NewJeans’ Danielle Covers V’s ‘Rainy Days’: Watch – Billboard
Written by GRB on 30/08/2023
The collaboration between NewJeans and V continues, this time, with a cover of the BTS member’s recent single “Rainy Days.” On Wednesday (Aug. 30), the K-pop group uploaded a video of Danielle in the studio performing her rendition of the track and gave some insight as to how the cover came to be.
Danielle revealed how she and her fellow NewJeans members — Haerin, Hanni, Hyein and Minji — first heard the song, as well as other tracks from V’s upcoming debut solo album, Layover.
“All five of us were gathered together for a meeting with the CEO [Min Hee Jin]. We listened to every song from our albums, and then the CEO told us, ‘We’re currently preparing for V’s album. Do you want to listen to those songs too?’ So we eagerly said ‘Yes!’ and listened with lots of excitement,” the singer recalled. “After listening to ‘Rainy Days,’ the song resonated with me so much, so as soon as I heard it, it brought me back to a rainy day from my childhood where I would sit by the window and look outside.”
There is a possibility for additional covers of V’s songs from the girls in the future. Danielle added that she and the girls said, “‘All the tracks are so beautiful and covering them would be so fun,’ we said that, and the CEO told us, ‘Then let’s try it!’”
The K-pop star, wearing a cozy oversized cardigan, then launched into a peaceful rendition of the song. “Rainy days/ I’m thinkin’ ’bout you, what to say/ Wish I knew how to find the way/ Right back to you, on rainy days like/ Rainy days/ I’m thinkin’ ’bout you, what to say/ Wish I knew how to find the way/ Right back to you, on rainy days like,” she sang on the chorus.
V approved of the cover, taking to his Instagram Stories to share a link to the cover, and wrote that he was “touched by [her] message” of her cover, in addition to a happy, teary-eyed emoji.
Layover will arrive on Sept. 8. In addition to pre-release singles “Rainy Days” and “Love Me Again,” “Slow Dancing” — which also has a piano version — “Blue” and “For Us” will also appear on the set.
Watch Danielle’s cover of “Rainy Days” in the video above, and see V’s Instagram Stories below.