On the afternoon of October 2nd BLACKPINK participated in a press interview to discuss the release of their first full album “THE ALBUM”!
Rosé said, “We have already released albums in many different formats, but our first full album is really meaningful.” I remember how excited we were when the decision was made to put out a full album, and we were very excited about what music we could record. “
“We really wanted to show all the music that BLACKPINK can do,” she continued. “We went back and forth in the studio for a long time, thinking together about whether we could express things better. There were some songs that unfortunately didn’t make it, but I’m really glad we got good music out in a variety of genres like hip hop, R&B and dance. “
Jisoo and Jennie both wrote lyrics for their title track “Lovesick Girls”. Jisoo said, “I think there are parts of the song that anyone can relate to, so it’s a track that a lot of people can hear.” She described the song as a hopeful message about being hurt by setback but still conquering and finding a new love or dream. “Instead of trying to make a sad song, we wanted to convey a hopeful and more positive message,” she said.
Jennie, who also helped compose the track, said, “I think it’s a message from girls who have grown a little more than when we made our debut.” Jennie also said that with the vocal parts they wanted the audience to be inspired to want to run with them while they sing along. “I hope this is conveyed well, and since all the members love the song so much, I’m really glad it’s our title track,” she said.
“If you also look at all of our B-sides, there are a lot of different emotions, not just love,” Jennie said. “We wanted to show a more mature side of ourselves. There’s a B-side called “Pretty Savage,” and both the lyrics and the song sound very confident and cool overall. Since it’s our first album, we wanted to include a lot of words that make people think of BLACKPINK. “
“THE ALBUM” includes collaborations with Cardi B and Selena Gomez, and BLACKPINK has also collaborated with other stars like Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga. When asked about their collaboration, Lisa said: “We are very happy and it is an honor that artists we have liked since our youth enjoy our music and work with us. If we get the chance, I would love to work with us in the future more artists working together. “
The music video for “Lovesick Girls” received 10 million views in less than an hour, an achievement that fits her title “YouTube Queens”. Rosé said, “It’s really an honor to be called that” and expressed her gratitude. “We’re excited that listeners are enjoying our music in so many ways and relating to it by watching, listening and participating,” she continued. “Whenever there are articles about new records, it surprises and surprises us too.”
On the subject of the COVID-19-related restrictions, Lisa said, “It’s a shame we are on stage without [our fans] FLASHING. “She added,” If it’s safe, the first thing we want to do is take a tour. We really miss BLINK. Before that, we prepared something for BLINK. So look forward to it. “
The group was also asked to describe what they thought changed or stayed the same when they compared their past and current selves.
“When we were apprentices, even though we were busy, the fun we had was the joy of working hard and running together,” said Jisoo. “Now we’re trying to make more people happy and connect them with our feelings. The four of us wanted the same things and I think we always ran with the same feelings.”
Jennie said, “I’m grateful that we can watch each other as we go from teen to 20-year-old and it’s great fun.” She added, “Our backgrounds and patterns may be different, but I’m amazed that when we talk about performances or music, we become one again. I want to praise each other for doing well, and I hope that we can have even more fun if we keep walking together in the future. “
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