As part of getting back on track, we will now review BLACKPINK’s first (and only?) song for this year, How You Like That.
Given YG’s tendencies, expect that this will be BP’s only song for 2020. As this is the second time reviewing the MV as a Blink, how will the author rate it?
With respect to appearance, Lisa for the first time donned her short hair. Also, Jennie and Rosé changed their hair colors to white.
Let’s talk about visuals. Primarily, Jennie is being shown in a blue background with moving lights, as if she is swimming. On the other hand, Rosé made an effort to “dance” with the nature, as shown in her swaying inside the forest.
How about the Trojan horse shown at near-end? This they ask how do we like being betrayed and being fooled around. As to the oilrigs under the snow, we have to look yet for the deeper meaning behind it.
The chorus of the song is highly noted for its heavy but subtle beats. This is being also mixed with Lisa’s rap lines. Equally notable is on usage of Arabic tunes on second verse.
As compared to their previous comebacks, the music was simplified to the point that they don’t need heaver drops. It’s as if they’re telling us, “No need to make it fabulous or grand, as we will make up for it.”
Overall, How You Like That was quite fascinating. This also holds proof that while the group is taking on mature concepts, they are quite flexible in branching out to other song approaches.
It’s good that YG decided to make a change by installing its new CEO. However, it remains to be seen if this will reduce longstanding complaints arising from delays and hiatus of its groups. Simply put, we’ll see if this change will translate to major improvements.
Meanwhile, due to BLACKPINK’s outstanding attitudes, we have to give five extra points in their favor. Also, Jisoo and Rosé will be added to the author’s bias list starting today, rendering all members as my biases.
TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 88.00%