When “Boy With Luv” came out, Weisband’s manager told her, “Go listen! It’s just what you sent them.” With Korean lyrics over it, Weisband was ecstatic that her music was used in the single. The first 50 seconds or so of the song, the first verse into the chorus, contains a big chunk of the melodies she sent them.
“Being a Nashville writer, being in the room every day digging into lyrics, it was a super weird experience for me, in a good way. There are so many ways to make music now with people all over the world who you haven’t met, so it’s really cool,” Weisband shared. “The fact that we all feel the same things from across the world is mind blowing to me. I’m just so grateful that they wanted to make it their own and put their words to it.”
Spotify created a playlist entitled “Written by Emily Weisband” which can be found here.