BLACKPINK recently talked about how 2NE1 has influenced them.
The members sat down for an interview and talked about being the first girl group to debut from YG Entertainment since 2NE1.
“We’re in the same company as 2NE1 and we get our songs from the same producers, so the influence is natural. Since they’ve done a lot of things before us, we want to emulate them. But at the same time, we hope there will soon be an opportunity to show our own unique color. We want to succeed with our own unique color,” said Lisa.
She continued, saying, “Because we’re a rookie group, we’re currently focusing on our team. We’re hoping there will be opportunities to study songwriting and lyric writing in the future. If we had to pick our group’s specialty, it would be performance. We’ve learned a lot of dance genres that a lot of girl groups tend not to learn, and we think those things will be a point of differentiation when we perform on stage.”
Rosé also shared her thoughts, saying, “Though we have a long way to go, we want to become a group that people can trust [to make good music] when they listen to our music.”