HIGHEST SCORE: 11 x 1
) | 10 x 7 (@aux
, @Slice of Life
1 x 3 (@happiestgirl
, @Trinu 3.0
Here's the thing about BLACKPINK. If you know anything about this group, you'll know that they're known for the "formula". Essentially, most of their singles tend to have a very similar structure that works. It's always the same producer, the same onomatopoeia post-chorus, that kind of thing. This isn't necessarily a bad thing - the group are known for these bombastic songs, "girl crush" concepts - and most groups have placed their own spin on it, but BLACKPINK's remain the most consistently great.
"Pink Venom" is a brilliant re-introduction for BLACKPINK, after taking a year out without much movement aside from solo singles, it was great seeing them back with a classic BLACKPINK song... except this one had a slight twist. I mean, the song kind of has an interpolation of Rihanna's "Pon De Replay" with one of Lisa's raps, which people were quick to notice. It also uses traditional Korean instruments and fuses them with the contemporary, blending them with BLACKPINK's signature style.
A fun story I have with this song is that it's one of the few K-Pop songs that I know the entire choreography for. I guess, in part, that's also why I really enjoy it. I know the song inside out for the choreography and appreciate it a lot more after listening to it far too many times. Yes, I might be a prime subject for a study on Stockholm Syndrome.
I do think that BLACKPINK have done better than this, including "Shut Down", but this is still a great song. I highly recommend their music for the gym, it does its job brilliantly.
Resident BLINK, @lovechoerrymotion
, leaves their love for "Pink Venom" commenting "The chants in the beginning, the raps straight from the Ice Spice Academy of Excellence, the vocals from my girls Rosé & Jisoo - they had one chance out of the YG dungeon and they took it! And the ratatatas gave birth to the magic that is "Ditto" by NewJeans, stream it!" And yes, I co-sign the NewJeans' stanning.