BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez Released Their Fun Collaboration ‘Ice Cream’

by Jeremy Spirogis

On Aug. 28, BLACKPINK launched their tune “Ice Cream” that includes Selena Gomez. Already, the music video for the tune has over 103 million views on YouTube, and followers everywhere in the world can’t get sufficient of “Ice Cream.”

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BLACKPINK will launch an album in October

BLACKPINK’s first Korean studio album, Blackpink: The Album, might be launched on Oct. 2, 2020. Leading as much as the album’s launch, the Okay-pop group launched the only “How You Like That” on June 26, 2020. “Ice Cream” is the group’s second pre-release single.

In an interview with Apple Music, the group revealed that they’ve been engaged on their upcoming album for the previous eight months.

“I think it’s made us more focused into completing the album and making it the best thing we can give to our fans, and perfecting it and everything,” Rosé mentioned of the album. “And so, I feel like this album could get a lot of light and energy to everybody that’s you know stuck at home not knowing what to do hopefully this can cheer them up.”

Rosé additionally defined the band’s album-making course of throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“We were talking to our producer the other day, and he was like, ‘We’re on such a roll right now that we feel like even after, we’re almost at the final stages of completing the album, and we were actually talking about how we should keep this on a roll,’” she mentioned. “Every single day, even if we have different schedules, we finish our schedule and be at the studio. And because, this doesn’t happen every day, where we’re literally working and producing and recording mode.”

How the collaboration with Selena Gomez got here to be

BLACKPINK first introduced their new single again in July 2020 with a teaser poster that confirmed Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, Lisa, and a query mark hinting at the shock collaboration. It was later introduced that Gomez was the shock collaborator and the tune would drop on Aug. 28.

“We’ve been aware of her for a very long time,” Jennie instructed Apple Music. “And luckily when this song came out on song cam we had the idea to have Selena on it, because we obviously knew she would fit into it right away. And yeah, it happened very naturally.”

What followers consider ‘Ice Cream’

“Ice Cream” is a enjoyable summer season observe, and the music video options shiny colours, dessert imagery, and flirty choreography. While this summer season has not been the summer season many hoped for, “Ice Cream” is a good distraction for followers of BLACKPINK and Gomez.

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One Reddit person wrote, “i loved it. i was waiting for them to do a concept similar to aityl for sooo long. the lyrics are catchy and selena really sounded amazing with the members. its the first time i like a blackpink song from the first listen i was so surprised!!”

“it’s exactly what i thought it was gonna be: cute, boppy fun and catchy! really loved the girls vocals in this one and lisa’s 2nd rap verse was good,” wrote one other Reddit person.

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