Finally, Blackpink has returned to your region. Jennie, Lisa, Rosé, and Jisoo took some time off following the release of their debut full-length album, “The Album,” back in 2020. The lack of substance felt endless to the fans, and on K-pop Twitter it essentially turned into a joke. However, one of the largest pop groups in the world has just released their second album, titled “Born Pink.” A ball of fire in its purest form, “Born Pink” offers listeners a collection of dominating hip-hop singles, fulfilling pop music, and moving piano ballads.
Theme of Empowerment
The album’s first track, “Pink Venom,” starts with a menacing chant that hypnotically calls the word “Blackpink.” Blackpink’s second album, “Born Pink,” has an ongoing theme of empowerment, which was initially presented in the song “Pink Venom,” which was released a few weeks ago as the album’s first taste. The group’s interest on hip-hop is reiterated by the fact that “Pink Venom” seems to make oblique references to Rihanna’s “Pon de Replay” and The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Kick in the Door.” A victory is the second song, “Shut Down.” Its constituent parts seem straightforward. The entire song is driven by a violin and a powerful bass, with occasional gunshot sounds. But what demands notice is the members’ presence. Jisoo’s unexpected rap verse stands out despite the strong rhymes from Lisa and Jennie. The empowerment idea is emphasised once more in Typa Girl. An abrupt loud piano chord replaces a childish synth. Following a brief pause, each of the four members delivers a powerful line. Both linguistically and musically, “Typa Girl” hits hard. The song has a heavy trap rhythm and powerfully stinging lyrics like “I bring money to the table, not your meal.”
highly passionate ballads in the second half
There are many powerful ballads in “Born Pink’s” second half. ‘Hard To Love’ starts out with a soft piano and gradually becomes a dance track with the help of a funk-inspired guitar. Hard To Love, which makes use of Rosé’s seasoned voice, has the makings of a fantastic pop tune but lacks some lyrical substance. The song “The Happiest Girl” uses a gloomy melody to express the desire to remain joyful despite hardship. Blackpink showcase their free spirit in “Tally,” a rock-infused song in which they candidly discuss the value of being true to oneself.
‘Born Pink’ unmistakably represents a change inside Blackpink. In comparison to “The Album,” the band has obviously laboured to define the sounds they want to explore and taken the time to write songs that seem well-rounded and finished. Together, Jennie, Lisa, Rosé, and Jisoo seem to be as powerful as ever. Their assurance and grasp on an audience are unrivalled not just in K-pop but across the whole pop industry. Blackpink’s already full bow of arrows will now be augmented with “Born Pink”.