Many people believe that “Pink Venom” is not as groundbreaking as other BLACKPINK songs.
On August 19th, BLACKPINK held an online press conference ahead of their pre-release single “Pink Venom”, which will soon be followed by their 2nd full album “Born Pink”. This is BLACKPINK’s first return as a group after almost 2 years, since the release of “Lovestick Girls”.
According to YG Entertainment, pre-orders for BLACKPINK’s new album has surpassed 1.5 million copies. In addition, the girl group has confirmed their appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards, which will be held in New Jersey on August 28th. With this, they will become the first Kpop girl group to ever attend this award ceremony.
At the press conference, BLACKPINK expressed their excitement and joy to finally return, and Jennie was confident that they will bring great stages to music via this comeback.
In addition, a scene which showed Jennie wearing a Manchester United shirt has gone viral, and the old-school rap part of Lisa and Jennie has also been receiving ample praise.
“Pink Venom” belongs to the hip hop genre, and embodies the essence and unique allure of BLACKPINK. The track also combines sounds from traditional Korean instruments with addictive electronic music, creating quite a harmony.
However, many netizens show mixed reactions regarding the new song, claiming that the melody was not as explosive as expected, while the chorus falls flat.
Below are some comments from netizens on the Korean forum “theqoo”:
- Honestly, it’s not as good as what I have expected. It just sounds like some random melody I heard before. The concept leaves me impressed though.
- It’s a good song, but there’s just nothing memorable about it
- Not remarkable at all in my opinion
- It just sounds like any other BLACKPINK song. Still, I like Lisa’s rap
On the other hand, “Pink Venom” has countered previous complaints that Jennie never gets to rap despite being a main rapper. Instead, this time, her rapping part is a “killing part” of the song.
When asked about the meaning of “Pink Venom”, Jennie explains: “Ever since our debut, I have always thought that we had unique and contrasting colors. ‘Pink Venom’ is the perfect definition of that.”