BLACKPINK is, in fact, the revolution and we’re still enjoying every second of not only their discography but their journey to becoming global music royalty. Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rosé have been one of the biggest girl groups in the world since debuting with ‘WHISTLE’ and ‘BOOMBAYAH’ in 2016, and they’re now continuing their reign with the triumphant ‘Pink Venom,’ their first release since dropping THE ALBUM in 2020.
‘Pink Venom’ is already breaking records worldwide, as can be expected from such a highly-anticipated comeback by one of the biggest groups in the world! Even though we know BLACKPINK are gonna make history with every release, they still manage to blow our minds when it happens. The music video racked up 86 million views in its first 24 hours, making it the biggest YouTube debut of the year so far, and it made BLACKPINK the fastest female group to ever hit 100 million views on a video. It’s even breaking Spotify records, racking up nearly 8 million streams in its first day and becoming the biggest debut by any female artist this decade!
To celebrate all the accomplishments of ‘Pink Venom’ so far, as well as the plain fact that our girls are finally back, we wanted to break down some of our favorite parts of this new era!
Let’s start with the obvious: ‘Pink Venom’ makes a splash and gets caught in your head before you even finish your first listen. From the electrifying “BLAAAAAAACKPIIIIIIIIINK” intro to that ridiculously catchy “taste that pink venom, taste that pink venom” hook, it takes almost no time to declare ‘Pink Venom’ as one of your favorite BLACKPINK songs! We think it was definitely worth the long time we waited for a comeback.
The Music Video
Of course, we couldn’t talk about ‘Pink Venom’ without talking about the stunning music video! Rumor has it that it’s the most expensive music video YG Entertainment has ever made, and we wouldn’t be surprised because it’s immaculate. We love the contrast between Jisoo’s elaborate cage, Jennie’s monster truck, Lisa’s pyramid, and Rosé’s stained glass cave. Every moment keeps your eyes glued to the screen!
Lisa’s “one by one, then two by two” line has gone viral for interpolating Rihanna’s ‘Pon de Replay,’ but did you catch the other references on ‘Pink Venom?’ Jennie’s opening lyric, “kick in the door, waving the coco,” nods to The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Kick In The Door’ as well as her role as an ambassador for Coco Chanel’s fashion house.
Finally, this might just be the Swiftie-BLINKs in us, but Rosé and Jisoo’s “look what you made us do” reminds us of Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do,’ and the snake motif throughout Tay’s reputation era ties into BLACKPINK’s “venom” theme.
Not gonna lie, we’re still not over the cute point move where the girls have their hands near their jaws and make fangs with their fingers. The ‘Pink Venom’ choreo matches the energy of the track so well and we’d be lying if we said we didn’t try to learn it in our rooms at 2 AM. It shows off BLACKPINK’s talents and flows so well with the song!
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