K-pop’s BLACKPINK to release new song ahead of 9-month world tour | WSAU News/Talk 550 AM · 99.9 FM

K-pop’s BLACKPINK to release new song ahead of 9-month world tour | WSAU News/Talk 550 AM · 99.9 FM

By Joori Roh

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean K-pop woman group BLACKPINK is set to reveal their new track “Pink Venom” afterwards on Friday, their 1st solitary in nearly two years, ahead of a planned 9-month world tour.

The teaser for the tunes video clip of the hip-hop keep track of, the lead one of the group’s new album to be launched following month, has presently attracted additional than 130 million sights on YouTube.

The foursome – Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa – have turn out to be a international phenomenon considering that their debut in South Korea in 2016 and have collaborated with stars these types of as Lady Gaga, Cardi B and Dua Lipa.

Some of their tunes these types of as “Kill This Love” have gathered additional than a billion YouTube hits, but group associates have centered extra not long ago on solo releases.

“Since it is our comeback soon after a very long time … we wanted to categorical our identity. So we place collectively phrases ‘Pink’ and ‘Venom’, two contradictory text that will effectively remind you of us,” Jennie stated at a media celebration.

The band’s management company YG Enjoyment stated the audio movie for the tune, which characteristics classic Korean instruments, is the most high-priced it has at any time created.

The new album, Born Pink, set for release on Sept. 16, presold more than 1.5 million copies in a 7 days, double the quantity of the group’s first album, YG stated.

“Rather than concentrating on breaking records, we have really organized for the new song so our followers and audiences can like it … (but) if we are in a position to crack data, we would be truly thankful,” Rose stated.

BLACKPINK will kick off their globe tour in October and take a look at at minimum 26 cities as a result of to June, undertaking to some 1.5 million supporters.

(Reporting by Joori Roh editing by Richard Pullin)