Today's the day everyone! Blackpink officially made their debut with two music videos. The first one is called “Boombayah” and the second is called “Whistle”. I'm so ready for this debut and have been waiting for it since YG announced the first girl group to debut out of YG since 2NE1 in 2009. 2NE1 was my favorite group for awhile so I'm stoked for this.
The music video was interesting enough. It definitely reminded me of something that 2NE1 or 4Minute would release as far as the music video goes. They were essentially just dancing in random places. I'm not even sure where they were, they were just dancing. But the video for the most part was meh.
The song was pretty bumping. Although I felt like it was pushing into that category of being slightly racist towards Native Americans throughout the chorus. Let me know if I'm the only one who thought this. I'm really upset that the chorus was just a bunch of “yayas” and “oppas” and “lalalas”. I wanted so much more for a chorus although I will give it to them (meaning their writers) for changing up the musical motif for the prechorus. I thought that was pretty cool, but overall just kind of an okay song, but that's honestly how I felt about “Fire”. I wasn't the biggest fan of it just because it was too repetitive.
The music video for “Whistle” was pretty much as crazy as “Boombayah”. There was a bunch of random scenes but for most of it they were in a car driving around in circles. The vibe I get from this video is “Dumb Dumb” by Red Velvet and “7th Sense” by NCT U. But I forgot to say who my bias is; it is in fact the lovely Jennie Kim because she reminds me of Dara.
This song was a bit weird and seemed to compile parts from different songs so I felt like the cohesion in this song was a bit loose. The majority of the song was a very trappy feeling song with bumping stereo bass like what you would listen to in your car and I was okay with that. I was expecting that, but then the prechoruses and the bridge seemed a bit disjointed because they broke away from that typical trap sound and changed to having acoustic guitars and vocal performance that was phenomenal. It just sounded out of place. Another thing I found at fault with this song and not so much the girls as the writers, is that it's another song that drops and then has nothing in the chorus. I want my choruses to build up and have a huge vocal performance but this song and “Boombayah” both let me down in that category.
Now this doesn't mean I hate the group or will stop listening to them because I actually did enjoy both songs, it just means it'll take some time to get adjusted to these tracks. But I'm excited for what these girls will do in the future. I hope you enjoyed my review of these two debut tracks from Blackpink, the new girl group from YG Entertainment. I will be reviewing their future songs because I know they have quite a schedule ahead of them. Thanks for reading through this and don't forget to like, share, and comment on this post if you enjoyed what you read.
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