BLACKPINK Comments On What To Expect For Their Long-Awaited Comeback Album
BLACKPINK is finally making a comeback!
On June 15, members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa attended the press meeting for their first mini album “Square Up,” and stated, “We worked hard to prepare [for this album], so it’d be great if everyone could not only love our title tracks, but our b-sides as well.”
Rosé commented, “I worked hard to stay fit during our break. The choreography for this [title] track requires a lot of energy. I made lots of effort to exercise so that I would be able to perform the choreography till the end.”
In regards to their break, Lisa shared, “We got to make a lot of good memories. Recently we started raising a cat, and we’ve been having a great time.”
As their upcoming title track “DDU-DU DDU-DU” is set to be released on June 15, “Square Up” will be BLACKPINK’s first release in about a year, and is produced by Teddy.
Jisoo said, “We’ve never formally released an album so the fans must have been waiting a lot, but while we were participating in the making of the album, we also really thought a lot about what the fans would like. We decided to let go of [any] burdens. If we felt burdened, we wouldn’t be able to show everyone what we’ve prepared. When we first debuted, we had that kind of [mindset] and so this time our attitude has shifted.”
Jennie added, “We wanted to present a high-quality album. We felt sorry to our fans for the delayed comeback, but we will work hard during promotions so that [fans] won’t feel like it was such a [long] break.”
In regards to Teddy producing the album, Jennie replied, “From the beginning, we consulted with Teddy for the concept and music, and he took the ideas we had to write the songs.”
BLACKPINK’s title track “DDU-DU DDU-DU” is a refined, powerful hip hop track that incorporates onomatopoeia in a refreshing way and includes lyrics that give off a chic and confident vibe. Jennie explained, “You can interpret ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ as either the sound of a gunshot, or the sense that we’re casting a powerful spell.”
In terms of the performance, Jisoo commented, “This song has a long dance break. For that part, we will be able to show a powerful performance. In the second verse, there’s rapping, but it also includes some awesome choreography. If you watch our performance, it will leave a good impression and perhaps make people want to watch it more.”
BLACKPINK’s first mini album “Square Up” is set to have double title tracks “DDU-DU DDU-DU” and “Forever Young,” as well as b-sides “Really” and “See U Later.”