One of my favorite KPOP groups, Blackpink, are releasing their first ever full length album this Friday! It’s definitely an exciting time since they debuted back in 2016 and have yet to release an album (only mini albums/EPs consisting of 2-4 original songs each), and the length of time between each of their comebacks seemed to be growing longer and longer. So far, we have gotten not one, but two amazing songs and videos from them with How You Like That and Ice Cream (feat. Selena Gomez). And Friday, The Album (yes, that’s the title), will arrive for all of us Blinks around the world who have been waiting for this moment for a long time.
The teasers for The Album have been great so far. I love the vibe and aesthetic they are going with for the title track, which we now know is called Lovesick Girls, and even features writing credits from Jisoo and Jennie, and a production credit from Jennie as well! Yesterday, they dropped the tracklist, and before I go any further I will say this: yes, I am excited for The Album, and yes I will be supporting it as best I can by purchasing it and streaming!
Okay, so now, let’s go…
The first thing I noticed? 8 songs. I was honestly pretty disappointed to only see that we are getting 8 songs total, 6 of which are new, for their first full length album. One thing I will say, and maybe this falls under the category of just being my opinion: at least Blackpink’s discography is solid. I feel like their songs have high production value and they have consistently delivered with their title tracks and their b-sides since their debut. I have no doubt that the 6 new songs will also follow this same formula of having high production and being solid bops that I’ll be listening to for a very long time. Still, it kind of stung to see that it’s 8 songs only. I’m very much hoping for quality over quantity for this one.
Some things I’d love to hear on this album? I really would love to have Jennie rapping again. I’ll say right now that yes, Jennie is my favorite, though Blackpink really is one of those groups where I love each and every member and whoever’s photocard I pull, I won’t be disappointed. Anyway, please have Jennie rapping! I love when she and Lisa get paired up as well (like in Kill This Love) since I feel they suit each other very well. Another thing I want more of is Jisoo lines! Please give Jisoo more lines and also screentime in the new video coming this Friday!! Most importantly, I hope that the girls had fun making the album for all of us and that they enjoy the songs, and that their hard work is appreciated. Please no bullying any members if they get a line that you wanted someone else to get. I don’t want to see a repeat of what happened to Lisa with her rap in Ice Cream.
I’d love to see the girls reach #1 on the Billboard charts with The Album. I’m only able to get a couple versions when it releases but will be collecting them all… kind of like what I’m doing with SuperM. Expect to see me back posting about The Album once it releases and my copies arrive in the mail. I’m hoping by midweek next week!