K-pop star Vernon of SEVENTEEN gushed about recent collab-mate Charli XCX and her music in an interview with Teen Vogue.

In case you don’t know, SEVENTEEN’s Vernon truly lived the fan life when he recently teamed up with Charli XCX on a remix of her new single ‘Beg For You’. Since discovering Charli’s music, Vernon has been vocal about his admiration for the star.

In a new interview for Teen Vogue, Vernon explained just how much Charli’s music inspired him.

“I’m still having a hard time grasping this reality,” he said, before thanking Charli for ‘acknowledging’ his existence. “It’s truly an honour to be a part of her music.”

Of discovering her music, he said: “It was a whole new world for me, really. I feel vulnerability, but at the same time, invincibility in her music. There’s something really beautiful about it.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the star also brought up being drawn to ‘abstract’ things when it comes to his creative expression.

He took The Matrix as an example: “Every time you search about The Matrix, you learn something new. There are so many hidden messages. Maybe the hidden messages people talk about online [aren’t] really what [the filmmakers] intended, but [there’s] all this talk coming from one movie.

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“That’s the kind of music I want to make, just having people talk about it even when it’s not really something I intended. It’s like an abstract art piece, you know what I mean?” he added.

The star also spoke about his foray into production, citing he likes the freedom of being able to experiment and conjure something of his own.

“Producing is a much wider spectrum of music-making than rapping is, which is more fun. I get more creative freedom.” he said.

You can read more about this topic over at the Asia Pop Observer.

Check out ‘Beg For You’ by Charli XCX and Rina Sawayama, feat. A.G. Cook and Vernon of SEVENTEEN:

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