K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Written In The Stars

Track: Written In The Stars | Artist: John Legend & Wendy | Album: Written In The Stars (digital single)
Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

I really need to start paying better attention to what SM Entertainment is doing with their STATION brand, because I totally slept on this amazing collaboration between John Legend and Red Velvet’s Wendy—for almost three months, it seems.

I’m also ashamed to report that I had never heard a single John Legend song until I watched La La Land in 2016 and heard Start A Fire, which (the film’s themes aside) became one of my favorite songs from the soundtrack. This led me to explore his discography and history, and hoo boy, have I been missing out.

Here, though, I’m just glad Wendy gets to sing in English beyond a few flavor lines in Red Velvet releases (or for staid humorous effect in TV shows) and collaborate on a track that expands her comfort zone beyond Red Velvet’s traditional boundaries. And, as pretty much everyone knows by this point, I’m a sucker for an acoustic guitar.

Social Media Editor. Please don't tell me a 13-year-old can do my job

Share This Story

Get our newsletter


I love that K-Pop is getting more and more mainstream in the US; the slower stuff isn’t necessarily my style (although this isn’t bad), but it’s still fun to see this collab.