The pop star shared the news with her fans in an Instagram Live video recently, saying that it is “a mess” but is “actually really bomb”.
Rexha explained in the video, of which you can see a clip below, that the demo hadn’t been solicited from her by the band or their label Big Hit Entertainment. “They haven’t heard it, it’s not a song for them, I’m just writing an idea for them,” she told the camera.
“It needs work though. It needs a lot of work. But it’s dope.”
If BTS accepted the song from her, it wouldn’t be the first time Rexha has written for a Korean artist. She co-wrote SM Entertainment boy band SHINee’s 2010 track ‘Lucifer’, as well as ‘As Long As I Love You’ for solo artist and former Fin.K.L member Lee Hyori.
In a Twitter Q&A back in 2019, the singer responded to a fan asking if she hoped “to get to co-write another K-pop song or be featured one one”. “Yes it’s dope as fuck,” she replied.
BTS released their latest album ‘BE’ in November 2020, featuring the record-breaking singles ‘Dynamite’ and ‘Life Goes On’. The former scored the band their first Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, while the latter became the first song predominantly in a non-English language to hit the top of the US chart.
Meanwhile, Rexha is currently working on her second album – the follow-up to 2018’s ‘Expectations’. She previously teased that the record would boast feminist themes as well as being inspired by her experiences with mental health. In October 2020, she released a track from it in the Doja Cat collaboration ‘Baby, I’m Jealous’.