Earlier this yr, BLACKPINK made historical past on the Streets Talkin 200 and Hot 100 charts because the highest-ranking Ok-pop lady group of all time, and now one member goes “Solo.” In the primary of what’s reportedly deliberate to be a number of tracks from the person members of the quartet, singer-rapper Jennie comes into her personal as an unbiased lady in her new track.
Released on Monday (Nov. 12), “Solo” begins with a plinking, snapping melody earlier than turning into an anthemic dance monitor rife with EDM synths and beat drops, boisterous, hip-hop-slanting percussion, and squealing whistle results. Throughout it, Jennie showcases her alternating mellow and hovering vocals and her deadpan, swaggering rap.
"I'm bored with pretending/ I'm executed," Jennie says at first of the monitor, introducing the track's unbiased tackle being on one’s personal. During the pre-chrous, she asserts her place: "This will not be a touching love story/ No romance, no sincerity/ I'm sorry, however I'm not sorry/ From at the moment on I'm a shining solo."
“Solo” was launched alongside a music video that options Jennie on her personal as she transforms from an "harmless and delicate" lady in an opulent manor, to a charismatic lady rising into her unbiased nature, reveling in being "Solo" by quite a lot of dance scenes, exhibiting off smooth choreography and ending issues off in a strong means amid a crowd of feminine dancers.
The dance moments are interspersed with a couple of different plot factors, and present Jennie confronting the article of her affection and, later, carrying angel wings as if to specific how free she has turn out to be from the connection that’s ended. Throughout the video, the BLACKPINK singer dons designer appears, balancing a fiercely candy however urbane model.
Within 5 hours of its launch on YouTube, the video had surpassed over four million views.
The track was written by Teddy, a distinguished producer at BLACKPINK's label YG Entertainment and the person behind the equally dance-focused "Gashina" and "Heroine" from standard soloist Sunmi, and co-composed with 24.
During a press convention in Seoul Jennie mentioned that “Solo” gives an opportunity for her to indicate the multi-faceted sides of herself. "Since I’ve given a number of sturdy and charismatic performances on the stage, many individuals suppose that I in all probability can be identical to that in actual life,” she mentioned, in response to Yonhap. “But a lot of those that have met me say that I’ve an aura of genuinely girlish appeal," she mentioned when questioned about her character.”
As a member of BLACKPINK, that is Jennie's first solo monitor however she was beforehand featured as a singer on songs from Lee Hi, Seungri, and G-Dragon in 2013. She debuted "Solo" at BLACKPINK's first solo live performance in Seoul on Sunday (Nov. 11).
Watch the music video for Jennie’s “Solo” right here: