“That, That” has been trending worldwide since its debut on April 29. Indeed, the collaboration between Psy and Suga could not be any less than excellent. But, it also intrigues the audience how did it occur that the two decided to work together.
However, during the April 30 episode of JTBC’s “Knowing Bros” (“Ask Us Anything”), Psy addressed this aspect, shedding light on some behind-the-scenes and divulging the details of he and Suga paired up to work on the title track for his next full-length album.
From what Psy has said, it appears that Suga was the first to make move and come up with the brilliant idea of collaborating.
“I got a text message from an unknown number. It said, Hi, this is Suga. I’d like to talk to you about something,” said Psy. The Gangnam Style singer added,
“[Suga] is a great performer, of course, but he’s also really good at writing music, He’s produced songs for IU and Heize before. So he’d produced lots of songs for other stars before, and he told me that he wanted to top off his producing project by giving me a song.”
“That’s when he brought me the instrumental for [‘That That’]. Suga’s the one who produced that beat. He asked me, ‘Could you possibly sing this song?’ and I said, ‘It wouldn’t even have to be this. What wouldn’t I be willing to sing [if you produced it]? I’m in!’”
“So we kept talking back and forth like this and working on the song together, and he wound up featuring on the song. I’d really like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to him.”